An amazing (and challenging trail!). Temps in Kaupo were high 70s and 90% humidity. I started just before 8am on 1/19/21...at the the ocean water on the beach next to Huialoha church. Split 1:15:42 at about 5.4 miles in at the park boundary fence. I only got off course slightly a few times in the tall grass and bushes from miles 3-4 in the ranch and it was only by about 50-100' off from side to side. Hit the Kapaloa cabin at about 12.3 miles in in 2:50.
Hit the summit house over 10,000' at 4:08:33 as a halfway split...which I believe is a *supported* FKT for the ascent as well.
Turned around and told my crew (which helped me resupply on the summit) that I could probably crack 3 hours for the descent. Split 5:20 elapsed time at the Halemau'u Trail junction around mile 26.7. The downhill ended up being more challenging for me as the temps and humidity increased and I ran into a couple tree branches and got cut up quite a bit. The tall grass and bushwhacking sections also did not help with this as I was just trying not to break my legs on the uneven ground! I also ran out of fluid to drink for the last 5-miles or so which made me feel quite dehydrated at the end. Finished on the beach by Huialoha church with a total time of 7hrs 6min and 29 seconds. Video clip up on my Instagram @sagecanaday. Thanks to my crew Sandi Nypaver! Also shout out to Andrew 0'Connor for the FKT route info and report which was very useful information!