FKT: Steven "Aria Zoner" Thompson - Gearhart Mountain (OR) - 2020-10-17

Route variation
up & down
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Total time
2h 22m 25s
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After some lengthy research by Jason Hardrath and myself to define what was the true Fastest Known Time on this historically traveled route, I repeated my effort and shaved quite a bit of time off of what we (I should say he) had discovered. So, with a bit of a wind under my sails, I left the Gearhart Mountain Trailhead with only some dried fruits (mango, pineapple, jackfruit), a bag of cashews, figs, and goji berries, some sliced carrot, a Manuka Honey packet, a Strawberry Banana bar, and a 0.75 liter bottle of water plus a filter just in case. I wound up completing this run without having to refill, and for the first time in a while, with snacks still in my pockets. This was a fast effort and despite many scenic viewpoints on the way, I put on my blinders and just sent it. I wanted to make sure there was no dispute, the fastest time. In the future, I could see this route going sub 2 hours. Back at the trailhead, I changed out of my sweaty clothes then headed back to Ashland for a hot bath and an evening cross-training session at the skatepark.