Wexford man hikes Appalachian Trail in 7 months, has sights set on more trails

PITTSBURGH — A Wexford man who just finished walking 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail is already getting ready for the next major thru-hike.

According to our partners at TribLive.com, Patrick Deivernois started the trail in July and finished it last week. He’s preparing to start hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in April.

The 23-year-old said he included a journal in his pack to track his progress and mark down his thoughts along the path. After a while, he said it became too tedious.

“It became too much. I was too hung up on catching too much detail,” he said. “I was writing like 10 to 15 pages a day.”

The Pacific Crest Trail is 2,600 miles and starts at the U.S.-Mexico border before ending in Canada. Deivernois said he’s also considering tackling the Continental Divide Trail, a walk encompassing up to 3,150 miles of high mountain terrain.