24 Aug '13, 7pm
Scott Jaime sets a new Colorado Trail supported FKT in 8 days, 7 hours, and 40 minutes.
Oh yes, I’ve said ‘when,’ not ‘if.’ Of course, I don’t actually know that for sure, that Scott will set a new FKT. From my 24 hours with him, I do know that, between right here and the record, there will be more jubilance and probably a couple more quiet patches. There will be more burritos and moon-shine-y nights. Maybe there will be some sleep. There will be a surprise visit from Scott’s kids on the trail, more big mountains to climb, perhaps a bear or two. There will be enough nervousness and even more love among his crew. There will be more pacers with stories and songs to pass the time. More tests of the limits of Scott’s potential, more moments when he’ll have to ask himself, will I, can I do this? And there will be an end to this long and arduous process. Whether that ending coincides with a new FKT, even Scott won’t know this until he’s there.