I will start July 1st at 4am. Much progress was made throughout the early 1930âs as trails were blazed in West Virginia, Virginia and Connecticut. The reason of the attempt is pretty simple: I love running and I love adventures. Karl Meltzer 2016 Appalachian Trail FKT Transcript. ... Sabbe set his FKT in 2018, completing the route in just over 41 days, and Anjos ran hers earlier this year, finishing in 51 days. Speed records on the AT are known going back to the first true thru-hike by Earl Shaffer in 124 days in 1948 (south to north). 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. Culture Watch: STRINGBEAN â Joe McConaughyâs Appalachian Trail FKT Documentary Watch Joe McConaughy's recently released 14-minute documentary depicting the challenge and beauty of his self-supported FKT record on the Appalachian Trail in 2017. I will also be supported along the way by my family in Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well as friends I have met through the amazing hiking and trail running communities in the Eastern US. When did nobo and sobo become different records? Progress will be tracked with a Garmin Inreach Explorer every 10 minutes and can be found at https://us0-share.inreach.garmin.com/T5KKA "I found things in the woods that I didn’t know I was looking for..." - Jennifer Pharr Davis Our Tax ID number: 526046689. I think the A.T. is a unique trail and I look forward to hike/run it. About 5 years earlier, Gatewood read an article in National Geographic about the AT and thought "it would be a nice lark," though in retrospect considering the difficulty she added "It wasn't." 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. - Heather Anderson I am formally announcing my intent to challenge the self-supported FKT for the Appalachian Trail. Woltering completed the task in 21 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes. [Click here if you canât see the video above.] 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. I would like to address that this thru-hike is happening in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. My motto is, "Carry as little as possible. The attempt will be unsupported; I'm aiming for 21-24 hours. 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). Tue, 06/25/2019 - 09:56pm, In reply to My name is Kristian Morgan,… by kristianultra@…, Opps... use this as a direct link to tracking http://kristianmorganat.legendstracking.com, Henry Wakley (Women in italics.). But choose that little with care." Hugh MacMullan IV The de facto authority on FKTs is Peter Bakwin's website, which chronicles the attempts on various routes in the US and abroad. Karl Meltzer: Yeah, thanks.Itâs a good feeling to get it done â¦ "The trail has a way of answering the questions you most need answered, even if you are afraid to ask." Stringbean tells the story Joe as he attempts to break the speed record on the Appalachian Trail. Like many of these trails, the route has changed slightly over the years, and there has been a general tendency for the trail to become longer over time as reroutes are made to take the route off of roads. I’m very thankful to have this opportunity and can’t wait to get started. Glad to have company for anyone interested in running. These early FKTs were finally blown away by Ward Leonard's 60.5 thru-hike (self-supported) in 1990 (see below). Update on 7/19: Harvey finished the AT today in 49d15h or so, the 8th fastest time to date. 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. Liz Anjos In addition I will track everything on Strava and will upload to Strava when cell service allows. The magazine gave her the impression of easy walks and clean cabins at the end of each day's walk. The Long Start to the Journey View map at RoadID.com/WheresHarvey. 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. hawkeye2180 Sun, 06/02/2019 - 04:55pm, Greetings FKT community. 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 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. I learned a lot about running a long-distance hiking trail by setting the F.K.T. 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. 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. I wanted someone else there to share everything with, good and bad. I'm tying the adventure in with a weekend visit to friends - wish me luck! In March 2004 Matt Kirk has run 99 miles through Shenandoah National Park, beating David Horton's previous record of 91 miles. I’ll be starting in early to mid-afternoon on Wednesday – I’m flying in from Detroit in the morning and taking public transit and Lyft to the Wing Road NY-CT state line from White Plains, and taking transit home afterward from the Stateline parking lot in NJ. Warren Doyle lowered the overall AT record to 66 days, supported at road crossings by his father during much of the hike. Karel thank you for the inspiration you inspired in me and for setting the standard so high. 