Quantitative Recap of Mercury’s 2020 transit of the AT

WEEK          WHERE                              MILESa    MPDa    PACEa    TIMEa   SLEEPa
#1 7/7-13     Springer to Erwin, TN    342.7        48.9        2.7mph  18:06      4 hours
#2 7/14-20   Erwin, TN to VA621        344.1        49.1        2.8           18:00     4 hours
#3 7/21-27   VA621 to VA602               281.8        40.2        2.4           16:10     6 hours
#5 8/4-10     PA191 to Notch Rd.        302.5        43.2        2.5           17:50     5 hours
#6 8/11-17   N Rd. – Crawford Notch 256.3        36.6        2.2           15.55     6 hours
#7 8/18-24   Crawford Notch-ME15   270.9       38.7        2.2           15:15      6.5 hours

Eight 20+ hour days: 21:50; 21:14; 20:50 (2); 20:15 (2); 20:00 (2)
Five 19+ hour days: 19:53; 19:50; 19:30; 19:23; 19:00
Eleven 18+ hour days: 18:55 (3); 18:45 (2); 18:35; 18:33; 18:33; 18:30; 18:20: 18:13; 18:06
24 days of the 51 full days were over 18 hours of walking each day
Six 17+ hour days: 17:55 (2); 17:28; 17:15(2); 17:00
Five 16+ hour days: 16:45; 16:36; 16:30 (2); 16:08
Eight 15+ hour days: 15:55; 15:50; 15:30; 15:25; 15:17; 15:15; 15:10; 15:05
Three 14+ hour days: 14:45; 14:43; 14:15
13:03; 12:22; 12:20
Three days below 10 hours: 9:57; 8:35; 7:15

ENDURANCE!    RESILIENCY!
51 days 16 hours 30 minutes  July 7th  Springer midnight to August 27  Katahdin 4:30pm

2nd fastest woman’s time
Fastest NOBO women’s time (supported)

Probable records: 1) most time spent walking alone at night (pre-dawn/pre-dusk)
2) least amount of hours spent sleeping
3) largest age (and weight) disparity between record attemptor and                                             chief support crew – 36 years
Mercury – 34 y.o. for most of the trek     Jupiter – 70 y.o
( Jupiter pleads the fifth on the weight differential)

Definite record: Most times met by support crew (i.e. Warren Doyle  a.ka. Jupiter) 402  times. Always there. Never late.
                           No vehicle mishaps. $450 auction bought 2003 Ford Windstar with                                           277,000  miles on it.

Jupiter’s qualitative recap (i.e refection) to be posted tomorrow
Mercury’s daily itinerary to be available within a week
Mercury’s reflections will be forthcoming

Once again, Mercury can be contacted at: mercuryontheat@gmail.com
Jupiter can be contacted at: warrendance@gmail.com
Any comments directed to Pegasus will be read to him/her.

Published by Warren Doyle

Has walked the entire Appalachian Trail more times than anyone else - 18 times. www.warrendoyle.com