FKT: Lexi Jackson - New England Trail (CT, MA) - 2021-09-30

Route variation
Full Trail (MA & CT)
Gender category
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Total time
4d 5h 42m 0s

I had previously section run all of the trail except for the second half of CT. My beginning pack weight was 24lbs and I had planned on running the entire trail unsupported. Due to recent rains, getting water was never an issue until the second half of CT, however day two I was defeated after the long road section around the CT river so I stopped at a gas station for soda and fries, and then stopped two other times to swap out food so therefore it was a self supported effort after that. Slept wherever I stopped. Downpoured most of the 3rd day. Saw a bear, some coyotes, some really stoned bikers on top of Mount Tom and a billion deer. Westfield River was too high to cross so I ran around that as well. Finished MA in 2 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes and CT in 2 days 10 minutes.