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. Itâs more likely â¦ cactusjack The Appalachian Trail (AT) runs 2,189 (in 2015) miles from Georgia to Maine. I'll be going Northbound (back to my beautiful home state, Maine)! This is his third and final attempt to run the 3,524km (2,188 miles) in record time. I've learned about so many new routes that I didn't know exist and can't wait to explore them. This supported style took hold after Doyle's accomplishment, and in 1978 John Avery shaved 9 hours off the FKT, hiking and running for 65 days, and receiving support throughout the trip. He'll probably join us for a weekend as well which would be awesome. 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. They did not ask where or for how long, as they knew she was resilient and would take care of herself. It is roughly the distance between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., as the crow flies. The Conservancyâs answer is a little underwhelming: Thru â¦ He averaged about 50 miles a day and completed the â¦ A bestselling book about Gatewood was published in 2014. Hiking the AT has been a dream in the making for a long time, and I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to now realize that dream. Challenging overall FKT as well as fastest assisted and fastest assisted northbound. John L. (Cactus Jack) Senter and Zack Price previously attempted this route supported on 7/1/17 but dropped at mile 45; he had also set FKTs for the NJ and CT sections of the AT. Pete Palmer: 48 days 20 hours 11 â¦ Posted in r/AppalachianTrail by u/gramps14 â¢ 35 points and 30 comments Through my InReach I can also message my father and he will update these messages to Twitter. Denton L. (Whiskey Tango) Akers Jr, kristianultra@… I am also hoping to raise awareness and funding for this great organization. In 1960, Lochlen Gregory and Owen F. Allen completed the trail in 99 days (south to north), a time that was matched by Earl Shaffer in 1965 (north to south this time). Thank you to all those who have been helping me in preparation for this attempt, I do not see this as my attempt but OUR attempt. My hike will begin at Mt. Administrator I am dedicating this hike to Marine Sergeant Jacob “Jake” Pope who lost his left leg to an IED while serving in Afghanistan. Keep on keeping on. Four best friends endure triumphs and toil to set a new FKT on the Pacific Crest Trail and raise $34,000 in memory of my cousin, Colin. 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 â Thursday, 6/8/19. 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. It may not be a ânormalâ look at life on the trail, but it will undoubtedly leave you craving miles. Ten days after his summit he posted the following on a Fastest Known Time Pro Boards forum: âYo what up fktâ¦. One of the most beloved trails in the United States, the AT weaves through 14 states from Georgia to Maine with over â¦ Episode 21: Paddy O'Leary - East Bay Skyline Trail. Best wishes to all! Thus she took little in the way of outdoor gear. He ticked off all 2,190 miles of the AT in 41 days, 7 hours and 39 minutes, eclipsing by more than four days the previous northbound FKT â¦ My brain went in loops and my heart pouted in the corner. Exercise is good for you. Our campaign will begin from the southern terminus at Springer Mountain in the predawn hours on Sunday June 9th. Like during my PCT run I will use a tracker that updates my location every 4 minutes. Update on my AT Self-Supported FKT. - Chris Bakwin (AT hiker, 2017), Here's a rough timeline of speed trips. Anyone is welcome to follow along with my journey on my IG @miss.clare.in.the.wild, and while I would love all the support in your heart, please do not offer any assistance during my attempt, so I can follow along with proper self-supported decorum. I will try to put out updates as often as batteries and time permits via the account @followforrest. Episode 21. The story on the phone was titled, âUltrarunning Legend Scott Jurek Sets New Appalachian Trail Speed Record.â Jurek listened. - Earl Shaffer, first AT thru-hiker The miles ticked by easily and I found i cared less and less. Watch later Stringbean tells the story Joe as he attempts to break the speed record on the Appalachian Trail. iRunFar: Bryon Powell of iRunFar here with Karl Meltzer after his record-setting run of the Appalachian Trail.First off, congratulations, Karl. Episode 20: Candice Burt - 200mi race creator and Wonderland Trail FKT-holder. I don't know the Appalachian Trail which is a weakness but also a strength as I'm very curious to what's coming and to the scenery that I'll run through. 