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Ep. 15- Liz Thomas, Hiker | Author | Editor | Speaker | Coach

Updated: Aug 3

From Liz's website at http://www.eathomas.com/about/

Liz Thomas is among the most experienced female hikers in the US and is known for backpacking light, fast, and solo. In 2011, she broke the women’s unsupported speed record on the 2,181-mile long Appalachian Trail, besting the previous record by almost a week. She has completed the Triple Crown of Hiking–the Appalachian Trail, the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail, and the 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail–and has backpacked over 15,000 miles across the United States on 16 long distance hikes, including the pioneering traverse of the Chinook Trail across the Columbia River Gorge and the pioneering traverse of the Wasatch Range, which she did solo. Liz is affectionately known as the “Queen of Urban Hiking,” having pioneered and completed routes in 5 cities across the U.S.

On the podcast, we talk about Liz's entrance into thru-hiking, her best advice to those who are interested, her involvement in various hiking organizations, and her now 14 urban hikes.

Featured Region: Tuolomne Meadows, Mt Dana (trail info here)

Featured Brewery: Mammoth Lakes Brewing, Double Nut Brown

#urbanhiking #thruhiking #tuolumne #yosemite #columbiagorge #CDT #AT #PCT

Riley Smith

It took me 'til I was 34 and in a retreat session on body expressions when I realized I get the most excited when I'm talking about hiking. Well, a podcast on hiking seemed like the only solution.


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