FKT: Jason Hardrath - Zion Downhill (UT) - 2020-11-25

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7h 22m 14s
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When I found out the water in Zion had toxic cyanobacteria blooms, ruling some canyoneering efforts excessively risky (death by vomiting and convulsions sounds pretty lame) I pivoted. Why not take on a (mostly) off-trail extravaganza, set up by none other than the infamous Buzz Burrell himself (and the epic Jared Campbell)?

I had been wanting to do the Zion Downhill FKT since 2018.

So today was my day!

A mantra throughout the day of off-trail brutality was, "trust the animals" when I would find small game trails near the prior gpx track. This route is brutal to your legs if you don't wear pants.  I don't know if I have ever torn up my shins so bad, and I do this off-trail quite a lot as many of you know...


It would be cool to do an FKT in every national park, any ideas?

Oh hey, who's next?

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