FKT: Patrick Blair - AT Four State Challenge (PA, MD, WV, VA) - 2024-05-20

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7h 6m 46s
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Luckily the weather ended up being not too hot (until the last couple miles) and the trails were not very muddy.  I carried about 14 SiS energy and two filter bottles.  I refilled my water at the stream at ~5.5mi, the spigot at the Washington Monument, and the spigot at Gathland State Park.  I don't know if there is a spigot in Harper's Ferry but if there is then I highly recommend filling up there if you make this attempt.  Even though you only have a few miles to go after Harper's Ferry those miles are almost all uphill and hard with some exposure.  I lost a lot of time in those miles but with enough food onboard and a water refill that could have been avoided.

I am very happy to get the FKT!  Hopefully someone can go and knock it down a bit more soon... good luck!!!!