Will Thomas provided information on a short section of the PCT that is an excellent route worthy of its own FKT. This is a 75 mile segment from in Washington, from Steven's Pass to Snoqualmie Pass. "Next to the Wonderland Trail around Rainier, it is probably the 2nd most popular week-long backpacking excursion in Washington", says Thomas. "These two passes ... are the two main (and closest) passes for driving over the Cascade mountains from the Seattle area. The only access to the PCT between these points would require a good 8-10 mile hike from the end of a Forest Service road."
Thomas did the hike on September 12-13, 2008, in a time of 37h17m (not an FKT). His blog gives a detailed report with many stunning photos and some video clips as well. The FKT for this segment of the PCT appears to be have been held for nearly 20 years by Eugene Trahern, Mark Hartinger and Ike Hesler, who ran it in 18h05m on July 21, 1995 (according to an email I received from Trahern on June 7, 2010.)
|Ben Saelens||12h 45m 12s|
|Blake Slattengren||14h 23m 37s|
|Paul Weeks||14h 34m 15s|
|Ian Seabury||15h 40m 5s|
|Gabe Wishne||15h 58m 57s|
|Anthony Skierkiewicz||17h 25m 0s|
|Eugene Trahern, Mark Hartinger, Ike Hesler||18h 5m 0s|
Am I accurate in the assumption that there is no female FKT set for this route?
Tomorrow, August 1st 2020 ,at around 4:30am for me and 5:00 am for Rachel, Rachel Entrekin and I will be leaving from the north terminus heading south and running separately, each taking a stab at our genders' respective unsupported FKT.