FKT: Josh Pulattie - Oregon Coast Trail (OR) - 2020-07-09

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12d 10h 29m 0s
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I left the morning of June 27, 2020 at 6:46am and finished July 9 at 5:16pm in a time of 12 days 10 hrs and 29 minutes.  I tried to stick as closely to the maps found at, but also used the supported FKT gpx file as a guide.  I was unable to download the self supported FKT holder's gpx track to follow.  I completed this hike during the covid-19 pandemic, so there were complications that arose due to the coronavirus.  When I started this hike, Oregon was mostly open and I followed all state and local guidelines surrounding covid-19.  As the trip went on, regulations became more strict and many state parks were closed along the way.  In certain locations I road walked around state parks that were closed to respect state and local authorities.  I did this hike NOBO which also had its challenges.  I took a long road walk through Tillamook because I would have been unable to get a ferry across at Barview. I took a ferry across the bay just south of Reedsport and a ferry across Nehalem Bay. My inreach was set to track every 20 minutes in order to save battery as much as possible, so I do not know know exactly how many miles I covered in total.  

From notes we made during Josh's hike:

Day 13 (7/09):  Finished ~17:12, total time approx 12d10h25m !

Day 12 (7/08):  O/n Cannon Beach

Day 11 (7/07):  O/n Garibaldi

Day 10 (7/06):  O/n Pacific City

Day 9 (7/05):  O/n Depoe Bay

Day 8 (7/04):  O/n Ona Beach SP

Day 7 (7/03):  O/n near Heceta Head

Day 6 (7/02):  O/n along the beach adjacent to Three Mile Lake

Day 5 (7/01):  O/n North Bend

Day 4 (6/30):  O/n Seven Devils State Park

Day 3 (6/29):  Josh walked all day along Hwy 101 and stopped o/n near New River.

Day 2 (6/28):  O/n by Humbug Mtn State Park

Day 1 (6/27):  Start at 6:47am.  O/n at Cape Sebastian Point