This is the first of several posts about my experience of the Trailblaze Challenge for the Make-A-Wish foundation. There’s so much information, I will try to organize my thoughts and post in a somewhat logical fashion.
Here’s the basis information for my Trailblaze Challenge hike according to my Garmin eTrex Venture HC GPS:
Distance: 26.3 miles
Minimum Elevation: 884 ft
Maximum Elevation: 2002 ft
Total time elapsed: 10 hours 54 minutes
Total moving hiking (Not at aid station) 9 hours 54 minutes
Average moving speed: 2.6 mph
Water consumed: over 1 gallon
Gatorade consumed: 1.25 gallons
Pre-hike biscuits consumed: 0
Calories consumed during hike: not enough
Sock changes: 3
Times I wanted to quit: 2
Wildlife seen not including gnats: 1 (turkey)
Gnats seen: 100,000,000,000,000
Rocks seen/walked on: Do numbers go that high?
More to follow…..