Profile: Mary Chambers- World-class hiker

Sunday, May 3, 2009
Last summer Mary “Scrambler” Chambers, 15, hiked 120 miles on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) through Washington. That constitutes a warm-up hike for Chambers, who lives in Sunol. When she was 10 she walked the entire PCT, 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada. That trip is detailed in “Zero Days,” written by her mother, Barbara Egbert, and published in 2007 by Wilderness Press of Berkeley

On the load: We would average about 16 miles a day, which was pretty relaxed for us unless the weather was really bad. We carried all of our own food, our tents, our stove, our water. My pack weighed 15 to 25 pounds. I weighed about 70 pounds. Full Text Article Here

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