On September 3, 2013 at 11:20 AM I completed the Long Path, a 350-mile hiking trail from NYC to Albany NY, in 9 days 3 hours 6 minutes, which I believe to be the new Fastest Known Time for this trail.
I had announced that I would run the Long Path on a self-supported basis and did so through mile 300. However, at that point it became clear that my food caches were insufficient and I received assistance from spouse and friends with resupply of food, clothing, and supplies. Therefore, this FKT is on a supported basis.
I encourage other trail runners and thru-hikers to take on the Long Path, as I found it to be a beautiful course with awesome views, a sense of history, and a mischievous personality. The Long Path is meticulously blazed and documented online thanks to the staff and volunteers of the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference, and I had no major problems following it even at night and during bad weather.
GPS documentation together with selected photographs and other information available at www.findmespot.com/spotadventures/index.php/view_adventure?tripid=324604
Ken has a short article about the Long Path and his trip in Hudson Valley Magazine