Meet Andrew Skurka a legend in the backpacking world and a guy who completed the CDT as part of the 6785 mile Great Western Loop. We used his site before we left as a great source of information. Check out www.andrewskurka.com.
Andrew passed us on the trail yesterday whilst competing in the San Juan Solstice 50 mile run. This is a super tough endurance run through the high San Juan mountains and Andrew finished in a fantastic 4th place with a time of less than 10 hours. I spoke to Andrew this morning after the awards ceremony and he gave us some great information on the trail ahead so cheers Andrew it was a pleasure speaking with you.
There was something I found sadistically appealing about endurance running so may be looking into that when I get back! Running 50 miles in the mountains? Piece of cake! – Paul.