My AT Thru Hike Stats

So I guess there is still some engineer left in me. I went through my entire hike day by day and charted some data. I couldn't help myself. I love numbers, and I missed Excel. Don't judge.

One of my favorite cakes of all time

I looked at the miles per day, what type of place I stayed the night, where I slept, if I paid for accommodation, and the cost of the trip. It was really fun to go back through the guide book and look at each day. All the memories were so vivid. I could easily remember almost every single night. Where I slept, who was around me, what I did that day, in what corner of the shelter I was, what I ate. It was like hiking the entire AT all over again with less ice cream.

Hopefully this will help anyone who plans on hiking the AT someday. Maybe it will just be interesting to only me. If you are interested and want more details, I have more details. Enjoy!

Obligatory kiss the Katahdin sign photo


Data

Daily Mileage and Camp - Excel File

Summary

Total Days - 163
Hiking Days - 143
Zero Days (no miles hiked) - 20

Total Average Daily Mileage - 13.5
Average Mileage excluding Zero Days - 15.4

Where I Slept - # nights
     In Tent - 106
     In a Bed - 26
     On a Floor - 13
     In a Bunk - 10
     On a Couch - 4
     On a Wooden Platform - 2
     On a Cot - 1
     On an Airplane - 1

Where I Stayed - # nights - (# nights I paid for this accommodation)
     Stealth Campsite (undesignated, unmarked) - 37 - (0)
     An Average Shelter Campsite - 34 - (0)
     Designated Campsite w/o shelter - 27 - (0)
     Hotel - 18 - (14)
     Hostel - 12 - (9)
     Friend's House - 7 - (0)
     A Unique Shelter (barn, ski hut, etc) - 6 - (0)
     A Large Campground with Facilities - 4 - (1)
     A Trail Angel's Lawn - 4 - (0)
     A Cabin - 4 - (1)
     Tent City (Trail Days) - 3 - (3)
     A Restaurant Lawn - 2 - (1)
     Airbnb Room - 2 - (2)
     A White Mountains Hut - 1 - (0)
     A Public Park - 1 - (0)
     An Airplane - 1 - (1)

APPROXIMATE Total Cost of Trip: $5,700
     ******This is a best guess. It includes flight home and a trip to Las Vegas. It does not include the initial cost of hiking gear. I was not trying to be overly thrifty or spend extravagantly. I believe $1000/month is just about perfect.