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By Henry Netherland
Pathfinder 

SSHS graduate preps for 2,600 mile hike along the west coast

 

March 18, 2021

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Seeley-Swan High School graduate Kyle Peltier opts in for the adventure of a lifetime as he prepares to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. The trail, which spans the vertical length of the U.S., attracts hikers from across the U.S. and requires participants to acquire a permit before making the trek. Peltier said the process to even get the permit is competitive. 

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School graduate Kyle Peltier plans to do the hike of a lifetime as he prepares for his trek that starts April 11 along the Pacific Crest Trail.

The trail is 2,653 miles and goes from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. Hikers pass through multiple terrains along their journey including desert, rain forest and mountains. The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) estimates that the hike will take 133 days if the participant travels an average of 20 miles a day. Peltier said he has a "feeling" he will complete the backpacking journey sooner than that beca...



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