FKT: Eric Higgins - Lone Peak (UT) - 2022-10-15

Route variation
New round trip via Jacob's Ladder Trail
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Total time
3h 15m 27s

*Note. I'm submitting this because the old FKT's are on the old trail.

Updated route info: 

The Old Route Via Ghost Falls Trail Head is no longer possible. The section right at Ghost Falls TH is now Down Hill Mountainbike Only (they also reclaimed a section of trail for regrowth). They have also established a new trail that bypasses the famous Jacobs Latter segment due to erosion. The Trial is now longer and has a new starting location at Pineview Trailhead.


I've been training to do this route fast even before the route changes. I had been chipping my way toward the ascent record for the last 3 years or so. My PR to the top is 2 hours which is dang difficult. The new trail to the summit is 8 miles with 5,500 ft of vertical. Not a lot of space for running if you want to get it fast. I run where I can and have found some ways to quicken my time on the trail. I lightened my pack to the essentials (waist belt) and drank all my fluids days before the attempt to make my ascent the easiest and fastest.

This is normally an 8-12 hour hike for some due to the elevation. I'm so proud of what I've been able to do on this trail and will continue to try and beat my PR.