FKT: Andy Blatecky - Lost Creek Wilderness Loops (CO) - 2022-07-17

Route variation
FOMELC Loop (85 miles)
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Total time
1d 9h 9m 39s

Wow, great loop so close to the front range. Some amazing views and it was great watching the scenery change as you move from the north west portion to the south east. The black flies were out in force and my legs were getting super itchy towards the end, even with bug spray applied liberally. Plenty of water on route except for the stretch from the the brookside/ute junction to lake Park/hankins pass junction. I ran dry about mid way through this section, but luckily there was a decent stream a little ways below the second junction.

I managed to go 55 miles the first day, and then 30 miles the second. Slept for 6 hours about a mile before goose creek junction.

This loop could certainly go closer to 24 hours for someone fit, traveling light, and forgoing sleep.

I was able to knock it out in 1 day, 9 hours, 9 minutes.