Trail Stats

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It has been a while between posts and I’ve finally found some time to pull together some stats from the trail as promised. Without further ado, let’s get stuck in.

Trail Name:

-Hotshot-

Start date:

2 May 2018

Mexican border near Campo
Finish date:

28 Aug 2018

Rainy Pass, 2.5 days from Canada trail closed due to wildfires
Total number of days:

119

Typically takes 140 to 180 days
Number hiking days:

109

Number zero days:

10

Total distance travelled:

2623 mile

4,221 kilometers,  equivalent of Darwin to Mallacoota via Sth Australia and east through Vic
Average daily distance hiked:

24 miles / day

38.5 km/day
Shortest daily distance:

2.4 miles

3.9 km
Longest daily distance:

38.2 miles

61.5 km
Number times hiking inebriated:

2

1 x drunk; 1 x stoned
Elevation gain:

489,418 ft

Equivalent of climbing from Everest base camp to the summit 42.7 times
Highest point:

13,200 ft

Forrester Pass
Elevation loss:

488,411 ft

Lowest Point:

180 ft

Bridge of the Gods on Oregon-Washington Border
Average base weight (no food or water):

15 pound

Equivalent to 7 kg
Heaviest weight carried:

40 pounds?? Hard to judge

Entering the Sierras from Kennedy Meadows with a bear canister, 9 days food, ice axe, ice spikes and new tent.
Number of resupplies:

32

Average number days between resupplys:

3

Biggest number of days between resupply:

9 days food

Kennedy Meadows to Muir Trail Ranch
Number resupply boxes sent:

10

Worst resupply miscalculations

Muir Trail Ranch

Cascade Locks to Trout Lake

Sent 4 days food ahead for a massive price – only needed 1.5 days.

1 day short. Ran out of food.

Number beers from trail angels:

25+ (lost count)

Pairs of shoes worn out:                         5
Number of showers taken:

22 over 4 months

Longest time between clothes wash:

10 days

Favourite sections: Sierras, North Cascades, Glacier NP, Goat Rocks Wilderness
Least favourite sections: The desert especially Tehachapi to Walker Pass, LA Aqueduct, southern Oregon, lava fields
Number hospital visits:

0

Number times passed out:

1

Number times thrown up:

2

Foods can no longer stomach: Packet Tuna, instant mashed potato, peanut butter, beef jerky 
Interesting fact: More people have summited Everest this year than have finished the PCT

elevation

 

DAILY DISTANCE:

