Eli White reported:
Our small group had a great time on the NAR loop this past weekend. The heat (low-mid 80s) and stifling humidity of summer took their toll on us all, and 3 out of 5 starters completed the full loop. We started near the entrance to the Appletree Group Campground and ran clockwise. A few of us dropped self-supported aid in one or two spots the night before, and we had a gracious volunteer meet us at Tellico Gap with aid. My GPS data (part 1; part 2) from the run added up to 55 miles and about 13,700 feet of total vertical gain. Adam Hill came in at the front with a really great time of 10:54:46, and set a mark that will be difficult to break, especially in similar conditions. There are many locations for crew access along the run that would make it easier (thorough route description), but we opted for limited support to make logistics easier. I hope to see more folks out there on this one!