NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A couple is back in Nashville after completing the entire Pacific Crest Trail.
Jessica Mollmann and Jarrod Bain met at Austin Peay State University and have known each other for 11 years. The couple became engaged two weeks before the hike.
They began their trek on April 25 at the U.S.-Mexico border near Campo, California. They hiked 2652.6 miles north through California, Oregon and Washington and finished September 23 at the U.S.-Canadian border near Manning Park.
They burned about 5000-6000 calories a day – he dropped 25 pounds, she dropped 14 pounds – and averaged 20-25 miles-a-day. Their longest day was 32 miles.
Their highest point climbed was Mount Whitney at 14,505 feet. They destroyed four pair of shoes – each.
They said their toughest days were crossing California’s High Sierra mountain range, and the last two weeks in Washington, where they dealt with constant rain and 40-degree temps.