Understanding FKT’s

I believe that there are many important things that make up an FKT. I think the first would have to be a love for the outdoors, followed by an unquenchable thirst for adventure. When I first started hiking I noticed that the faster I moved the more I got to see, the more people I would meet and the more I would enjoy myself. This would be the definition of my type of hike when it comes to hike your own hike.

I would like to point out that some of the greatest times on trail for me were spent with hikers that were ok with taking nero’s or zero’s, so it’s all love it really is about hiking your own hike. For a person like me, I felt that it would never be a good thing to take a nero or a zero, I made a deal with myself to at the minimum do a 10-mile day. It wasn’t before long that I noticed 25-mile days were very normal. I believe now that if you are willing to put yourself out there at the mercy of the mountains, they will teach you everything you want to know about yourself.

Staying in one place too long on trail didn’t make me feel good and I felt best when I was always on the move.
Nutrition is another key factor in such a physically demanding endeavor. I learned so much about Nutrition and hydration from my short and long hiking trips by meeting people and learning about what they were doing that I wasn’t, as soon as I would implement what I had learned I felt I had hacked another part of the code.

Mindset is BIG! If I went into this thinking about how long the Appalachian trail is, it would play a big part in how I would think from day to day. Its best to take things one step at a time one day at a time.

What if a FKT was a way of showing your appreciation for something and just saying thanks for what you taught me?

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  • Marley : Mar 8th



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