Could I have caused myself or others some serious problems? Receive new Members-only content, gain access to 2,000+ articles in the archives, and become a part of the most passionate community of backpacking experts in the world. I have informed John Zahorian, current unsupported FKT holder, of my attempt. Day 8 (8/11): N Fork Swan River, 91.4 miles to go. Stefan Griebel combined biking and hiking, to cover the entire official CT in 7d20h from July 28 to August 5, 2006. Here’s his approach, gear, tracking info, and more. Colorado Trail 2020 Part 2 - Unsupported FKT Attempt Turned Cruizy This is part 2 of my 2020 Colorado Trail Unsupported Fastest Known Time Attempt. On September 21, Gnarly athlete and ultrarunner Mike McKnight set a new Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the Colorado Trail, a 485-mile-long path from Denver to Durango. I will be on foot the entire time and accept no muleing/pacing etc. So with Jeff carrying 45,600 Calories, that means he may need to make up 70k or more with body fat reserves. But he’s got a pack that’s now about 8 lbs lighter than when he started. 10 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes later, she stepped off the trail in Durango with the new womenâs self-supported Fastest Known Time (FKT). I will be posting public updates on my insta: @mikaelaosler. Good effort! He hiked the PCT in 2011, the Pacific Northwest Trail in 2014, summited the Colorado 14ers in 2015, and completed a Calendar Year Triple Crown in 2016. Williams went west to east and took the Collegiate West option, which appears to be a little (83 vs. 78 miles) longer than the standard Collegiate East route, with a more vertical and overall higher elevation. Thanks to Maggie Slepian for providing details about Jeff’s attempt for this article! He started today. Curtin noted that the route had been on his radar, but like Mannhard, he had “no intention to do it until all the races got canceled this spring.” On Fri, May 22, 2020, at 4am, I will make a 2 nd solo and unsupported attempt to complete the 142 mile Kokopelli Trail. The 14,000 foot peaks provided both a goal and 58 individual challenges. I really enjoyed Jeff’s podcast after his Long Trail FKT last year. Sun, 09/06/2020 - 04:58pm. If a hiker expends about 200 Calories per energy-mile, you’d be looking at more than 120,000 Calories required to complete the CT (not including basal metabolic needs at around 1,500 to 2,000 CaloriesÂ per day). Jeff crossed Spring Creek Pass a little while ago and as of about 4:15 Mountain Time (~2d 8h 45m), is around 135 miles in. Share. Jeff’s starting pack weight is about 30 pounds, of which 18 pounds or so is food (his average Caloric density came out to around 150 Cal/oz). I have a Garmin to track location (made public when finished), will keep a log on my phone, pictures with time stamps to verify and post to Instagram @paigepasquini when service permits. I will be on foot the entire time--if I get in a vehicle the attempt's a no-go. She was a attacked and injured by sheep dogs yesterday afternoon, and needed to have her injuries attended too. I will hike in traditional thru hiker style, self-supported, picking up resupply at three locations along the way where I have mailed packages. He started again around 12:45AM, leaving him about 16h45m to break John Zahorian's unsupported FKT! Hargreaves made a second attempt in 2017, but stopped after 109 miles, a few hours behind FKT pace. Jeff is highly trained, and lean, so he won’t have access to much more than that. a) For Sam to tackle the trail at night by himself
That’s 45,600 Calories, or 75 Calories per energy-mile. The 490-mile Colorado Trail (CT) traverses Colorado from Denver to Durango (though it can be run in both directions), and passes through six National Forests, six Wilderness areas, traverses five … Continue reading "Courtney Dauwalter Just Began An Attempt To Break The Coveted Colorado Trail FKT" But, a week later Owen Murphy did the route as an "individual time trial" in a stunning time of 4d8h45m. In 2018 he set the Unsupported FKT on the Double Trans Zion route and hiked the Great Western Loop. My attempt can be followed/verified by my Garmin Inreach device in two places: Garmin Inreach: https://share.garmin.com/ScottJaimeColoradoTrail2019, Trackleaders: http://trackleaders.com/cti.php?name=Fast_Eddy. Further, without a running partner to help Sam navigate, staying on the trail in complete darkness would have been just too much of a risk to take. My inreach will be transmitting my location from start to finish every day, assuming no issues with battery life, etc. I'm happy to make that data public after the attempt (the FKT guys have it for now). The Colorado Trail is a long-distance trail running for 486 miles (782 km) from the mouth of Waterton Canyon southwest of Denver to Durango in Colorado, United States.Its highest point is 13,271 feet (4,045 m) above sea level, and most of the trail is above 10,000 feet (3,000 m). The CT also hosts an informal mountain bike race. My feet were swollen and my shin hurt, but decided to go for broke and pay the price after. 