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  1. FYI, you can listen to the FKT podcast interview...

    FYI, you can listen to the FKT podcast interview of Scott over this latest attempt here:
    https://fastestknowntime.com/podcast/155-scott-jurek
  2. have you considered an AirBnB? (no, I don't own...

    have you considered an AirBnB? (no, I don't own one, yet, and it likely wouldn't be in CO)
  3. Get a good map of the WMNF in case you get stuck...

    Get a good map of the WMNF in case you get stuck in weather so you can get "down" quickly even if it means taking different trails. This will also allow you to find other places to camp than along...
  4. Thread: Class of 2022

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    I wonder if any of y'all are rethinking the plan...

    I wonder if any of y'all are rethinking the plan for 2022. This year has seen really heavy use. I wonder what next year will be like.

    For me, I likely won't thru hike next year as plans changed....
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    I wouldn't be opposed to local trail maintenance...

    I wouldn't be opposed to local trail maintenance orgs (or whoever is appropriate) imposing a parking fee or day use fee at trailheads and using that money to maintain the trail.
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    hike naked?

    hike naked?
  7. evidently the page was loading an older version....

    evidently the page was loading an older version. No idea why it wasn't pulling up the latest for me.

    Too bad he DNF'ed
  8. I wonder why it's not on FKT's website? If he...

    I wonder why it's not on FKT's website? If he does get the FKT, will he submit it there as well? Is there some kind of "bad blood?"
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    If you get a job where you get a 1 or 2 weeks...

    If you get a job where you get a 1 or 2 weeks paid vacation every year, or even if you can get the time off unpaid, you can section hike without "leaving your job." Nothing irresponsible about that....
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    Thus, runners must follow these overarching...

    Thus, runners must follow these overarching principals:


    Respect official Closures (btw, this includes Tribal land as well as wildfire closures).
    Follow official re-routes (if they exist).
    ...
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    as of 10:48 pm last night Tim had completed the...

    as of 10:48 pm last night Tim had completed the PCT. his "unofficial" time is 51 days 16 hrs 55 mins.

    and he needs to "hike back out" 30 miles this morning.
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    FYI, I just checked Instagram and he had 60 miles...

    FYI, I just checked Instagram and he had 60 miles left this morning when he headed out.

    I must admit I am a bit confused as to how the days are being counted or perhaps it's just a question of...
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    If the "current" route is open, reroutes are not...

    If the "current" route is open, reroutes are not allowed. So your point is moot. He would be DQ'ed for not following the "route."


    Today is his day 52 so I expect to hear something probably...
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    Sticky: Did @grumps mail it to @shelb? Shelb - what up...

    Did @grumps mail it to @shelb? Shelb - what up wit' da book, yo?
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    he must be getting close to finishing. Tomorrow...

    he must be getting close to finishing. Tomorrow will be 52 days.
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    7/11 - Timmy completed the work-around for the...

    7/11 - Timmy completed the work-around for the Lionhead fire and finished the day a ~ mile 2066, 50.4 mpd average so far so very close to FKT pace

    from the FKT website
  17. AT Self supported FKT attempt Gerritt Van Ommering

    Athlete: Gerrit Van Ommering
    Route: Appalachian Trail
    Start date: 2021-07-14
    Style: Self-supported
    Status: In progress
    Tracker:...
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    7/10: Started 5:00am 7/11: 57 miles after 24...

    7/10: Started 5:00am
    7/11: 57 miles after 24 hours
    7/12: 110.2 miles after 48 hours (took a sleep break)
    7/13: 169 miles in 72 hours
    7/14: 234.4 miles in 97 hours. Ben has about 46 hours to...
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    he ran/hiked it or it would be a disqual and no...

    he ran/hiked it or it would be a disqual and no sense in finishing it

    Latest update:
    7/17 - to Snoqualmie Pass, 2409.4 miles in 47 days (51.26 mpd average)

    5 days 8 hours "left" to beat the...
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    7/11 - Timmy completed the work-around for the...

    7/11 - Timmy completed the work-around for the Lionhead fire and finished the day a ~ mile 2066, 50.4 mpd average so far so very close to FKT pace


    This is going to be a tough one
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    I don't believe that's true. When sections are...

    I don't believe that's true. When sections are closed, thru hikers take the reroute. Including those who are attempting an FKT. See this:

    Report
    Belgian dentist Karel Sabbe lowered the mark by...
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    Ben Feinson FKT pending Long Trail (VT)

    This should be interesting. Ben has the FKT on the GA Loop which is "only" 58 miles and he did it in a little less than 11.5 hours. Long Trail is what, 273ish miles? FKT is roughly 4.5 days.

    He...
  23. Eli Burakian on Live Free or Die Route (NH)Complete - new FKT!

    I never heard of this route before. Sounds like a "new route" actually as far as FKTs go.

    "A New Hampshire thru-hiking route
    This route traces a contiguous path from the border of Massachusetts...
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    Corey's status: 7/08: end ~ Sugar Run at...

    Corey's status:

    7/08: end ~ Sugar Run at about 625 miles in 15 days, about 170 miles behind
    7/10: end at VA-42, 677.6 miles
    7/11: end at Catawba Creek, 706.5 miles
    7/12: end at Daleville /...
  25. Kristian's status 7/08: to I-40, 241 miles in 5...

    Kristian's status
    7/08: to I-40, 241 miles in 5 days (about 19 miles behind)
    7/09: to Tanyard Gap (US-25), 280.8 miles (30 miles behind)
    7/10: stopped due to injury
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