Photos on Strava.
THIS ROUTE WAS AWESOME! Loved my time up on the “Rim” part of the route. Fun. Classic cairn following/routefinding on slab and sand. Went as described hitting the rim first and then the canyon. It was HELLA windy. So much sand in my eyes that i had to throw away my contacts afterwards.
Had a pretty quick day on this and even snagged a crown on strava mid-effort so I am happy to post this as the current FKT.
Again excited to see how much a local is going to shred this...I am thinking sub-2 is doable in pretty short order by the right athlete with the right knowledge of the route.
Ultimate Direction Adventure Vest 5.0 - my go to vest, light weight, good fit, carries all i need
Ultimate Direction Hydroskin Shorts - I love the fit. Still not liking the pocket fabric quality. They say they will address it in a future iteration
Tailwind Nutrition: 400 calories in 1.25 liters (if you’re the first to ask me my favorite flavor, and I will mail you a trial packet)
Altra Superior: these handled pretty well, I just can’t find a pair of Altras i can say i like on technical terrain though
Athletic Brewing: “Free Way” NA double hopped IPA