trail-running-test-2013-la-sportiva-ultra-raptor-ft

Screen Shot 2018-11-15 at 8.10.41 pm

DAY

DATE

MILE START

MILE FINISH

EXTRA MILES

DAILY MILEAGE

DAILY KM’s

TOTAL MILES

1

2 May

0.0

20.0

0

20.0

32.2

20.0

Lake Morena

2

3 May

20

37.2

0

17.2

27.7

37.2

3

4 May

37.2

56.0

0

18.8

30.3

56.0

Mt Laguna

4

5 May

56.0

74.4

0

18.4

29.6

74.4

5

6 May

74.4

94.4

0

20.0

32.2

94.4

6

7 May

94.4

109.5

0

15.1

24.3

109.5

Warner Springs

7

8 May

109.5

131.4

0

21.9

35.2

131.4

8

9 May

131.5

151.8

0

20.3

32.7

151.7

Idyllwild

9

10 May

151.8

151.8

0

0.0

0.0

151.7

Idyllwild Zero

10

11 May

151.8

190.5

0

38.7

62.3

190.4

San Jacinto

11

12 May

190.5

214.1

0

23.6

38.0

214.0

12

13 May

214.1

239.9

0

25.8

41.5

239.8

13

14 May

239.9

256.2

0

16.3

26.2

256.1

14

15 May

256.2

266.1

0

9.9

15.9

266.0

Big Bear City

15

16 May

266.1

292.4

0

26.3

42.3

292.3

16

17 May

292.4

318.0

0

25.6

41.2

317.9

17

18 May

317.9

341.9

0

24.0

38.6

341.9

Cajon Pass

18

19 May

341.9

364.4

0

22.5

36.2

364.4

19

20 May

364.3

369.3

0

5.0

8.0

369.4

Wrightwood Nero

20

21 May

369.3

369.3

0

0.0

0.0

369.4

Wrightwood Zero

21

22 May

369.3

389.1

0

19.8

31.9

389.2

22

23 May

389.2

418.6

4.8

34.2

55.0

423.4

23

24 May

418.6

444.3

0

25.7

41.4

449.1

Acton KOA

24

25 May

444.3

454.5

0

10.2

16.4

459.3

Agua Dulce / Hiker Heaven

25

26 May

454.5

478.2

0

23.7

38.1

483.0

Casa de Luna

26

27 May

478.2

504.6

0

26.4

42.5

509.4

27

28 May

504.6

534.8

0

30.2

48.6

539.6

Hiker Town / LA Aquaduct

28

29 May

534.8

558.0

0

23.2

37.3

562.8

29

30 May

558.0

566.4

0

8.4

13.5

571.2

Tehachapi

30

31 May

566.4

566.4

0

0.0

0.0

571.2

Tehachapi Zero

31

1 Jun

566.5

592.9

0

26.4

42.5

597.6

32

2 Jun

592.9

616.0

0

23.1

37.2

620.7

33

3 Jun

616.0

643.5

0

27.5

44.3

648.2

34

4 Jun

643.5

654.3

0

10.8

17.4

659.0

Ridgecrest in and out

35

5 Jun

654.3

680.8

0

26.5

42.6

685.5

36

6 Jun

680.8

702.2

0

21.4

34.4

706.9

Kennedy Meadows South

37

7 Jun

702.2

704.6

0

2.4

3.9

709.3

Kennedy Meadows Nero

38

8 Jun

704.6

729.6

0

25.0

40.2

734.3

39

9 Jun

729.6

750.8

0

21.2

34.1

755.5

Chicken Lake

40

10 Jun

750.8

763.3

1

13.5

21.7

769.0

Crabtree Meadow

41

11 Jun

763.3

774.7

15

26.4

42.5

795.4

Mt Whitney / Tyndall Creek

42

12 Jun

774.7

789.0

0

14.3

23.0

809.7

Forrester Pass

43

13 Jun

789.0

811.3

0

22.3

35.9

832.0

Glen Pass / Pinchot Pass

44

14 Jun

811.3

832.4

0

21.1

34.0

853.1

Mather Pass

45

15 Jun

832.4

857.7

0

25.3

40.7

878.4

Muir Pass / Evolution Creek

46

16 Jun

857.7

880.6

0

22.9

36.9

901.3

Seldon Pass / MTR

47

17 Jun

880.6

906.6

0

26.0

41.8

927.3

Red Meadows / Mammoth Lakes

48

18 Jun

906.6

906.6

0

0.0

0.0

927.3

Mammoth Zero

49

19 Jun

906.6

933.0

0

26.4

42.5

953.7

Donohue Pass

50

20 Jun

933.0

957.3

0

24.3

39.1

978.0

