MagazineAugust 2008Hike by Numbers

Hike by Numbers

0 – blisters I have had over the past 1,800 miles. I love you Steve E., Footwear King at Diamond Brand. LOVE YOU!<br />
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1 – Brew Davis, aka Sherpa/Husband extraordinaire<br />
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1- copperheads Brew almost stepped on near the James River<br />
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1.66 – pints of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream I ate in an hour in Marion, VA<br />
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1.8 – inches of facial hair Brew’s grown since the start of the hike<br />
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2 – porcupines, skunks, and raccoons seen so far… I feel like Noah.<br />
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2 – timber rattlers Brew saw<br />
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3 – caring men in my life it took to replace Brew when he returned to Asheville for teacher in-service<br />
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3 – bears Brew’s seen on the trail<br />
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7.5 – hours of sleep each night on the trail<br />
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10 – pairs of shoes I’ve chewed up on this hike<br />
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13 – hours I hike each day (give or take)<br />
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14 – States of the Appalachian Trail<br />
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25 – bears I’ve seen<br />
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25.2 – miles on my shortest day<br />
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30 – days I’ll rest when I get home<br />
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36.6 – average daily miles<br />
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40 – pounds of Clif Bars I’ve eaten<br />
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47.1 – miles on my longest day (so far)<br />
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52 – days on the trail so far<br />
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99 – UT football games I promised my husband we would watch together post-hike, with beer and back-rub included.<br />
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2,176 – Total miles<br />
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4,000 – Calories I try to eat everyday

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