5-year-old becomes youngest to complete Appalachian Trail - FOX 32 News Chicago

5-year-old becomes youngest to complete Appalachian Trail

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Christian Thomas, 5, has become the youngest person to ever complete all 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

Christian, who goes by the trail name Buddy Backpacker, and his parents Dion Pagonis and Andrea Rego made the trip in just under a year.

Their trek was interrupted by the government shutdown, a hurricane and sub-freezing temperatures.

You can follow Christian's journeys on the family's website www.buddybackpacker.com

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