FKT: Dylan Bowman - Joshua Tree Traverse (CA) - 2021-03-13

Route variation
one way
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Total time
4h 16m 15s

I started around 9:30am and had pretty great conditions. This is a fun and fast route with expansive views, powerful wind, and plentiful sunshine. I received crew support at Ryan Campground which is roughly mile 19 (previous overall FKT was unsupported - Peter Marsted). I left there at about 2h23m and then finished pretty strong. The last few miles are downhill but pretty sandy and with a pretty brutal headwind -- don't underestimate!

Overall, this was a really fun run. The trail is fast, forgiving, and non-technical, so you can really get in a groove. The hardest parts are the sandy sections, mostly concentrated in the first 5 miles and last 5 miles of the route.