"I am announcing my supported FKT attempt of the Bruce Trail! Adam Burnett (current record holder, 9d21h14m) and I have been in contact via Facebook, and he is well aware of my plans. He may even make it out on the trail and join me for a bit! I am planning on starting in the early morning of September 11, 2018. I am heading southbound (Tobermory to Queenston). My crew are my parents Ken and Rose. They will be pulling a small camper with everything I need, meeting me as often as possible. I have some friends that may come out and join for a day or two as well. My friend Casey has made a Facebook page, which he may post some updates on. It's called 'Jamieson and the Bruce'. I will be carrying a Delorme inReach. This is my first time attempting something of this magnitude. Only one way to find out what will happen. Let's go!"
Looks like the tracker is showing Jamieson's location, but not laying down "breadcrumbs", which makes it a little hard to figure out what has happened. Many thanks to Casey Thivierge for the following updates:
Day 1 (9/11) - Tobermory to Lions Head, 52 miles. This is a remote section of the trail with little access and a rugged, technical route.
Day 2 (9/12) - Lions Head to Wiarton, 54 miles. Now out of the Peninsula portion of the Bruce.
Day 3 (9/13) - Left Wiarton very early with little sleep. Tried to make it to the KOA campground outside of Owen Sound, but came up short by about 6 miles. This Sydenham portion of the trail is considered the toughest by many.
Day 4 (9/14) - A major thunderstorm and buckets of rain delayed his start a couple hours in the morning, but the extra sleep was very much needed. Tough day on the trail with another long night left him about 15 miles short of Blantyre and remaining of the Sydenham portion of the trail.
Day 5 (9/15) - Better weather and the understanding of friends joining him on the trail today motivated Jamieson to an early start. It was a good day with solid motion and lots of smiles as he finished the day at 10:40pm near the southern point of the Beaver Valley Section.
Day 6 (9/16) - It was a good day for Jamieson. His spirits were high and his progress was solid as he was joined by the current male and female Bruce FKT record holders (Adam Burnett and Chantal Warriner) as well as fellow trail angel Cait Foisy and other friends. He trekked northbound towards the end of the Beaver Valley section of the trail. Tomorrow the plan is for an early rise to head into the Blue Mountains. He's covered about 275 miles of the trail thus far and the most difficult sections are now behind him.
Day 7 (Sept 17) - The day started early with a 3am rise and back on the trail to the conclusion of the Beaver Valley section of the Bruce and then north into the Blue Mountains near Collingwood. Around mid-day he concluded the last northbound section of the Bruce Trail and made the turn south which will lead him down toward Toronto and Hamilton. Jamieson finished the day at 7:44pm at the Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area. This most likely means another early start tomorrow. 316 miles of trail are behind him and 14 miles remain of the Blue Mountain segment, which will then be followed by the Dufferin Hi-Land.
Day 8 (Sept 18) - Another early 3am start had Jamieson through the Blue Mountain segment and into the Dufferin Hi-Land. He was joined by current female FKT holder Chantal Warriner and they progressed consistently all day making their way within 4 miles of the end of the Dufferin section. Jamieson has thus far completed 350 miles of the Bruce Trail and has 206 miles remaining. He shut it down a few minutes past 7pm tonight just past Boyne Valley Provincial Park, which will most likely result in another 3am start tomorrow.