On August 5 and 6, Ryan Welts and I jointly ran the Hundred Mile Wilderness on the Appalachian Trail in Maine. We finished in 30:48:30 from the trailhead at Abol Bridge to the trailhead at ME 15 in Monson. We received pre-planned support at 5 points on publicly accessible logging roads along the way. My report is here: adamiata.blogspot.com/2011/08/100-mile-wilderness-run-maine.html
Last year a team of 3 completed the same route in 39+ hours, the only other mention I can find of this route being done in a non-stop push. Two other runners also completed the route on the same day we did, in ~37 hours and ~42 hours (unsupported).
On October 12 and 13, I completed a supported run of the Hundred Mile Wilderness in 30:22:05. As with the previous FKT held by Adam Wilcox and Ryan Welts, I started from the trailhead just west of Abol Bridge and finished at the Route 15 road crossing in Monson. Details from my run and links to the GPS data are provided at brotherpine.blogspot.com/2013/10/hundred-mile-wilderness.html
August 10th through 11, 2013. An unsupported run through the Maine 100 Mile Wilderness. The route was Monson to Abol Bridge. The Time was 43:04:47. I know of no other unsupported run. I accepted no aid and was completely unaccompanied (although I met and spoke with hikers unknown to me on the trail). I packed all food and gear in, used only naturally occurring water to refill, and packed out all trash. Finish was verified with a SPOT locator.
Post by crankypants on Jul 7, 2014 12:14:24 GMT -5
July 4th, 2014 -- Another unsupported NoBo run through the 100 Mile Wilderness. 49:27:30. It's slower than Joe's. If there is a category of unsupported run during hurricane Arthur, I'd take it. Time could be only partially verified -- 100% cloud cover drained inReach batteries 2-3 times faster than the spec. About 4 hours of those 49 were sleeping next to the Hurd brook unable to cross it in the middle of the night. Posting it here to bump the popularity of that beautiful trail. No views though -- fog and clouds.
I did the 100 MW in ~39:30 to end my AT thru hike. Left Shaws in Monson at 5am 7/9, slept 4:30 that night, got to the road at ~8:30pm 7/10. I didnt cross the bridge. Actually hiked south a little and set up camp. I needed to hit up the camp store in the morning.