Continuing on the thread from the old site... Indeed my attempt ended around 10PM on the 24th. I was unsure if Adam was even going to get to start because he came down with the flu midway through the week. On Wednesday the 21st he called me to back out so I prepared to do a supported solo attempt. My wife was great support on this long run. Adam and I actually started together; I left Adam around Westwater and he dropped a short time later. He ended up doing ~50 miles. The 6PM start time was an hour later than we had intended... Adam worked a half day on Friday and got off a bit later than anticipated.
I felt great and was super positive all the way up to the looooooonnnnnnngggg slog on Polar Mesa. I was pretty wrecked by the time I reached Bull Draw Overlook and was back on the road. Pride definitely kicked in at that point... I couldn't help but think, "I know I can walk in a finish but I don't want to be the slowest ever!" HA! I live in Western Colorado so the trail is super accessible and I'll be giving it another go in the future. My next go will be solo, self-supported.
Here's the link to the Loma -> Bull Draw adventure... So close but so far...