Ticking off the Triple Crown of hiking--that is, finishing the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails--is a huge accomplishment for anyone. So 9-year-old Christian "Buddy Backpacker" Thomas becoming the youngest person to do so is extra-impressive. Thomas hiked the AT at 5, PCT at 6, and wrapped up the CDT this year to claim the title.
Meet the 9-Year-Old Hiker Who Just Finished the Triple Crown
Christian "Buddy Backpacker" Thomas finished his hike of the CDT this month—making him the youngest person to finish America's three most famous long trails.