Legendary ultrarunner Scott Jurek has completed his “masterpiece”. After 46 days, 8 hours, 7 minutes Scott emerged from the One Hundred Mile Wilderness, and took his final step on the Appalachian Trail, arriving at the northern terminus at Mt. Katahdin in Maine. Ultimate Direction joins the rest of the followers of Scott’s remarkable journey in sending him a huge congratulations! Scott’s efforts and resilience were matched by his wife and crew Jenny who worked tirelessly to ensure his success.
In recent days Scott tackled the northern states of the AT, considered by some to be the most difficult ones to traverse due to its increasingly technical, rocky terrain, and limited crew access stops. Vermont is known to be exceptionally rainy, and in fact, this year was the rainiest year in Vermont in the past 130 years. Weather, fatigue, technical terrain, and few hours of sleep were obstacles that left Scott with little room for error. Still, he remained on track for the record as he battled through these difficulties.
Scott made it through the presidential range with little trouble, stating that “the temperature was perfect, and it did not disappoint”. Scott fought his way up and over Mount Washington at 6,288ft before descending his way into Maine. Maine, the final state, greeted Scott with the Hundred Mile Wilderness, which is debateably the toughest section of the AT. The Hundred Mile Wilderness is offers extremely limited crewing access along the AT, with no official roadways leading to the trail.
Again Scott, our sincerest CONGRATS!!