I, Justin Schott, will attempt to set an FKT for the NY section of the Appalachian Trail (89.8 miles according to the AT Distance Calculator) from Wednesday, 6/7/19 – Thursday, 6/8/19. The Conservancyâs answer is a little underwhelming: Thru â¦ At 2,189 miles, the Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. Episode 20. The magazine gave her the impression of easy walks and clean cabins at the end of each day's walk. Harvey Lewis' FKT attempt is also being discussed here: https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/129659-Harvey-Lewis-2018-AT… As best I can tell, at the end of Day 14 he is 17 (ish) miles behind Stringbean's pace? The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a 501c3 organization. As a dedicated trail and ultrarunner, he has 95,000 miles of running under his belt, including his record-setting run of the 2,160-mile long Appalachian Trail in 1991, which was the subject of his book, A Quest for Adventure. In addition I will track everything on Strava and will upload to Strava when cell service allows. Thanks! Posted in r/AppalachianTrail by u/gramps14 â¢ 35 points and 30 comments My motto is, "Carry as little as possible. This short documentary offers a raw look at life on the trail from Joeâs perspective, as he tries to hike 50 miles a day for 45 consecutive days, on Americaâs most iconic long trail. My friend and brother-in-law Joren Biebuyck will be there to support me all the way again (he's a physiotherapist which is very helpful during this record attempt) and he also has a lot of crewing experience from being there the entire PCT which is way more remote and harder to access for crews. Stringbean tells the story Joe as he attempts to break the speed record on the Appalachian Trail. cactusjack âThe Appalachian Trailâs 2,189 miles, thru-hikers gain and lose over 464,464 ft., or more than 89 milesâ So we are not talking about flat ground any longer. kristianultra@… 38-year old Beacon resident Greg Buzulencia will attempt to run the 88-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail supporting domestic violence awareness. The live-tracking website will be www.ATspeedrecord.com . It took 45 days, 22 hours, and 38 minutes, but today (Sunday, September 18, 2016) ultra-runner Karl Meltzer broke the record for the fastest supported thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Other times of the year have other hazards so I'm feeling OK with what is coming and will try to adapt and overcome as things come up to us (heat waves, storms, etc.). She would later say "For some fool reason, they always lead you right up over the biggest rock to the top of the biggest mountain they can find." Hugh MacMullan IV Whether or not he set the new FKT on the AT this year, Knotts has well over 12,000 miles of trail under his feet. hawkeye2180 Glad to have company for anyone interested in running. It takes most hikers 5-6 months to complete the 2,190 mile long trail, but in the summer of 2017, Joe set out to hike it in 45 days. Karl Meltzer: Yeah, thanks.Itâs a good feeling to get it done â¦ It may not be a ânormalâ look at life on the trail, but it will undoubtedly leave you craving miles. Episode 22: "Stringbean" McConaughy - Self-Supported (and Overall) 2017 FKT on the Appalachian Trail. Going for the self-supported record of the AT, starting at first light on June 16th. Denton L. (Whiskey Tango) Akers Jr, kristianultra@… View map at RoadID.com/WheresHarvey. Thus she took little in the way of outdoor gear. On June 21, 30-year-old ultrarunner Coree Woltering finally stopped running after setting the Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the 1,147-mile Ice Age Trail that winds its way through the state of Wisconsin. My crew and I are taking every measure to minimize the risk of contracting or spreading Covid-19 by getting tested, wearing masks as required indoors or when keeping a distance of 6ft isn’t possible, minimizing resupplies and arranging contactless delivery when possible, and providing our own shelters and avoiding places where hikers congregate. at the same time which would be a first (David Horton and Joe McConaughy have held both records but not a the same time I think). Joe 'Stringbean' McConaughy set a new record on the Appalachian Trail today, beating both unsupported and supported times. I spent 15 days as pacer and crew with Karel Sabbe during his successful FKT last year. I will start on Springer Mountain, on the 18th of July and will be going northbound. Through my InReach I can also message my father and he will update these messages to Twitter. Watch now on YouTube. Warren Doyle lowered the overall AT record to 66 days, supported at road crossings by his father during much of the hike. Update on 7/19: Harvey finished the AT today in 49d15h or so, the 8th fastest time to date. Episode 19. May 10, 2015. Trail