FKT: Chase Frost - Sipsey Wilderness Trails (AL) - 2019-12-28

Route Variation
All Trails
Finish Date
Time (duration)
14h 13m 7s
GPS Tracks
Sipsey.gpx4.72 MB

The day started @ 6am with Matt Lyle. from the Gate @ the Borden Creek trailhead. From here I ran south on trail 200, to the intersection of 200 and 209. Turning west, I crossed Borden creek and traveled on 209 to the intersection of 202. Crossed the Sipsey and followed 202 to the Randolph trailhead. Where I dropped off Matt Lyle, Grabbed some fresh bottles and an oatmeal creme pie. John Waggoner doing the next section with me, We traveled north on 201 to the intersection of 209. East on 209 to the trail north that loops 204 & 204a. Round Trip to the place this crosses the river is 6.6 Miles, and was arguably the most fun section of the day. This is the only “loop” or back tracking section of the entire day. We then headed North on 206, passed through the Thompson trailhead and followed 208 to 223 the top @ the Braziel Trailhead. I entered this aid station @ almost 25 miles on the nose, changed socks and shoes, grabbed a turkey sandwich and headed out, solo for the next 15 mile, and hardest section of the day. From Braziel, I traveled southeast on 210. This trail is very untraveled, cambered and quite frankly sucky to run, my legs were ate up with briars and scratches and my ankles took a pounding after 7 miles of cambered running. From the south end of 210 I traveled west on 208 to the intersection of 224 and headed south east to the bridge @ Borden Creek to pick up Josh and Trey @ the final aid station of the day. Leaving here, we headed due north on 207, climbed out to the Gum Pond trailhead and followed forest service road 208 south and east to the final section of trail of the day, 203. Running 203 south back to the Borden Creek Bridge, and climbing the hill back to the gate at Borden Trailhead to complete the day (the "leg" off of the 203 trail around mile 50 is an error. I actually missed the turn off to the trail and went .5 miles out of the way).