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Buffalo Skipper
01-28-2011, 18:24
I am trying to learn about some thru hikers and total pack weights. Rather than this being a debate on base weights, items carried or a discussion on who carries more or less, I have specific questions about which I am curious. :-?

For those who have thru hiked (or attempted):
1) What was your total pack weight coming out of town (resupply)?
2) What was your average mileage on hiking days?
3) How frequently were you resupplying?

Thanks folks! :)

Lone Wolf
01-28-2011, 18:27
40 lbs.-ish
12 miles
4-6 days

01-28-2011, 19:11
25# give or take
15 mpd average
4-6 days between resupply

01-28-2011, 22:56
40 lbs. or so
15 mpd
4-6 days

01-28-2011, 23:46
For a typical (for me) three day resupply, pack weight was about 16 pounds (no water). Average pace was just over 20 mpd.

01-29-2011, 02:58
30 lbs
15 mpd (on hiking days, 12 mpd including zeros)
2-6 days

01-29-2011, 11:11
25-28 lbs
17 mpd
4-5 days

litefoot 2000

02-02-2011, 12:00
45-50 lbs
15 mpd
12-14 days

02-02-2011, 12:42
Usually topped off was around 30 lbs
Normally did 22 miles a day, 24 was the magic number, anything after that sucked.
usually resupplied every 5-6 days.

Buffalo Skipper
02-02-2011, 12:46
Thanks for the numbers. Keep 'em coming. It is interesting to me to see how different thru hikers are in their gear, loads, speeds, and resupply.

I guess I am a little surprised to see few posting with very light loaded weights. I thought with all the talk of "ultralight" I would have seen lower weights, but maybe with food and water, and longer hauls between stops, it balances out.