FKT: Mark McCue - Knobstone Trail (IN) - 2023-03-10

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one way
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11h 51m 16s

I started by myself with with about 100oz of water and 3500 calories.  Started at about 6:10am in the dark at Deam Lake.  I made it roughly 25 miles before I had to start filtering creek water.  Water was flowing decent.  I saw zero people first half but then saw 50+ people second half.  From what I gathered a large group from South Carolina was out there. That made for a less boring but more painful second half.  They all called me "sir" I got a kick out of that and was also a nice gesture.  I ran this all using the food that I carried and using filtered water from the creeks.  Be advised there are 30 blow downs and about 5 of them were difficult to get around.  The last 5 miles were a complete mess and I got turn around twice because it was so hard to navigate around the trees.  However....I beat my old record by 30 minutes!  Should have been more but I guess that gives me another reason to go back out soon as I forget how painful it was.