First Loop Counterclockwise : Jack Sikkema, 4h16m40s, 06/20/2015 First Loop Counterclockwise (Women): Kayley Gravelle, 4h41m38s, 06/12/2016
On Saturday November 14th, 2015 Kayley Gravelle and Myself (Robert Hughson) will attempt to run the first loop of the Western Uplands Backpacking Trail in Algonquin Park. The fastest completion of the trail in a counterclockwise direction seems to be held by Jack Sikkema on Saturday, June 20, 2015 in 4h16m40s (https://www.strava.com/activities/330423300/overview).
We intend to run this route in under 3.5 hrs unsupported.
** UPDATE ** Just a quick update from this weekend's FKT attempt on the first loop of the Western Uplands Trail. Unfortunately due to snow and mud conditions my time was 5h18m30s which I feel could be must faster in drier summer conditions. We couldn't find any reports of any previous female attempts (and seeing as how other FKTs have this category) the OKT for women on this route stands at 5h18m41s by Kayley Gravelle on 11/14/2015. Strava link: www.strava.com/activities/432683293
Post by mikesimpson on Feb 4, 2017 13:12:58 GMT -5
I am going to be attempting a snowshoe of the outer loop of the Western uplands trail and was wondering if anyone knows how has the FTK for it. I am obviously not looking to set the FKT on snowshoes but really interested in who might have it and looking at their elevation profile. I will be doing it Unsupported, accompanied on March 4th. We have not determined if we will do it clockwise or counterclockwise yet. If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!