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Looking to set a record.

Post by NikSavik » Jan 09 2018 11:29 am

It’s nothing big, I was going to do a thru-hike of the AZT anyway, but I found out that the youngest known person to thru hike the AZT is 19. When I complete the trail I’ll still be 18 this spring, so I was wondering how to make this a record?

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Post by Tough_Boots » Jan 09 2018 1:47 pm

I think you make it a record by beating the current record...
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Post by cactuscat » Jan 09 2018 5:46 pm

Just guessing here, but I imagine contacting the Arizona Trail Association would be a good start.
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Post by gummo » Jan 09 2018 6:19 pm

@NikSavik
You might need to get witnesses and an official to verify that you did it. I'm not sure if you have register anywhere in advance to get the official record.

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Post by Sredfield » Jan 09 2018 9:02 pm

And if it's important to you, maybe carry a GPS and log your trip, so if anyone questions if you did it you have some proof. If you're doing this for strictly personal reasons then it doesn't matter if you have to prove it to anyone, you will know what you did.
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Re: Looking to set a record.

Post by CannondaleKid » Jan 10 2018 6:51 am

@Sredfield
Wasn't there a gal through-hiking the AZT with her young (9-10?) daughter last year?
If so, do you know if they completed it?
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Post by Sredfield » Jan 10 2018 7:18 am

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I don't remember that specifically. The Householder family is section hiking it with young children. An 11 year old did 67 miles of the Flagstaff 100 last year. There was a high school senior who hiked it, the name escapes me now. (Notice a trend regarding memory here?)
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Post by joebartels » Jan 10 2018 7:22 am

@CannondaleKid
certainly Ripley would differentiate thru hiked solo & thru hiked chapparoned
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Post by CannondaleKid » Jan 10 2018 5:32 pm

joebartels wrote:hiked chapparoned
... and the Guinness folks as well, although they may refer to it as chaperoned :doh: :)
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Post by azbackpackr » Jan 10 2018 5:56 pm

There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
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Post by Paintninaz » Jan 10 2018 6:59 pm

Sredfield wrote:
Jan 10 2018 7:18 am
@CannondaleKid
There was a high school senior who hiked it, the name escapes me now.
Brady Maghran (trail name: Prom Date) He's the 17 year old that hiked it. http://www.aztrail.org/ata_news/ATANewsSummer17.pdf
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Re: Looking to set a record.

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Jan 10 2018 7:04 pm

'OK, back to the drawing board. Who is the oldest that has backpacked the entire Arizona Trail?
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Post by Sredfield » Jan 10 2018 7:12 pm

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The one freebie from the research department has been used, please submit a FOIA request and applicable fees. :)
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Re: Looking to set a record.

Post by Blanco » Jan 10 2018 9:40 pm

Anyone know the FKT for a dog solo, unsupported?

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Post by azbackpackr » Jan 11 2018 4:18 am

Blanco wrote:Anyone know the FKT for a dog solo, unsupported?
Woof! Bark bark, woof, yip yip bark woof. (Human translation available upon request.)
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Post by rcorfman » Jan 11 2018 10:13 am

@SuperstitionGuy
Oldest when they hiked it or oldest now?
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Post by Alston_Neal » Jan 11 2018 11:32 am

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Oldest living as opposed to Zombie?
In Japan they say only old people and crazy people hike mountains...........yep


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Re: Looking to set a record.

Post by FireFly » Jan 12 2018 8:03 am

There should be a category "Hiker who enjoyed this AZT thru-hike the most".
Hard to measure but I'm sure I would be a serious contender for the title :y:

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Post by SuperstitionGuy » Jan 12 2018 3:42 pm

rcorfman wrote:Oldest when they hiked it or oldest now?
Oldest thru backpacker.
Give him the Golden Horse Shoe award for hoofing it through the Arizona Trail without a horse. :y:
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Re: Looking to set a record.

Post by writelots » Jan 17 2018 11:46 am

@SuperstitionGuy
Well - can't say for sure, but I have records of someone reported as 85 who section hiked it over 2 years. Another at 81. The oldest for "All at Once" is 76.

I hope I'm that badass when I'm 85. Or even half that badass.

Is that considered a bad word?
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