FKT: Anne Pike - AT through Shenandoah National Park (VA) - 2021-09-12

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3d 12h 54m 6s

I'm very happy to report back with a nice improvement on my first attempt at this route just over 1 year ago. I started out a little after 7.30 am Thursday as planned with a little drizzle to help keep things fresh and slippy! I had a great support crew of my husband and our 4 legged buddy who met me at multiple places along the route where the AT crosses skyline drive. I also had a few great friends join me for a couple of short sections during the adventure and also keep me (and my husband) stocked with great snacks. I decided to get through the first night without sleeping and took my first extended break with a little sleep soon after the turnaround on Friday night and then kept pushing through until my second short sleep break on Saturday night. Determined to finish up before midnight on Sunday I kept trucking and it all paid off for me to arrive back at the start point on Sunday evening, just shy of 85 hours later. I couldn't be more thankful for the support I had along the way. :-)