Justin Lichter, with Shawn Forry, became the first hikers in history to complete the PCT in winter, which many find incomprehensible. Yet in the past 15 years, he has hiked over 35,000 miles. Lichter hiked the Triple Crown, that is, the PCT, Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail. He also swam unsupported around Lake Tahoe without a wetsuit. His expeditions span the globe: Lichter developed a new route from the southern Rocky Mountain to Las Vegas, traversed Iceland on foot, hike solo and unsupported 1,800 miles through Ethiopia and Kenya (where his trip ended when he was stalked by lions) in Africa, and traversed the Himalayas from Nepal to India/Pakistan border. As a resident of Truckee, he works in the public arena as a ski patroller, coming to the aid and assistance of Tahoe skiers.