FKT: Megan Farrell - White Mountains Hut Traverse (NH) - 2017-08-25

Athletes
Gender category
Female
Route variation
Standard Traverse
Style
Self-supported
Finish date
Total time
15h 12m
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I recently posted a new Women's FKT Hut Traverse on 8/26/2017 in 15:12. I started at Carter at 4:28AM and finishing at Lonesome at 7:40PM. I was alone for the first 2/3 of the trip, accompanied by my old friend Steve Rosenman from South Twin to Lonesome Lake. Weather was very White Mountains and essentially perfect: very cool temps along the presis, cloudy/foggy with gentle winds during the morning. Overcast clouds kept temps cool in the valley around Mt. Tom and Zealand. We had gorgeous views from a very windy and cold Lafayette and an almost autumnal morning on Saturday at Lonesome.

(2 movescount files, since my GPS from Carter > 19 MB TH was set only to "OK", rather than "Best" and said the route was 7 miles. i reset the function and started a new tracker. But the starting timestamp is included: www.movescount.com/moves/move173624178
remainder of the traverse, but watch died close to the TH for OBP: www.movescount.com/moves/move173624234)

Thanks to the croos of Carter, Galehead, and Lonesome for some especially warm hospitality and generosity. You hut croos make this the most fun challenge ever!

I look forward to seeing where the next woman pushes this record - i think sub-14 hours is 100% possible.

Cheers,

Megan