31 likes. I will also send off a location each night (so my mom can sleep ) and once during the day just to be extra sure. David hiked until about 2AM and slept a bit at Little Molas Lake, about 72 miles. But there are no age categories for FKT and a 20-year-old competes â¦ If he moves too fast (too many Calories per mile), he’ll run out of body fat. A claim on John’s record was made by Bronson Hargreaves in 2016 for 8d 18h 17m but is not recognized by the FKT community due to incomplete tracking information. I will be attempting an UNsupported FKT on the Colorado Trail beginning August 1st at 5 AM. He covered the 310 miles of … So to have completed mileage like this with the heaviest pack on the hardest section has to be a good morale boost for him. I will carry all my food and supplies from start to finish and not accept any outside assistance, to include no trail magic. Running the 93 miles of the Wonderland Trail is no easy task. If he moves too slow (higher basal metabolic load), he’s going to run out of food. My FKT attempt ended pretty early as I was only able to complete ~35 miles a day for 3 days with a much too heavy pack. b) To call it. 31:00: The Wind River High Route created by Buzz and Andrew Skurka has been a popular FKT objective in the last couple of years for both men and women. Attempting to best John Zahorian’s and Brandon Staponowich’s records. I will be using an Inreach device to track my location (once a an hour if battery life permits. I love him!!! The trail itself was tougher than I thought it would be. Colorado Trail Foundation. In August 2012, Shawn Forry crushed Pomeroy's unsupported time by hiking the trail (east to west) in a remarkable 10d19h5m. Here is the link to my DeLorme: https://share.garmin.com/SheilaHuss. The last time I spent any amount of time in Colorado was when I lived in Denver after college. New FKT: 2 hours, 32 minutes, 40 seconds (September 22) The Skyline Traverse has long been a staple of Boulder, Colorado-area trail runners, but as of late the influx of professional obstacle-course racers has really helped lower the FKTs. The 490-mile Colorado Trail (CT) traverses Colorado from Denver to Durango (though it can be run in both directions), and passes through six National Forests, six Wilderness areas, traverses five major river systems and eight of Coloradoâs mountain ranges.. but it will be nice to have a "rabbit" way ahead of me! We had a pop-up camper which was essential. I will be tracking my trip with a SPOT device and a GPS watch which I will be uploading to Strava. Subscribe here. Just a bit of clarification, are you attempting a SELF supported FKT or an UN supported FKT? I will be tracking my trip with an Inreach device from which I will send my location at some points throughout the day (battery life permitting) and at the end of the day. Each day, the last section ATE my lunch. N ew unsupported and solo 142mi Kokopelli trail Fastest Known Time (FKT) in 1d 20h 9m (44h9min). The CT has also seen a few truly unsupported trips. First, Helen Pelster took the unsupported record on July 2, finishing in three days, three hours, and 44 minutes, only 12 minutes behind her self-supported FKT on the trail in 2019. Colorado Trail Supported FKT attempt 2020. Scott Jamie did the CT fully supported in 11d12h46m, September 2-13, 2009. The Centennial Trail caught my eye since I’d only done shorter day hikes in South Dakota. Bakwin got injured after 7 days and had to stop. Mountain biking. Sam Thompson's trip began July 25, 2008, at Waterton Canyon, and was recorded daily in a blog. And she says she did it unsupported. Forry carried a SPOT Tracker, and his track is archived on trackleaders.com. In 2004, Demetri “Coup” Couponas became the first (known) person to have completed an unsupported attempt of the Colorado Trail. Sun, 09/13/2020 - 12:12am. Paul Pomeroy – a highly-trained athlete – lost 16 pounds on his 9+ day unsupported FKT in 2006. If you care to play around with the Colorado Trail route on CalTopo. Download the Backpacking Light Handbook to help you make intelligent decisions about gear, skills, ultralight philosophy, and reducing your pack weight. Follow my 230 Mile Unsupported FKT Attempt on the Ozark Trail! It took everything that I had to finish each day. This unsupported trip around the Tahoe Rim Trail has been in my head for 2.5 years. Membership Sales & Support: 406-640-HIKE (406-640-4453) |, Jeff Garmire Starts FKT Attempt on Colorado Trail Today, Jeff Garmire started an unsupported FKT attempt of the Colorado Trail (related forum thread), How Far, How Fast, How Heavy: Calculating the Range for Unsupported Long-Distance Hiking. How could I not hike it? Paul clocked 8 days, 12 hrs, 14 mins, 5 seconds, bettering the previous mark by about one and a quarter hours. Amazing what he has done and I have no doubts that he will continue to amaze and inspire not only myself, but everyone who follows him and knows him.Â I am looking forward to hearing more about this! Share Tweet Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Email + At 6:30 am US Mountain Time today, Jeff Garmire started an unsupported FKT attempt of the â¦ Source link . I wanted to find my limits while only dependent on myself and what was in my pack for 9 days. Shawn Forryâs unsupported FKT novel of a recap (10,000 words). It just about finished me off.
