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. July 2, 2020 Christof Teuscher. Jeff Garmire is attempting a Colorado Trail FKT (fastest known time). I could only move so fast. But with 2020 full of calls for hikers to avoid putting unnecessary strain on trail towns, I put more thought into it and decided this could be my chance to take on a new kind of challenge: Unsupported for nearly 500 miles. I emailed him my time, so he would know. Sun, 09/06/2020 - 04:58pm. Scott Jamie did the CT fully supported in 11d12h46m, September 2-13, 2009. I spent my first summer in the Mile High City climbing all 58 14ers in the state. GO! The runners were Brett Sublett, Kyle Curtin, Tate Lagasca, Holden Rennaker and Shaun Burke. With races cancelled due to the pandemic, 2020 will surely go down as the year of the FKT. Looking forward very much to this time in the great mountains of Colorado! 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. I will also send off a location each night (so my mom can sleep ) and once during the day just to be extra sure. Yes. They started the eastern end (Waterton Canyon) because it meant they could sleep at home in Boulder the night before the start, and because most backpackers go east to west. Colorado Trail Supported FKT attempt 2020. Sat, 07/25/2020 - 08:29am. 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. That’s only fair; I knew Basham’s time, and went for it, so he should know mine." Despite a phone, a camera crew and possibly the busiest year to hike the Colorado Trail, I took the unsupported definition even further personally. The Nolan’s 14 line is a link-up of 14 mountains in excess of 14,000 feet in elevation. 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)! I will be using an Inreach device to track my location (once a an hour if battery life permits. In another of his classic trips, Paul Pomeroy attacked the CT unsupported in 2006 -- with a vow of silence for the entire trip. 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. It will motivate me that Cola is on route too. Colorado native Jeff Garmire has set a new record for the fastest time ever to complete an unsupported hike along the Colorado Trail. This left very little time for anything. I will most likely never see him (he'll be 100 miles ahead when I start!) Colorado native broke the record for the fastest solo unsupported hike. 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.” He started with Eric Truhe, who suffered a stress fracture after 3.5 days (200 miles) and had to stop. 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. Find out what gear our guides recommend if you want lightweight gear that is durable and versatile. John’s record, established in 2016, is 9d 12h 32m. Fri, 07/03/2020 - 08:11am. I really enjoyed Jeff’s podcast after his Long Trail FKT last year. I will use mail drops, caches and businesses as necessary. Free Outside: Colorado Trail Record (FKT) Trip Report. Regarding his gear: bear bag? I will only have a total of 3 resupplies. While I’m not exactly going to root for him to break my record, I’m not against him either ... he’s a nice guy, and I set out to do a certain thing, and I did it, so I’m happy. by Ryan Jordan on August 28, 2020 Expedition News, New Features. I left at 1 AM and reached Waterton (the northern terminous) at 12:15 AM the next night. Rainier’s Wonderland Trail… I will be taking the CW route. Here’s his approach, gear, tracking info, and more. Rayden Spano Hargreaves made a second attempt in 2017, but stopped after 109 miles, a few hours behind FKT pace. My toes fell like they got skewered. Jeff Garmire is Attempting an Unsupported FKT of the Colorado Trail By Daniel Booth September 1, 2020 No Comments. -- Matt Hart No rides in vehicles – unless injured or ill and needing medical attention. My inreach link is here: https://share.garmin.com/DrDre. I’m excited to announce that I’ll be attempting the Colorado trail female FKT. Coup lost 25 pounds on his 20-day unsupported CT hike in 2004. Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:56am. Williams' tracker data was archived by trackleaders.com. Photo by Alex Nichols. https://maps.findmespot.com/s/6HBP, paigepasquini How could I not hike it? “It’s inspiring to see other women getting out and doing it unsupported because for many, many years, no one had submitted a time,” she continued. The Peak 2 Fire near Breckenridge ended his journey early. Unsupported means you carry all your food from the start, basically getting nothing but water en route. But, a week later Owen Murphy did the route as an "individual time trial" in a stunning time of 4d8h45m. 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 am planning a Self Supported FKT attempt of the Colorado Trail, collegiate East, thru hiker style with no outside support including trail magic beginning Friday September 6th around 6am MST from Waterton Canyon. I was unable to complete my journey on the Colorado Trail. I’m about 40 miles northeast and the weather for tonight isn’t encouraging. It just about finished me off. I am planning a FKT attempt for self-supported Colorado Trail East-West w CWE route. 