CDT by the Numbers

Here are the numbers from my 2015 CDT thru-hike.  I will compare these to the PCT and AT soon as well as post on my feelings and thoughts on my gear.  For now enjoy these and thanks for following along.


General Facts

5 States

25 National Forests

21 Wilderness Areas

3 National Parks

1 National Monument

8 BLM Resource Areas

14,270′ Highest Point

4200′ Lowest Point


Miles and Days

2751 Total Miles

131 Total Days

201.7 Miles – Biggest Seven Day Stretch

40 Miles – Longest Day

4.9 Miles – Shortest Day

21 Miles Per Day – Counting Days Off

23.3 Miles Per Day – Without Days Off

13 Days – Zero Days

10 Days – Most Days w/o Precipitation 

3 Days – Most Days In a Row with Precipitation

26 Days – Longest Stretch w/o a Day Off

15 Nights – Number of Nights Spent Alone


Miles # of Days Hiked
0 13
1-4 1
5-9 6
10-14 9
15-19 15
20-24 30
25-29 35
30-34 20
35-39 1
40+ 1



75 Nights – Tent

20 Nights – Hostel/Resort

13 Nights – Tarp

8 Nights – Cowboy Camp

7 Nights – Friends Place

4 Nights – Hostel

1 Night – Trail Angel

1 Night – Yurt

1 Night – Cabin/Hut



44 Days – Rain (+1 on Zero Days or in Camp)

19 Days – Hail

9 Days – Snow (+1 While in Camp)



Get Out There!

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