almostolen

11-22-2008, 19:48

I'm a teacher currently planning my hike for next summer. I'm trying to come up with some questions that I can ask my students that are math/science related to my planning. Here is what I have so far, but if you have any questions, please post and let me know. Also, I know that I have set a very difficult standard for me to hike the whole trail in 78 days. I don't need any down talk on that, but more advice for making my hike successful.. Thanks

Appalachian Trail Facts

Length by Section

Georgia-North Carolina

164.3

North Carolina-Tennessee

296.8

Southwest Virginia

163.4

Central Virginia

266.0

Shenandoah National Park

107.1

Northern Virginia-West Virginia-Maryland

94.9

Pennsylvania

229.3

New Jersey-New York

160.4

Connecticut-Massachusetts

141.8

Vermont-New Hampshire

310.8

Maine

281.4

Total Miles:

2216.2

Trip Start Date: June 7, 2009

Estimated Trip End Date: August 23, 2009

Total number of days on trail: 78

Average number of miles each day 28.4

How many days will it take to get from Georgia to North Carolina? 6

On what day would he be at the Georgia/North Carolina Border? June 12

How many days will it take to get from North Carolina to Tennessee? 10

On what day would he be at the North Carolina/Tennessee border? June 23

How many days will it take to get from Tennessee to Shenandoah National Park? 15

On what days would he be walking through Shenandoah National Park? July 12-15

How many days will it take to get from Shenandoah National Park to Maryland? 7

In what trail section is the middle of the trip? Northern Virginia-West Virginia-Maryland

How many days will it take to get from Maryland to Pennsylvania? 8

On what day will he arrive at the Maryland/Pennsylvania border? July 15

Mr. Lucia plans on meeting his parents on the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. On what day should he tell his parents to expect to meet him there? It would take 46 days, so he would arrive there around July 22nd.

How many days will it take to get from the beginning of Pennsylvania to the end of New York? 13

How many days will it take to hike through New Jersey and New York? 5

On what day will he arrive at the New York/Connecticut border? July 29

How many days will it take to hike through Connecticut and Massachusetts? 4

On what day will he arrive at the Massachusetts/Vermont border? August 3

How many days will it take to hike through Vermont and New Hampshire? 10

On what day will he arrive at the New Hampshire/Maine border? August 14

How many days will it take to hike through Maine? 10

The average hiker walks between 2 and 3 miles an hour. If he walks slowly at 2 miles an hour, how many hours will he have to hike per day? 14.2

If he walks 3 miles an hour, how many hours will he have to hike per day? 9.5

Mr. Lucia has chosen to hike from Georgia to Maine, instead of from Maine to Georgia. Can you think of some reasons he has chosen to hike northbound instead of southbound?

Average temperature per time hiking, would be hiking north as it gets hotter instead of hiking into hotter weather.

There are 5,280 feet per mile, but an average person walks a mile in 2,000 steps. How big is the average step? 2.6 feet

How many steps would he be taking each day? 56,800

How many steps would he take for the whole trip? 4,432,400

Appalachian Trail Facts

Length by Section

Georgia-North Carolina

164.3

North Carolina-Tennessee

296.8

Southwest Virginia

163.4

Central Virginia

266.0

Shenandoah National Park

107.1

Northern Virginia-West Virginia-Maryland

94.9

Pennsylvania

229.3

New Jersey-New York

160.4

Connecticut-Massachusetts

141.8

Vermont-New Hampshire

310.8

Maine

281.4

Total Miles:

2216.2

Trip Start Date: June 7, 2009

Estimated Trip End Date: August 23, 2009

Total number of days on trail: 78

Average number of miles each day 28.4

How many days will it take to get from Georgia to North Carolina? 6

On what day would he be at the Georgia/North Carolina Border? June 12

How many days will it take to get from North Carolina to Tennessee? 10

On what day would he be at the North Carolina/Tennessee border? June 23

How many days will it take to get from Tennessee to Shenandoah National Park? 15

On what days would he be walking through Shenandoah National Park? July 12-15

How many days will it take to get from Shenandoah National Park to Maryland? 7

In what trail section is the middle of the trip? Northern Virginia-West Virginia-Maryland

How many days will it take to get from Maryland to Pennsylvania? 8

On what day will he arrive at the Maryland/Pennsylvania border? July 15

Mr. Lucia plans on meeting his parents on the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. On what day should he tell his parents to expect to meet him there? It would take 46 days, so he would arrive there around July 22nd.

How many days will it take to get from the beginning of Pennsylvania to the end of New York? 13

How many days will it take to hike through New Jersey and New York? 5

On what day will he arrive at the New York/Connecticut border? July 29

How many days will it take to hike through Connecticut and Massachusetts? 4

On what day will he arrive at the Massachusetts/Vermont border? August 3

How many days will it take to hike through Vermont and New Hampshire? 10

On what day will he arrive at the New Hampshire/Maine border? August 14

How many days will it take to hike through Maine? 10

The average hiker walks between 2 and 3 miles an hour. If he walks slowly at 2 miles an hour, how many hours will he have to hike per day? 14.2

If he walks 3 miles an hour, how many hours will he have to hike per day? 9.5

Mr. Lucia has chosen to hike from Georgia to Maine, instead of from Maine to Georgia. Can you think of some reasons he has chosen to hike northbound instead of southbound?

Average temperature per time hiking, would be hiking north as it gets hotter instead of hiking into hotter weather.

There are 5,280 feet per mile, but an average person walks a mile in 2,000 steps. How big is the average step? 2.6 feet

How many steps would he be taking each day? 56,800

How many steps would he take for the whole trip? 4,432,400