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Keeping up with Liz (circa 2008) is no joke

Doing the same miles that Liz (I) did in 2008. Staying at the same shelters, getting to town and leaving town at the same times. The pace is exhausting. I have so much respect for Liz doing it like this in bad weather, as her first thru-hike, with Lyme Disease!!!

Saw Katahdin from the top of Saddleback. I was ecstatic. Saw a moose coming up to Spaulding Mountain.

I’ve noticed that as I write in trail registers, my grammar and spelling is starting to fade. I’ve still got quite a bit of energy left, but am excited to be a normal human (instead of a hiking machine).

Just answering a few questions people have emailed me along the way:

Castaway—I’ll answer your questions next time I have internet.
Trek—I haven’t been eating nearly as much ice cream as I would like to be.



Liz "Snorkel" Thomas

Liz Thomas is a well-traveled adventure athlete most known for breaking the women’s unsupported speed record on the Appalachian Trail in 2011. She has completed the Triple Crown of Hiking–the Appalachian Trail, the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail, and 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail–and has backpacked over 15,000 miles across the United States. While not on trail, Liz lives in Denver, Colorado.