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A Year's Hiking Highlights

Brad's tramping, hiking, trekking year began mid November 2011 and will end mid October 2012

The adventure began in New Zealand for a hike on the Te Araroa Trail beginning November 20, 2011.  The Te Araroa Trail began at the northern tip of the Northern Island, Cape Reinga.  It ended at the South Island's southern tip, Bluff, on April 20, 2012.

The Te Araroa Trail is 1864 miles.  

Brad finishing the Te Araroa Trail

The Te Aararoa adventure was followed immediately by then hiking the Pacific Crest Trail beginning  May 5, 2012.  Brad started at the Mexican border near Campo, CA.  He will finish at Manning Park, British Columbia late September to mid October.  The PCT is 2650 miles.   At the end of August he was at Sisters, Oregon.

Brad beginning the Pacific Crest Trail

Interesting Data:  The Te Araroa Trail is 1864 miles.  The PCT is 2650 miles.  Total trail miles for both trails is 4514  miles.  Or, at 2000 steps per mile,  9,028,000 steps.  In time that's 90,280 minutes or 1505 hours.  To date, his longest day was in mid August where he hiked 43 miles, beginning the day at 6:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 p.m.


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