FKT: Frankie DiSomma - Adirondack Dix Range Traverse (NY) - 2019-08-02

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3h 49m 49s

On August 2, 2019, I ran the Dix Range Traverse via the route noted about in 3 hours 49 minutes and 49 seconds. I started and ended at the trailhead from the Elk Lake Road Parking Lot. 

Descending from Macomb I made it down the scree field farily unscathed. However, after hopping on the trail that runs parallel to the brook I sent it a little too hard and smacked the top of my head against a downed tree. After being knocked down for a moment, I got back up and started running only to find that my hat was soaked in blood. Blood started gushing down my face but I quickly gathered myself and ran the last 4 miles to the parking lot as quick as possible knowing that I needed to get my head looked at. Luckily I only needed three staples but without a hat it could have been much worse. 

PSA: Always send it hard but watch out for trees!