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HIKING – Reed “Sunshine” Gjonnes, 13, hiking with her father, Eric “Balls” Gjonnes, has become the youngest person to complete the triple crown of long-distance hiking.
The pair from Salem, Ore., through-hiked the 2,652 mile Pacific Crest Trail in 2011, the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail in 2012, and this month they finished the 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail.
Sunshine turned 13 years old one month into this year’s trek.
They finished the CDT on Sept. 6 with what Sunshine blogged was “an easy” 27 miles” in Glacier National Park to the U.S.-Canada border at Waterton Lakes National Park.
She said their pace picked up a bit with the sight of a grizzly bear, and she mentioned that:
“Our tent smelled so bad last night from three days of wet socks (mostly Dad's). I could hardly breathe it was so bad.
This image provided by the author shows the cover of “Triple Crown Winner: The Earl Sande Saga,” by Richard Maturi. At one time, Sande, the former American Falls, Idaho, jockey made national sports headlines as large in type as Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey. Now Maturi, of Cheyenne, Wyo., is on a quest to remind the country of the remarkable feats Sande made during the 1930s, and the classy manner in which he accomplished them. Story here. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Richard Maturi)
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