Colorado Kid Breaks Record for Youngest Triple Crown Hiker

Nine-year-old Christian "Buddy Backpacker" Thomas completed the Continental Divide Trail this year to claim the title.
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A Montana stretch of the Continental Divide Trail

A Montana stretch of the Continental Divide Trail

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. 

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