Interesting Tid Bits About Biking Across America
This trip will be just over 3,000 miles long and will be completed in approximately 60 days
The trail traverses 7 states
TX is 1/3 of the ENTIRE trip!
The highest point is Emory Pass in NM at 8228ft
Interesting Tid Bits About the Appalachian Trail
The AT is the longest “hiking-only” footpath in the world.
It is roughly 2,200 miles of hiking trail through the Appalachian Mountain Range in the Eastern United States
The Trail travels through 14 different states
The elevation gain/loss of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail is the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest 16 times.
Less than 15,000 people have completed a successful thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Even more interesting (particularly when applied to this story), since 1958, less than 500 people, 60 and over, have thru-hiked the AT.
Each year, 2500 people attempt to thru-hike the AT, Only about 625 make it.