Hi, I'm Josh. An aspiring mountaineer, endurance runner and FTK adventurer. I'm the current U.S. High-Pointing world record holder after standing atop all 48 peaks of the contiguous United States in 19 days, 7 hours and 37 minutes (280+ miles). I love the mountains & trails and my pursuit of records is merely a way to enjoy and experience these places. I have a dream of pursing the great United States trail records and attempting Fastest Known Time's on these mountainous and beautiful landscapes. Almost all of these attempts feature over 100 miles of distance and 30,000 feet of elevation gain. Please read about the "ten trails of my life" below. I've currently hold 1 of the 10 records.
The Ten Trails of My Life:
1. High-pointing the United States
2. The Long Trail - Vermont
3. Colorado Trail - Colorado
4. Grand Canyon R2Rx6 - Arizona
5. Smoky Mountains (SCAR) - TN/NC
6. John Muir Trail - California
7. Arizona Trail - Arizona
8 - Appalachian Trail - Eastern U.S.
9. Ten "14ers" in one day - Colorado
10. Angel's Landing - Utah
United States High-pointing
Estimated 300 miles of hiking, running and climbing in all 48 contiguous states
19 days, 7 hours, 37 minutes - Josh Sanders (2015)
A race to stand on the highest natural point of all 48 states without using flight.
The Smokies Challenge Adventure Run (SCAR) Double
144 miles (NC/TN) Smoky Mountain Range
3 days, 7 hours, 25 minutes - Billy Simpson (2014)
The SCAR runs the entire length of the Appalachian Trail through GSMNP.
The John Muir Trail
211 miles (California) Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
3 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes - Leor Pantilat (2014)
Time Magazine's #1 trail in America. Named after Sierra Club's founder John Muir.
The Grand Canyon R2R2Rx3
127 miles (Arizona) The Grand Canyon
2 days, 20 hours, 48 minutes - Jason Vaughn (2013)
This record runs from canyon rim to opposite rim and back... three times.
The Long Trail
273 miles (Vermont) White Mountain Range
4 days, 12 hours, 46 minutes - Jonathan Basham (2009)
First long distance hiking trail in the United States. Constructed in 1910.
The Colorado Trail
486 miles (Colorado) Rocky Mountain Range
8 days, 7 hours, 40 minutes - Scott Jaime (2013)
Considered one of the triple gem's of hiking trails with the JMT and Long trail.
The Arizona Trail
800 miles (Arizona)
21 days, 14 hours, 16 minutes - Adam Bradley (2011)
This epic trail runs through deserts, mountain ranges and the Grand Canyon.
The Appalachian Trail
2,190 miles (Georgia - Maine)
46 days, 8 hours, 7 minutes - Scott Jurek (2015)
The most famous backpacking trail in the world runs over 2,000 miles.
Ten "14ers" in one day
Approximately 50 miles (Colorado)
9 peaks is the current record - held by two seperate climbers
The goal is to be the first person to ever stand on 10 separate 14ers in 24 hours
5.1 miles and 1/3 mile of elevation gain with class 3 exposure
43m, 29s - Buzz Burrell (2010)
The most icon landmark of Zion National Park is steep and exposed. Sounds Fun!