FKT: Kim Levinsky - Bear Mountain State Park 7 Summits (NY) - 2020-11-21

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Female
Route variation
Standard route
Multi-sport
No
Style
Unsupported
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Total time
9h 30m 0s
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I started the route at 6:22AM just before dawn. I was able to catch an amazing sunrise as I was making my way up to the first summit. I was able to move faster on the loop because I had run 19 miles of it last weekend so everything looked familiar and I didn't spend as much time looking at my map (or getting lost!). I definitely recommend having the gpx AND hard copy of the map with you just in case (I used the NYNJTC Map #119 "Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain"). There were a lot of leaves down that were very dry so it made some of the descents very slippery... The summits for Anthony's Nose and Bear Mountain were a zoo -- very crowded. All in all, it was an incredible day on the trail and a very challenging route. The last 3 miles that descend Bald Mtn and Dunderberg are steep and a ton of loose rocks - kind of a brutal way to end the loop but it makes the run very satisfying when you finish!

 

I finished in 9 hrs and 30 minutes with 27.57 mile and 7,490 ft gain. I completed this loop unsupported and was able to filter my water along the way (plenty of spots). If anyone needs help with navigation or prep, please don't hesitate to reach out!