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Sep 7, 2020 at 9:18 pm #3675187Sep 6, 2020 at 6:32 pm #3674964
Official: 9d 8h 18m!Sep 6, 2020 at 3:46 pm #3674944
I wanna know how much weight he lost!Sep 6, 2020 at 3:36 pm #3674942
Jeff did it!
Best I can tell from his tracker the new Unsupported Colorado FKT is 9d 8h 22m 53s.
Great work Jeff. What an unreal accomplishment.Sep 6, 2020 at 2:48 pm #3674937
One more mile.Sep 6, 2020 at 8:11 am #3674905
Jeff had about 22 miles to go as of a little over an hour ago. Looks like he was able to get a few hours of sleep last night based on his tracking info, which bodes well for a strong finish.
He hit the 9d mark at 6:30 this morning and has until 7:02 pm today to beat John’s FKT.
I’m sure by now he’s hobbling on pretty mangled feet but barring any wrong turns, things are looking pretty good!Sep 5, 2020 at 8:18 pm #3674879
Yes!Sep 5, 2020 at 7:35 pm #3674873
Down to the last 40 miles…Sep 4, 2020 at 10:48 pm #3674779
Jeff passed the North Fork Swan River a few hours ago. At that time he was about 7d 13h in and had covered 394 miles.
He has 91 miles to go in about 48 hours to beat the current unsupported FKT.
Right now he’s still on pace to beat the FKT by about 4 hours, he’s holding strong.
The next day and a half will be interesting as “horse sees the barn” syndrome kicks in!Sep 3, 2020 at 10:03 pm #3674654
As of 9:30 this evening, Jeff has 139 miles to go. He is at 6d 15h right now which puts him on pace to finish at about 9d 8h, a little more than 4h ahead of the FKT pace.Sep 2, 2020 at 6:11 pm #3674524
As of 5:40 PM tonight, Jeff was at mile 284 or so, in the northern Collegiate Peaks, after 5d 11h 50m. Extrapolated finish time is thus around 9.3d, which means he’s still on a strong pace for the FKT.Aug 31, 2020 at 8:35 pm #3674133
OK, most issues should have been resolved by now.
We moved the site to its new production server in preparation for the rest of the site upgrade.
Performance, in general, should be a bit faster. Most pages are loading in just a few seconds, and posting new topics and new replies in the forums is much, much faster.Aug 31, 2020 at 8:31 pm #3674131
As of 8pm tonite, Jeff is 189 miles in (39% complete) after about 3d 13h 30m which puts him on track to finish in just over 9 days at the current pace. He had a pretty good day today considering that it was another bad weather day up high, with cold temps – 30s and precip up there.
Of course, it’s early still, and the body will continue to decay.
But he’s got a pack that’s now about 8 lbs lighter than when he started. And the hardest stuff is behind him. And the weather outlook is terrific for the next several days.Aug 30, 2020 at 6:08 pm #3673966Aug 30, 2020 at 4:55 pm #3673954
@mtwarden – Jeff’s team asked me not to post the tracking link publicly. They’re trying to prevent people/press from intercepting him at road crossings, etc., so he can just focus on his hike.Aug 30, 2020 at 4:38 pm #3673947
At Spring Creek Pass (photo: Elisabeth Tizekker) –Aug 30, 2020 at 4:35 pm #3673944
Jeff crossed Spring Creek Pass a little while ago and as of about 4:15 Mountain Time (~2d 8h 45m), is around 135 miles in. He suffered a bit in the high elevations of the San Juans. Altitude and storms/cold took a bit of a toll. Today he’s reportedly looking strong and he’ll start a substantial descent soon.
He’s ahead of an FKT pace, and has two huge things going for him right now: he started with a very light pack and that’s only getting lighter; and the San Juans are behind him.Aug 30, 2020 at 1:55 pm #3673914
@Rex – the reported forum thread issue is known and wasn’t related to yesterday. That’s actually a database maintenance task we need to perform, and we had it on hold until the server update yesterday. There are a total of about 300 threads that are locked down by this.
@doug-i – the BPL homepage issue – see your email for more info, but a few other’s may see this as well for 24-48 hours. It’s a result of your ISP caching parts of the old site (some stylesheets and content) while delivering parts of the new. It should resolve by tomorrow. If not, reply back here.
@areality – thanks for sending those notifications. Very helpful. Yes, unfortunately those posts were lost. AFAIK they were the only ones.Aug 29, 2020 at 8:25 pm #3673795
As of about 8pm US Mountain tonight, Jeff is about 95 miles in. He had a pretty slow stretch as he started up Elk Creek today and then turned on the afterburners and he seems to have had a pretty strong evening. He’s certainly ahead of an FKT pace right now, but ya know, it’s early.
But we are rootin’ for you, Legend.Aug 29, 2020 at 3:15 pm #3673713
It’s quite possible that they are related. If anyone has email notifications for the missing posts so I can see timestamps that would be helpful, you can forward them to [email protected]Aug 29, 2020 at 2:19 pm #3673705
We have completed today’s update. This is a completely reconfigured server, and although we’ve run through all of our standard checks, I’m expecting a hiccup or two once site traffic spins back up for the day. If you notice anything weird going on with the site, please reply to this forum thread if possible.Aug 29, 2020 at 2:16 pm #3673703
reply.Aug 29, 2020 at 11:38 am #3673681
testAug 28, 2020 at 9:49 pm #3673630
As of about 9:20 PM local time (Jeff started at 6:30 AM this morning), Jeff passed Blackhawk Mt and is about 51 miles in.
His plan is to get about 4-5 hours of sleep each night, so we’re expecting him to roll for another hour and a half maybe. This is when his pack is heaviest, it’s about 30 pounds today.
He’s already rolled through the biggest climb of the trail (> 4k). Easy peasy from here ;)
His goal is to finish in 9 days, which means an average of about 54 miles/day. So to have completed mileage like this with the heaviest pack on the hardest section has to be a good morale boost for him. Hopefully his head and body and feet are doing ok, he’s off to a fantastic start.
Of course as with any FKT, the moment you leave the trailhead is the moment decay starts, and these things can go off the rails at any time.Aug 28, 2020 at 7:27 pm #3673611