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[cdt-l] AT mileage
As far as route finding, the trail is well blazed or otherwise marked.
Unlike the CDT in many places.
>[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Marcia Powers
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>We're considering the AT for 2003 and are in exploratory stages.
>Does a hiker hike the same daily mileage on the AT that he or she
>hiked on the PCT or CDT? I think I've read that all the up and
>down lessens mileage. The CDT had days of a vertical mile gain as
>we followed the divide in little 300-800' gains and losses. I also
>understand that the AT has rough tread in places but it seems to
>me that any tread at all is easier than the roughness of no tread,
>not to mention the time factor in route finding. I know that each
>trail is different but we wanted a comparison rule of thumb for
>figuring daily distance and resupply.
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