21-year-old college student studying neuroscience and psychology. I'm a long distance hiker. I've hit 61 of the New England 67 4000 footers, and I thru-hiked the AT NOBO in 2019. I just recently broke the record for the fastest unsupported White Mountains Direttissima, setting the record at 5 days 13 hours and 5 minutes. Follow me on instagram @_will.peterson
After completing your first long distance hike, it is common to go through several “hiking phases”. I experienced three such phases after completing my Appalachian Trail thru-hike, and these phases have largely impacted my preparation for the Pacific Crest Trail.