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Putting it all together....

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In the last 134 days in the mountains I :

-spent 1 day hiking Mt. Whitney
-spent 22 days not hiking at all
-averaged 24 miles a day, not including days off
-averaged 21 miles a day overall
-saw 5 bears in CA, 1 bear in OR, and 0 bears in WA
-saw 1 mountain lion
-saw numerous deer and rodents
-got a couple hundred mosquito bites over the course of OR and WA, hardly any in CA
-read 5 books
-was caught in 4 storms
-set up my tent 20 times in CA, 1 time in OR, and 2 times in WA
-hiked in rain 2 times in CA
-got 45 minutes of rain in OR and WA total
-carried an average of 30 lbs on my back
-carried 7 liters of water at the most
-carried 8 days of food at the longest stretch
-ate between 3000 and 4000 calories every day on trail, probably close to 10000 each day in towns
-showered 13 times over the entire trail
-rinsed myself in 5 lakes and quite a few streams
-did real loads of laundry 6 times
-climbed to 13,200 feet on trail at the highest point
-climbed down to 130 feet at the lowest point
-hiked 700 miles with Rubs and Southern
-hiked a few days with Dan, Kambucha, Hawkeye, Joker, Sampson, and On Time
-had two siblings join me on trail, Fry Pan and Not So Iron Feet
-saw my supportive girlfriend at 5 different stops
-wore through 4 pairs of shoes
-wore out a pair of pants
-carried the same pack, shirt, bandana, solar charger, pictures, and Nalgene bottle on the entire trail
-never cut or trimmed my facial hair or the hair on the top of my head
-lost 21 pounds
-walked 42 miles on my longest day
-had very little snow in the high sierra mountains, but caught up with some in central Oregon
-fell or slipped into water only 4 times
-tripped on trail once
-spent $3300 while on trail
-climbed to the summit of only 2 mountains while on trail, Whitney and Baden-Powell
-walked across three states from the US/Mexico Border into British Columbia, Canada
-hiked 2667.5 miles, not including anything off trail
-thru hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in one year

Posted by walkinman 16:24

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