FKT: Chad Priest, Conor McEvily - Chisos Escalada (TX) - 2021-01-29

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5h 54m 19s
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I did the Chisos Escalada route on Friday, January 29 unsupported, running with my buddy Conor McEvily.   Temps were 40s-70s with some cloud; if it had been much warmer I would have needed a re-supply of water at the Chisos Basin Store. This is the best mountain run I’ve ever done with amazing vistas and a variety of terrain going from the Chihuahua Desert transition zone up to Emory Peak.  The trails were way more runnable than I expected.  We got in some bonus mileage/time by inadvertently scrambling up to the "wrong" peak (a subsidiary to the south of Emory Peak) at first and wandering a bit up and down sections of the trail to take photos.  It was just so sublime.  This is absolutely a bucket list run + hike + scramble.  Big thanks to the runner who put this link-up on the map!