There will be no live tracking due to battery life. That’s an understatement. I'd like to publicly announce that I will be attempting the overall SELF-supported FKT on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango starting this Monday 7/16/2018. I can not wait to explore 500 sMiles of beautiful Colorado! I will attempt to maintain tracking whenever moving, unless I have battery life issues. Previous Article 10 Natural â¦ Stapanowich hiked west to east, and took the somewhat harder Collegiate West option (longer, more vertical gain, higher elevation). The Colorado Trail made sense in the amount of challenge it presented with elevation gain and distance, as well as adding the challenge of doing it entirely unsupported as both an extra challenge and pandemic precautions. See the related article about Jeff’s Colorado Trail FKT attempt: gear, food, tracking info, and more. Such is the nature of modern-day FKT attempts on major trails like this. Read messages they have sent to MapShare. On Saturday, Suunto team runner Ryan Montgomery set a new unsupported FKT record on Mt. Colorado native Jeff Garmire has set a new record for the fastest time ever to complete an unsupported hike along the Colorado Trail. One of the main reasons I did the Colorado Trail was seeing your documentary in Durango back in the day. Excellent. Â He is definitely making a statement here. When there are no benchmarks or resupply points along the way, once one terminus is left on an unsupported record attempt, the only other goal is the other terminus. Photo by Alex Nichols. Jeff Garmire is attempting a Colorado Trail FKT (fastest known time). Jeff hiked an average of more than 51 miles per day, with over 80,000 feet of elevation gain. Self supported means you would have mailed packages to resupply. However, we look forward to seeing additional information and verification data Hargreaves' trip before acknowledging a new unsupported FKT (see discussion on our old website). Horton was supported by former CT record holder, Jonathan Basham. In 2007 Jefe Branham set the fastest time at 5d5h30m (followed just 20 minutes later by Stefan Griebel). In reply to Hello FKT world!
The mountain bike version detours Wilderness Areas, where mechanized travel is off-limits, and can be done any number of ways: from weekend warrior-ing it a couple segments at a time, to a supported through-ride with a sag vehicle, to bikepacking it unsupported in a single push. Rayden Spano No outside assistance including trail magic. Hope you have a safe and successful journey! Because the crew couldn't reach Sam's checkpoint, he kept going while drinking water from the creek / river and eating the food he had left. William Wells I will not be picking up caches or supplies at any point. Running the 93 miles of the Wonderland Trail is no easy task. Someone will always be faster … I thought it was possible to do this in 8 days flat, and I couldn’t do that ... someone else probably can, if they can run more. It passes through some of Americaâs most beautiful national parks, including Yosemite, Sequoia, and Mt. The crew couldn't find a local marathoner on such short notice to accompany Sam on the nighttime leg of day 8 (there are actually quite a few ultramarathoners in Silverton), so the two options were:
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I emailed him my time, so he would know. News: 2nd Unsupported 142mi Kokopelli Trail FKT Attempt. That was on about 1 hour of sleep to begin with. Shawn Forry’s unsupported FKT novel of a recap (10,000 words). While supported and unsupported records on the CT have been contested for years, only recently has a fast self-supported trip been reported. At 6:30 am US Mountain Time today, Jeff Garmire started an unsupported FKT attempt of the Colorado Trail (related forum thread). Meaghan Hicks from iRunfar tells the tale of Scott Jaime’s supported FKT from 2013. I never knew at night if I would be able to go again the next day... Could I have run the next day? Â That is, instead of a distinction between supported and unsupported there should also be a hiking/fastpacking and trail running categories for each. At first I considered a self-supported FKT, caching food along the route. None of that matters or tarnishes the experience because that is the experience. Thanks for your inspiration. When Jonathan did it he was 29; that’s a good age ... I’m 47, and I don’t know if I have another one of these left in me. Undoubtedly someone