An interesting Jupiter/Pegasus fact

With Mercury’s AT transit more than halfway done, Jupiter/Pegasus are shooting for the ‘most supported’ AT thru-hike. After twenty-six days, we have faithfully met Mercury 234 times for an average of nine times a day. From a low of one (GSNP) to a high of seventeen (Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive). We have never been late or lost. The goal is a perfect record – it all depends on Pegasus’s aging innards.

Who is Mercury?

Liz Derstine, trail name “Mercury”, is a distance runner, endurance hiker, writer, and musician residing in Boston, MA. She holds fastest known times for women on the Appalachian Trail (supported, northbound), Long Trail (self-supported), and Pinhoti Trail (self-supported).

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