My mind and body were thoroughly exhausted. I will use mail drops, caches and businesses as necessary. Buzz Burrell & Peter Bakwin hit the CT back in 1999. First FKT. It began to stick on the ground as I crossed over multiple logging roads. Bikes again commandeered the trail all the way up to the first ridge. This is still the 3rd fastest time, and it speaks to the difficulty of the current record. My watch was set along with multiple alarms on my phone. The 490-mile Colorado Trail (CT) traverses Colorado from Denver to Durango (though it can be run in both directions), and passes through six National Forests, six Wilderness areas, traverses five … Continue reading "Courtney Dauwalter Just Began An Attempt To Break The Coveted Colorado Trail FKT" From that trailhead, the trail parallels the road up to Avalanche Trailhead. Payson McElveen had never gone out for a bikepacking race before his recent decision to attempt an FKT. All motivation had to come from within, and I would not be calling out for the support from family or friends. I will carry everything except water from start to finish. NEW UNSUPPORTED FKT by about 3 hours! My attempt can be followed/verified by my Garmin Inreach device in two places: Garmin Inreach: https://share.garmin.com/ScottJaimeColoradoTrail2019, Trackleaders: http://trackleaders.com/cti.php?name=Fast_Eddy. My average time on the trail was around 17 hours per day. Colorado Trail. MovingMountains So its how long can you keep moving? I averaged 40 miles per day on the PCT and AT and 45 miles per day running across America. The journey that you are about to embark upon follows a portion, or perhaps the entire 485 miles of recreational trail that crosses Colorado from Denver to Durango. While tracking his spot, it appears that all of his sleeps were at road crossings. Buy a Shirt and support more records! Sun, 09/06/2020 - 04:58pm. The hour was not late, but my body badly wanted some rest. I enjoy the task, challenge, and mental oscillation of highs and lows, but not the physical measuring of when the challenge will be over. THE STORY OF THE COLORADO TRAIL, AND BRYAN WILLIAMS' FKT RUN. The weather stayed in the 30’s and I shivered uncontrollably on the exposed terrain around Molas Pass. It was late morning and the trees unnaturally blew in the wind, a crumbled stump moved like a bear, and a safari guide sat peering through his binoculars at me. However, we look forward to seeing additional information and verification data Hargreaves' trip before acknowledging a new unsupported FKT (see discussion on our old website). Maybe someday our paths will cross. After almost 30 miles for the day, I was ready to enjoy the gentle miles separating me from San Luis Peak. I will turn off at night. But, any hopes of breaking nine days were slowly slipping away. On September 21, Gnarly athlete and ultrarunner Mike McKnight set a new Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the Colorado Trail, a 485-mile-long path from Denver to Durango. No outside assistance including trail magic. The journey that you are about to embark upon follows a portion, or perhaps the entire 485 miles of recreational trail that crosses Colorado from Denver to Durango. A short time after the crossing I tossed my sleeping bag out on top of the soft pine needles and slept. I strode down the hill, quickly losing all the altitude I had worked so hard to gain. I'm really intrigued to become more efficient in the mountains based on this attempt. I left at 1 AM and reached Waterton (the northern terminous) at 12:15 AM the next night. I had been this deep into hallucinations four times before, so I was never scared, but it felt as though I were starring in a movie that I knew wasn’t actually happening. Thu, 08/16/2018 - 01:43pm, I am starting a female supported FKT attempt of the CO Trail tomorrow late afternoon in Durango. It’s like nothing else I’ve ever done. The miles that lay before me felt and the miles behind felt miniscule. It was a scary place to be, with how quickly clouds flashed overhead. I quickly turned back and forth down the switchbacks to the banks of Twin Lakes. I moved at over 3.5 miles per hour despite feeling like I was leisurely walking… but it would soon catch up to me. I will be on foot the entire time and accept no muleing/pacing etc. On September 21, Gnarly athlete and ultrarunner Mike McKnight set a new Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the Colorado Trail, a 485-mile-long path from Denver to Durango. All of these things are expected when the goal is something this huge. The terrain would transition from the gentle