FKT: Kim Manturuk - Catawba Triple Crown (VA) - 2020-10-26

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Standard Loop
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13h 50m 23s

I started at McAfee Knob trailhead and went clockwise. That was a good choice; doing Dragon's Tooth at the end would have been terrible. I saw some folks going the other way but never met anyone going my way. I was alone the entire time and did not resupply. I started with 3 liters of water and ran out less than a mile from the end. I ate 4 granola bars and 4 gels. Because I carried so much water, I didn't carry much else. The trip took longer than I expected, but I loved it. The view from Tinker Cliffs at sunset was amazing. The last 4 miles or so really wiped me out. I was in the dark for a good 2 hours.