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. 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. I will be tracking my trip with a SPOT device and a GPS watch which I will be uploading to Strava. Big congrats to Dr. Dre for setting the Self-Supported FKT! Hope you have a safe and successful journey! The trail itself was tougher than I thought it would be. The CT has also seen a few truly unsupported trips. Currently reading his book and really enjoyed his podcast episode on Hiking Thru. Day 10 (8/13):  Finished at Waterton Canyon TH about 2:30PM, for a total time of about 9d9h30m ! Thru-hiker style. 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 … Colorado Trail Foundation. Dale Garland, Dave LaFranboise, John McAward and John Wolgamott ran from Durango to Denver in about 17 days. Free Outside: Colorado Trail Record (FKT) Trip Report. This is still the 3rd fastest time, and it speaks to the difficulty of the current record. @mtwarden – Jeff’s team asked me not to post the tracking link publicly. The Centennial Trail caught my eye since I’d only done shorter day hikes in South Dakota. I will likely have a backup Garmin if necessary. Thanks…. Jeff Garmire is Attempting an Unsupported FKT of the Colorado Trail By Daniel Booth September 1, 2020 No Comments. The CT also hosts an informal mountain bike race. David is doing a great job. He budgeted about 5,200 Calories per day for 8 days and 4,000 for a ninth day. Stapanowich had just set the new northbound self-supported record for the Colorado Trail, a 485-mile route through the Colorado high country from Durango to Denver. I have a lot of respect for this record and this trail and I know it will be quite the test. I will be posting and having a friend post to Facebook/Instagram during the trip. Garmire made the 486-mile journey in nine days, 8 hours, and 18 minutes. That’s a razor-thin margin that will require a careful balance of minimal sleep with maximum time on the trail. If he moves too slow (higher basal metabolic load), he’s going to run out of food. Both Kalmeyer and Koerner ran east to west. 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 Colorado’s mountain ranges.. and 'Equal opportunity.' I'm excited by another opportunity and humbled by the many attempts in the last few years. Sheila stopped at Carson Saddle early this morning. None of that matters or tarnishes the experience because that is the experience. 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. But he’s got a pack that’s now about 8 lbs lighter than when he started. Garmin inreach : https://share.garmin.com/Grizzly, Grizzly_hikes The Colorado Trail FKT write-up and record boards. Sometimes I couldn’t walk a straight line, sometimes my eyes couldn’t focus. Good Morning! You must be logged in to reply to this topic. Her July 6 through July 8 effort bettered the overall women’s FKT of 59:36 set by Meghan Hicks in 2016.. Coup also did the JMT and the LT unsupported that year, completing the "Triple Gem" of backpacking. And he can’t have any help in doing so. I can not wait to explore 500 sMiles of beautiful Colorado! My goal is under 14 days because thats how much time I have! 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. I have three boxes sent, no pre arranged support, and will be on foot the entire time. Ajay Pickett Update: Completed in 44 hours and 9 minutes (1d 20h 9m). Post-hike feast. In keeping with social distancing, I will have a one-man support team, my oldest friend, David Greedy. Jeff chose the Colorado Trail because there were so many things that didn’t happen this year. Mountain biking. I liked the idea of the big number of frozen burritos he packed. Movie… Continue Reading → Paul is well-known in local running circles as an outstanding athlete, with a great wit and sense of honor. Hopefully, there won’t be too much avalanche debris and downed trees! Andre Michaud first wanted to attempt a fastest-known time (FKT) record attempt on the famed Colorado Trail in 2017. I will be attempting an UNsupported FKT on the Colorado Trail beginning August 1st at 5 AM. I am planning a… by Dr.Dre'. My bad! Godspeed Jeff. My garmin: https://share.garmin.com/DrDre, jondavis007 Extrapolated finish time is thus around 9.3d, which means he’s still on a strong pace for the FKT. Given this, I wish to challenge this being the new UNsupported record. I will have plenty of witnesses, photo documentation, and written documentation in addition to the DeLorme. Getting toward Denver the heat became a problem. On Saturday, Suunto team runner Ryan Montgomery set a new unsupported FKT record on Mt. Day 8 (8/11):  N Fork Swan River, 91.4 miles to go. That could be up to 20+ pounds of body weight (less if he moderates his pace), depending on how efficiently he can burn fat vs. muscle. September 22, 2020 September 22, 2020 Jeff Garmire. If he moves too fast (too many Calories per mile), he’ll run out of body fat. 