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Hikers complete winter thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail – video and photos from their finish

Justin “Trauma” Lichter and Shawn “Pepper” Forry completed a winter thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail today. They generously sent us this video. They started their hike on October 21, 2014 and finished March 1, 2015 for a total of 132 days. That a remarkably fast hike considering the conditions and the fact that they took time off around Christmas.

Check out our previous features from their winter thru-hike

Photos from today at the southern terminus

Justin Lichter and Shawn Forry - winter thru-hike of the PCT

Justin signing the PCT register to mark the end of their winter thru-hike. Photo: Pea Hicks.

Shawn "Pepper" Forry with rain coming down near Campo, Calif. Photo: Pea Hicks

Shawn “Pepper” Forry with rain coming down near Campo, Calif. Photo: Pea Hicks

Jumping for joy at the end of their southbound thru-hike. Photo: Pea Hicks

Jumping for joy at the end of their southbound thru-hike. Photo: Pea Hicks

Justin "Trauma" Lichter rests his head on the southern terminus. Photo: Pea Hicks

Justin “Trauma” Lichter rests his head on the southern terminus. Photo: Pea Hicks

The winter thru-hikers at the terminus. The international border wall is behind them. Photo: Pea Hicks

The winter thru-hikers at the terminus. The international border wall is behind them. Photo: Pea Hicks

Shawn "Pepper" Forry signing the register. Photo: Pea Hicks

Shawn “Pepper” Forry signing the register. Photo: Pea Hicks

Pea Hicks also shares with us his video from Trauma and Pepper’s finish:

Author: Jack "Found" Haskel

As the Trail Information Manager, Jack works to connect people to the PCT. He's involved with a wide variety of projects that help the trail, the trail's users and the community that surrounds the experience. He has thru-hiked (Pacific Crest Trail in 2006; Colorado Trail in 2008; Continental Divide Trail in 2010) and is an obsessed weekend warrior.