will come along and do it faster than me in the near future, but this is an honor to give this a try! In the past two years of completing FKTs (Fastest Known Times aka (also known as) records)). Also tracking with my COROS and uploading to Strava. I was surprised to meet Sam on the Trail, going the other way. I averaged 40 miles per day on the PCT and AT and 45 miles per day running across America. I had thought he passed me earlier in the day when I was getting water down off the trail in the Colorado River at mile 77 and that he had finished, realized I was lost, and came back to find me. Jeff Garmire and the Colorado Trail FKT Jeff Garmire and the Colorado Trail FKT In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew and Ryan interview some of the folks who came together to make friendâo-the-podcast Jeff Garmireâs recent FKT of the Colorado Trail a success: Maggie Slepian, Dylan Harris, Nik Tizekker, and, of course, the Fastest Known Tiger himself. I’ll fix that ASAP. Photo provided by Maggie Slepian. Matt Hart went after the CT record (supported) in July 2010, but only managed 9d7h48m. I can’t wait for his post CT FKT podcast. After 3 days I had run 180.6 miles to the dam road by Twin Lakes. Incredible effort, I wish him well! This summer, Josh Perry, a 24-year-old hiker from Yorkshire, England hiked the trail unsupported in 6 days, 9 hours and 48 minutes to finish on June 13. On Saturday, Suunto team runner Ryan Montgomery set a new unsupported FKT record on Mt. I will be using a SPOT device to track my location at various times along the way. I am going to be carrying all of my food from start to finish. It was long, it was hot, it was windy, it was sandy, it was dusty, it was tough. Jeff Garmire is Attempting an Unsupported FKT of the Colorado Trail By Daniel Booth September 1, 2020 No Comments. Brandon Stapanowich, happy that his nine-plus-day FKT is over. Take care, dre’. After some quick research, I saw that the Unsupported FKT was just established a few months ago. There’s only a one month period when you can do these things, so I thought I’d do it now and maybe have the Record for one year. And the hardest stuff is behind him. To claim the unsupported Fastest Known Time (FKT), Garmire will have to average over 50 miles each day. My name is Milissa Gillen (Mary Poppins) and I will be attemping to hike the Colorado Trail from Durango to Denver, West to East, Collegiate West beginning 9/13/2020. I am sharing my Garmin link so you can follow my progress along the way and verify a new record if one is set. Both Kalmeyer and Koerner ran east to west. Mikaela Osler left the Colorado Trail near Denver on the morning of July 30. On September 21, Mike McKnight set a new men’s supported fastest known time (FKT) on the Colorado Trail while traveling west to east and by using the trail’s Collegiate East variation. A very detailed report with daily splits is on Forry's blog. I had to abandon my Self Supported FKT effort today due to a quad injury unfortunately. I will be… by mexifast. My connection to the CO Trail is strong, and I'm really looking forward to spending the next 9ish days out there! Day 9 (8/12): At 10PM David took a break of less than 3 hours at Wellington Lake Rd, 40.4 miles to go. As of 9:30 this evening, Jeff has 139 miles to go. Rainier’s Wonderland Trail… The current unsupported record is held by John Zahorian, founder of Pa’lante Packs. I wanted to find my limits while only dependent on myself and what was in my pack for 9 days. I will be taking the Collegiate East Route and attempting to beat the current record of 9 days, 12 hours, and 32 minutes set by Mr. John Zahorian. I’m about 40 miles northeast and the weather for tonight isn’t encouraging. The trail connects Loma, Colorado to Moab, Utah, and is perhaps best known in the mountain-bike â¦ Rainier in 18 hours, 49 minutes, and 11 seconds, besting the previous fastest known time by nearly an hour.. And when the record comes down to minutes and seconds, you know … You can follow my progress at: I will attempt to improve on Joe Grant's (le bon coureur franco-americain) SUPPORTED FKT of E-W Colorado Trail (8d20h09m), Collegiate west variant. He’s ahead of an FKT pace, and has two huge things going for him right now: he started with a very light pack and that’s only getting lighter; and the San Juans are behind him. Mikaela Osler left the Colorado Trail near Denver on the morning of July 30. 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