Heather Anderson, whose trail name is "Anish," became the second female to complete the “Double Triple Crown of Backpacking” in 2017. This entails completing the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide National Scenic Trails each twice. In 2018 she simultaneously became the first female Triple Triple Crowner and the first female Calendar Year Triple Crowner when she hiked all three of those trails in one March-November season!
Heather also holds the overall self-supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the Pacific Crest Trail (2013)–hiking it in 60 days, 17 hours, 12 min, which broke the previous men’s record by four days and established the first female record. She also holds the female self-supported FKT on the Appalachian Trail (2015) in a time of 54 days, 7 hours, 48 minutes, and the Arizona Trail (2016) which she completed in 19 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes.
She has hiked nearly 30,000 miles since 2003 including 13 thru-hikes.
Heather, a Michigan native, also speaks regularly about her adventures. She has published her first book, "Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home" (chronicling her Pacific Crest Trail record). Come listen to Heather share tales and photos from the PCT. Copies of her book will be available for purchase after the presentation.
Cost: $10 for SOLAR members (cash/check), $12 to pay by Meetup, $12 for non-SOLAR members.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Tislerics at jtislerics [at] gmail [dot] com or[masked]