FKT: Keilynn Alicea - First State National Historic Park - 2023-09-29

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1h 9m 19s
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This submission is part of my personal project, the Atlantic States Seaboard Tour where I attempted an FKT route in each state, on back-to-back days. There are 14 contiguous states that follow the Atlantic Coast Shoreline: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

A full trip report will be posted on within one week.

When I was looking for an FKT route in the state of Delaware, I wanted to focus on a national landmark. I saw that the First State National Historic Park did not have an FKT route and it is such an iconic park!  So on 9/29 I hiked this route which avoids private land. I decided to run the route on 10/08 at 9:39am for time. There were quite a few hikers and bike riders on parts of this trail. It's beautiful and a real Delaware gem!


Day 1 September 23, 2023 Florida: Shark Valley Everglades National Park Loop *It’s National Park’s Day!

Day 2 September 24, 2023 Georgia: Yonah Mountain, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

Day 3 September 25, 2023 South Carolina: Arthur Ravenel Bridge

Day 4 September 26, 2023 North Carolina: Looking Glass Rock Trail Ascent

Day 5: September 27, 2023 Virginia: Big Schloss

Day 6 September 28, 2023 Maryland: Capitol Crescent Trail

Day 7 September 29, 2023 Delaware: First State National Park

Day 8: September 30, 2023 New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts: Tri-State Tri-Mountain Loop *stormed off mountain, dnf

Day 9: October 1, 2023 Rhode Island: Cliff Walk

Day 10 October 2, 2023 Maine: Cadillac Mountain Ascent, Acadia National Park

Day 10 October 2, 2023 New Hampshire: Peter Trail, White Mountain National Forest *pending route

Day 11 October 3, 2023 New Jersey: Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreation Area established