Post by curtisbarton on Oct 23, 2014 22:02:29 GMT -5
I can't find much good information on FKT for this trail. I'm going to give it a shot tomorrow. Starting tomorrow at 6-7 am from the Richards start area. I'll be heading from West to East. Solo unsupported. I will have a watch, gps, and capture photos and video to document.
Post by curtisbarton on Oct 27, 2014 4:38:34 GMT -5
Just an update. I DNFed at HSP trailhead around mile 35. First day I made it just over 25 miles. Had to stop because there were too many hunters. Heard shotguns going off in complete dark at 4am. There was no way I could finish by Sunday, so I bailed. That said, with longer days and not being hunting season, I think someone could do this unsupported in 2 days. I also think someone could do it supported in under 20 hours. Self-supported in under 24. Very easy trail and very well maintained.
Houston Trail Runners Extreme (HTRex) will be supplying water/ice at certain trail heads of the LST for individuals attempting a point to point run/hike on March 14-15, 2015 You can find more information on our Blog site. www.htrex.blogspot.com/2014/12/lst-p2pfa.html
Once I figure out how to save/display it for future reference, I'll post it here along with a run report.
Fun trail! It's very runnable, really nice, mostly well-maintained, and incredibly well-marked. I really enjoyed it. The only thing I would have changed is to time it better around the controlled burns in the first couple sections. It was rather smoky for several miles. The rest of trail was wonderful. Thank you to whoever posted this to the FKT board initially, great idea!
Post by granolacarl on May 11, 2017 15:09:49 GMT -5
Early next week (May 15th or 16th) we will be attempting a self-supported FKT W to E of the 96.5 mile route. A friend (J) is joining me. There will be no mutual gear in the spirit of self-supported. I am receiving a garmin inreach this weekend which I will set up to show where we are. Additionally we will take photos, post on social media, post data logs from garmin forerunners and fitbits. I will update this post as I have more information on the tracking and/or if dates/route changes. Thanks! -C
Will post screenshots of the GPS and fitbit data afterwards.
- Starting within an hour of sunrise 5/18 (updated 5/17 PM) -
West to East
Update 5/24 -
Unexpected heavy storms and rain put me behind schedule going into the final section. Ran into some wild boars, wild dogs, and the trail became one huge spider web. Kept getting lost in the previous section because the trail markers were not reflective. Decided it would be dangerous to continue. Cut the attempt off at appx mile 91/96 at 61 hours. Will be back in the fall to try again. If you are planning on an attempt, I'd recommend bringing a spray for aggressive dogs and a bell to clear away wild hogs. I'd also recommend a hiking pole for clearing out large spider webs. Watch out for snakes, especially in the bayou/swamp area.