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. Tue, 09/11/2018 - 06:41pm, Hi I (Kristian Morgan) crewed/paced/muled for Karel Sabbe over a 15 day period during his successful attempt. May 10, 2015. The women’s record stands at 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes by Jennifer Pharr Davis supported by Brew Davis, and the overall record stands at 41 days, 7 hours, and 39 minutes by Karel Sabbe supported by Joren Biebuyck. By Jennifer Pharr Davis Scenic Views. Using a Garmin Inreach with tracking updates every 10 minutes. The Appalachian Trail Conservancyâs mission is to protect, manage, and advocate for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. On July 7th, beginning from the southern terminus on Springer Mountain, I’m attempting a supported FKT on the Appalachian Trail. Sat, 07/20/2019 - 09:13am. We'll try to add Scott's data as well but he hasn't been able to extract it yet from his DeLorme device/website. karelsabbe Update on 6/17: Harvey started falling behind Stringbean's pace on Day 14, and has continued to lose ground each day since. A well-known speed hiker set a new record on the Appalachian Trail on August 31st, hiking the 2,190-mile route in the fastest known time (FKT) of 45 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes. Going for the self-supported record of the AT, starting at first light on June 16th. Another AT record that has been pursued a few times is the most miles that can be run on the AT in 24 hours. 27 miles behind end of Day 18, but coming closer to matching Stringbean's daily miles again. 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. It was McConaughyâs second attempt to set a FKT on the Long Trail, following a failed bid in 2015 and successful FKTs on the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails.But this time, not even the extra weight could hold him back, and he smashed the previous record by more than a day, finishing the trail in 4 days, 23 â¦ Inside an FKT Attempt on the Appalachian Trail. My thru-hike will be supported by educator and hiker Warren Doyle, who set an endurance record on the trail in 1973 and has set an informal record for hiking the entire trail the most times (18). 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, .. 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.). 38-year old Beacon resident Greg Buzulencia will attempt to run the 88-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail supporting domestic violence awareness. [I am indebted to Jennifer Pharr Davis for this section. David Horton is a long haul veteran the fastest appalachian trails. _ On May 27 at 5:56 am, Scott set off on a personal journey to complete one of the most iconic National Scenic Trails, the AT. The Run For Colin crew reunites for an epic road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway – completing two ultramarathons in one week. Inside an FKT Attempt on the Appalachian Trail Liz "Mercury" Anjos just completed a mid-pandemic thru-hike of the ATâwith the help of a small, dialed support squad and a van named Pegasus. I will start on Springer Mountain, on the 18th of July and will be going northbound. This site is an awesome resource to remind us all to get back to nature and experience everything that comes along with it. Admin note: Eric's InReach stopped sending signals in the morning of July 1. Tue, 05/29/2018 - 07:10pm. The documentary film about my FKT on the Appalachian Trail is coming out April 13 on Red Bull TV. Tue, 06/25/2019 - 02:43am. Instagram: "After a couple hours It stopped raining. (I forgot to switch off my Strava and was in the car to go to a pizza place near the trail). At 2,189 miles, the Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. Jan 28, 2015. I felt so lonely. The record is currently held by Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy (@thestring.bean) who finished the 2,191 miles in 45d 12h 15m last August. Going for overall FKT (with assistance) on the AT leaving at first light, 5:56am from Springer Mountain on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018. On July 19th, Dan Binde summited Mount Katahdin in Maine, the northernmost stop on the Appalachian Trail and claimed an FKT (fastest known time). Updates will come on the Facebook page Karel Sabbe Ultrarunning. 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). Joe McConaughy | Appalachian Trail FKT and Ultrarunning eric schranz September 14, 2017 Podcasts. I will provide occasional updates via Instagram but will focus primarily on moving down the trail. 