Got lucky with some great overcast weather which made the summer day not feel as hott as usual. Miles 2-7 had an insane amount of down trees and I knew when I had scoped out the route that i'd loose a lot of time here. But luckily, the trail was pretty solid after that and I was able to make ground after about 20 miles or so. There are a lot of good water sources along the route and I felt like I nailed the stops without ever fully running out of water. Wasn't sure i'd be able to dip under the 7:08 mark but closed really well and eventually regretted not pushing more to dip under 7 hours. Loop is exactly 7k of climbing and pretty might spot on 47 miles. It's an epic journey going through a lot of varied landscape and some old burns. Really glad I experienced it.
7h 0m 13s