Click here to watch a short video of Nikki running on the summit of Camel’s Hump!

This footage was shot a few hours before sunset on Day 2 of Nikki’s Long Trail expedition. ¬†She’d been running for approximately 35.5 hours at that point with nearly 100 miles under her belt and only 3 hours of sleep.

Hikers and runners alike have told us that Camel’s Hump — ascent, summit and descent — is the most technical and difficult section of the Long Trail.

This was also the last place we saw Nikki and her pacers — friend and fellow ultra runner Dennis and her brother Bill — before they started the “diasterous” (as Nikki coined it) descent down to Appalachian Gap. ¬†Luckily everyone made it out of the woods safely that night.

Check out David’s post, “Crazy Night,” if you haven’t already for a rundown of what happened on the trail and at camp.


  1. Kevin Mcgonigal on August 16th, 2012

    Camel’s Hump kicked my ass. She looks strong, there are some good cruising miles ahead. Do it! 24 hours to go, you got this!

  2. Lin Reuther on August 17th, 2012

    Lin Reuther

    Nikki – what an awesome run! Great to watch the video of you looking strong! Let’s hope the weather cooperates for your goal!

  3. Rob Racine on August 18th, 2012

    No poles?

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