FKT: Steven "Aria Zoner" Thompson - Eagle Cap (OR) - 2020-09-21

Gender category
Male
Route variation
up & down
Multi-sport
No
Style
Unsupported
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Finish date
Total time
4h 54m 47s
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For this unsupported solo run, I camped the night before on Wallowa Lake, then after a stellar breakfast from the Old Town Cafe in Joseph, Oregon, drove to the Two Pan Trailhead. The day was equally as stellar. Cool temps, clear skies, and a clean trail all the way to the summit. For a Monday, I passed a lot of backpackers, a few as I was going both ways which is always entertaining and a great motivation to go faster. A few hunters were roaming about as well. This is a very straightforward route and more flat than I was expecting. The middle part of the trail travels across a heavily glaciated valley. The final push was steep enough to make up for it. Little Frazier Lake was dry so unexpectedly, there was no water the last few miles. Thankfully, I had a few juicy carrot sticks and a half a liter still. Water was available from creeks every mile or so otherwise. Only had a .75L bottle with me and a Sawyer mini filter. Unbelievable scenery on this one, and tons of camping sites on the approach.

 

Food (carried in my pant pockets): Bag of dried fruits (Mango, pineapple, jackfruit, papaya). Bag with dried banana, sprouted almonds, cranberries, blueberries, and figs sprinkled with cocoa powder and cinnamon. Bag of Kale chips and Forager Chips. Fresh banana and carrot sticks.