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Pumped for the Pacific Crest Trail

Bay Area hiker tackles half of the Pacific Crest Trail in high heels

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This is giving me heel blisters just typing: Alex Falcioni just completed the PCT from Tuolomne Meadows in Yosemite to Portland while wearing high heels. But he wasn’t just a slave for fashion: He did it to raise money for a friend diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. His Pumps2Portland drive has raised $2,500 so far (you can donate here).

Falcioni didn’t wear pumps the whole time; technical terrain and sky-high passes necessitated temporary suspensions of style. But he wore them as often as possible and kept them prominently displayed on his pack when he didn’t. From the San Francisco Bay Guardian:

No word yet on whether we’ll see a white strappy heel collection at OR, but who knows? Maybe pump-hiking will be next year’s SUPing.

Source: SF Bay Guardian