Incredible day in the Tetons! Seven years ago I backpacked this trail over three days. Very fun to return and do it in 6.5 hours. I started at 6:30am from the Phillips Pass TH on Teton Pass and finished at the String Lake/Leigh Lake TH. With races cancelled due to COVID I wanted to put in a hard effort on this awesome trail. Stellar day without any major issues!
I ran unsupported, carrying all my own food/gear and taking water from natural sources. Due to COVID, I avoided Jackson before/after running, always wore a mask indoors, passed with ample room, and wore a buff when descending Paintbrush Canyon and pulled it over my face when passing people.