FKT: Heather Ekstrom - Montaña de Oro 3 Peaks (CA) - 2021-01-26

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3h 43m 46s
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I ran/hiked the Montana de Oro 3 Peaks route. I began at the Hollister Peak TH just before 7am (the original route began at the Valencia TH). After reaching Hollister Peak the trail winds back into the canyon before ascending up to Oats Peak with great views of Morro Bay. At this time, there were numerous mountain bikers on the trail. There was one shallow creek crossing that was easy to rock hop. Lastly, I ascended Valencia Peak (small lollipop trail on top). It was then a short descent down to the Valencia TH parking lot. I carried my water and a few snacks, along with a rain jacket for the impending "atmospheric river" in the forecast. This was my first time recording my full run on strava, let alone onto the FKT website - getting the feel for it all! The run was glorious and I decided to go the opposite direction because I wanted a longer warm-up for the early morning temps!