pine-needle covered trail of yesterday afternoon to multiple climbs and descents. In another of his classic trips, Paul Pomeroy attacked the CT unsupported in 2006 -- with a vow of silence for the entire trip. Stapanowich hiked west to east, and took the somewhat harder Collegiate West option (longer, more vertical gain, higher elevation). It was cold, clear, and refreshing. So he planned to go big on his first time out and knock down the record time on the 530-mile Colorado Trail from Durango to Denver. I was now 10 miles ahead of the record pace. That’s only fair; I knew Basham’s time, and went for it, so he should know mine." GO! Picking up resupplies from friends along the way. My bad! . Four days before my first and only ultramarathon, I had a wave of anxiety and decided I needed to run the entire Tenmile Range to make sure my body could handle the elevation and abuse of the upcoming 50k race. I had finished my hike at 2:43pm for a final time of 9 days, 8 hours, and 18 minutes. I will also send off a location each night (so my mom can sleep ) and once during the day just to be extra sure. It travels through some of the most spectacular country in Colorado, through 6 wilderness areas and eight mountain ranges. It reminded me of my FKT on Cerro Chirripo in Costa Rica. Good Morning! A few short miles later I was back below 10,000’ at the Silver Creek Trailhead. This endeavor almost felt too easy. The CT was first done this way in 2004 by Demetri (Coup) Coupounas, the founder of GoLite, in about 20 days. Immediately upon turning north, the wind picked up and the rain started to hammer down. Before I left my resting spot I pulled on the ultralight tights stowed in the bottom of my backpack. My body just wanted to sit and snack, but I only allowed the thought to manifest once. GraceMarie14 My mileage was where I wanted it, and I had somehow salvaged Day 4 by maintaining  a fast  pace on mild terrain. David Horton also made a failed attempt to break Paul Pomeroy's supported record for the Colorado Trail, starting on July 4, 2009, at Waterton Canyon. It seemed that despite my early blunder with oversleeping, things were falling in my favor. I will have plenty of witnesses, photo documentation, and written documentation in addition to the DeLorme. I have three boxes sent, no pre arranged support, and will be on foot the entire time. It was a challenge that had never been done as part of the CDT or my even longer GWL, but I thought there was at least a sliver of hope for me completing it in under the cutoff of 60 hours. Payson McElveen had never gone out for a bikepacking race before his recent decision to attempt an FKT. It was a smooth trail, through cowlands of rolling hills and crisscrossed with dirt roads. But first I had to get through the morning darkness and the myriad of roads that led back to the wilderness. Colorado Trail FKT Colorado, colorado trail, fkt, how to sleep during a record, setting a record on the colorado trail permalink. Read messages they have sent to MapShare. I cruised over the hills in a refreshingly chilly breeze. While it took Zahorian 6 months to complete a trip report (his video, while long, is really worth watching! The fact that it was so hard is the same fact that made it so appealing. Every mile my hands fell to my knees for a session of dry heaving. Also on the Colorado Trail, going from east to west, Andre Michaud is in an attempt to break Joe Grant’s supported FKT record going in that direction. I donned a rain skirt and cinched my rain jacket tight. Day 9 (8/12):  At 10PM David took a break of less than 3 hours at Wellington Lake Rd, 40.4 miles to go. However, his initial announcement said he was starting a "fully supported" attempt starting on August 4. The weather was hot and would be so for the remainder of the record attempt. I had the new Colorado Trail Unsupported FKT. Episode 17: 2018 Special Wrap-up with Peter Bakwin, Clare Gallagher, and Tony Krupicka. Such relays have not been common for trail FKT attempts, but could add an interesting new element if standards can be created. I am sharing my Garmin link so you can follow my progress along the way and verify a new record if one is set. I will send off a location at night and some point during each day. But going into hour two of the terrible weather, I shifted to accepting this bad weather would only aid in knocking down some of the fires and smoke that I feared would blow into the area. Sunlight shone into my tarp and my anxiety spiked. The Colorado Trail FKT write-up and record boards. I was still maintaining a 50 mile per day pace which would put me