Official List of 1,200 Milers

Sea stacks along the Wilderness Coast

Photo by Tyler Yates. All rights reserved.

Long-distance hiking and riding on the PNT

For most of its existence, as few as five or ten were bold and experienced enough to tackle a crown-to-coast adventure on the Pacific Northwest Trail each year.

Long distance trail lovers will recognize that these numbers are relatively low. End-to-end treks “against the grain” of the rugged northwest topography of the Pacific Northwest Trail represent a rare accomplishment – historically, less than half of all attempts to complete the entire PNT in a single season have been successful.

In 1977, Ron Strickland began tracking the first exploratory thru-hikes on the PNT, but over the last forty years, many finishers’ accomplishments have been lost to history—until now.

To publicly honor the achievement of these hardy men and women, the PNTA has created an official list of those who completed all 1,200 miles of the Pacific Northwest Trail. We acknowledge that this preliminary list may be far from complete and encourage PNT end-to-enders to submit a 1,200 Miler Form or to contact us.

The special passion 1,200 Milers hold for the Pacific Northwest Trail helps to ensure its legacy; the personal stories long-distance hikers share about the struggles and rewards of the trail are what draw others to experience the PNT and the beautiful landscapes and historic main streets of the Northwest.

Official List of 1,200 Milers, 1977 to Present
1977 - 2008
2009 - 2019
1977 - 2008

Thru-hikes on the Pacific Northwest Trail, 1977-2008

End-to-end treks completed before congressional designation as a National Scenic Trail in 2009
Year Finished Name Trail Name
1977 Gerald N Smith GooseBurrito
1977 Heath Hibbard
1977 Janet Garner
1977 Rex Bakel
1977 Scott Shuey
1979 Barb Wesser
1979 John Molohon
1979 Linnea Carlson
1979 Pete Langstaff
1981 David Brill
1981 Jim Koegle
1981 Nick Gelesko
1981 Paul Dillon
1983 Jan Collins
1983 John Spiess
1983 Kathie Smyth
1983 Laura Messick
1983 Leonard Adkins
1983 Ronald Strickland
1983 Stu Kane
1983 Ted Hitzroth
1987 Joel Kohn
1987 John McLaughlin
1988 Dominique Toutain
1988 Gérard Evan
1993 Roger Wilcox Bushwack
2005 Dan Drum
2005 Harly Drum
2006 Dylan Carlson
2006 Sarah Bronstein
2007 Sam Haraldson
2009 - 2019

Thru-hikes of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, 2009 - present

End-to-end treks of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail after congressional designation
Year Finished Name Trail Name
2009 Austin Miller Goldilocks
2011 Jim Fulmis Yeti
2011 Al Learned
2012 Brian Tanzman Buck-30
2013 Dan Stets Teenwolf
2013 Beth Willard
2014 Benzo Harris
2014 Jeff Kish
2014 Mike Summers Animal
2014 William Dick Vogel Hike On
2014 Kelley Wiley Lane Let’s Go
2015 Beverly Britts Bebo
2015 Abilene Bushong
2015 Sharky Cornell Sharky
2015 Bobby Duncan Cyborg
2015 Marc Fendel Gourmet
2015 Ashley Hill
2015 Alex Maier Money $hot
2015 Grace Nichols Morning Glory
2015 Eric Oliver Spice Rack
2015 Ashley Ross Voodoo
2015 Michael Sawiel Flanders
2015 Melanie Simmerman Lemstar
2015 Emma Sirr Dog
2015 Theodore Waayers
2015 Richard Wiggins Moose
2015 Jeffrey Winchester Oakdale
2016 Trent Banks Strauss
2016 Reed Gokey Skyeyes
2016 Mike Hopper Stone
2016 Brian Lewis Gadget
2016 Quoc Nguyen Magic
2016 Mike Unger AYCE
2016 Eric Wollborg Panorama
2016 Suzanne Wollborg Xana
2017 Josh Barrett JB
2017 Doug Carducci Epic
2017 Analeise Dowd Thumbalina
2017 Jeremy Epps Sr. Iron Eagle
2017 Christian Frey Blues Clues
2017 Stephen Gallant Fun Jumper
2017 Samuel Gow NightWalker
2017 Will Gregg Merryweather
2017 William Griffith Marty McFly
2017 Cassandra Harris Scrubba Dub
2017 Mandy Holmgren Ouzel
2017 Sam Kaelin Cheddar
2017 Josh Kautz
2017 Paul Kautz Hiking Dude
2017 John Maxwell Lucki the Enabler
2017 Tim Melech Ozark “The Lake Maker”
2017 Cathe Neuberger Pounce
2017 Jordan Newton Samaritan
2017 Andrea Onken Andy
2017 Charlie Paterson Data
2017 Austin Pischer Sogood
2017 Troy Rathbone Rathbone
2017 Hannah Redmon Zucchini
2017 Krisanne Rice Cantaloupe
2017 Ashley Ross Voodoo
2017 William Ross Signpost
2017 Savannah JetFighter
2017 Adam Sitarski Paperweight
2017 Erin Tudor Granny
2017 Mathias Waldo Boissevain Sundown Samurai an Enabler
2017 Jeffrey Winchester Oakdale
2017 Sherry Winslow Night Rider
2017 Ian Wyant Lancelot
2017 Tyler Yates Snowman
2018 Brennen Bartlett No Rush
2018 Jason Benhaim Left Foot
2018 Eva Berndt Red Titan
2018 Barbara Blair Feldhaus Honeyfeet
2018 Einav Bloom Indigo
2018 Harry Bonham Carter The Hygienist
2018 Gabriel Curry Bear Spray
2018 John W. Floyd SWC
2018 Torsten Hermann Heartbreaker
2018 Connor Holttum No Name
2018 Connor Hoover Monkey Meal
2018 Zeke Hoskins DC
2018 Robert Kendall Sage
2018 David Kidson Strings
2018 Kevin Landgraver Wait Up
2018 Blair Libby D Wax
2018 Marc Raffa Uber
2018 Jackson Rhodes Nightwalker
2018 Artem Rotar Lost & Found
2018 Daviel Salgado Saucy
2018 Theodore Sandberg Adventure Man Stan
2018 Jared Stewart Mr President
2018 Ben Stott Too Late
2018 Brian Tripp
2018 Emma Vigers Chuckles
2018 Kevin Wells Breakpoint
2018 Nick Wilson BiNG
2019 Jon Booth Recon
2019 Shane Buckley-Gray Snake Farm
2019 Angelique Carl Shepherd
2019 Alicia Czarnowski Cheeto
2019 Lian de Jel Cookie Monster
2019 Rebecca Fatham Couscous Queen
2019 Gerald Favret Natty
2019 Jameson Fetzer Lorax
2019 Caroline Ludwig Huck Finn
2019 Carol Lee McAlpine Tick Magnet
2019 Samantha Matthews-McCarty Bugs
2019 Don McCarty Moose
2019 Patrick Mostyn Bud
2019 Emily Nuckols Sweets
2019 Sonja Orth Rocky
2019 Tim Plaza Tribhu
2019 Jacob Reimer Waldo
2019 Kaelyn Rogers Sunshine
2019 Teddy Rutberg Feral
2019 Nick Sampson Fugitive
2019 Justin Sprecher Semisweet
2019 Kate Sprecher
2019 Sean Sullivan
2019 Taylor Thornton Thor
2019 Michael Vanderberg Cloudy
2019 Seth Yoder
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