48 By the numbers
48 = NH 4Ks climbed
1 = Number of people on each hike (hiked solo for all 48)
5 = Peaks hiked without seeing any other hikers
233 = Miles hiked on trail
251.25 = Miles hiked total including roads (Zealand, Sawyer River, etc)
69,829 = Overall elevation gain in feet
84,563 = Total elevation gain in feet
2 years 10 months 3 days = Total time from first peak until last peak
39 = Number of peaks hiked in the last 12 months
-13 = Lowest temperature observed
1 = Number of injuries (sprained finger in brook crossing fall)
It was interesting seeing the numbers for total mileage and elevation gain add up. The number that surprised me the most though was how many peaks I hit in the last 12 months. Last fall/winter, I thought it would be good if I could finish in under 3 years. At one point while working through the list, I thought it would be fun to try to hike all the peaks in a single year. Little did I realize just how close I would come to doing that without even trying. I didn't even notice that number until sometime this spring. I guess it won't be that much harder to hike them all in one year at some point.
North Kinsman, South Kinsman
Osceola, East Osceola
Willey, Field, Tom
North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid
North Twin, South Twin
Wildcat D, Wildcat
Hancock, South Hancock
Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter
Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Monroe, Eisenhower, Pierce, Jackson
Zealand, West Bond, Bond, Bondcliff
It's pretty cool to see the totals. That's a good idea to list them on here. Cannot recall seeing anyone do that before. Congrats again, and good luck with your next quest.
It's funny, I was just saying on our last hike that I'd like to add up the miles I've put into hiking all the peaks. I was going to include an overall number, as well as how many actual mountians we did (including the ones that don't count). Some of the summits needed more than one try to conquer, so I was going to add up everything. I thought it would be much more than that though, but it's still impressive to have done it on foot (and uphill)!
I didn't bother to count up the peaks I went over that didn't count. I might at some point. I was lucky enough to have good weather for almost all my hikes and never have it bad enough to need to turn around. I wish I had kept more info of other hikes I have done so I could tally up those totals as well. The distance and gain really seem impressive when you think of how far you would have to drive to go that far or how far straight up that elevation would be.
Originally Posted by Addicted
251.25 = Driving from NH/Canada border on Rt. 3 to Boston
84,563 = 16.02 miles straight up
Here are the data I have readily available:
I have all the hikes, peaks, etc., in a relational database (3NF of course, Val), so I can generally compute this stuff pretty quickly. Note that the first NH48 and NH48W were done using distance and elevation from the WMG. The SSW2012 is 100% GPS-based, and the NEHH/NE67 is a mix. Once I got the GPS I got too lazy to add routes up from the WMG.
List Peaks Trips Miles Elev Avg Miles Avg Elev Time HH:MM MPH FPH Time to complete
NEHH 87 50 538 176,000 11.0 3665 334:00 1.5 500 6+ years (and counting)
NE67 64 35 396 129,275 10.9 3645 256 1.5 490 6+ years (and counting)
NH48(W) 48 30 304 100,700 10.1 3355 198:30 1.5 505 27 months (3 winters)
NH48(SSW2012) 48 26 273 96,930 10.5 3725 168:10 1.6 575 64 days
NH48 48 26 289 93,060 11.1 3580 191:20 1.5 485 27 months
Great stuff Adam! Congrats on the finish. Fun to see the stats (and the others from Tim as well). The stat you forgot - finishing the list, PRICELESS
We've now been at it with our list for just under 5 years and expect to finish this fall (although I'm still not in a hurry). The stat that I'm going to add to ours is "distance driven to hike ~250 miles". Since we've done so many as day trips from RI for a single hike I'm guessing that this will be in the 12,000 mile vicinity. That's just counting the one round of the 48. Probably 3-4 times that including all the other trips. I wouldn't trade a single one of those miles for anything!
I can roughly compute that the SSW2012 involved 5500 miles of driving and about 200 gallons of gas ($700).
I thought about adding in miles driven, but didn't want to scare myself. In one week last summer I went north for 3 hikes and put on just over 800 miles that week alone. And I live in NH rather than another state further away. While the cost of gas is part of the hike, I didn't really want to think about it yet. :D
One avid hiker I know measured total elevation gain as a percent of the way to the ISS (perigee 245mi, apogee 251mi), or ~1.3M feet ;)