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Fastest Appalachian Trail Thru Hikes

Supported

These are the fastest known speed hikes of the appalachian trail. All of these hikes were supported thru hikes.
1. Karl Meltzer 45 days 22 hours 38 minutes (2016) [SOBO]
2. Scott Jurek: 46 days 8 hours 7 minutes (2015) [NOBO]
3. Jennifer Pharr Davis: 46 days 11 hrs 20 minutes (2011) [women's record] [SOBO record]
4. Andrew Thompson: 47 days 13 hours 31 minutes (2005)
5. Pete Palmer: 48 days 20 hours 11 minutes (1999)
6. David Horton: 52 days 9 hours (1991)
7. Karl Meltzer: 54 days 21 hours 12 minutes (2008)
8. Scott Grierson: 55 days 20 hours 34 minutes (1991)

Unsupported

1. Heather "Anish" Anderson 54 days 7 hours 48 minutes (2015) ~42 miles/day
2. Matt Kirk 58 days 9 hours 40 minutes (2013)

This is the Daily log for Karl Meltzer's 2016 AT record hike (supported):

Date Day Actual Total Miles Actual Location Day Miles
3-Aug 0 0.0 Katahdin ME
3-Aug 1 56.0 Jo Mary Rd ME 56.0
4-Aug 2 100.2 Long Pond Stream 44.2
5-Aug 3 151.2 US 201 Caratunk ME 51.0
6-Aug 4 188.2 ME 27 Stratton ME 37.0
7-Aug 5 233.5 ME 17 Oquossoc ME 45.3
8-Aug 6 267.2 ME 26 Grafton Notch NH 33.7
9-Aug 7 298.3 US 2 Gorham NH 31.1
10-Aug 8 345.4 US 302 Crawford Notch NH 47.1
11-Aug 9 372.5 Flume Side Trail NH 27.1
12-Aug 10 408.0 Cape Moonshine Rd NH 35.5
13-Aug 11 464.6 VT 12 Woodstock VT 56.6
14-Aug 12 512.0 VT 140 Wallingford VT 47.4
15-Aug 13 555.6 Arlington Rd Stratton VT 43.6
16-Aug 14 602.9 Mt Greylock MA 47.3
17-Aug 15 654.1 Beartown Mtn Rd MA 51.2
18-Aug 16 699.5 US 7 and CT 112 CT 45.4
19-Aug 17 750.3 Depot Hill Rd NY 50.8
20-Aug 18 805.1 Arden Valley Rd NY 54.8
21-Aug 19 850.1 County Rd 319 NJ 45.0
22-Aug 20 885.3 Camp Road NJ 35.2
23-Aug 21 940.5 Bake Oven Knob Rd PA 55.2
24-Aug 22 956.9 Hawk Mtn Rd PA 16.4
25-Aug 23 1007.2 PA 72 Swatara Gap PA 50.3
26-Aug 24 1042.7 US 11/15 Duncannon PA 35.5
27-Aug 25 1095.7 Shippensburg Road PA 53.0
28-Aug 26 1155.8 Gapland Rd MD 60.1
29-Aug 27 1211.6 VA 55 Linden VA 55.8
30-Aug 28 1265.1 Big Meadows VA 53.5
31-Aug 29 1315.5 Turk Gap VA 50.4
1-Sep 30 1372.6 Greasy Spring Road VA? 57.1
2-Sep 31 1414.5 Petites Gap VA? 41.9
3-Sep 32 1471.4 Scorched Earth Gap VA 56.9
4-Sep 33 1495.0 VA 620 Miller Cove Rd VA 23.6
5-Sep 34 1549.8 VA 641, Clendennin Road VA 54.8
6-Sep 35 1600.0 US 52, Bland VA 50.2
7-Sep 36 1657.6 VA 16, Mt. Rogers NRA Headquarters VA 57.6
8-Sep 37 1706.5 US 58, Summit Cut VA 48.9
9-Sep 38 1762.1 US 321, Hampton TN 55.6
10-Sep 39 1810.2 TN 143, Carvers GapTN/NC 48.1
11-Sep 40 1857.4 US 19W, Spivey Gap TN/NC 47.2
12-Sep 41 1908.9 US 25 & 70, Tanyard Gap TN/NC 51.5
13-Sep 42 1950.6 TN 32, Davenport Gap TN/NC 41.7
14-Sep 43 2006.5 Spence Field Shelter, GSMNP TN/NC 55.9
15-Sep 44 2052.1 US 19/74 NOC NC 45.6
16-Sep 45 2103.8 USFS 71, Deep Gap NC 51.7
17-Sep 45.94 2189.2 Springer Mtn 85.4

This is the Daily log for Jennifer Pharr-Davis 2011 AT record hike (supported):