right at the record. I was usually in bed 30 to 45 minutes after finishing each day. I crossed Marshall Pass Road and climbed back up to the Divide. The terrain would transition from the gentle pine-needle covered trail of yesterday afternoon to multiple climbs and descents. Although nobody doubted that Sam could physically keep going until the end, safety had to be the biggest concern. I will hike in traditional thru hiker style, self-supported, picking up resupply at three locations along the way where I have mailed packages. I will also have the ability to post on Twitter (@mexifast) and FB along the way via the Garmin Inreach. More plateau grassland awaited at 12,000’ but I had to coax my tired legs to carry me there. In 1998, Boulder, Colorado, residents Peter Bakwin, now 54 and a retired physicist with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and Buzz Burrell, now 65 and brand vice president at Ultimate Direction, tackled a speed attempt on the 500-mile-long Colorado Trail—the first of what would be many adventures together. Beyond trying to decide what to carry for a 9.5-day unsupported push, this new idea added another planning wrinkle. Depending on pacing in the dark to make up miles wouldn’t be so easy though. My spirits soared as the sun appeared and I was expectant of easier miles once I turned onto the Collegiate East route. Towards the end of his CT run, in a very unusual twist, Paul met Sam Thompson running the other direction with the same intention: Overcoming them taught patience and mental toughness. Jonathan Basham ran 8d13h28m (east to west) in July 14-22, 2006, supported by AT-record-holder Andrew Thompson. Also tracking with my COROS and uploading to Strava. I will be taking the Collegiate East route. On the groomed trails of the resort they were everywhere, with no regard for hikers. I posted the link on Facebook, and my husband, other crew, and friends who run with me likely will update that post with information and pictures (or create separate posts) on a regular basis. But as soon as the thin air hit my lungs, all the motivation to maintain a record pace to the ski resort was gone. A stone’s throw from the water, the trail turned straight east toward the dam. My girlfriend would simply not be allowed to film me, or be near the trail as I passed in any way. It was gentle but it was also hot. I will be caching food, picking up mail drops, and buying food along the way. Bikes appeared and my final descent to the finish began. You can follow my progress at: I will attempt to improve on Joe Grant's (le bon coureur franco-americain) SUPPORTED FKT of E-W Colorado Trail (8d20h09m), Collegiate west variant. I will likely start at 0400. The runner had been wheezing since day … I have spent time in every town along the trail, and throughout my adventures I’d already hiked over 90% of its length. The runners were Brett Sublett, Kyle Curtin, Tate Lagasca, Holden Rennaker and Shaun Burke. The plan was to change my sleep schedule for the second half of the FKT, but when I went to sleep on night five I postponed the style change for another day. He started at 5 … In 2003, Betsy Kalmeyer smashed Burrell's record, running 9d10h52m. Once I reach zero it’s go time. The trail wound through short ups and downs in the shadow of the Sawatch Range. I hobbled downhill as quickly as I could until I hit my arbitrary goal, where  I quickly set up my tent (for fear of rain) and passed out like a rock. I feared my body would fall apart even faster in this final push. I felt almost a fake satisfaction that the heavy weight I was carrying would not slow down my pace. Free Outside: Colorado Trail Record (FKT) Trip Report. I hoped to experience some form of active rest while meandering along the smooth 12,000’ trail. My knees were locking up and my muscles screamed. I am planning a… by Dr.Dre'. It was definitely arduous. 2020 Colorado Trail Unsupported FKT Attempt. It was the heat of the day and I tried to find small bits of shade to complete my sporadic dry heaving. Williams went west to east and took the Collegiate West option, which appears to be a little (83 vs. 78 miles) longer than the standard Collegiate East route, with a more vertical and overall higher elevation. It would have to wait for a lower elevation to consume. "Paul Pomeroy of Lyons, Colorado just broke Jonathan Basham’s Colorado Trail Record. Around Mt. For verification, I will also use a Garmin Fenix 3 which has GPS as well to backup Inreach. In a fit of rage, I stuffed my tent and sleeping bag in my pack and took off. A climb that took all my stamina and motivation to endure. Meaghan Hicks from iRunfar tells the tale of Scott Jaime’s supported FKT from 2013. I am planning a FKT attempt for self-supported Colorado Trail East-West w CWE route. a) For Sam to tackle the trail at night by himself Payson McElveen had never gone out for a bikepacking race before his recent decision to attempt an FKT. Ajay Pickett. But I had somehow never done the Colorado Trail. I am excited to go for this. But with the mistakes I made, I learned more than any other physical challenge I have ever completed. It was incredible to see the far-out peaks and to be walking through a landscape similar to the Lord of the Rings. I crawled in deeper and stayed protected from the cold for 30 more minutes. But, a week later Owen Murphy did the route as an "individual time trial" in a stunning time of 4d8h45m. It is still one the things that amazes me most about my past. The first cracks in reality appeared. Tue, 08/18/2020 - 08:29am. Upon waking up, I knew the beginning of my day would be tame, so my pace was fast. My girlfriend shoved a cold Gatorade in my hand and I leaned over to lay in the grass. Merch . Each rock looked perfect to sit on, and each stream was too inviting to cool off in. Summary of unsupported FKT progression for the full Colorado Trail: The first speed record on the Colorado Trail happened in 1988, almost immediately after the trail was completed -- so soon that the route was hard to follow in many spots. At the spot I collected water at Rock Creek and soon had a handful of people taking pictures of me. In the early afternoon, I entered the Weminuche Wilderness and the true elevation of the day began. It's in Colorado. Both Kalmeyer and Koerner ran east to west. I walked gravel and dirt roads before beginning the ascent to the high country again. Hey guys!On Thursday, August 6th I'll be starting out on my Unsupported Fastest Known Time attempt of the 486 mile Colorado Trail. This was the last 150 miles, and it was time to ignore every temptation to slow down. I wanted to push with little sleep, but my mind was failing. Payson McElveen had never gone out for a bikepacking race before his recent decision to attempt an FKT.In September, McElveen set out to best the … Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. No rides in vehicles – unless injured or ill and needing medical attention. (For much of the trail I used a watch (when battery power permitted) to monitor my heart rate and try to keep it at a sustainable level.). This will follow a traditional self-supported "thru-hiker"  FKT attempt. Going NOBO collegiate East, Supported and carrying all my own gear. The trail seemed perfectly graded and the intermittent rain showers cooled me down as I climbed straight into the San Juans. The counting down (or up) of distance has always been something I avoid. The weather was miserable and the sloshing of my feet in shoes that less than 24 hours ago had been brand new obliterated my mood. Shawn Forry’s unsupported FKT novel of a recap (10,000 words). The magnificence of the Colorado Trail was lost through much of the afternoon. I'm planning to not get in a car to follow Andre's footsteps, however if a planned resupply location falls through due to closure, missing package, or some other unforseen circumstance I may then hitch hike in order to resupply, returning to the exact location I left the trail. The Peak 2 Fire near Breckenridge ended his journey early. Andre Michaud first wanted to attempt a fastest-known time (FKT) record attempt on the famed Colorado Trail in 2017. I met new hikers and recognized others out on the Collegiate Loop from past thru hikes. I would be introduced to the Collegiate Wilderness and a visit to the alpine once again. The 14,000 foot peaks provided both a goal and 58 individual challenges. I tried to move one foot in front of the other robotically, but even trying to distance myself from the sustained effort of a tired mind driving a worn-out body did not work for long. My eyes opened to the sound of an alarm. I pulled my hood on and charged forward. I'd like to publicly announce that I will be attempting the overall unsupported fkt on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango starting this Saturday 7/14/2018. