Joey Camps, trail name "Flash" will be hiking South Bound early August following the self supported rules listed above. The rules that "Anish" followed when she set the record. I also included Joe Mcconaughey "thestringbean" on here as well, because he is out on the trail currently and has a great shot at setting the new bar. As per the rules, I have to best the time and follow the same or more stringent rules. I will be posting delayed to Instagram @joey.camps and Facebook. Also, Matt Kirk has come up with a way to map my gps coordinates and that link will be available when we work out all the bugs. I will also have a track leaders map, privately shared with Matt and Peter Bakwin that will become public when I finish. I want to be transparent as possible but also avoid outside interference. Please do not try to find me on the trail or offer support in any way. I hope that you all can follow along(via the interwebs) and enjoy the journey with me! Peace and Love Joey Camps "Flash"
Last Edit: Aug 3, 2017 16:19:55 GMT -5 by Peter Bakwin: edit for clarity
Post by string0bean on Oct 12, 2017 9:59:21 GMT -5
Stringbean here! In a self-supported attempt, I summited Katahdin after 45 days 12 hours 17 minutes 0 seconds
I have compiled and created some data to help with the veracity of my attempt. I know a lot of people were following me @thestring.bean on instagram, and I, obviously, want to make other data from my attempt public. Off of my spot tracker time, I began my northbound self-supported FKT attempt on 7/17/17 at 06:31:18 and arrived at Mt. Katahdin at 8/31/17 at 16:41:18. My official time is 45d12h17m0s, averaging just over 48 miles a day. It was truly a wild journey, I will have memories that will last me a lifetime.
I hope my run inspires others to attempt the self-supported FKT. If you are hoping to go after the self supported record, feel free to reach out to me on instagram @thestring.bean, and PLEASE make sure you have read the self-supported criteria or have asked the community or Peter about any questions you might have before your journey.
Included is my Spot Tracker (GPS) data with coordinates and times, and I have also created a google doc which summarizes my campgrounds each day, distance, distance per active hour and a little more.
Also, I wanted to give a shout out to Karl Meltzer and Heather Anderson for their incredible efforts and being very supportive of my endeavors, I hope the good vibes can continue! Also, thank you Peter and FKT community who volunteer there time and put in a lot of work behind the scenes.
Pilot Fields is looking to create a documentary from the footage I compiled, so stay tuned. This doc was made leading up to my run! I'm also trying to put together a website/blog which I will post once a few things come together on my end! Happy Trails!