I was looking for a training run while visiting Virginia, and A friend recommended this route. I saw the FKT might be possible, so... why not?!
It was beautiful weather and I love seeing those blue ridge mountains. I forgot how technical sections of the AT are. Add half a foot of leaves on top of those rocks and roots and the downhills became a lot trickier! I only fell once, but fully Superman’d when I did! Thankfully, I’m walking away with just a few bruises.
Great day on some southern trails. Ladies, time to get this FKT under 6 hr!