updates and more info can be found at mercuryontheat.com. There is a rich history of hard-charging endurance athletes and AT ambassadors who have advanced this challenge to what it is today. When did nobo and sobo become different records? Updates will come on the Facebook page Karel Sabbe Ultrarunning. - Chris Bakwin (AT hiker, 2017), Here's a rough timeline of speed trips. Let's do this thing! One of the most beloved trails in the United States, the AT weaves through 14 states from Georgia to Maine with over â¦ Another AT record that has been pursued a few times is the most miles that can be run on the AT in 24 hours. Episode 19: FKTOY Final Results. FKT Report: Appalachian Trail Four State Challenge by Iain Ridgway. Live Tracking can found as a link on my website www.kristianultra.com or directly here www.kristianmorganat.legendstracking.com. I will be tracking my attempt with an InReach device that I have given to the administrators of the website and a few other family and friends. Here is what Wikipedia says about Gatewood's first AT thru-hike: In 1955, at the age of 67, Gatewood told her children (who were by then adults) that she was going for a walk. Challenging overall FKT as well as fastest assisted and fastest assisted northbound. Going for overall FKT (with assistance) on the AT leaving at first light, 5:56am from Springer Mountain on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018. I also have the possibility of being record holder of both A.T. and P.C.T. After my PCT run they asked very detailed questions like "Why were you running at 40mph on day 29 in the evening?" Earlier this month, Joe McConaughy stepped off the trail in Maine after demolishing the Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the 2,200-ish mile Appalachian Trail. The accomplishments and contributions from Heather Anderson, Scott Jurek, Joe McConaughy, Karl Meltzer, Jennifer Pharr-Davis, and Karel Sabbe provide tremendous inspiration. I am also hoping to raise awareness and funding for this great organization. My hike will begin at Mt. Our Tax ID number: 526046689. STRINGBEAN â Appalachian Trail FKT Documentary (2017, YouTube) The AT Experience by Andrew âReptarâ Forestell (2015) The Green Tunnel (A six month journey along the 2,200 mile long Appalachian Trail, condensed and reinterpreted into five minutes of stop-motion). In addition I'm having some friends coming over to run sections with me (of 1-3 weeks), and my wife Emma will be there during the entire month of August. I am finalizing some logistics and am already up in Maine not far from Katahdin. Ultrarunner Karl Meltzer has long dreamed of setting the speed record for crossing the USA's Appalachian Trail. I'm Karel Sabbe from Belgium and I'm a 28 year old hiker / ultrarunner. If you feel so moved, please contribute at: https://www.myhfotusa.org/ATChallenge. I suggested a route addition of the NY section of the AT but it has not been added yet, so I'm announcing my intention to set the FKT here (also an only known time). Sun, 06/02/2019 - 04:55pm, Greetings FKT community. It is roughly the distance between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., as the crow flies. Their achievements, and those of Heather Anderson and Joe McConaughy (self-supported record holders), Scott Jurek, Karl Meltzer, Andrew Thompson, Pete Palmer, David Horton, and the list goes on, are not only feats of extraordinary athleticism, but a testament to the power of the mind, planning, strategy, the ability to roll with the punches, and above all… relentless forward motion. I also have long-distance hiking experience from hiking New Zealands Te Araroa Trail, the Pyrenean High Route, the Sierra High Route, Corsica's GR-20, .. David Horton is a long haul veteran the fastest appalachian trails. (The previous record was 22 days, 6 hours). Like my PCT run I will also verify this record as a Guinness World Record attempt, because it is nice to go for an official world record and to have a neutral and professional instance analyze all my data and claims. The de facto authority on FKTs is Peter Bakwin's website, which chronicles the attempts on various routes in the US and abroad. They did not ask where or for how long, as they knew she was resilient and would take care of herself. I am dedicating this hike to Marine Sergeant Jacob “Jake” Pope who lost his left leg to an IED while serving in Afghanistan. The reason of the attempt is pretty simple: I love running and I love adventures. The Appalachian Trail runs from Maine to Georgia stretching 2,190 miles through 14 states. Hoping for a safe and unforgettable experience! The attempt will be unsupported; I'm aiming for 21-24 hours. John L. (Cactus Jack) Senter and I also ran the Marathon des Sables in 2016 during which I learned a lot about running in heat and how to hydrate in those conditions. These