FKT: Matthew Goddard - Baylor Canyon Pass Trail (NM) - 2022-05-14

Route variation
out & back
Gender category
Start date
Finish date
Total time
1h 37m 13s
GPS track(s)
C5E81118.FIT27.81 KB

Oof, definitely made some rookie mistakes! But hey, I got the FKT! My first one.

My main goal was to strive for the Baylor Canyon Over and Back. I used my Ultimate Direction Ultra Vest 5.0 carrying two 500ml bottles. One was full of NUUN and the other was water.

1st rookie move: I would have gotten the west ascent course record, but I made a few wrong turns about 3/4 of a mile away from the saddle. Certain sections had a lot of overgrowth, but it’s something I have to accept without really scouting the trail recently. I also got a bunch of sandy pebbles in my shoes due to a bunch of holes in the mesh. 

2nd rookie move: About half a mile on the east descent, my left shoe got untied. So when I got done on the east side, I looked like a maniac sprinting to the turn around point to take off my shoes to get the pebbles out while simultaneously tying my shoe. I got to the turn around a little under 50 mins which was a course record, which I would’ve gotten sooner if I didn’t miss those pesky turns.

3rd rookie move: I almost died a few times running on the west descent. Tweaked my ankle a bit.

Did this because a race I signed up for got canceled due to wildfires.


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