FKT: Kevin Hadfield - Big Dominguez and Little Dominguez Canyon Loop (CO) - 2021-04-17

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Standard Loop
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7h 32m 20s
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Last minute switch up... I was supposed to be running Palmer Lake 24 Hr but it was cancelled on Thursday due to weather. That was a great excuse to run this loop. I camped at the mouth of Dominguez canyon on a canoe trip down the Gunnison in 2006 and was immediately enchanted by the place. I think about that trip often and I have been back a couple of times over the years for some short jaunts.

This time though... I just snuck under Giff’s FKT (20 minutes??) so for now I have the FKT on a super special loop for me. I did get lost a couple of times so if anyone reading this is trying to snag a GPX for their go... I’d suggest snagging Giff or the previous guy’s file. I think my mistakes added only .75 miles or so but I was in a pretty sketchy spot scrambling up to the mesa that I ended up having to reverse and down climb over some consequential exposure (probably not death but definitely hurting if you blow it... hurting bad😂). 

Pretty muddy in spots up high on the mesa... you know the kind. Absolutely perfect weather day out there. Very beautiful spot on the map.