Arlette Laan (trail name Apple Pie) took on an audacious project in the summer of 2014. The word direttissima in Italian means "most direct route", and in hiking it refers to the shortest route to connect multiple peaks. Apple Pie coordinated a White Mountain Direttissima where she linked all 48 of the 4,000-foot mountains. It took 258 miles to connect them all and she did it unsupported over the course of 11 days.
When you do those long distance hikes...you realize what you really like and what's important in your life.
Apple Pie’s direttissima connecting the 4k-footers in the White Mountains.
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