1999 AT hike mileage

In 1999 I completed my AT hike, having done 450+ miles in 1997, getting off the trail in Hannover due to crippling plantar fasciitis.   I’ve created a Google Docs spreadsheet of my camp locations, miles per day, and a running average of miles/day for the whole trail.  Also included is my miles over a 7 day period, which peaked at 137.7 miles in PA.

During the first few weeks I suffered from some knee tendonitis, and in the last month or so I had terrible nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, I believe due to a combination of overuse of ibuprofen and probably some gastric distress due to not filtering my water.

I’ve included the last 3 days of zeros as well because I spent them in the Barn in Gorham trying to figure out if I could continue, having already completed the trail when I got to Hannover.    This skews the average somewhat, because I wasn’t yet off the trail, but not substantially.

I hope that this list is useful.

All Downhill From Here 1999

Thanks to those who made this possible:
Little Engine
Red Fox
Shavin’ Dave
Chocolate Thunder
Purple Turkey

and anyone else who I missed

Happy trails.


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Smokebeard has hiked the 2652 mile Pacific Crest Trail, the 2160+ mile Appalachian Trail, the 73+ mile Great Glen Cycle Route, all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks, the 78+ mile Rhode Island North/South Trail, and the Saranac Six. He is also a certified Leave No Trace Trainer. A former MATC Caretaker in the Piazza Rock/Saddleback area, he’s passionate about applying Leave No Trace as an ethical system. His latest adventure was a 3 week thruhike of the 273 mile Long Trail in Vermont.

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