Seek your dreams and goals. It took everything that I had to finish each day. Thinking you often. Jeff is highly trained, and lean, so he won’t have access to much more than that. 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! Brandon Stapanowich holds the FKT for the self supported at 9d14h28m. The Colorado Trail. I will carry everything except water from start to finish. In reply to I was unable to complete my… by mexifast. I was unable to complete my journey on the Colorado Trail. I will post my inreach link so I can be tracked. 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). 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. Mon, 07/09/2018 - 08:19pm. Such is the nature of modern-day FKT attempts on major trails like this. Summary of unsupported FKT progression for the full Colorado Trail: The first speed record on the Colorado Trail happened in 1988, almost immediately after the trail was completed -- so soon that the route was hard to follow in many spots. I will be on foot the entire time--if I get in a vehicle the attempt's a no-go. May 19, 2020 Christof Teuscher. I will not be picking up caches or supplies at any point. See the related article about Jeff’s Colorado Trail FKT attempt: gear, food, tracking info, and more. Gauging caloric needs from home, making the pack weight manageable while still planning for the volatile weather of Colorado, making miles with a heavy-ass pack, and turning down free beer is much, much harder than a self-supported effort. Somehow I got it mixed up in my mind. My ankles are stiff and creaky and my knees scream or help if I expect too much from them. Starting July 18th, 2020 I will be attempting to beat the current self-supported FKT on the Colorado Trail (East to West, Collegiate East) held by Andre Michaud. I will be attempting an UNsupported FKT on the Colorado Trail beginning August 1st at 5 AM. Going NOBO collegiate East, Supported and carrying all my own gear. Only a few days prior to Burt’s attempt, her friend Helen Pelster was out on the trail and pushed for a new FKT in 3 days, 3 hours, 44 minutes and 13 seconds. Regarding his gear: bear bag? And he can’t have any help in doing so. I will be taking the CW route. Stefan Griebel combined biking and hiking, to cover the entire official CT in 7d20h from July 28 to August 5, 2006. The 14,000 foot peaks provided both a goal and 58 individual challenges. – #backpackinglight #coloradotrail #fkt #fastestknowntime #hiking #backpacking #adventure #optoutside #getoutstayout #freeoutside #run #trailrunning #takelessdomore #summer #wilderness #choosemountains #timetofly #fastestknowntiger, A post shared by Backpacking Light (@backpackinglight) on Sep 7, 2020 at 5:56pm PDT. The Colorado Trail FKT write-up and record boards. I’ll fix that ASAP. Here are David's announcements and updates [emphasis mine]: I intend to challenge the current fully supported FKT on Colorado Trail Northbound with Colorado Trail West. Of course, it’s early still, and the body will continue to decay. Mountain biking. My toes fell like they got skewered. 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 trail connects Loma, Colorado to Moab, Utah, and is perhaps best known in the mountain-bike community, but more runners have discovered it in recent years. Today he’s reportedly looking strong and he’ll start a substantial descent soon. Is carrying all food from the beginning  a first for the Colorado trail? Colorado native broke the record for the fastest solo unsupported hike. Essentially, logistics and the inaccessibility of the trail is what mattered in the end, not Sam's ability to keep going. Photo provided by Maggie Slepian. Jeff and Maggie this morning at the southern terminus of the Colorado Trail. Colorado Trail 2020 Part 2 - Unsupported FKT Attempt Turned Cruizy This is part 2 of my 2020 Colorado Trail Unsupported Fastest Known Time Attempt. 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. I will be posting updates on Instagram if you want to follow along (@colahikes). I cashed in some serious good karma along the way and I am very grateful to everybody who loaned me some of theirs (I’ll pay you back)! Sleep Strategy on the Colorado Trail FKT. His report is here. That’s 45,600 Calories, or 75 Calories per energy-mile. Mikaela Osler left the Colorado Trail near Denver on the morning of July 30. Making the official announcement, in about 12 hours I'll be leaving Durango on my attempt to establish a Denver bound, Collegiate East self supported FKT and challenge Andre Michaud's current overall self supported FKT. 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. Attempting to best John Zahorian’s and Brandon Staponowich’s records. 