FKT: Dominic Samoraj - Grandview Peak - 2023-08-13

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3h 56m 3s
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I got on trail at 6:45am. First few miles up to Big Mtn. are straightforward. I had no experience with the trail past mile 3 but was able to navigate pretty easily with gps. Most of the trail was overgrown single track and some burly bushwacking. Got off trail once around mile 7 but was quickly able to find the trail again. I found this route to be beautiful; views through the entirety of the run and no incline lasted too long. Summiting Grandview was a fun class 2 scramble with an insane view waiting at the top. My stomach started to turn shortly after leaving the summit and made for a tough mile 10. Thankfully I was able to get some food down and keep pushing. By mile 12 the heat started to play a role and made for some tough running. I really wanted to go sub 4 so I bombed the last mile and concluded the adventure with a total elapsed time of 3:56:03.