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    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.


    Order:
    Cannon
    Moosilauke
    North Kinsman, South Kinsman
    Lafayette, Lincoln
    Osceola, East Osceola
    Moriah
    Tecumseh
    Willey, Field, Tom
    North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid
    Flume, Liberty
    North Twin, South Twin
    Cabot
    Wildcat D, Wildcat
    Hancock, South Hancock
    Waumbek
    Hale
    Carrigain
    Owl's Head
    Passaconaway, Whiteface
    Isolation
    Galehead, Garfield
    Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter
    Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Monroe, Eisenhower, Pierce, Jackson
    Zealand, West Bond, Bond, Bondcliff

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    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.
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    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)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Addicted View Post
    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.

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    251.25 = Driving from NH/Canada border on Rt. 3 to Boston
    84,563 = 16.02 miles straight up

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    Here are the data I have readily available:

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    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
    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.

    Tim

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    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!
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    and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
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    I can roughly compute that the SSW2012 involved 5500 miles of driving and about 200 gallons of gas ($700).

    Tim

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    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.

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    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

    Tim

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