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Another one of my favorite posts. Here are some stats from the CDT trip. Anything I should add to this list that would be fun? Let me know. Thanks to fellow CDTer, Portrait for the elevation charts!


Mexico to Canada 
Miles: 2,848.7mi
April 23rd-Sept 3rd
Days to hike the trail: 134 days
Zero days(no hiking): 7 days
Average daily mileage(including zeros): 21.3mi/day
Average daily mileage(excluding zeros): 22.4mi/day
CDT High Point:14,261ft (Grays Peak, CO)
CDT Low Point: 4,215ft (US/CAN Border @ Waterton Lake)

New Mexico
Miles: 642mi
Days: 35 days
Zero Days: 2 days
Average daily mileage(including zeros): 18.3mi/day
Average daily mileage(excluding zeros): 19.5mi/day
Days with significant precipitation: 1day

Colorado                  

Miles: 733mi
Days: 40 days
Zero Days: 3 days
Average daily mileage(including zeros): 18.3mi/day
Average daily mileage(excluding zeros): 19.8mi/day
Days with significant precipitation during the day: 3 days

Wyoming
Miles: 488mi
Days: 20
Zero Days: 1
Average daily mileage(including zeros): 24.4mi/day
Average daily mileage(excluding zeros): 25.7mi/day
Days with significant precipitation during the day: 1day

Idaho & Montana
Miles: 978mi
Days: 39 days
Zero Days: 1 day
Average daily mileage(including zeros): 25mi/day
Average daily mileage(excluding zeros): 25.7mi/day
Days with significant precipitation during the day: 5 days

Trail Town Stats
Trail Towns: 25 
Nights spent in a hotel or hostel: 25
Nights hosted by a trail angel/friend/family: 7
Resupply boxes sent to myself: 28
Times I sent my laptop to myself: 7
Hitches(not from trail angels): 10

Random Trail Stuff
Nights I slept in my tent:101
Most miles hiked in one day: 38.1mi

Days I hiked over 35mi: 3 days
Days I hiked 30-35mi: 17 days
Days I hiked 25-30mi: 29 days
Days I hiked 20-25mi: 33 days
Days I hiked 15-20mi: 23 days
Days I hiked 10-15mi: 14 days
Days I hiked less than 10mi: 8 days
Days I threw up: 4
Days before hitting a natural water source and real trail in New Mexico: 7 days
Most days between showering/laundry: 10 days
Longest gap between resupplies: 7 days, 170.7mi, Atlantic City-Dubois, WY
Most miles/days between zeros: 612.1mi/23 days, Dubois, WY-Butte, MT
Est. days hiked in significant snow: 8 days
Days hiked solo or mostly solo: 31 days
Nights camped solo: 20 nights
Northbound hikers I met or hiked with along the way: 39
Audiobooks listened to: 15
Bear sightings: 1.5 (black bear in the Gila and a slight glimpse of a grizzly in a bush in Glacier) 
Est. amount spent on the trail: $5,500 (including health insurance, car insurance back home, shipping resupplies, and phone bill)

 
Gear Stats

Staying Wired…I made it the whole way without losing my headphones!

Base Pack Weight: 12lbs 12.6oz
Total Cost of Gear(not on sale): ~$4,200
Bladders broken: 5 (3 original Sawyer Squeeze bags, 2 Evernew Bladders)
Pairs of Shoes: 5
Pairs of Socks:10
Gear lost or left behind and then found or returned: 7 things (phone, solar charger(3x), maps, wallet, brush)
Gear I lost on the trail: countless chapsticks, 7 tent stakes, toiletry bag, toothpaste, water bottle
# of Headphones lost: NONE! (very proud of this stat!)

One final stat chart that’s pretty cool. I want to thank blog follower Jim for putting this one together. At the end of New Mexico, I started to keep track of my campsite elevations. In this chart, Jim has plotted a visual of how many miles I hiked each day and how high the elevation was that I camped at. It’s pretty cool to see where my zeros are, where my highest mileages were, and how my lower mileage days tended to be in the highest elevations.

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