FKT: David Hamilton - Vermont 4000ers (VT) - 2020-09-12

Gender category
Route variation
just the peaks
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Finish date
Total time
10h 12m

Today I ran the Vermont 4ks supported in 10hrs12minutes. Starting at 6:03 am on Mount Mansfield I ran the Hell Brook trail to the summit, and returned on the same route. I started Camels Hump at approximately 8:24 via the Munroe trail. next I ran the gap2gap across Ellen and Abraham starting from the north at approximately 10:53. The last ascent up Killington's Bucklin trail started at 3:08 pm and finished at the summit at 4:15 PM. In hindsight I would have opted out of Hell Brook as it really beats your quads in both directions and probably would have done the AT route. The weather couldn't be more perfect at 70 degrees with negligible wind. The crowds were thought with the COVID-19 pandemic driving people outdoors but the traffic was inconsequential. I loved every minute of this run as a Vermonter, and appreciate the opportunity and the efforts the made this route an FKT.