FKT: Megan Lacey, Christof Teuscher - Alpine Lakes Grand Tour (WA) - 2023-10-08

Route variation
Standard route
Gender category
Mixed-gender team
Start date
Finish date
Total time
1d 11h 31m 15s

On Oct 7, 2023, we went back to the 85mi-ish Alpine Lakes Grand Tour for a supported FKT attempt. In 2019, we had set an unsupported FKT in 35:44 (see REPORT: Alpine Lakes Grand Tour FKT). We figured we could go lighter supported (duh!) and perhaps even go under 30h (lol!). Perhaps not surprisingly, the sub-30 dream went to die quickly because of significant blowdown on some trails, a bee/wasp attack, larches, mountain goats, tired bodies, and 4 year older bodies. There were also rocks. And granite slabs. Nevertheless, we were able to set a new supported FKT in 35:31, a modest 13min faster than our unsupported 2019 FKT. This was most definitely the final chapter on this route. We said this before.

More pics in full report at

A big thanks to Ursina for the support!



  • The Suunto was on 1min interval. That's the track that is on Strava.
  • The Garmin eTrex was on 1s interval and seems to have recorded everything correctly. The file is attached.
  • The SPOT has several GPS errors and the batteries unexpectedly died after 2 days, even though they were brand new.