Colorado Trail 2004 – Calories Consumed and Miles Per Day Hiked

Two questions I am always asked about my thru-hikes are "How many miles per day did you hike?" and "What did you eat?". My Colorado Trail thru-hike was short enough where I was able to keep track of this information. The information should prove to be informative, amusing and scary.

 

 

Colorado Trail - Calories Consumed

Believe it or not kept track of the food I ate. Did my best estimating calories based on web sites and such. (For example, made a typical bar and grill burger equal to a TGIF Burger). Can't be too far off. That's 58 snicker bars in 20.5 days if anyone is curious!

Miles Per Day Backpacked on the Colorado Trail

 

For you stat wonks kept track of my mileage and such. The lower mileage days generally coincided with town stops

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