FKT: Mike Wardian - AT Roller Coaster: VA 7 - US 50 (VA) - 2021-01-31

Route variation
out & back
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Total time
8h 47m 29s

I was really excited to do this run in a snow storm.  It is a pretty famous local Northern Virginia route so I was pumped to try for an FKT that people can improve on.  The day started very cold like 25 degrees and didn't get much warmer.  Snow was constant and the conditions were harsh but it was awesome to use skills I had gained over the years.  I did it unsupported so just parked my car and went.  I had 3 bottle of fluids, 2 almond butter and honey sandwhichs and a bag of nuts.  I think I planned my fueling pretty well and I was feeling it on the way back but I didn't see anyone due to the weather and time of year for over 20 miles and then I just saw 2 hikers for about 30 seconds....I hope ths helps and good luck for those in the future.  I definitely would like to go back and try to go much faster in better conditions.