FKT: Emily Keddie - Three Fingered Jack (OR) - 2021-09-04

Route variation
Up & down from Santiam Pass TH
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Total time
3h 40m 43s
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I went out here just wanting to run off some general worldly angst and existential dread, and surprised myself with how well my legs were functioning. After running the whole approach, I pumped my way up the steep slope direct to the climbing. The climb feels different every time; today it came east. The very top is exposurepalooza. 

The run down was fast as I could safely move and a sprint into the parking lot. 

Of note: this fkt was set including time on summit to read chapter 15 of Pema Chödrön’s “When Things Fall Apart.” If the strawberry lollipop FKT requires touching the water of a random lake, I humbly recommend one read this very brief chapter on this very rugged and beautiful peak.