FKT: Wilton Norris - Buffalo River Trail (AR) - 2023-01-07

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one way
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Total time
6h 3m 35s

I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while, so it was great to finally do it. Can’t thank Brendan Connell and Whit Lawrence enough for the company. Was well under record pace until the climb out of Kyle’s landing then the wheels started to come off (lots of power hiking after that). Also, it got weirdly warm the last ~15 mi and I ran out if water. I had originally aimed to be in the 5:30-45 range but the last several miles quickly became more about just finishing, so I was very relieved to see that I was still about 3-4 minutes under Marshall’s unsupported time at the Pruitt parking lot. Overall, it was one of the most humbling experiences I’ve ever had. Still, I really enjoyed it, and any day spent on the BRT is a good one.