I ran the Tom/Field/Willey range in 2:22:23 on 6/12/15. Route was up Avalon, Willey Range trail to Willey, back to Tom, then AZ/Avalon. Strava: www.strava.com/activities/324006283 I'm sure someone else can easily shatter this!
I'm posting what I believe is the 2nd fastest time for Tecumseh (from ski area). 1:00:32. I was ahead of Adam's pace both up and down, but stupidly thought I was behind after summitting and didn't think I could close the non-existent gap... so I foolishly took summit photos and took my time before running back down. Never again! www.strava.com/activities/328963347/segments/7784986874
Starting at York Pond Trail on Saturday August 29, 2015 at 5:20 am we (Ariel & Anna Feindel) thru hiked all 48 4ks in NH unsupported, no resupply, entirely on foot. We finished on the summit of Moosilauke on Sunday September 6, 2015 at 1:57 pm for a total time of 8 days, 8 hours, and 37 minutes. Our numbers for the trip were 247 miles and 82,639’ elevation gain.
I would like to announce that my friend Chris and I will be attempting to break the FKT for an "unsupported" thru hike of the 4000 footers. Unsupported is in quotations because there are two of us and we'll be making use of facilities at front country campgrounds. However, it will be all on foot and no gear caches. We plan to finish in under 8 days. We will start tomorrow (Sunday, May 15th) at Moosilauke and work our way toward Cabot (hopefully Sunday, May 22nd). Trail conditions are less than ideal right now (to say the least) so please wish us luck! Our intended itinerary is available here
Chris and I had a great first day tagging Moosilauke, South Kinsman, North Kinsman, and Cannon. Despite LOTS of standing water, ice, slush, wind, snow, and 30 pound packs, we made the 26.5 mile hike with 8500 feet of elevation gain and felt spry in the morning. Unfortunately, the weather forecast we were working from was no longer accurate. We were prepared for .5 inches of snow and 40 mph winds on Franconia, but we awoke to an inch of snow around our tarp at Lafayette campground and howling from the winds aloft. We called for a weather forecast and learned that winds up to 100 mph were expected. We decided that the risk of injury moving fast over slushy rocks with strong winds and cold temperatures was too great and we decided to bail. We botched the weather window... Sad, but it happens.
We are very excited about how well our training and the first day went as this was our first foray into fast packing. We hope to be able to give this another try at a more appropriate time of year. However, we must be satisfied with making our best effort with the time we have available.