I love a good statistic and this time around I kept very detailed records of my hike, much more so than any other hike I have done. So, here are some fun facts about my journey along the Appalachian Trail…


Total miles: 2221.3
Official miles:
2190.9
Extra miles: 30.4
Total days: 115 (an average of 19.3 miles per day)
Zero days: 3
Nero days (under 10 miles): 5
Longest stretch without a break: 59 days
Mileage:
– 0-10 miles: 8 days
– 10-15 miles: 9 days
– 15-20miles: 43 days
– 20-25 miles: 45 days
– 25-30miles: 9 days
– 30+ miles: 1 day

Bears seen: 11 – I think
Times I fell over: 14 – at least these are the ones I can remember!
Days with rain: 53 – that’s rain every 2.2 days or 46% of the time
Number of resupplies: 42 – an average of every 2.7 days
Longest stretch without resupply: 5 days
Days with real food:
63 – an average of every 1.8 days or 55% of the time
Longest stretch without real food: 6 days
Days with trail magic: 45 – every 2.5 days or 39% of the time
Longest stretch between trail magic: 21 days
Twix bars eaten:
230 – 2 per day approximately, probably more
Number of showers: 20 – an average of 1 every 5.7 days
Longest stretch without a shower: 10 days, twice
Times I did laundry: 16 – an average of once every 7.2 day
Longest stretch without laundry: 13 days, three times
Hitches:
38
Solo hitches: 2

Nights in my tent: 63 – 55% of the time
Nights camped alone: 2
Nights in a shelter: 27 – 23% of the time
Nights in a bed: 22 – 19% of the time
Nights indoors on my air mat: 3

Nights of paid accommodation: 26
– Hostels: 14
– Motels: 7
– Paid camping/shelter: 3
– Church donation: 1
– Couchsurfing: 1

Money

I have only included costs starting from the first day on the trail to the last day on the trail. Any kit or flights or insurance etc aren’t included, nor are pre-trail and post-trail costs incurred while I was in America.

Total spent on trail: $2,683.91
– Accommodation: $534.76
– Food: $1,736.46
– Everything else (kit, laundry, toiletries, mail, cinema etc): $412.69

Total: an average of $23.34 per day / $1.23 per mile

Total Spent on food: $1,736.46
– Resupply: $887.24
– Town food: $849.22

Food: an average of $15.10 per day / $0.80 per mile

 

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