FKT: Nick Arndt - High Peaks Wilderness Traverse (NY) - 2020-09-23

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Gender category
Male
Route variation
Standard point-to-point
Multi-sport
No
Style
Unsupported
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Total time
7h 42m 59s
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I came up with this route a few months ago, as it logically traverses the High Peaks Wilderness in the most direct/precise fashion, west to east. This was a casual "adventure" run/hike effort. My stomach/appetite was not cooperating and it was hard to get calories in. I filtered water a few times and was able to take down a few gels. The scenery and solitude was unreal, as I didn't see another human until I was 4h deep. I hope others find this route inspiring and adventurous. I'll probably run it again next year.