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), I run so many repeats in these hills. I spent the morning dodging the bikes all the way to Highway 91. “Now it’s Tom, Dick and Sue. It was a unique style and one that had already surpassed the Long Trail in the length that my mind worked within itself. Ice clung to my sleeping bag when I woke up at 4 am. Crossing into the Holy Cross Wilderness was a sign I was truly moving north. Harvard, Mt. I couldn’t handle the heat without electrolytes or food. Breathing the dry air with a hint of smoke along with the altitude set my stomach against me. The horizon transitioned from black to gray and the rain turned to sleet as I climbed over the 12,500’ passes. When Sam arrived at the checkpoint, a decision had to be made. The 7 hours of sleep my body received seemed to pay off. I planned to hike through until morning, but I did leave the possibility of a power nap open if the weather offered a break. Big congrats to Dr. Dre for setting the Self-Supported FKT! The first five days had provided every type of weather, and I hoped the sunshine would soon appear. In 2007 Jefe Branham set the fastest time at 5d5h30m (followed just 20 minutes later by Stefan Griebel). I never knew at night if I would be able to go again the next day... Could I have run the next day? Andre Michaud first wanted to attempt a fastest-known time (FKT) record attempt on the famed Colorado Trail in 2017. My eyes were on Kenosha Pass. Now on day 8, I was so hot I feared dehydration or another heat-related malady. I saw multiple hikers in this area and it seemed the tale of the man wearing a tiger sweatshirt had traveled. Mon, 09/02/2019 - 01:32pm. As the sun crested the horizon I dropped down. Support me by buying a shirt. I finally crested the final climb at a snail’s pace. Press J to jump to the feed. I stopped for mere moments at a time, but much more often than I would have hoped. Still early in the adventure, I reminded myself: this is Colorado and the sun will be out again before I know it. Ajay Pickett Log in sign up. I have informed John Zahorian, current unsupported FKT holder, of my attempt. Everything felt good on the morning of the second day. Traversing the Centennial State in a general north-south and east-west direction, the Colorado Trail is a 486-mile route that connects Denver to Durango, traveling over some of the most rugged, remote and scenic areas in the West. Personal Blog But soon I was on a gravel road at 9,500’ and heading toward Highway 50 at a pace that made me forget the divide. I will have a Garmin InReach for tracking, camera on my phone, and will post on IG/FB as Im able (milissajayn). His report is here. It took everything that I had to finish each day. I huffed and puffed and felt like each step was the last I could take. It was short and I woke up ready to move quickly. It’s nice to see so much activity on the record. Badly fatigued (yet still determined, persistent, and able), Sam would have taken a huge risk to keep going without some assurance that the crew could make it to the next checkpoint. Nature glistened with a glaze of fiction and there were cracks in the picture that traveled from my eyes to my brain. There will be live tracking as long as battery management is reasonable. Every part of me was tired, so tired that sitting in a chair felt like hard work. I had to abandon my Self Supported FKT effort today due to a quad injury unfortunately. It just about finished me off. “The easy answer is, 'One step at a time. 'I didn’t want to talk it up. I was surprised by my own power and fueled by the excitement to start this record on the right foot with such a big day. Episode 19: FKTOY Final Results. I spent my first summer in the Mile High City climbing all 58 14ers in the state. Day 7 (8/10):  Cataract Creek (east of Camp Hale), 134.3 miles to go. It was a devastating downward spiral of thoughts. But now that I had, I could only focus on how tired my legs were and absent my mind felt throughout the day. Feeling real now that it’s on the page! I would not make phone calls to anyone throughout the attempt. The CT record is very TOUGH. John Zahorian holds the FKT for unsupported at 9d12h32m. In reply to Hello all,  I had every intention of trying to push all the way to Twin Lakes. Summary of supported FKT progression for the full Colorado Trail: Because he was attempting an unsupported FKT, he had to carry all his food with him throughout the hike and could not leave the trail to resupply (FKTs that involve resupply are considered “self-supported.”) alex.wright I hiked through the last dark hours before morning, never eclipsing 3 miles per hour. 2020 Colorado Trail Unsupported FKT Attempt. The Colorado Trail stretches 485 miles between Durango and Denver and includes some 90,000 feet of elevation. Further, without a running partner to help Sam navigate, staying on the trail in complete darkness would have been just too much of a risk to take. How could we film this