Map, Stats & Journals

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Springer Mountain, GA – Finish of the AT & the 12 Long Walks | December 28, 2012.

Below the overview map are listed the names, dates and final distances of each of the 12 Long Walks in the order in which they were completed.

The series began with the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT) on July 2, 2011, and finished at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail on December 28, 2012. The total distance was approximately 14,342 miles (23,081 km).

To access the respective journals, click on the name of the hike in which you are interested.

Following the summaries is a compilation of 12 Long Walks miscellanea, including mileage stats, animal sightings, shoes destroyed and food consumed.

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12 Long Walks Overview Map

 

1. Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT) – 1184 miles (1905 km)

  • Start Date:   7/2/2011
  • Finish Date:   8/16/2011
  • Total Days:  45 days
  • Daily Average:  26.3 miles (42.3 km)
  • Rest (Zero) Days:  2

 

2. Great Divide Trail (GDT) – 606 miles (975 km)

  • Start Date:  8/16/2011
  • Finish Date:  9/3/2011
  • Total Days:  19.5 days
  • Daily Average:  31.1 miles  (50 km)
  • Rest (Zero) Days:  0

 

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Mt.Assiniboine | Great Divide Trail.

 

3. Sierra High Route (SHR) – 205 miles (330 km)

  • Start Date:  9/7/2011
  • Finish Date:  9/17/2011
  • Total Days:  11 days
  • Daily Average:  18.6 miles (30 km)
  • Rest (Zero) Days:  0

 

4. International Appalachian Trail (IAT) – 624 miles (1004 km)

  • Start Date:  9/30/2011
  • Finish Date: 10/19/2011
  • Total Days:  20
  • Daily Average:  31.2 miles (50.2 km)
  • Rest (Zero) Days:  1

 

Sunset at Madeleine-Centre, Quebec | International Appalachian Trail

Sunset at Madeleine-Centre, Quebec | International Appalachian Trail

 

5.  Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) – 235 miles (378 km)

  • Start Date:  10/23/2011
  • Finish Date:  10/31/2011
  • Total Days:  8.5 days
  • Daily Average:  27.6 miles (44.4 km)
  • Rest (Zero) Days:  0

 

6. Southeastern Serpentine Trail (SST) – 583 miles (938 km)

  • Start Date:  11/5/2011
  • Finish Date:  11/29/2011
  • Total Days:  24.5 days
  • Daily Average:  23.8 miles (38.3 km)
  • Rest (Zero) Days:  2

 

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Final Day | Southeastern Serpentine Trail.

 

7. Florida Trail (FT) – 1326 miles (2133 km)

  • Start Date:  12/10/2011
  • Finish Date:  1/20/2012
  • Total Days:  42 days
  • Daily Average:  31.6 miles (50.8 km)
  • Rest (Zero) Days:  1

 

8. Ouachita Trail (OT) – 223 miles (359 km) *

  • Start Date:  1/28/2012
  • Finish Date:  2/4/2012
  • Total Days:  8 days
  • Daily Average:  27.9 miles (44.9 km)
  • Rest (Zero) Days:  0

* In addition to the Ouachita Trail, I also hiked a little over 85 miles of the Ozark Higlhands Trail (3.5 days; between Ozone Recreation Area and Fort Smith State Park) whilst in Arkansas. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to complete the entire trail due to a pre-booked flight out of Bentonville.

 

Cam Honan Ouachita Trail

Yours truly on the Ouachita Trail.

 

9. Southwestern Horseshoe (SWH) – 1782 miles (2867 km)

  • Start Date:  2/24/2012
  • Finish Date:  4/29/2012
  • Total Days:  66 days
  • Daily Average:  27 miles (43.4 km)
  • Rest (Zero) Days:  2

 

10. Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) – 2668 miles (4293 km)

  • Start Date:  5/6/2012
  • Finish Date:  7/30/2012
  • Total Days:  85 days
  • Daily Average:  31.4 miles
  • Rest (Zero) Days:  9 (5 days in Ridgecrest, CA with Poodle Dog Bush rash; 4 in OR & WA with knee issues)

 

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Final Sunrise | Pacific Crest Trail.

 

11. Continental Divide Trail (CDT) – 2632 miles (4236 km)

  • Start Date:  8/3/2012
  • Finish Date:  10/15/2012
  • Total Days:  73.5 days
  • Daily Average:  35.8 miles  (57.6 km)
  • Rest (Zero) Days:  1

 

12. Appalachian Trail (AT) – 2181 miles (3510 km)

  • Start Date: 10/17/2012
  • Finish Date: 12/28/2012
  • Total Days:  72.5 days
  • Daily Average:  30.1 miles (48.4 km)
  • Rest (Zero) Days:  3 (all of which were taken in NH during Hurricane Sandy)

 

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Sunrise on the Appalachian Trail.

 

12 Long Walks:  Miscellanea

  • Total Distance:  14,342 miles (23,012 km)
  • Total Days:  545  (July 2, 2011 to December 28, 2012)
  • Daily Average:  26.3 miles (42.3 km)
  • Total Hiking Days:  460
  • Rest or Travel Days Between Hikes:  65 (approximately 25 travel-related, 18 injury-related, 7 weather-related, 3 robbery-related and 12 weariness-related)
  • Rest Days During Hikes:  20
  • Daily Average, not including Rest Days:  31.1 miles (50 km)
  • Total Distance Walked Solo:  13,380 miles (21,533 km)
  • Total Distance Walked with Others:  962 miles (1548 km) – 693 miles (1,115 km) of which were with ‘The Gambler’ on the Hayduke section of the SWH.
  • Total Distance in Calendar Year 2012:  10,244 miles (16,486 km)
  • Calendar Year Triple Crown (PCT, CDT & AT):  236 days
  • Daily Average Triple Crown:  31.5 miles (50.5 km)
  • Daily Average Triple Crown, not including Rest Days:  33.4 miles (53.7 km)
  • Total Weight of Dehydrated Beans Consumed:  123.7 lbs (56.1 kg)
  • Total Number of MealPack Bars Consumed:  Approximately 600
  • Total Number of Snickers Bars Consumed:  Approximately 620
  • Total Bear Sightings:  48 (including 22 grizzlies)
  • Total Moose Sightings:  17
  • Total Wolf Sightings:  1
  • Total Mountain Lion Sightings:  2
  • Total Coyote Sightings:  6
  • Total Pairs of Shoes:  28
  • Total Cartilage Left in my Knees:  Just enough to last me another 60 years worth of hiking.  😉