Brian Robinson (hiker)


Brian Robinson (hiker)

Brian Robinson is the first to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail and the Continental Divide Trail (or the Hiker Triple Crown) in one year, a feat that means he hiked a total of over 7,000 miles.Tresniowski, Alex; O'Connor, Colleen; Billups-Kneeland, Andrea (December 10, 2001), "March Madness". "People". 56 (24):117]

Robison decided (in 2000) to take a six-month leave of absence from his job at Compaq and attempt the Pacific Crest Trail with his father Roy, who himself is a seasoned back-packer. Mid-way through the trip, he decided to attempt the Triple Crown.Ballard, Chris (July 23, 2001), "Walking the Walk". "Sports Illustrated". 95 (3):A20]

Robinson completed the trail with the tremendous support of friends and family, support which included notes of encouragement in trail registers, regular care package drop offs and a website this his father maintained throughout the duration.

During his travail, he had to reject several emotional obstacles to complete his goal, including having his pack stolen, discovering on September "12", 2001 that the US had been attacked and encountering a woman that might have been "the one." [Ballard, Chris (November 12, 2001), "Historic Feet". "Sports Illustrated". 95 (19):A27]

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