I am letting it be known that Nick Pedatella and myself (Scott Jaime) will be attempting to break the record (running) on the Kokopelli Trail starting on March 25th. We will not be using SPOT for this adventure but will keep time with two separate GPS devices and with crew. We will travel from Loma to Moab.
I'm happy to use your SPOT and have Nick carry it, thank you. Just didn't have the time to organize it. Either way we will have several people keeping tabs on our clock. Our GPS watches (along with a Mophie recharger) should give us a complete profile and time stamp.
Post by Peter Bakwin on Mar 26, 2015 13:42:05 GMT -5
I'd be very surprised if this wasn't supported. So far they have been surprisingly (to me) close to our times. At Fisher Valley they were right about 20h25m, while we were about 20h44m. But, they were there at 7:30am, while we were there at 2:15am and struggled from there until daybreak up on N Beaver Mesa. Next split I reported was at Castle Valley - we were 27h38m, but it looks to me like they'll be under 26h.
Took us 5h10m from Castle Valley to the end. If they match that they'll finish about 6:10pm - just about 31 hours.
Last SPOT point was at 5:18pm, so I'm assuming they finished sometime around 5:30pm. Peter, where is the actual 'finish' to the Kokopelli on the Moab side? Looks like a new FKT of approx 30h25min +/- depending on when they actually finished.
They were going fully supported, and I believe it was Scott's father-in-law that was running support.
Post by Peter Bakwin on Mar 26, 2015 23:14:44 GMT -5
Ends at the Slickrock parking lot, so probably within 10 minutes of that last point. They probably switched the spot off before it transmitted at the parking lot. At 94 miles (Fisher Valley) I had them only 20 min. ahead of our pace, so they really crushed it in the last 40-50 miles.
Post by davidultra49 on Mar 27, 2015 11:12:22 GMT -5
Awesome stuff. Peter I've been trying to get back out there ever since my surgeries 3 years ago. Things have been pretty rough. Finally though things have started coming around again. If things keep going well for me through Spring and Summer. I plan to give it another shot in October. It's exciting to see things heating up on this trail. Scott and Nick really crushed it out there. I knew they could do it. Congrats to the both of them. They're both fine runners.
I'll keep you posted as the Summer progresses towards my second attempt in October Peter.
The trail is much tougher than the profile would lead you to believe. It's mostly all runnable so saving something for the end is critical, at least that's what our strategy was early on. if you feel like you're working too hard in the first 70 miles, then you are. For that reason, we knew Peter and Stephanie had a good steady pace through the flatter sections and we just merely tried to match that and see what we had left in the end.
Post by tallclimberkevin on Mar 21, 2018 3:33:57 GMT -5
Adam Parkison and myself (Kevin Hadfield) are setting out on a self supported Kokopelli attempt starting this Friday, March 23, 2018. We plan to leave the Loma, CO trailhead around 5PM. I will be dropping some supply caches on Thursday a la Paul Pomeroy... We will be doing it as a team of 2 though so it's not solo self supported like Mr. Pomeroy's run. We're shooting for somewhere around 32 hours but who knows how it'll go?? I'll report back afterward about the attempt and everything.
I'll be tracking the whole course with my Fenix 3 and I'll have a battery pack to charge phone and watch for pictures and tracking. It will be a brutal effort but memorable... I've false started the Koko solo one other time so hopefully motivation stays up. We're pretty committed to completing the mission this time together. Anyways, I don't know if it'll be any sort of FKT effort but I thought I'd post here to let anyone interested know about it. I also wanted to thank everyone who posts here for the awesome motivation. Everyone in our silly sport is SO BADASS!!! Much love to all you crazies going big for the fun of it!