FKT: Trisha Steidl - Shriner Peak, Mt Rainier Nat'l Park (WA) - 2021-10-02

Route variation
up & down
Gender category
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Finish date
Total time
2h 3m 58s

Beautiful day! I've run this once before, four years ago around the same time of year and it was gorgeous. It looked mostly the same, though the weather was a bit sunnier and warmer today.

Body has been sore and tired this past week, so ran this easy (well, running over 3000' of gain in ~4 miles is rarely easy, but this was an easy-moderate effort). Enjoyed running something short, drinking in the sights, and feeling chill. I wouldn't normally submit a FKT for this type of effort, but since there isn't a women's one yet, I'm hoping this gets things moving. Women can definitely run closer to the 1:30hr range on this route. I suggest going on a cloudy day so the temptation to stop and enjoy the scenery isn't as high. :)

Only brought my water bottle (and a long-sleeve shirt wrapped around my waist that I didn't end up needing), so didn't take any photos, but am including two from four years ago that looked pretty much the same today. Such a pretty area.