FKT: Steven "Aria Zoner" Thompson - Diamond Peak (OR) - 2021-09-25

Route variation
Summit & Circum
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Total time
9h 31m 25s
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After a cozy night of camping at Summit Lake, I left well after sunrise so as to race the sunset. My goal was to sub 10 hours and scope this route to see if it was worthy of submitting. Trail conditions were incredible and all junctions were signed. As someone who appreciates FKT for the routes as much as the challenge, this one delivered big time in scenic value and the feeling of personal achievement afterward. I completed this loop solo with a thin hoodie woven between belt loops which I didn't wind up needing, a squeeze filter, and a small hip sack to hold my snacks and 1 liter water bottle. I finished well before my goal then enjoyed a warm meal on the shoreline of Summit Lake as the sun set. On or off the clock, this was a sweet route I'll surely do again someday.