FKT: Amy Rusiecki - Mt Greylock, Thunderbolt Trail (MA) - 2020-11-28

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43m 22s
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On Saturday, November 28, 2020, I ran Thunderbolt following the trail description that Drew Best shows on your site.  I had scouted out a few turns as my 'warm-up' so I knew where to go on the few unmarked turns.  This is a fun but brutal way to climb Greylock.  Due to some recent rain, the trail was muddy (which caused a few areas where I took one step up only to slide back down to where I started), so I think this time could certainly be faster in drier conditions.  The entire AT section was a mud-pit and it was impossible to dodge the mud pits and fellow hikers (especially while trying to maintain social distancing).

It started snowing about 2/3rd of the way up, which just added a bit of magic to the run.  Unfortunately, that meant that there was no view at the top.

Similar to Drew's watch, I recorded a total distance of 2.18 miles.  I did take one wrong turn, but only added a hundredth or two to the total distance.