FKT: Sarah Hansel - Mt Mitchell (NC) - 2019-08-25

Route variation
out & back from Briar Bottom
Gender category
Finish date
Total time
2h 35m 31s
GPS track(s)

A new queen in the East??...sort of?

So I need a vote. I missed the CR up Mitchell by 1m31s (the strava segment oddly doesn't actually hit the summit) but I also reclaimed my crown on the descent by 4m42s. Fastest Known Times currently doesn't have an FKT for a roundtrip route on Mitchell, so would it be weird to submit one? I kind of feel like this is our "big" mountain, and getting back down it without a broken ankle is kind of half the fun.

**I started and ended the route at the 0.0 marker by the bridge and tagged the Mt Mitchell sign at the summit. The strava segments annoyingly are a bit shorter than this, and each different lengths, so it's kind of confusing. 0.0 seemed like a logical place to start to me.

NOTE:  Sarah's start point adds 30-40sec each direction vs. starting at the Briar Bottom TH.  Unfortunately, there is confusion about start & summit locations due to the Strava segments for this.  Probably anyone contesting this FKT should start/finish where Sarah did, be sure to touch the sign at the top.