"Aspen fled to the sanctuary of the woods. For six months she walked a single path from Mexico to Canada, through alpine snowstorms and blood-red deserts, her only company the occasional stranger headed the same way. At any given time she carried no more than 20lbs, including all the food, water, clothing and shelter she needed to live – no knife, no water filter, no winter jacket, no hiking boots. After over a hundred, grueling 25-mile days, she covered the total 2650 miles needed to complete the entire Pacific Crest Trail – a feat fewer people have accomplished than have climbed Mount Everest."
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