Scott Williamson–Undisputed Star of the Pacific Crest Trail

He is a bit of a mythical figure in the long-distance hiking community. Here, finally, is the real story of Scott Williamson. Related: WatchdogOutdoors Β» Hiker sets speed record on Pacific Crest Trail Comments (25)Share:Twitter Facebook Email Print Save With former John Muir Trail speed record holder Reinhold Metzger looking on, long-distance hiker Scott Williamson, 39, of Truckee, signs in at the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail...

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Tough Year for Thru-Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail

Send us your news Friday, August 12, 2011Fewer hikers expected to finish Pacific Crest Trail this year By Dylan Silver dsilver@tahoedailytribune.com Share on Facebook Email Print Recommend (2) Copyright 2011 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. August, 12 2011 9:47 am Fewer hikers expected to finish Pacific Crest Trail this year Tahoe Daily Tribune ENLARGE Snow...

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Jennifer Pharr Davis (Odyssa) and Scott Williamson

Jennifer Pharr Davis broke the women’s record on the Appalachain Trail in 2008. It took her 57 days. This year (The 2011 hiking season) she smashed the men’s record as well, taking on ly 46 days and 11 hours. Unbelievable. Scott Williamson broke the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) record in 2009. UNSUPPORTED, he did it in 65 days. Olympian-like feat as those of us who have hiked the PCT know. Who could break their records? Objectively,...

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2011 Deadly Year in Yosemite

2011 is shaping up to be the deadliest year in Yosemite in recent memory. A San Ramon woman who fell to her death Sunday from Half Dome was the 14th person to die in the national park this year. Haley LaFlamme, 26, was descending the dome’s rain-soaked granite face using mounted cables around noon Sunday when she slipped and fell 600 feet. Yosemite typically sees five or six deaths by the end of July and 12 to 15 by the year’s end, said...

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