thank you very much! we kept asking everyone we saw hiking south if they'd seen you guys, the general comments were that you were 20 minutes ahead of us! doh! sounds like the three of you really kicked butt!
Thanks a bunch. I start Sept. 4.
Unfortunately, although my legs have felt fine in my practice hikes, my feet haven't held up well hiking with a pack and I have to eat too much food. The equations for doing the Long Trail unsupported within the constraints of less than 9 days and less than 20 lb pack are not working out well. But I'll give it a shot anyway. A faster guy, Travis Wildeboer, is starting three days after me, and it will be interesting to see if I can stay ahead.
A guy going for the overall (real) FKT this week, Dan Rose, just had to quit due to slipping and bashing his knee too much. Rough trail.
Good luck at Virgil Crest, will this be your first 100?