34:00: FKT’s has gender categories recently added non-binary. Fortunately he is also gracious and articulate, and generously shared a few words with me about his recent trip: Coup lost 25 pounds on his 20-day unsupported CT hike in 2004. I spent my first summer in the Mile High City climbing all 58 14ers in the state. MovingMountains Both Kalmeyer and Koerner ran east to west. Brandon Stapanowich hiked the CT in 9d14h28m, July 6-15, 2016, using standard thru-hiker style, including 3 resupplies en route (as indicated below). I will likely send off a location at night. Godspeed Jeff. I will be… by mexifast. Given this, I wish to challenge this being the new UNsupported record. I will be using an Inreach device to track my location along the way. The 17.3-mile route goes over the five peaks on Boulder’s western horizon line — Mt. A very detailed report with daily splits is on Forry's blog. Burrell went on to lower the record to 11d16h13m. More importantly, it was on the way home driving from Colorado back to Minnesota. At 4 a.m. on October 31, Colorado runner Kaitlyn Yonke set out for a 100-mile run in Canyonlands National Park in Utah, just a short drive from Moab.A little … As of 5:40 PM tonight, Jeff was at mile 284 or so, in the northern Collegiate Peaks, after 5d 11h 50m. He’s already rolled through the biggest climb of the trail (> 4k). Sat, 07/25/2020 - 08:29am. I hope he says more about gear and food choices though. And the hardest stuff is behind him. I taped it up, took some Advil, and did 74 miles the last day. John Zahorian reports hiking the CT unsupported in a very fast 9d12h32m, July 11-20, 2016. Colorado, colorado trail, fastpacking, fkt, Home › Forums › Jeff Garmire Starts FKT Attempt on Colorado Trail Today, that’s a fair bit of calories to carry, but avoids the  hassle of food drops.  If anything just because he is not wearing short shorts, is using two trekking poles, and his pack has a hip belt. I will use mail drops, caches and businesses as necessary. Unsupported FKT attempts are insanely difficult. Jeff Garmire is attempting a Colorado Trail FKT (fastest known time). Watch my post-trek interview with him here: Ryan Jordan and Jeff Garmire chat about running out of food, hallucinations, mangled feet, and everything else that goes into hiking 485 miles in 9 days, 8 hours, and 18 minutes. News: 2nd Unsupported 142mi Kokopelli Trail FKT Attempt. My Garmin: share.garmin.com/JuiceColoradoTrailFKT. I will be posting public updates on my insta: @mikaelaosler. 18-20 hours a day ... it’s hard to believe a person can keep it going ... not real high on the fun factor, that’s for sure. I was unprepared mentally and physically to go unsupported. But he’s got a pack that’s now about 8 lbs lighter than when he started. I was usually in bed 30 to 45 minutes after finishing each day. Hopefully, there won’t be too much avalanche debris and downed trees! As of 8pm tonite, Jeff is 189 miles in (39% complete) after about 3d 13h 30m which puts him on track to finish in just over 9 days at the current pace. It just about finished me off. The last time I spent any amount of time in Colorado was when I lived in Denver after college. 'I did it entirely for personal reasons', he notes. For verification, I will also use a Garmin Fenix 3 which has GPS as well to backup Inreach. However, his initial announcement said he was starting a "fully supported" attempt starting on August 4. They’re trying to prevent people/press from intercepting him at road crossings, etc., so he can just focus on his hike. He started today. At first I considered a self-supported FKT, caching food along the route. 10 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes later, she stepped off the trail in Durango with the new women’s self-supported Fastest Known Time (FKT). At 485 miles with 75,000 feet of elevation gain, the Colorado Trail has an energy-mile equivalent of about 605 miles. Just a bit of clarification, are you attempting a SELF supported FKT or an UN supported FKT? He is at 6d 15h right now which puts him on pace to finish at about 9d 8h, a little more than 4h ahead of the FKT pace. Paul finished in 14d9h30m, dropping 16 lbs of body weight that he could ill-afford to lose. See report. Colorado Trail Record (FKT) Trip Report . I'd like to publicly announce that I will be attempting the overall unsupported fkt on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango starting this Saturday 7/14/2018. Take Durango-based athlete Kyle Curtin, who recently nabbed the unsupported FKT for the Tahoe Rim Trail in California after blazing the 171-mile course in 41 hours and 9 minutes. 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. If you care to play around with the Colorado Trail route on CalTopo. Its average elevation is more than 10,000 feet. 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 didn’t want to talk it up. In 2018 he set the Unsupported FKT on the Double Trans Zion route and hiked the Great Western Loop. I left at 1 AM and reached Waterton (the northern terminous) at 12:15 AM the next night. None of that matters or tarnishes the experience because that is the experience. 