FKT: Bethany Garretson, Jason Pageau - Taconic Crest Trail (NY) - 2022-06-11

Route variation
Standard route
Gender category
Mixed-gender team
Start date
Finish date
Total time
10h 23m 14s

Jason and I went for the TCT as a part of our Northeast Ultra 8 Sky Runner Challenge. 

Temp: 50-70

Trail Conditions: Dry, only muddy in a few sections

It was a beautiful day to do the TCT. Jason and I met at 8:15 am and began the self-supported logistics. We set up two aid stations. 

Trip Report: Personally, I underestimated this trail. Based on the mileage and elevation gain, I thought it was much more of a "roller." Made the mistake of not bringing trekking poles. There are very steep descents. Quads were hurting by the end of the day. Wanted to get around 8-9 hours, but had lots of feet issues and stomachs were off. 

It was a long and somewhat painful day. 

Beautiful trail, lots of birds and wildlife. The ferns are amazing.