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. He did a phenomenal job and leaves a daunting legacy. The Long Start to the Journey by â¦ Then, in 1970, Branley Owen dropped the AT record all the way down to 73 days, using good backpacker style which we call "self supported". Check out other videos featuring Stringbean below. I also have the possibility of being record holder of both A.T. and P.C.T. While this is a personal journey at its core, I want to be transparent about my progress in the record attempt. - Emma Gatewood, first solo female AT thru-hiker (1955), "Every morning it's wonderful, every evening I want to quit." on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016, which is why I take on this new challenge and why I believe there's a possibility that I'll make it. 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. Cheers! Episode 22: "Stringbean" McConaughy - Self-Supported (and Overall) 2017 FKT 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. I’m posting today to announce my intention to start an attempt at the speed record for the AT. I'm Karel Sabbe from Belgium and I'm a 28 year old hiker / ultrarunner. Karel ran the uphills where other runners would have walked and he stayed positive throughout the entire time I was present on the AT. These trips established stylistic norms and also guidelines for FKT aspirants. Hoping for a safe and unforgettable experience! I am finalizing some logistics and am already up in Maine not far from Katahdin. In 2016, Utah ultrarunning legend Karl Meltzer, 48, bested Jurekâs â¦ Let's do this thing! Ultrarunner Karl Meltzer has long dreamed of setting the speed record for crossing the USA's Appalachian Trail. Wide-open vistas beyond the footpath offer respite and are essential to the Wild East. You can follow my journey using the following link and PW: https://share.garmin.com/EricStrumpf / ATFKT2018. Watch now on YouTube. For the first time in 51 days, 16 hours, and 30 minutes, Liz âMercuryâ Anjos stopped on the Appalachian Trail. My crew and I will post trail updates from my blog and I won’t be posting on social media during the hike, as to not take up space or glorify traveling and thru-hiking at this time. Thanks! May 10, 2015. 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. I will be heading southbound and using Gaia GPS to track my progress. Live Tracking can found as a link on my website www.kristianultra.com or directly here www.kristianmorganat.legendstracking.com. 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). FKT Report: Appalachian Trail Four State Challenge by Iain Ridgway. 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? Lastly... my trail name Mercury is inspired by the Roman deity, the wing- and fleet-footed messenger of the gods. The Appalachian Trail runs from Maine to Georgia stretching 2,190 miles through 14 states. Along with the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, it is one of the "Big 3" National Scenic Trails. I will be hiking/running the trail self supported Southbound and am aiming to start on the 23rd or 24th of July. My name is Henry Wakley from McCoy, VA. Scroll down on the Q&A page of the website for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and youâll find the followingâvery reasonableâquestion: If hiking the Appalachian Trail is so hard, why would I want to do it? He will move into his adapted home built by Homes for Our Troops next week. I would like to say I have learned so much from Karel and his amazing strength as a runner. FKT routes can be anywhere from minutes in length to multi-week journeys, such as Joe McConaughy's 45 day traverse of the entire Appalachian Trail. 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. Wed, 06/27/2018 - 02:27pm. (The previous record was 22 days, 6 hours). It will be very hot but Joe has proven that it is possible to do it at this time of year. 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. After my PCT run they asked very detailed questions like "Why were you running at 40mph on day 29 in the evening?" It's a unique opportunity to be able to run a trail like this with a crew, and I feel privileged to be able to do it. kristianultra@… Greetings! The live-tracking website will be www.ATspeedrecord.com . It appears that his attempt is over. I spent 15 days as pacer and crew with Karel Sabbe during his successful FKT last year. 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. Episode 18. â¦ Stretching from Maine to Georgia, the trail goes through â¦ Sat, 01/26/2019 - 11:05am. 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