FKT: Jack Kuenzle - Adirondack Great Range Traverse (NY) - 2021-06-20

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4h 45m 46s

High was 81 down in the valley, low 60’s up high. Woke up a little earlier than I wanted to and figured I’d just go for it when I could see outside. Sent it with 1300 calories and 1.5 L intending to fill after Basin. Initial bit went well, stayed under times from my TT to WJ notch a couple weeks ago. Coming down WJ my Salomon vest tore and I started bread crumbing gels and flasks across the high peaks wilderness. In the vests defense, I’ve had it for like 3 years and have put countless miles and pounds of bullshit in it. Grabbed my stuff and pushed. Trail was the best I’ve seen it, dry rocks, mud in the usual spots. Stiff cross wind on Haystack. Somewhere around here I peed myself. Surprisingly few people on Tahawus/Marcy. Finished it out crying and singing my heart will go on by Celine Dion but I switched out heart with legs. Just kinda spontaneous ya know.