Returning from the JMT I found this
message from "Scott Williamson"
Scott Williamson wrote: "We broke David's PCT record"
Hey Reinhold, Just wanted to let you know that Adam and I broke David's record! We finished at 9:58pm on 8/12
after a 51 mile day. (We started on 6/8
at 12 pm). David's record was 66 days, 7 hrs, 16 min. We finished in 65 days, 9 hrs, 58 min., breaking it by less than a day, but we did this as backpackers without support, never rode in a car thus we walked into and out of all our resupply towns and stuck to the official PCT 100% of the way, including around the closed glacier peak section. I lost 25 pounds but feel pretty good, but this hike was not easy!! Doing this only gives me even more respect for David Horton and what he did in 2005 which was such a high snow year.
That guy is one of my heroes, in addition to you!
Anyhow you are the first person outside of David and Joe I have told I wanted you to know first.
Feel free to post about it on the list
if you wish or tell anyone.
I am proud to have done it along with Adam, but rather than feeling triumphant I feel lucky just to have made it to the end of a hike in which we averaged 40.5 miles a day for 65 days straight. I will be in touch.
Your friend, Scott
This was Scott's 12th PCT hike, including 2 yo-yos.
He is without a doubt the undisputed,
the undeniable, the unquestionabl "King
of the PCT"....He is my hero!!!
I canot congratulate Scott & Adam enough for teir achievement.
If you are interested in reading an interview with Adam Bradley about their hike, go to the below link.