Bob from L.A.,Is that the one entitled "How to survive a four month hike"? If it is I just came across that same story and read it a few minutes ago too. Interesting prospective
Only 4 months for entire CDT?
The AT, around 2,200 miles. 5 or 5.5 months.Just to clarify - you posted this under the American Discovery Trail heading. The ADT runs West-East from Ocean to Ocean. That is a newer trail connecting a bunch of old trails across the US. Not sure if it is really truly complete or not - but people are hiking it!
The Continental Divide Trail is North/South Canada to Mexico. This one is interesting because my understanding is a lot of this trail is NOT maintained and can require some bushwacking haha. I believe the CDT is the most "wild" of the US wilderness trails.
Anyhow, the original poster may or may not know this, but thought I would clarify for others!
That said - 4 months? That is pretty impressive considering it takes most 5-8 months to do the PCT or AT which aren't quite so long distance wise.
3.5 months on the 2,650 mile long PCT? Not likely unless you are an incredibly fit athlete, especially on the high Sierra and North Cascades. The average time is 5 months for the average backpacker, which is a bit longer than I took to do it.I think it depends....doable in 3.5 to 4 month like the PCT....
Neither the PCT or the CDT is 2200 miles long. The PCT is 2650 miles and the CDT is 3100 miles.you are right Davebugg it is not average and it does require a good shape! With depends I meant age/physical constitution/weather and circumstances in the best way! 4month and 2200miles is okay, no?
I had days with more than +-2000m inclines and still 30miles a day, top was 40 miles a day. was a special period. An average of 20miles....couldn't do it again probably!