Will Peterson

21-year-old college student studying neuroscience and psychology. I'm a long distance hiker. I've hit 61 of the New England 67 4000 footers, and I thru-hiked the AT NOBO in 2019. I just recently broke the record for the fastest unsupported White Mountains Direttissima, setting the record at 5 days 13 hours and 5 minutes. Follow me on instagram @_will.peterson

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White Mountains Direttissima FKT Gear List

White Mountains Direttissima FKT Gear List

Because I had to average over 40 miles and 13,000 feet of elevation gain per day, the White Mountains Direttissima was the first time that I made a

Aug 11, 2020 : Will Peterson
My Trip Report From Setting the White Mountains Direttissima Record

My Trip Report From Setting the White Mountains Direttissima Record

**Disclaimer about the categorization as unsupported** I took water from the AMC huts and used their composting toilets. I deferred to the judgment

Jul 31, 2020 : Will Peterson
A New Challenge: The White Mountains Direttissima Record

A New Challenge: The White Mountains Direttissima Record

Like many prospective PCT thru-hikers, I read the PCT Association’s statement on March 19th with overwhelming disappointment. Others eloquently

Jun 24, 2020 : Will Peterson
Planning My Second Thru-Hike: Purpose and Whimsy

Planning My Second Thru-Hike: Purpose and Whimsy

After completing your first long distance hike, it is common to go through several “hiking phases”. I experienced three such phases after completing my Appalachian Trail thru-hike, and these phases have largely impacted my preparation for the Pacific Crest Trail.

Feb 29, 2020 : Will Peterson