Tuolumne Meadows

51

21 Jun

957.3

982.3

0

25.0

40.2

1003.0

Stubblefield Canyon

52

22 Jun

982.3

1006.8

0

24.5

39.4

1027.5

53

23 Jun

1006.8

1027.3

0

20.5

33.0

1048.0

Kennedy Meadows North / Near East Fork Carson River

54

24 Jun

1027.3

1053.2

0

25.9

41.7

1073.9

Eagle Creek

55

25 Jun

1053.2

1079.3

0

26.1

42.0

1100.0

Upper Truckee Creek

56

26 Jun

1079.3

1090.1

0

10.8

17.4

1110.8

South Lake Tahoe   

57

27 Jun

1090.1

1090.1

0

0.0

0.0

1110.8

South Lake Tahoe Zero

58

28 Jun

1090.1

1090.1

0

0.0

0.0

1110.8

South Lake Tahoe Zero

59

29 Jun

1090.1

1112.6

0

22.5

36.2

1133.3

Phipps Creek

60

30 Jun

1112.6

1140.9

0

28.3

45.5

1161.6

Squaw Valley

61

1 Jul

1140.9

1162.4

0

21.5

34.6

1183.1

Donner Ski Ranch / Soda Springs /  near Basin Peak Spring

62

2 Jul

1162.4

1187.0

0

24.6

39.6

1207.7

63

3 Jul

1187.0

1195.4

1.4

9.8

15.8

1217.5

Sierra City

64

4 Jul

1195.4

1227.1

1.4

33.1

53.3

1250.6

65

5 Jul

1227.1

1258.8

0

31.7

51.0

1282.3

66

6 Jul

1258.8

1286.5

2

29.7

47.8

1312.0

Beldon

67

7 Jul

1286.5

1318.0

0

31.5

50.7

1343.5

Carter Creek

68

8 Jul

1318.0

1331.3

0

13.3

21.4

1356.8

Chester

69

9 Jul

1331.3

1350.3

0

19.0

30.6

1375.8

Warner Valley Camp

70

10 Jul

1350.3

1384.7

0

34.4

55.4

1410.2

Old Station

71

11 Jul

1384.7

1414.0

0

29.3

47.2

1439.5

Hat Creek Rim / Burney

72

12 Jul

1414.0

1414.0

0

0.0

0.0

1439.5

Burney Zero

73

13 Jul

1414.0

1443.0

1.4

30.4

48.9

1469.9

Burney Falls

74

14 Jul

1443.0

1470.9

0

27.9

44.9

1497.8

Ash Camp / McCloud River

75

15 Jul

1470.9

1501.2

0

30.3

48.8

1528.1

I5 / Soda Creek Road / Dunsmuir

76

16 Jul

1501.2

1519.9

0

18.7

30.1

1546.8

77

17 Jul

1519.9

1552.8

0

32.9

52.9

1579.7

Near Little Trinity River

78

18 Jul

1552.8

1586.1

0

33.3

53.6

1613.0

Near Bingham Lake

79

19 Jul

1586.1

1618.5

0

32.4

52.1

1645.4

Summit Lake Junction

80

20 Jul

1618.5

1649.5

0

31.0

49.9

1676.4

Grider Creek

81

21 Jul

1649.5

1679.3

0

29.8

48.0

1706.2

Seiad Valley

82

22 Jul

1679.3

1695

20

35.7

57.5

1741.9

California! Hendrix Fire Closure

83

23 Jul

1708.2

1718.9

0

10.7

17.2

1752.6

Ashland

84

24 Jul

1718.9

1718.9

0

0.0

0.0

1752.6

Ashland Zero

85

25 Jul

1718.9

1718.9

0

0.0

0.0

1752.6

Ashland Zero

86

26 Jul

1718.9

1744.3

0

25.4

40.9

1778.0

Lake Hyatt

87

27 Jul

1744.3

1773.2

2

30.9

49.7

1808.9

Fish Lake

88

28 Jul

1773.2

1804.3

2

33.1

53.3

1842.0

Sevenmile Trail Junction

89

29 Jul

1804.3

1823

13.4

32.1

51.7

1874.1

Mazama Village / Crater Lake

90

30 Jul

1839.2

1872.1

0

32.9

52.9

1907.0

Six Horse Spring

91

31 Jul

1872.1

1906.6

0

34.5

55.5

1941.5

Shelter Cove

92

1 Aug

1906.6

1933.2

0

26.6

42.8

1968.1

Three Sisters Wilderness

93

2 Aug

1933.2

1967.9

0

34.7

55.8

2002.8

94

3 Aug

1967.9

1995.1

0

27.2

43.8

2030.0

Big Lake Youth Camp

95

4 Aug

1995.1

2010.9

0

15.8

