- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - An Edmonds woman says she has set the unsupported speed record for hiking the Appalachian Trail through 14 states from Main to Georgia.

The Spokesman-Review reports ( https://bit.ly/1YHNOSY )that Heather Anderson, who hikes under the name Anish, made the 2,189-mile trek in 54 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes. The unsupported designation comes because she did not rely on outside assistance and instead packed her food, mailing it to food drops along the way and carried her own supplies, water and shelter.

Anderson arrived at the end of the trail in Fannin County, Georgia on Thursday.

Anderson says she broke the trail’s unsupported record of 58 days, 9 hours, 38 minutes set in 2013 by Matthew Kirk.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldnet.com


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