[Cdt-l] Okay, trite question - Miles Per Day?

Jonathan Ley jonathan at phlumf.com
Sat Dec 12 22:37:09 CST 2009

I did about the same miles per day on the PCT vs. CDT for an "average", 
but it varied on the CDT a lot more. The CDT has more extremes - there's 
more steep tread, more high-elevation, more loose/overgrown/disappearing 
tread, but more forest roads, and more flat stuff too. The PCT is just 
more consistent with respect to trail grade and tread. ymmv, of course :-)

Patrick Beggan wrote:
> I know this has probably been done to death, but I'm looking on a miles per day for the average CDT (that is to say, not the great basin, and not glacier NP with snow, etc. -- the usual I could expect from the summer months for the majority of the trail). 
> I understand miles change with terrain (I've hiked the PCT twice) so I know it's impossible to give an answer for 100% of the trail. I'm just looking for something I can do math from.
> On the PCT I do 30s pretty solidly every day, 19-20s in the Sierras (with an early june entry) with the occasional 40+ in there when I'm really hungry and hauling. I finished in four months on the PCT, with 18 zeros.
> Anyway, any information from other fast-ish hikers would be appreciated. I recognize the increased navigational difficulties on the CDT and that can throw you for a loop, etc, etc.
> Joker
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