FKT: John Clarke - Frozen Head Fire Tower - 2024-02-22

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1h 21m 8s
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First day of six at Frozen Head. I ran at tempo pace uphill and controlled downhill to avoid rolling an ankle or otherwise getting hurt on the descent. Lots of rocks, roots, and piles of leaves that can make for unstable footing. Beautiful day. Course was the driest I've seen at Frozen Head in a long time.

My route followed the basic instructions: South Old Mac trail to the Fire Tower road to the Fire Tower, and back. I climbed to the top of the tower as well. The GPX by the person who submitted the route deviated from the South Old Mac trail and took the Judge Branch trail in one direction, which does not match the instructions. I followed the basic instructions out and back on South Old Mac.