Winter Appalachian Trail: Random Statistics

Winter Appalachian Trail: Random Statistics

Distance hiked: 1,500 miles / 2,400km

Coldest Low (air temp): -5F / -20.5C

Coldest high (air temp): 5F / -15C

Coldest Day + windchill (real feel): approx. -15F / -26C

Longest stretch below freezing: 7 days (I think)

Warmest temperature: 60F / 15C

Mylar balloons found and packed out: 6

Hot Hand Warmers found and packed out: 48 (this was exceeding aweful!) .
Longest distance walked in a day: 52 miles / 84km (Shenandoah NP)

Frozen waterbottle: 1 time fully frozen, countless semi frozen

Nights cowboy camped: 8
Nights slept under a tarp: 2

Shoes worn out: 2 pairs

Days snowed while hiking (not counting when in town): 10, including 3 Nor-eastern storms
Most snow in from a single storm: approx. 24 inches / 60cm
Days hiked through snow: 26
Days with light rain (I did not record overnight rain): 6
Days with heavy rain: 11
Days with icy trail: 11 (I fell on my arse 5 times)

Items lost:
1 tent, MLD Solomid (replaced with my MLD patrol Tarp)
1 wallet (retrieved)

Items broken:
1 trekking pole tip (replaced)
1 large hole in NeoAir mattress (repaired through ironing the hole closed)
1 headphone (replaced)
1 MP3 player (wet)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s