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

eyakel at earthlink.net eyakel at earthlink.net
Sun Dec 13 09:24:10 CST 2009

Well you don't want to hear from me then, because I am slow.  From the past year I also think you should look at San Gabriel and Out of Order's journals on trail journals.  Both are very fast.  I think they averaged in the high 20's over most of the trail.  I on the other hand averaged about 18-20, but I am old, and yes it does make a difference.  Robocop

-----Original Message-----
>From: Jonathan Ley <jonathan at phlumf.com>
>Sent: Dec 12, 2009 8:37 PM
>To: Patrick Beggan <meta474 at gmail.com>
>Cc: cdt-l at backcountry.net
>Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Okay, trite question - Miles Per Day?
>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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