Route: Tuscarora Trail (PA, MD, WV, VA)

Pennsylvania, US
Maryland, US
West Virginia, US
Virginia, US

The Tuscarora Trail is a rugged, 250-mile long side trail of the Appalachian Trail though portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia. The southern terminous is in Shenandoah National Park.

Joe Clapper and David Horton organized a 6-day stage race of the TT in March of 2003. The race, held in difficult conditions due to deep snow on sections of the trail, and exceptionally bad weather on the fourth day, had 20 starters and 6 finishers. The entry fee for this insane, 6-day, 250-mile event was just $75 (which included a T-shirt)! Revival of the race has been discussed, but no one has managed to pull it off.

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On Saturday, April 8th at 7am I will be attempting the unsupported Fastest Known Time of the 250 mile Tuscarora Trail.  Following the unsupported style, I will be carrying all of my food and gear from start to finish and will receive no outside assistance.  I'm going to start at the Southern Trailhead in Shenandoah National Park and will be heading North to finish in my home State of Pennsylvania.