FKT: Alan Lint - Wonderland Trail (WA) - 2011-08-22

Athletes
Gender category
Male
Route variation
Standard route
Style
Unsupported
Start date
Finish date
Total time
1d 6h 30m
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Alan Lint of Seattle set a new unsupported FKT by just over an hour, running the trail in 30h30m on Aug. 21-22, 2011. Lint's report is here: www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7993539

 

Sean Meissner (33h26m), and Sam Thompson & Brock Gavery (32h33m) both did unsupported trips on the Wonderland during Sept. 2011. Both failed to beat the FKT, but nevertheless ran impressive times.

 

Meissner:

33:26. That's how long it took me to run/hike/walk/sleep the Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier on Sept. 13-14, 2011. I started at Mowich at 4:50 a.m. and went cw. By far, the longest solo, unsupported adventure run I've ever done. I'm working on a trip report now, but will say this: Isaiah has it right in starting at Longmire going cw, as getting the difficult Longmire-Mowich section done first is very wise. One heck of an adventure!!!

 

Thompson:

32:33 - that was our official time on the Wonderland Trail, so fkt definitely still stands. We flirted with it for a while, but bad weather and a likely poor choice in start time (leading to extreme sleep deprivation) ultimately dropped us off pace by the time we finished. Started at 8pm Friday Sept 16 at Mowich, and finished Sunday early on the 18th. Starting at night was interesting, but having zero sleep since Thursday made for a rough go of it. Ah well- this loop is such a gem, it is always an incredible adventure and the scenery is breathtaking!