FKT: Marta Fisher - Surveyor's Ridge Trail (OR) - 2021-10-23

Route variation
one way
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Total time
1h 59m 39s

The morning was pretty rainy, so I waited to start my attempt until early afternoon. Still pretty wet, but more fog than rain. Ended up being a beautiful day. The fall colors were fabulous, so I tried to get photos, but can't say I was terrifically successful. Saw exactly zero people anywhere until about a mile from the finish. My husband/shuttle driver biked up the trail from Bald Butte Trailhead and cheered when I passed, but did not travel with me for any distance, nor provide any food or water. If that is sufficient to bump me into the supported category, so be it. (I was surprised to see him and asked him not to stay with me when I saw him. Should have explained the rules to him earlier.) 

Note that I started from the south end and ran north so that it would be a net downhill. (Original GPS track was run in the opposite direction.) Looks like total distance is a little longer than I'd previously thought at 12.2 mi, which I assume is due to trailwork that has been done on the south end in the last few years? 

I briefly turned my watch off at the end of the trail (1:58:00), accidentally turned it back on, then walked to the car before turning it off for good at 1:59:39. I figured better not to monkey with the .gpx file and the longer time was fairer?