The many-tattooed, multiply-pierced PCT thru-hiker concedes she won’t break the speed record she was shooting for, but she’s still down for the whole 2600 miles:

I talked to Tattoo Joe and we both know we won’t be able to get the speed records that we were trying for. We decided that we will team up in 2009 and give the record another try. I am still going to try for the women’s record of 91 days but it doesn’t matter how long it takes me, I am going to finish. Some hikers were saying that people who try for records usually quit if they can’t get the record. NOT ME, I am out here until the end!

She’s gone over 500 miles in 24 days, which ain’t too shabby, considering the heat and dryness of the So-Cal desert.

(Horny teen-aged boys and the entire staff of GoBlog will appreciate this post in which Catra presses the flesh while a hulking bearded guy leers.)