The Appalachian Trail runs for about 72 miles through New Jersey.
For a shorter run, the section between Delaware Water Gap & Culvers Gap is just over a marathon.
Just curious....I am considering an FKT on the Virginia section of the AT. There is currently none listed. For your one state AT FKT, did you research the times layed down by the recent AT FKT record breakers (Jurek, Meltzer, Stringbean, Lewis, etc.) for that section? If there is currently no FKT declared for a State section, can any time be registered as an FKT until disputed, or is it incumbent on the FKT seeker to research any possible recorded time that may be faster? I suppose it depends on whether the full AT record holders tracked their times by State, or if that GPS data is still recorded somewhere? Thanks for any advice you can give!
Hey all! Myself, Ricky Vandegrift and Kylie Yang will be attempting a self supported FKT of the New Jersey section of the Appalachian Trail. We will start around 5am on 8/28 at the New York border and head south to the Pennsylvania border. To set the self supported record, we plan to complete this in under 22 hours 41 minutes and 42 seconds (David Braunlich's current unsupported record). We will provide a link to our Strava data, and a trip report upon completion!
Update: we made it 44miles before a foot injury started acting up so we decided to call it a day.
Attempting Ryan Thropes Southbound record at the NJ Appalachian trail section Saturday April 4th, 2020. COVID-19 is quickly on the rise, but this still seems allowed to attempt. Does anyone think differently about it
Hey, I just happened to check this page today. The ATC has asked people to stay off the Appalachian Trail. That said, I think going for my unsupported record would be more prudent at this time. It's very beatable. Good luck!
Going to attempt David Braunlich's Southbound unsupported run of the NJ AT section. Looking for a weather window later today to start, 5/29/20 or early am on 5/30/20. Sorry for the late notice.