Nine-year-old Monkey completes the PCT

Nine-year-old Monkey and Mamma Bear at the PCT terminus

Nine-year-old Monkey and Mamma Bear at the PCT terminus

Nine-year-old Monkey and her mother Mamma Bear finished the Pacific Crest Trail yesterday on Sunday, September 23rd.

From Mamma Bear and Monkey’s excellent blog:

“We were excited that we had accomplished what we set out to do: we hiked the entire official PCT with no flips, no skips, no shortcuts or alternate routes, leaving a continuous, unbroken line of footprints from Mexico to Canada.”

“Sierra [AKA Monkey] became determined to hike the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail in 2010. That summer Sierra hiked the 217 mile John Muir Trail, climbing Half Dome, celebrating her 7th birthday, and climbing Mount Whitney along the way. Sierra met many PCT hikers on her hike and, by the end, became determined to hike the PCT herself. She was kind enough to invite Heather [AKA Mamma Bear], a second grade teacher, along for the hike!”

Source: www.sierrapct.blogspot.com

Author: Lon "Halfmile" Cooper

Lon Cooper is a hiker, photographer, maker of Pacific Crest Trail maps, and volunteer blogger for the Pacific Crest Trail Association. He lives near San Diego, CA and is known as "Halfmile" on the PCT. Lon's other web sites include www.pctwater.com, www.pctmap.net, and www.lon.net.