Route: Great Allegheny Passage (GAP, MD/PA)

Location
Maryland, US
Pennsylvania, US
Description

The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) is a 150-mile trail from Cumberland, MD, to Pittsburgh, PA. The GAP is mainly well groomed crushed limestone that rides fast - most interest in this trail has been by cyclists.  However, on our old website a hiker claimed to have walked the GAP in 137h55m in June 2016 (self-supported).

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Comments

I am interested in attempting the GAP from Cumberland to Pittsburgh. Is anyone aware of a supported or unsupported FKT for this route in either direction?

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I'm also interested in making an attempt at the GAP FKT this year. It looks like there are some impressive runs for the GAP + C&O trail (one attempt comes in under 23 hours https://www.strava.com/activities/1063005822), but the fastest known time for the GAP trail (as its own entity) is 137h 55m listed here: http://fastestknowntime.proboards.com/thread/1426/great-allegheny-passage-pittsburgh-cumberland.

I'm pretty new to the whole FKT thing. How does the GAP + C&O FKT effect the GAP FKT? Or are both considered completely separate?

 

Oops haha it looks like that sub-24 hour time was on bike, I obviously skipped breakfast this morning.

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I'll be making an unsupported attempt at this route from Pittsburgh to Cumberland beginning the morning of Friday, June 7.

Here is a link to my gps tracker: http://us0-share.inreach.garmin.com/kevinmfernando

Admin Note:  Kevin went for about 12 hours on 6/7 and then stopped around Port Royal (DNF).