We're back in Flagstaff for a short time, which was perfect timing for a new FKT to pop up on the board. Mikey recently created one called "Round Hump", 32 miles of circumnavigation around the San Francisco Peaks including the Arizona highpoint of Humphreys Peak. It involves several trails that we hadn't seen yet but have been interested in running. Perfect distance and a good time and place for a long-ish run at a solid pace.
John joined me for the first 9 miles up the Waterline Trail, a nice long day for him on a road that we've spotted from the top of O'Leary and other east Flagstaff locations. We both carried our own supplies, but I definitely enjoyed his company so I gladly chose the "supported" version of the FKT for this go-round.
I don't usually carry this much weight for a supported adventure, 140 ounces of liquid and Spiz/snacks for 9 hours. Happily I didn't need extra clothing to start, no lights, so I could pare down the pack weight to nothing extraneous. Good training for a longer rogaine later this summer.
Starting at the bottom of the Weatherford trail at first light: