FKT: Brannon Forrester - South Yuba River National Recreation Trail (CA) - 2020-10-25

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3h 20m 21s

This is one of the jewels of the foothill trails!  Beautiful, remote in the interior; it is a backcountry experience in the foothills!

I live nearby and so was able to run in and stash an electrolyte/redbull mix at the Humbug Creek junction, but otherwise just carried a couple handrunners and 4 Spring energy gels.  It was unseasonably cool; 37 degrees at the start and 55 at the finish, just perfect conditions.

I didn't have the best day but gritted my teeth and was able to sustain a pretty good pace (for me).  There is still quite a bit of downed bushes and trees in the interior, turning the run into a giant interval workout; surging the runnable sections and then crawling through and around the obstructions!  I will try it again next year, as i think with a little clearing (i am going to do some work on it as well this winter) and a good day, it can go sub-3 hours for sure.

Highly recommend this trail!  Most of it is clear and the setting is so so beautiful.