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Customer Completes PCT in 122 Days

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A recent article in the San Diego Union Tribune featured a young man who is a Gossamer Gear customer. Jace ‘Minor’ Mullen lives in Oceanside, California, not far from Glen. Their paths crossed, either through Boy Scouts or Adventure 16, and Jace ended up over at Glen’s house a couple of times, going through gear. One thing led to another, and this year Jace finished a PCT thru-hike at age 17, completing the 2,650 miles in 122 days.

With his Mariposa, Squall Classic and Lightrek poles, Jace’s base pack weight of 10 lbs. allowed him to power through the miles. The PCT became more than a trail he walked on for a summer, it became part of a life path. Jace is now in Wyoming for NOLS training, and wants to pursue a career in Wilderness Medicine.

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4 Responses to Customer Completes PCT in 122 Days

  1. Tom Clark December 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Great story…it’s great to see you guys highlight interesting people like this.

  2. Gulliver December 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    Nice effort what a wonderful Kid……..Go Minor Go…..Gulliver!

  3. Disco December 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Congrats to “Minor” on an amazing accomplishment at such a young age!

  4. Mike December 14, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    I think my wife and I ran across Minor on July 6th at the Red’s Meadow Cafe when we while we were on the Sierra High Route. He was wearing that “white” shirt. I asked why his shirt was so dirty. He said he didn’t want to be mistaken for someone who was just doing the JMT.
    Congrats Minor on your accomplishment!

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