Thirty-year-old Josh Garrett, an exercise physiology instructor at Santa Monica College, CA, completed the 2,660-mile Pacific Crest Trail last week. The hiking trail goes from Mexico to Canada, following the crest of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade ranges, through snow (the highest point is 13,000+ft) and desert and total solitude. Josh didn’t cook, subsisting on energy bars and vegan jerky. He hiked an average of 45 miles a day, overcoming a bout of heatstroke and sleeping only four hours a night, yet setting a new record of 59 days (the previous record was 64 days). He did it to promote awareness of the benefits of a vegan diet and to raise money for Mercy for Animals.
Now this, all you people who use the word “awesome” basically to mean “nice”….THIS is truly an awe-inspiring accomplishment.