Yiran Li

AKA - "Clax"

  • From Folsom, CA
  • Job: Engineering Instructor
  • Experience: PCT '18, JMT '19, HDT '19.
  • Website: https://www.yiran.li

Biography

Age: 26
Previous Thru-hikes: PCT ’18, JMT ’19, HDT ’19.

What are some of your hobbies?
Soccer, Swing dancing, Serial walker

So why are you doing the Great Western Loop?
Continental Divide Trail seemed too short

What do you think will get you to the end?
Dreams of Tres Leches cake waiting for me

What do you want to be remembered for?
Never letting complacency hold me back while staying true to my friends and values

How would your parents describe you?
Reckless

What’s your luxury item?
Down booties

Who is the person you look up to the most and why?
Kilian Jornet. Whether it’s ultramarathon races or alpine ascents, Kilian always pushes the limits of human capabilities.

Three words to describe yourself?
Aggressive, Determined, Loyal

Describe your perfect day on trail?
Multiple peaks or passes with friends followed by settling down to fresh cooked pasta in town

What would be the reason for you NOT to finish?
Stress fracture or overuse injury