Ashly Winchester John Muir Trail FKT Update 1
Ashly surpassed 45 miles and 12,600' gain at the 24hr mark for her JMT FKT attempt putting her approximately 11 miles ahead of record pace.
A general message sent out on tracker says "feeling good all things considered. Feet hurt. Soaking them in cold creek. Not sure I will be able to do 45 miles again. ALL HEART."
"ALL HEART" is written on her forearm as she hikes - acknowledging not everything has been right for the training and lead up for this dream effort - two bouts with Covid, injuries, last minute permit - but she is going to focus on the deep love and meaning she finds on this trail to sustain her through the lows.
Watch her progress on the full size, interactive tracker. Note: she is borrowing Nathan's inReach.