Ashley Blake and Joshua Scott are attempting, as an unsupported mixed gender team, an FKT of this route on Feb 8th, 2019 weather permitting.
Route: Great Smoky Mountains Peak Loop (NC, TN)
A roughly 26 mile loop connecting several prominent trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Alum Cave, Boulevard) as well as parts of the Appalachian Trail. See link for description. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7026832/great-smoky-mountains-peak-loop.
Successfully completed (and pending verification) on Feb 8, 2019, in 9 hr. 41 min. 22 sec, by Ashley Blake and Joshua Scott.
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/3367111701 (Joshua’s Garmin activity).
Congrats guys! Christine and I will have to give it another shot sometime!