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 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. While tracking his spot, it appears that all of his sleeps were at road crossings. I was now 10 miles ahead of the record pace. I noticed that as of this morning David Ruttum declared a new UNsupported FKT for the Colorado Trail. John Zahorian holds the FKT for unsupported at 9d12h32m. Day 7 (8/10):  Cataract Creek (east of Camp Hale), 134.3 miles to go. 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: Easy peasy from here ;). Bakwin got injured after 7 days and had to stop. In an interesting innovation, a group of 5 men ran the CT relay style in 3d15h54m, Sept. 7-10, 2017, as reported by the Durango Herald. ), we see no reason to dispute his claim of a new unsupported FKT. on 2020 FKT of the Year Award! Movie. 16:15: FKTs of the season, including Jeff “Legend” Garmire’s unsupported FKT of the Colorado Trail. The guiding principles of the race are simply stated as follows: Solo, self-supported. Fortunately he is also gracious and articulate, and generously shared a few words with me about his recent trip: I will carry all my food and supplies from start to finish and not accept any outside assistance, to include no trail magic. My average time on the trail was around 17 hours per day. A sleep deprivation thing. 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 . David hiked until about 2AM and slept a bit at Little Molas Lake, about 72 miles. JZ's time is amazing and I'm excited to try to beat it. On Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 4:50:16 pm, hiker Kaiha “Wildcard Ninja” Bertollini claims to have completed the Appalachian Trail in a record-setting pace of 45 days, 6 hours, 28 minutes, and 16 seconds. There will be no live tracking due to battery life. Wish me luck! As of 9:30 this evening, Jeff has 139 miles to go. I will hike in traditional thru hiker style, self-supported, picking up resupply at three locations along the way where I have mailed packages. I sat in the living room during the big snow storms of February 2018 and ordered up gear for a fantasy TRT adventure. This is when his pack is heaviest, it’s about 30 pounds today. It took everything that I had to finish each day. I wanted to do it'. Attempting to best John Zahorian’s and Brandon Staponowich’s records. Unsupported means you will have everything with you from beginning to end with no resupply or outside support whatsoever. (David made no such claim - entirely my fault. Forry carried a SPOT Tracker, and his track is archived on trackleaders.com. I will be taking the Collegiate East route. Something for everyone: Basic, Premium, and Unlimited Membership options available. 'I didn’t want to talk it up. Day 9 (8/12):  At 10PM David took a break of less than 3 hours at Wellington Lake Rd, 40.4 miles to go. Get our Handbook - the resource you need to make intelligent decisions about gear, safety, comfort, and pack weight. It was long, it was hot, it was windy, it was sandy, it was dusty, it was tough. The Colorado Trail stretches 485 miles from Durango to Denver and incorporates some 90,000 feet of elevation change. My Garmin: share.garmin.com/JuiceColoradoTrailFKT. 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. I started every day before daylight, usually around 4:00 AM and finished every day after dark. News: 2nd Unsupported 142mi Kokopelli Trail FKT Attempt. He had a pretty good day today considering that it was another bad weather day up high, with cold temps – 30s and precip up there. So getting this number down to 150 would be entirely reasonable – for a long-distance hiker. 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 felt like she was pushing crazy hard. Essentially, logistics and the inaccessibility of the trail is what mattered in the end, not Sam's ability to keep going. Credit: The Colorado Trail Foundation. 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. We had a pop-up camper which was essential. I will be posting updates on Instagram if you want to follow along (@colahikes). Jonathan Basham ran 8d13h28m (east to west) in July 14-22, 2006, supported by AT-record-holder Andrew Thompson. There will be live tracking as long as battery management is reasonable. I never knew at night if I would be able to go again the next day... Could I have run the next day? Day 1 (8/04):  Left Junction Creek TH about 5:00AM. 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 decided to go after an unsupported 500 mile FKT (Trail record) simply because it was something new and a challenge I had never explored. Not only did she put up an incredible effort and performance, she raised more than $26,000 for the Brave Like Gabe Foundation. Rainier’s Wonderland 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. On Saturday, Suunto team runner Ryan Montgomery set a new unsupported FKT record on Mt. The previously held record of 15 days, 2 hours and 28 minutes was set in 2018 by Olga King. Going NOBO collegiate East, Supported and carrying all my own gear. Paul Pomeroy – a highly-trained athlete – lost 16 pounds on his 9+ day unsupported FKT in 2006. 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