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Hiker claims record for Pacific Crest Trail

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SEATTLE — A hiker completed the 2,655-mile Pacific Crest Trail Thursday night at the Canadian border in Washington, finishing in less than 60 days and claiming a speed record.

Supporters of Josh Garret say he averaged nearly 45 miles a day on the hike through deserts and mountains. He left June 10 from the border with Mexico.

The 30-year-old track coach at Santa Monica College is a vegan who used his hike to raise awareness and funds for Mercy For…

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