early FKTs were finally blown away by Ward Leonard's 60.5 thru-hike (self-supported) in 1990 (see below). But choose that little with care." I learned a lot about running a long-distance hiking trail by setting the F.K.T. This short documentary follows Joe as he sets out to hike 50 miles a day, in order to break the FKT for the Appalachian Trail. The Run For Colin crew reunites for an epic road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway – completing two ultramarathons in one week. Our campaign will begin from the southern terminus at Springer Mountain in the predawn hours on Sunday June 9th. kristianultra@… I'm going for the overall record set by Joe McConaughy last year, and I've been in touch with him a lot discussing my record attempt. Instagram: "After a couple hours It stopped raining. In 2016, Utah ultrarunning legend Karl Meltzer, 48, bested Jurekâs â¦ Sun, 07/05/2020 - 06:34am. Tue, 06/25/2019 - 02:43am. The Appalachian Trail Landscape Partnership is a dedicated coalition of local, state and federal partners led by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the National Park Service. Check out other videos featuring Stringbean below. Hello, my name is Liz Anjos. Fri, 09/18/2020 - 01:35pm, In reply to Hello, my name is Liz Anjos… by Liz Anjos, http://fastestknowntime.proboards.com/thread/6/appalachian-trail, https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/129659-Harvey-Lewis-2018-AT…, https://us0-share.inreach.garmin.com/T5KKA, http://kristianmorganat.legendstracking.com. In March 2004 Matt Kirk has run 99 miles through Shenandoah National Park, beating David Horton's previous record of 91 miles. We'll try to include Joe's GPS data on this site so you can see Joe moving on the map as well so people can have an idea of how I'm doing compared to the current record. On Bakwinâs FKT proboards website, the discussion about FKTs on the Appalachian Trail received 55,000 viewsânearly 10 times the usual numbers. The Long Start to the Journey by â¦ (Women in italics.). Most people today are pantywaist. With Mount Katahdin enveloped in a midday cloud on Aug. 28, Belgian ultrarunner Karel Sabbe summited Baxter Peak to claim the overall Fastest Known Time, or FKT, on the Appalachian Trail. Scott Brockmeier started the attempt with Matt, but was unable to complete the traverse. Preparation has gone well and I am very excited to be so close to the start of this FKT attempt. I live on an island where each February there is a 100 miler individual event, it has 26,000+ feet of elevation gain over some fairly gnarly terrain. I will try to put out updates as often as batteries and time permits via the account @followforrest. I'm tying the adventure in with a weekend visit to friends - wish me luck! Our CFC number: 12230. Episode 21: Paddy O'Leary - East Bay Skyline Trail. Wide-open vistas beyond the footpath offer respite and are essential to the Wild East. Sat, 01/26/2019 - 11:05am. Hi all, I'm now about one week before starting my speed record attempt on the A.T. and as it's getting really busy with last-hand preparations I'm announcing it officially here now. By Jennifer Pharr Davis Scenic Views. Jennifer Pharr Davis, Scott and Karl have all been really helpful as well with advice - that is one of the nice things about this FKT community. My name is Kristian Morgan, I am officially announcing my attempt to go for the supported north bound FKT on the Appalachian Trail. I will be heading southbound and using Gaia GPS to track my progress. - Emma Gatewood, first solo female AT thru-hiker (1955), "Every morning it's wonderful, every evening I want to quit." "I found things in the woods that I didn’t know I was looking for..." - Jennifer Pharr Davis While our documentation from mile 300-900 is unconventional by FKT standards, he has tons of witnesses, photos and live videos to make up for an unfortunate SPOT device. For the first time in 51 days, 16 hours, and 30 minutes, Liz âMercuryâ Anjos stopped on the Appalachian Trail. The first section of the Trail was opened on October 7, 1923 in Bear Mountain, NY and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) was founded soon after in 1925. Greetings fellow hikers and runners. Tue, 05/29/2018 - 07:12pm, In reply to Going for overall FKT (with… by hawkeye2180, Love to have you follow on Facebook - Harvey Lewis Ultrarunner and Instagram Harvey Lewis Ultrarunner, Hi there! Liz Anjos These trips established stylistic norms and also guidelines for FKT aspirants. Pete Palmer: 48 days 20 hours 11 â¦ "The trail has a way of answering the questions you most need answered, even if you are afraid to ask." This attempt will be done as a team and self supported. For 21-24 hours year old hiker / ultrarunner also hoping to raise awareness and funding for this organization. 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