If you’re a runner, you’ve probably heard of them. An FKT is a timed attempt to complete a particular route or trail faster than anyone else has done it before. They may be done alone or with a partner or group and can be supported or unsupported. In recent years, FKTs have become increasingly popular among trail runners to push themselves to their limits, sometimes in lieu of organized races. FKTs are a wonderful way to test your ability while also connecting to the wilderness spaces we all love.
This summer PATH projects customer Matt Hyde hiked The Sierra High Route for 15 days. This is a very remote 200 mile cross-country hiking route through the Sierra Nevada with 60,000 feet of Elevation Gain. Read more about his adventure.