Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Appalachian Trail


Hello all,


This is my blog as I prepare, Lord willing, to hike the 2175 miles of the Appalachian Trail starting March 5th, 2008. Then for the next 4-5 months, I will be somewhere between Springer Mountain (the southern point) and Mount Katahdin (the northern point). The trail goes through 14 states: Georgia, N.C., Tennessee, Virginia, W. Virginia, Maryland, Penn., N.J., N.Y., Conn., Mass., Vermont, New Hampshire, and finally Maine!


Here are a few tidbits about the Appalachian Trial to chew on!


* 5 million footsteps to reach Maine

* 82,366 white blazes marking the trail (avg of one every 39 feet)

* 6,000 calories burned daily by a thru-hiker

* 265 shelters or lean-tos dotting the trail (avg of one every 9 miles)

* 12 minutes for record-holding thru-hiker to devour a half-gallon carton of ice cream at the half-gallon challenge in Penn.

6 comments:

M. Kate said...

J,

Are you hiding blogs from people now?

And you think you know people...

G-Knee said...

Hey! Jeremiah! I'm sorta jealous about the hike - sounds incredible!

Smoothie King said...

I'll be looking forward to reading your posts.

Kristi said...

Hey, Jeremiah!! I didn't know that you had a blog. The trail sounds great!! I'll be praying for you and looking forward to updates!!

Diana said...

I'll be looking forward to reading your posts. Praying for you during your hike.

Jeffo said...

Dude, Are you in your right mind? Were you hit in the head with a brick or something?