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Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #7: Day 43 – 49

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 43: Zero Day in Waynesboro I took today off, and boy did I need it. The last 100 or so miles have been the most grueling of the trail between the unseasonably hot days and extremely strenuous terrain, and I was fading fast. By the end, my legs …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #6: April 30 – May 6, 2018

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 36: Johns Spring Shelter to Troutville, VA – 18.2mi I finally had a night without rain and my tent was able to mostly dry out. My sleeping bag was still a bit damp as I packed up, but I knew I’d have the chance to hang it up …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #5: April 23 – April 29, 2018

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 29: Chestnut Knob Shelter to random spot @ mm594 – 24.8mi As I mentioned before, the shelter last night was great. Although it was windy outside, we felt none of it thanks to the closed door that kept things gust-free inside. I got up at about 6:15 and …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #4: April 16 – April 22, 2018

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 22: Abingdon Gap Shelter to Damascus, VA – 10.2mi After trudging 32 miles yesterday, I was so beat that I could barely stay awake long enough to finish my dinner. The shelter was full, but it was a nice night so I didn’t mind being outside and exposed. …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #3: April 9 – April 15, 2018

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 15: Jerry’s Cabin Shelter to Bald Mountain Shelter – 25.6mi Last night was another sub-freezing evening. It had started to snow as I was going to bed and although only about a quarter inch accumulated, the drop in temperature was difficult to manage. I felt like I didn’t …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #2: April 2 – April 8, 2018

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 8 – Cable Gap Shelter to Russell Field Shelter – 21.6mi Today was one of my shortest days. I got up at my normal time, after not sleeping too well as I accidentally set my tent up on a hill and was sliding all over. At one point …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #1: March 25 – April 1, 2018

Welcome to my first update from the trail! Here I’ll give a day-by-day account of my hike and everything that goes along with it. Please excuse the absence of flowery prose and the multiple misspellings, as I have limited opportunity to edit these entries as I go. Day 1: Half of the Approach Trail to …

Appalachian Trail, Trekking

Lessons Learned from a Successful FKT Attempt

Recently, I completed an Unsupported FKT Attempt of the 255km Beşparmak Trail in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. My total time was 4 days, 9.5 hours and included some of the most grueling and rewarding terrain I have ever experienced. Although I covered the experience extensively in my Trip Report (Read Part 1 & …

Race Reports, Training, Trekking

Beşparmak Trail FKT Trip Report – Part 2

This is Part 2 of  the Beşparmak Trail FKT Report. Be sure to read Part 1 first! Part 1 left off at the end of Day 2. Having hiked until nearly midnight the night prior, I was entering the longest day of the journey as my schedule indicated that I needed to cover 63km. It’s about …

Race Reports, Training, Trekking

Beşparmak Trail FKT Trip Report – Part 1

On March 2, 2018 at 06:30, I began my Unsupported FKT Attempt of the Beşparmak Trail in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. I completed the trail on March 6 at 1600 with a total running time of 4 days, 9.5 hours. A major part of verifying an FKT is the Trip Report, which adds …

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