record while staying within the boundaries of an unsupported attempt? I have no pre-arranged support (mailing, pacing, etc). Episode 19. For days I had been eating enough food that my pack weight was light. It didn’t. I was now counting down, but I didn’t care. This long-standing gem in the crown of … There will be no live tracking due to battery life. Welcome to the Trail . There will be no outside support. Unlike the Appalachian Trail, which tends to cross the highest points in the region, the CT passes alongside high peaks – like San Luis Peak, Mt. I was out of water, but as I walked through a fire station that I knew gave out water I put any thought of using a man made source out of my mind. After my second nap of the darkness, the daily push began at 4am. Colorado Trail FKT pushes Payson McElveen to his limits, then beyond Durango cross country racer attempts to ride 530 mile route in under four days Photo by: Orange Seal It’s an incredible feat to complete the 500 miles of the Colorado Trail. More info is below. Photo: Elisabeth Tizekker In the second interview, Andrew chats with filmmakers Nik Tizekker and Dylan Harris about the logistics (and adventure) of shooting a film about Jeff’s FKT. It’s just everybody.” Runners from Canada to Croatia are lacing up their shoes, queuing up their GPS watches and hitting the trail. My goal is under 14 days because thats how much time I have! The climb had slowed me down so much that I tried to make up time on the open, grassy expanse of the CDT mesa. Any time elevation is so casually lost, it is followed by a bit of remorse. I ran out of water too far before Highway 9 and the final mile was defined by a sandpaper tongue and unquenchable thirst. And now Scott Jaime has just set an overall supported FKT of the 486-mile Colorado Trail, which stretches between Durango and west of Denver through some of the state’s finest mountain scenery. More info and photos on irunfar.com. One of the main reasons I did the Colorado Trail was seeing your documentary in Durango back in the day. The frustration and anxiety of the slow climb coupled with the heat led to irritation. I documented the moment with both a video and photos before shifting back to my immediate goal. Episode 17. Getting toward Denver the heat became a problem. She was over 350km into an attempt to set the fastest known time (FKT) on the 788km Colorado Trail when she began to wheeze. Mental vs. Colorado Trail. After Taylor Lake, I knew the trail would rise to the top of the ridge, so I needed luck on my side. Hey guys!On Thursday, August 6th I'll be starting out on my Unsupported Fastest Known Time attempt of the 486 mile Colorado Trail. I will attempt to maintain tracking whenever moving, unless I have battery life issues. That’s an understatement. The guiding principles of the race are simply stated as follows: Solo, self-supported. Wish me luck! The Trail – The Colorado Trail a continuous, narrow path from Denver to Durango for hiking, horseback, and bicycling. The time between my two naps in the dark was always my slowest moving period, and on this night it was no different. I am… by Grizzly_hikes. It will motivate me that Cola is on route too. At the top of the climb I had 13 miles left and the day was growing hot. 18-20 hours a day ... it’s hard to believe a person can keep it going ... not real high on the fun factor, that’s for sure. They roamed around me, taking on their shape through the bright moonlight. That compulsive challenge was a large part of what led me to FKTs. I turned right onto the Collegiate East section and quickly dropped down Fooses Creek. The trail itself was tougher than I thought it would be. I was up and moving before 4 am and I finished the climb up to Kokomo Pass and immediately felt the 12,000’ altitude that had been absent for the last segment. Really a shame as she seemed to be doing very well! There was no refuge  in the open expanse of the high alpine grassland and thus no choice but to walk on. The trail was maintained, but with large swaths of avalanche debris. I blew through Kennebec Pass around mile 21 and the weather looked like it would cooperate. As I neared the South Cottonwood Trailhead I instantly flashed back to Nolans 14—the route uses the trail for a bit to climb up to Mt. The Peak 2 Fire near Breckenridge ended his journey early. The gentle, flat terrain continued as I circled back around to the mountains. When I was clad in all my layers, I stuffed the frozen sleeping bag and tarp in the outside mesh of my bag and started slogging up the ridge. 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