FKT: Robert Rives - Outer Mountain Loop (TX) - 2019-01-25

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Total time
6h 56m 25s

Start and end in Chisos Basin. My route was the traditional clockwise loop, in this order: Pinnacle, Boot Spring, Juniper Canyon, Dodson, Blue Creek, Laguna Meadows.

I ran the Outer Mountain Loop in unsupported style, carrying everything from start to finish with no resupplies. I carried 2.5 liters of water and about 1300 calories and finished with water and food to spare. Mild conditions in January contributed to the lack of need to cache water or other supplies en route. I believe this to be the unsupported and overall FKT. Cheers to all who have run this route before, and the faster folks to come!