Photos in Strava
Again my thanks go out to Nate Smith for uncovering a grind of a climb! Awe inspiring views as you climb the final bit to the top.
Managed to better Nate's
ascent mark to 1:25:06 and
descent to 50:41
He is right about this climb not really letting up! Grind, grind, grind at ~1k' a mile.
The trail is brutally overgrown and faint in places. I found myself following footprints a couple times only to then see the actual, slightly more visible trail off to one side or the other.
Raced the waining light on the way down. Let up a bit in the last mile because my legs were feeling tenderized from the 16 miles this morning on Canyon Creek Lakes Trail.
Very enjoyable to be hanging around Weaverville, fun vibes and good food options. Stoked to have pulled another FKT double 🤪
I think the climb will pretty handily go 5-8 minutes faster and the descent 5-11 minutes as well to the next person, on fresh legs.
So, Who's next?
Ultimate Direction Adventure Vest 5.0
24oz Tailwind Nutrition
BD carbon poles
Beat to hell La Sportiva Helios 2s
Athletic Brewing "Wild Ride" to finish