25.4

2045.8

Sisters / Jefferson Wilderness

96

5 Aug

2010.9

2039.9

0

29.0

46.7

2074.8

Mt Jefferson

97

6 Aug

2039.9

2075.8

0

35.9

57.8

2110.7

Ollalie Lake / Timothy Lake

98

7 Aug

2075.8

2096.9

0

21.1

34.0

2131.8

Timberline Lodge

99

8 Aug

2096.9

2123.8

0

26.9

43.3

2158.7

100

9 Aug

2123.8

2146.8

0

23.0

37.0

2181.7

Cascade Locks 

101

10 Aug

2146.8

2146.8

0

0.0

0.0

2181.7

Cascade Locks Zero

102

11 Aug

2146.8

2176.7

0

29.9

48.1

2211.6

103

12 Aug

2176.6

2214.8

0

38.2

61.5

2249.8

104

13 Aug

2214.7

2232.5

0

17.8

28.6

2267.6

Trout Lake

105

14 Aug

2232.5

2260.7

0

28.2

45.4

2295.8

106

15 Aug

2260.7

2278.6

10

27.9

44.9

2323.7

Goat Rocks

107

16 Aug

2294.9

2304.7

10

19.8

31.9

2343.5

White Pass

108

17 Aug

2304.7

2327.8

0

23.1

37.2

2366.6

Near Three Way Peak

109

18 Aug

2327.8

2354.2

0

26.4

42.5

2393.0

110

19 Aug

2353.2

2384.3

0

31.1

50.1

2424.1

Mirror Lake

111

20 Aug

2384.3

2393.1

0

8.8

14.2

2432.9

Snoqualmie Nero

112

21 Aug

2393.1

2417.7

0

24.6

39.6

2457.5

113

22 Aug

2417.7

2444.7

0

27.0

43.5

2484.5

Talus Lake

114

23 Aug

2444.7

2464.2

0

19.5

31.4

2504.0

Stevens Pass / Skykomish

115

24 Aug

2464.2

2493.5

0

29.3

47.2

2533.3

Lake Sally Ann

116

25 Aug

2493.5

2524.6

0

31.1

50.1

2564.4

Milk Creek

117

26 Aug

2524.6

2551.8

2.5

29.7

47.8

2594.1

Cloudy Pass

118

27 Aug

2571.9

2577.0

9.5

14.6

23.5

2608.7

Stehekin

119

28 Aug

2577.0

2591.1

0

14.1

22.7

2622.8

Rainy Pass – Trail closed from here due to wildfires

2622.8

4221.0

RESUPPLY STRATEGY:

TOWN

No. Days resupplied for

Buy or Mail

If mailed, sent to

San Diego

2.5

Buy

Mt Laguna

4

Buy

Warner Springs

2

Buy

Idyllwild

4

Buy

Big Bear City

5

Buy

Wrightwood

4

Buy

Agua Dulce

5

Buy

Tehachapi

3.5

Buy

Ridgecrest

2.5

Buy

Kennedy Meadows South

9

Mail

Grumpy Bears Retreat
Muir Trail Ranch

1.5

Mail

Muir Trail Ranch. I sent 4 days, only needed 1.5
Mammoth Lakes

2

Buy

Tuolumine Meadows

3

Buy

Kennedy Meadows North

4

Buy

Sth Lake Tahoe

2.5

Buy

Soda Springs

1.5

Buy

Sierra City

5

Mail

Sierra Country Store
Chester

3

Buy

Burney

3

Buy

Dunsmuir

5

Buy
Seiad Valley

2.5

Buy

Ashland

3.5

Buy

Mazama Village

2

Mail

Xanterra Mazama Village Camp Store
Shelter Cove

4

Mail / Buy

Shelter Cove Resort
Sisters

1.5

Buy

Olallie Lake

1

Buy

Timberline Lodge

2.5

Mail

Timberline Lodge
Cascade Locks

3

Buy

Trout Lake

3.5

Mail

Trout Lake Grocery 
White Pass

4

Mail

Kracker Barrel
Snoqualmie Pass

3

Mail

Summit Inn Hotel
Skykomish

5

Mail

Cascada Inn
Winthrop

3

Buy

Didn’t need to resupply as trail closed from Rainy Pass

Base weight:

Starting weight

Screen Shot 2018-11-15 at 8.24.25 pm

Sierra weight: heavier jacket and rain pants, ice axe, micro spikes, fleece & bear can.

Screen Shot 2018-11-15 at 8.29.49 pm

Finish weight:

Screen Shot 2018-11-15 at 8.35.20 pm

 

 

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