Hiking the PCT — at 55 miles per day

By Geoff Baker The Seattle Times Published Aug 1, 2014 at 12:01AM
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin McConaughy laughs while talking about some of the hard times heís endured on the trail as he takes a break for food and rest.
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Joe McConaughy strides down the Pacific Crest Trail while approaching a checkpoint close to Big Lake near the Santiam Pass. He hopes to complete the length of the trail from the Mexican border to the Canadian border in a record-setting 53 or 54 days.
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Joe McConaughy examines his dirty and blistered foot during a brief stop with his support crew Tuesday.