Day 1 (June 15): Katahdin to Jo Mary Road -- 56 miles (56 total) (started 4:06 AM)
Day 2 (June 16): Jo Mary Road to location near Long Pond Stream ford -- 44 miles (100 total)
Day 3 (June 17): Long Pond Stream ford to Boise Cascade Logging Road -- 46 miles (146 total)
Day 4 (June 18): Boise Cascade Logging Road to ME 27 (Stratton) -- 42 miles (188 total)
Day 5 (June 19): ME27 (Stratton) to Sabbath Day Pond -- 41 miles (229 total)
Day 6 (June 20): Sabbath Day Pond to Grafton Notch -- 38 miles (267 total)
Day 7 (June 21): Grafton Notch to Gorham NH -- 31 miles (298 total)
Day 8 (June 22): Gorham to Mt. Washington -- 34 miles (332 total)
Day 9 (June 23): Mt. Washington to Gale River Trail Junction -- 30 miles (362 total)
Day 10 (June 24): Gale River Trail Junction to Glencliff -- 38 miles (400 total)
Day 11 (June 25): Glencliff to Hanover -- 43 miles (443 total)
Day 12 (June 26): Hanover to dirt road near Stony Brook Shelter -- 36 miles (479 total)
Day 13 (June 27): Near Stony Brook Shelter to Danby-Landgrove Road -- 42 miles (521 total)
Day 14 (June 28): Danby-Landgrove Road to near Kid Gore Shelter -- 43 miles (564 total)
Day 15 (June 29): Near Kid Gore to Cheshire MA -- 47 miles (611 total)
Day 16 (June 30): Cheshire to Great Barrington (MA 23) -- 49 miles (660 total)
Day 17 (July 1): MA 23 to West Cornwall Road -- 48 miles (708 total)
Day 18 (July 2): West Cornwall Road to NY 52 (Stormville) -- 49 miles (757 total)
Day 19 (July 3): NY 52 to Arden Valley Road -- 49 miles (806 total)
Day 20 (July 4): Arden Valley Road to County 519 (NJ) -- 45 miles (851 total)
Day 21 (July 5): County 519 (NJ) to Fox Gap (PA 191) -- 52 miles (903 total)
Day 22 (July 6): Fox Gap to Fort Franklin Road -- 45 miles (948 total)
Day 23 (July 7): Fort Franklin Road to PA 645 (Pine Grove) -- 48 miles (996 total)
Day 24 (July 8): PA 645 to PA 850 -- 54 miles (1050 total)
Day 25 (July 9): PA 850 to Sandy Sod Junction -- 52 miles (1102 total)
Day 26 (July 10): Sandy Sod Junction to Crampton Gap (MD) -- 53 miles (1155 total)
Day 27 (July 11): Crampton Gap to near Dicks Dome Shelter -- 50 miles (1205 total)
Day 28 (July 12): Dicks Dome Shelter to Skyland Lodge -- 52 miles (1257 total)
Day 29 (July 13): Skyland Lodge to Browns Gap (SNP) -- 47 miles (1304 total)
Day 30 (July 14): Browns Gap to VA 56 -- 53 miles (1357 total)
Day 31 (July 15): VA 56 to Matts Creek Shelter -- 50 miles (1407 total)
Day 32 (July 16): Matts Creek Shelter to VA 652 -- 52 miles (1459 total)
Day 33 (July 17): VA 652 to Sinking Creek Mountain -- 47 miles (1506 total)
Day 34 (July 18): Sinking Creek Mtn. to Pearisburg -- 47 miles (1553 total)
Day 35 (July 19): Pearisburg to VA 615 -- 50 miles (1603 total)
Day 36 (July 20): VA 615 to VA 16 -- 49 miles (1652 total)
Day 37 (July 21): VA 16 to US 58 (Summit Cut, VA) -- 47 miles (1699 total)
Day 38 (July 22): US 58 to Vandeventer Shelter (TN) -- 50 miles (1749 total)
Day 39 (July 23): Vandeventer Shelter to Doll Flats -- 46 miles (1795 total)
Day 40 (July 24): Doll Flats to Erwin TN -- 46 miles (1841 total)
Day 41 (July 25): Erwin to Camp Creek Bald -- 47 miles (1888 total)
Day 42 (July 26): Camp Creek Bald to Snowbird Mountain -- 51 miles (1939 total)
Day 43 (July 27): Snowbird Mountain to near Clingmans Dome -- 46 miles (1985 total)
Day 44 (July 28): Clingmans Dome to Stecoah Gap -- 48 miles (2033 total)
Day 45 (July 29): Stecoah Gap to Mooney Gap -- 52 miles (2085 total)
Day 46 (July 30): Mooney Gap to Tesnatee Gap -- 60 miles (2145 total)
Day 47 (July 31): Tesnatee Gap to Springer -- 36 miles (2181 total) (finished 3:26 PM)

Total time: 46 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes. (46.9 miles per day)


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