FKT: Bill Hoffman, Jake Stookey - Lake George 12ster (NY) - 2020-08-07

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Route variation
self powered
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Total time
21h 31m 40s

On 8/7/2020,three friends set out for an unsupported Lake George 12ster. The only way we could figure out how to do this unsupported was to swim across the lake. Any other methods would require a massive amount of road running or carrying a boat. Each runner carried a drybag buoy in our packs along with all of our food for the day. We started at 1am and ran the first four peaks over the night so that we would arrive at the lake crossing early enough to avoid heavy motor boat traffic. We dumped all of our water at this point. After the crossing we refilled water from the lake using tablets and filter bottles.  This is as far as we can tell the first time anyone has completed this route without the use of a vehicle (car, bike, boat, etc). 

Note: Unfortunately one of the runners dropped out at mile 35. The two finishers did not receive any aid food or otherwise from the dropped runner.  [Having a dropped runner makes this "paced" and therefore "supported", as per the Guidelines.] This is a so far a unique undertaking (entirely self powered & without bikes) that we would like to share with others.