FKT: Brad Wingler - Gerard Hiking Trail (PA) - 2020-06-13

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Standard loop
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Total time
5h 52m 50s

These are trails that the Oil Creek 100 trail race uses. There are 5 sections (1, 2, Wild Cat, 3, and 4.) I did the route by starting at the North end, starting at the Jersey Bridge parking lot, and ran south where the trail meets with State Route 8. The Oil Creek 100 race uses some parts of a local bike path and runs down to the Petroleum Center Park office and does not include the farthest 6 miles. The hiking trail does also not run down to the "Miller Farm bridge" at the end of section 3. 

I had a friend run the beginning and a friend run the end. I had my wife and kids meet me a few times for some food and water. I actually thought this whole attempt was foiled when I learned at mile 12 my wife had forgotten the bag with extra calories! Thankfully I had packed extra in my pack and ran off the oranges and strawberries she brought.