FKT: Pollee Brookings - Crater Rim Trail (OR) - 2020-07-28

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Route variation
Standard Loop
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Total time
3h 40m 48s
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Started this morning at 9:03am, at the visitors center, about 2 hours later than I wanted to! Temps rose quickly and the trail was pretty exposed almost the entire time. Definitely bonked at least 3 times... likely due to heat and elevation and just feeling a bit off. I drank 2 L of water with electrolytes and ate primarily Springs & Honey Stingers, as the heavier snacks just didn’t appeal to me. I had decided to run CW to avoid the immediate steep climb up Paulina, but I’d be interested in trying it CCW. Trail was very well maintained and fairly well marked, though I definitely used OnX a few times to make sure I was on the right trail. Footing was excellent throughout. Saw only a handful of hikers out there, and 1 other trail runner. Lots of deer prints, but no sightings. Had a fun run overall! Should be a very easy FKT to beat, ladies :)