FKT: Steven Lange - Hurricane Mountain (NY) - 2020-06-12

Route variation
out & back from Hurricane Mtn TH
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Total time
1h 0m 40s

Going up I felt strong, the climb seems like it could be entirely runnable by a serious uphill athlete. I power hiked a few times, where I could have gutted out a constant run but had never done the route so wanted to safe and save some energy for any navigational error. At the top I scrambled over some rocks where I kind of lost the trail and paused for 10 seconds or so. The views are so gorgeous and breathtaking up there, i wanted to stay longer! I tagged the observation tower, took some photos and boogied my way back down the mountain. I definitely didn't pick the fastest line, hiking the trail would help massively. Going under an hr could definitely be done or even under 55 by a stud runner. Terrain wasn't super technical, but does have its hiccups of nice rock sections. Overall this route is a beautiful, punchy quick up, down trail.