Favorites from the 46 Thru-hike


On September 17, 2020, Katie Rhodes and I completed an unsupported thru-hike of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks. To our knowledge, we are the first women to complete this feat in unsupported fashion. Meaning: We received no aid, food drops, or rides and simply walked from mountain to mountain under our own power. We covered the 183 miles with 65,000 feet of elevation gain in 7 days, 4 hours and 50 minutes.

Here are a few of my expedition favorites:

Favorite sunrise: Flowed Lands, Day 3

Sunset: South Dix, Day 6

Piece of gear: Goodr’s Sunglasses. Also had the best laugh at this picture.

Song: The Struts, Could Have Been Me

Food: Katie’s dehyrated meals, especially her Thanksgiving dinner.

Summit Photo: Iroquois, looking back at the ground we covered.

Advice: Life moves forward on a conveyor belt. Put one foot in front of the other and you’ll get there.

Spiritual Moment: Watching the clouds part on Panther.

Groupie Experience: Trio of young women on Giant. Katie and I approached the summit, heard screaming and one ran towards us, “Ahh!!! It’s them!”

Moment: Signing in at the trailhead on September 10th, looking at each other and saying, “Ready?”

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1 comment

  1. Awesome journey and trek, Bethany and Katie!

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