Itinerary

April 2, 2009
… and excited thoughts about daily mileage danced in their heads … we know we can’t really plan for accurate daily mileage, but we thought we’d just do this anyway.
There are 5 tables:
  1. Necessary – So we are leaving on 4/18 and need to hit the “deadline” for Baxter on 10/15, so this just calculates out the daily average mileage we need to hit this deadline and then calculates out the dates that we’d hit eat state in
  2. Average LDH 1994 – This is from some data I came across from a sampling of hikers in 1994 what their daily mileage was
  3. Projected – I took a slower start and end with a more aggressive middle section approach to what our daily mileage could be (numbers are subjective)
  4. Conservative – I took my projected mileage per day and took 90% to see where we’d hit if we were 10% slower than projected
  5. Aggressive -  I took 110% of projected to see if we moved a bit faster than I had thought (which will probably happen)

Now, this isn’t entirely accurate, the mileage is probably slightly off per state, but it’s a good estimate.

Projected
State Tot Miles M/D Arrival Duration
GA 76 8 04/18/2009 10
NC 89 10 04/28/2009 9
TN 294 12 05/07/2009 25
VA 551 15 06/01/2009 37
WV 4.1 15 07/08/2009 1
MD 42 18 07/09/2009 3
PA 230 15 07/12/2009 16
NJ 73 18 07/28/2009 5
NY 89 18 08/02/2009 5
CT 53 18 08/07/2009 3
MA 91 18 08/10/2009 6
VT 151 15 08/16/2009 11
NH 162 12 08/27/2009 14
ME 282 10 09/10/2009 29
Finish 2187.1 12.6 10/09/2009 174

 

Conservative (10%)
State Tot Miles M/D Arrival Duration
GA 76 7.2 04/18/2009 11
NC 89 9 04/29/2009 10
TN 294 10.8 05/09/2009 28
VA 551 13.5 06/06/2009 41
WV 4.1 13.5 07/17/2009 1
MD 42 16.2 07/18/2009 3
PA 230 13.5 07/21/2009 18
NJ 73 16.2 08/08/2009 5
NY 89 16.2 08/13/2009 6
CT 53 16.2 08/19/2009 4
MA 91 16.2 08/23/2009 6
VT 151 13.5 08/29/2009 12
NH 162 10.8 09/10/2009 15
ME 282 9 09/25/2009 32
Finish 2187.1 11.4 10/27/2009 192

 

Necessary
State Tot Miles M/D Arrival Duration
GA 76 12.2 04/18/2009 6.3
NC 89 12.2 04/24/2009 7.3
TN 294 12.2 05/01/2009 24.2
VA 551 12.2 05/25/2009 45.3
WV 4.1 12.2 07/10/2009 0.3
MD 42 12.2 07/10/2009 3.5
PA 230 12.2 07/13/2009 18.9
NJ 73 12.2 08/01/2009 6.0
NY 89 12.2 08/07/2009 7.3
CT 53 12.2 08/15/2009 4.4
MA 91 12.2 08/19/2009 7.5
VT 151 12.2 08/27/2009 12.4
NH 162 12.2 09/08/2009 13.3
ME 282 12.2 09/21/2009 23.2
Finish 2187.1 12.2 10/15/2009 180

 

Aggressive (10%)
State Tot Miles M/D Arrival Duration
GA 76 8.8 04/18/2009 9
NC 89 11 04/27/2009 9
TN 294 13.2 05/06/2009 23
VA 551 16.5 05/29/2009 34
WV 4.1 16.5 07/02/2009 1
MD 42 19.8 07/03/2009 3
PA 230 16.5 07/06/2009 14
NJ 73 19.8 07/20/2009 4
NY 89 19.8 07/24/2009 5
CT 53 19.8 07/29/2009 3
MA 91 19.8 08/01/2009 5
VT 151 16.5 08/06/2009 10
NH 162 13.2 08/16/2009 13
ME 282 11 08/29/2009 26
Finish 2187.1 13.8 09/24/2009 159

 

Average (LDH 1994)
State Tot Miles M/D Arrival Duration
GA 76 10 04/18/2009 8
NC 89 12 04/26/2009 8
TN 294 12 05/04/2009 25
VA 551 15 05/29/2009 37
WV 4.1 15 07/05/2009 1
MD 42 15 07/06/2009 3
PA 230 15 07/09/2009 16
NJ 73 15 07/25/2009 5
NY 89 15 07/30/2009 6
CT 53 15 08/05/2009 4
MA 91 14 08/09/2009 7
VT 151 14 08/16/2009 11
NH 162 12 08/27/2009 14
ME 282 13 09/10/2009 22
Finish 2187.1 13.1 10/02/2009 167

 

 

 


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