Successful day! Weather was quite variable. Nobody on Broken Top except myself. Several folks on South. I saved the route in advance to my Gaia and followed the previous guy's route relatively closely, even when he went off trail up to a couple camp sites for a minute. haha Then I even ran to the other end of the parking lot to stay close to his route (he had clearly parked beside the hwy back in 2020 which isn't a thing now)-- anyway, I have no idea where he got an extra 2 miles on me.
I did not push this at all. I move steady but not at all fast, so a very beatable time for future female competitors :)