This FKT on the MA-only section of the NET was realized as part an FKT on the full NET. Please see the full NET tab for the full report.
This run was done solo and unsupported, carrying all gear and food, and collecting water from natural sources.
When done unsupported, the NET must include an additional road section to cross the Connecticut River by foot through Northampton, MA, as the official trail simply stops on one side of the river and starts again on the other side. This road section is about 11miles.
My goal was to use only the official designated overnight sites for sleep, and travel each day the 40- to 60mile sections between them. For Massachussets, my route unfolded as follows:
Day 1 -- NH/MA border (October 3rd, 2020, 1:28pm EST) to Wendell State Forest Shelter
Day 2 -- Wendell State Forest Shelter to Mount Holyoke Outing Club Cabin
Day 3 -- Mount Holyoke Cabin to MA/CT border (October 5th, 2020, 2:49pm EST)
Total Time, including additional road section: 2d 1h 21min