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 have informed John Zahorian, current unsupported FKT holder, of my attempt. I can’t imagine unsupported. Rainier’s Wonderland Trail… This woman's experience on the Colorado trail is a remarkable first time effort, but it's not anything like the unsupported female FKT for the Colorado trail FKT wrote: Self-supported Mikaela Osler 10d 12h 36m 2020-08-09: This is incorrect. The Colorado Trail stretches 485 miles from Durango to Denver and incorporates some 90,000 feet of elevation change. Each day, the last section ATE my lunch. I will send off a location at night and some point during each day. So to have completed mileage like this with the heaviest pack on the hardest section has to be a good morale boost for him. Bronson Hargreaves reports a remarkable unsupported time for the CT of 8d18h7m, August 14-23, 2016, less than 18 hours slower than the fully supported record! If he moves too fast (too many Calories per mile), he’ll run out of body fat. Paul went 'under the radar' by choice; almost no one knew he was even on the Trail. Free Outside: Colorado Trail Record (FKT) Trip Report. Betsy's time was beaten just 3 days later and by only a few minutes by Hal Koerner, 9d10h19m (shows the advantage of knowing the existing record!) 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. It is frustrating. Of course as with any FKT, the moment you leave the trailhead is the moment decay starts, and these things can go off the rails at any time. I have three mail drops. Read messages they have sent to MapShare. Why the Spot Gen3 vs the Garmin InReach Mini? Rainier’s Wonderland Trail. I will be using mail drops and purchase supplies along the way, without any pre-arranged outside support. Maybe someday our paths will cross. September 22, 2020 September 22, 2020 Jeff Garmire. 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. Meaghan Hicks from iRunfar tells the tale of Scott Jaime’s supported FKT from 2013. I will not accept any trail magic, support, or outside assistance. Rayden Spano 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.” Mentally it is there constantly. Badly fatigued (yet still determined, persistent, and able), Sam would have taken a huge risk to keep going without some assurance that the crew could make it to the next checkpoint. 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. Hargreaves made a second attempt in 2017, but stopped after 109 miles, a few hours behind FKT pace. Running the 93 miles of the Wonderland Trail is no easy task. While it took Zahorian 6 months to complete a trip report (his video, while long, is really worth watching! To claim the unsupported Fastest Known Time (FKT), Garmire will have to average over 50 miles each day. Picking up resupplies from friends along the way. I hope that God blesses all of you as he has blessed me. How could I not hike it? Here’s his approach, gear, tracking info, and more. If he moves too slow (higher basal metabolic load), he’s going to run out of food. He started with Eric Truhe, who suffered a stress fracture after 3.5 days (200 miles) and had to stop. The Colorado Trail stretches 485 miles from Durango to Denver and incorporates some 90,000 feet of elevation change. I will be going from Durango to Waterton Canyon and taking the east variation in the Collegiate area. The Peak 2 Fire near Breckenridge ended his journey early. https://maps.findmespot.com/s/6HBP, paigepasquini I will be on foot the entire time and accept no muling/pacing etc. I felt like she was pushing crazy hard. As of about 9:20 PM local time (Jeff started at 6:30 AM this morning), Jeff passed Blackhawk Mt and is about 51 miles in. One of the main reasons I did the Colorado Trail was seeing your documentary in Durango back in the day. Ajay Pickett. 16:15: FKTs of the season, including Jeff “Legend” Garmire’s unsupported FKT of the Colorado Trail. I will turn off at night. Towards the end of his CT run, in a very unusual twist, Paul met Sam Thompson running the other direction with the same intention: Meanwhile, Kirsten and the photographer hitchhiked into Silverton, met up with Kirsten's parents, and somehow made it to the next checkpoint. Rory ‘Bigfoot’ Anderson, Superior Hiking Trail, Unsupported Rory Anderson of Minnesota set a new FKT of the Superior Hiking Trail on September 28. Share Tweet Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Email + At 6:30 am US Mountain Time today, Jeff Garmire started an unsupported FKT attempt of the … Source link . I will carry all my food and supplies from start to finish and not accept any outside assistance, to include no trail magic. Hi guys, I want to announce that I am attempting an unsupported FKT attempt of the CT from Durango to Denver this July. -- Matt Hart Day 8 (8/11):  N Fork Swan River, 91.4 miles to go. I'll be tracking on my watch and uploading to Strava - https://www.strava.com/athletes/24593115 . ), we see no reason to dispute his claim of a new unsupported FKT. David is doing a great job. My crew was great; obviously it was a team effort. That DJI Osmo Pocket camera seems super cool. I can only shake my head in disbelief at the good fortune I encountered along the Colorado Trail: perfect weather, interesting people, no major mechanicals, and no major physical or mental meltdowns. My feet were swollen and my shin hurt, but decided to go for broke and pay the price after. Sometimes I couldn’t walk a straight line, sometimes my eyes couldn’t focus.  I mean, there is nothing athletic about sleep deprivation. If you care to play around with the Colorado Trail route on CalTopo. Share. I will most likely never see him (he'll be 100 miles ahead when I start!) Its average elevation is more than 10,000 feet. 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