With nine days to spare, Melissa supported Maddie as she set the record for the fastest completion of the 50 Peaks Challenge–crossing all 50 states’ high points off her list in just 41 days. Technology and teamwork has kept them connected along the way, through logistical hurdles, injury, forest fires, night-climbs and van-breakdowns.
Travis Pastrana sets record for fastest time up Mt. Washington Auto Road. If all goes well this weekend, I’ll be hiking it for my ninth time, but I have never been up the Auto Road. The only part I recognized was the parking lot at the top, which we hike across to get to the final summit marker.