My first time doing the whole Pine Knob loop I think, though I know I've hiked in the area before and done the short AT section multiple times. Got a little confused once on the climb (there are a bunch of short side trails to look-outs along the way) but otherwise no real navigational difficulties. This is a short route but stout! Gotta love that red-lining climbing feeling! Always so thankful when the climb ends and the descent begins. :-P
Meant for this to be just the first of a couple/few outings today, but fell a quarter mile into the next one and called it quits. I'm fine, but needed to clean up some nasty cuts on my hand. :-/ Bummer, but I consider myself lucky to not be seriously hurt!
Also some dude put up a really strong time on this route last year but hasn't claimed the FKT. I left a link on his Strava activity, maybe he will.