FKT: Alex King - Kings Mt - Elk Mt Loop (OR) - 2020-05-25

Gender category
Route variation
Standard Loop
Finish date
Total time
1h 52m 49s

I ran the King mtn - Elk mtn loop, starting and finishing at King mtn TH in 1:52:49. I ran the loop Clockwise, as it is described in the route description.

What a beautiful loop! So stoked to have gotten out and given this a go. I thought there'd be a bit more scrambling and exposed ridge running after reading some of the descriptions and trip reports but I was just as happy with an incredibly nice trail for the majority of the route. The decent off of Elk Mountain was excellent practice in controlled falling. Or maybe more like uncontrolled but generally falling in the right direction at least.

To give credit where credit is due, I think the previous FKT on this route according to my brief search around strava was Andrejs G's time of 2:09:32. Here's the link to his strava activity: . I cannot verify this, it is simply the fastest time for the complete loop that I found on strava and is the time I was trying to beat when I set out.

I took some gopro footage along the run and I'll try and put together a little video recap of the run that I'll post a link here to.