Episode 69 The Calendar Year Triple Crown with Tyler Lau
Tyler “The Prodigy” Lau completed the Calendar Year Triple Crown in 2018. That means, he hiked the PCT, CDT, and AT all in one single year. That’s a huge accomplishment and one that he’ll probably be digesting for years to come.
On this episode, I have the opportunity to pick his brain about why, how, and what it all means now that it’s over with. To say the least, there is a load of great information in this episode and it’s coming from a guy who just spent a lot of time on trail going through some incredible landscapes and situations.
Emory R. Wanger
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Tyler’s background and personal history
Tyler’s experience working the with the PCTA trail crews
Trail design and maintenance
Tyler’s path to completing a Calendar Year Triple Crown
What the Calendar Triple Crown is and means
Exploring the “why?”
Planning and logistics for 3 long trails in 1 year
Learning to be flexible, adaptive, and accepting changes as they come
What it means to “hike your own hike”
The feelings and emotions associated with a Calendar Year Triple
The realization of the end
The physical toll
Mental games, focus, and rabbit holes
Changes in Tyler’s approach to hiking
Dialing in the essentials
How to followup with Tyler