FKT: Jason Hardrath - Canyon Creek Lakes Trail, Trinity Alps Wilderness (CA) - 2020-06-30

Athletes
Route variation
main trail out & back
Multi-sport
No
Gender category
Male
Style
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Finish date
Total time
2h 40m 49s
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Super fun to see this Trinity Alps Backpacking Classic turned FKT!

Had a super fun early morning on it!

Thanks Nate!

Blasted up pretty easy to follow, though at times rough trail for the first 6 miles or so. Then the last 1.5 gets harder to follow with lots of different use/camp trails as you near the lakes

Lost the trail as I got onto the granite slab just below the first lake, so I just charged the slab. Little cairns marking various user trails from this point all the way to the second lake Nate Described. 

Returned the same way I ascended, maybe? Felt kinda like guess work again on the way down, re-found the main trail below the slab and tried to find a fast rhythm down to catch a 9am online orientation for some graduate credits I am taking for continuing education this summer.

Gear:

Ultimate Direction Adventure Vest 5.0 (love this thing) https://ultimatedirection.com/adventure-vest-5-0/ 

Short shorts

An old singlet

Some beat to hell hokas

Tailwind Nutrition 400 calories, lemon 🍋 flavor, in 32oz  https://www.tailwindnutrition.com/tailwind-endurance-fuel

A truck load of stoke

And an Athletic Brewing "Wild Ride" non-alcoholic brew at the finish (even though it was still 8am and I had orientation)  https://bit.ly/2YopuwY and JASONH20 gets you 20% off your first order!