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08/20  Let's hike Florida!
08/24  Welcome to the Conch Republic!
08/24  Goodbye, Key West
08/25  Live and learn
08/26  Wade to breakfast
08/26  The dogs are barking.
08/27  Ba-HE-ah
08/28  Stealth Camping II
08/29  Who let the hogs out?
08/30  Walk a hundred miles in my shoes
08/31  Goodbye, Keys
09/02  I AM the minority
09/03  Easy come, easy go
09/04  So what is an aquacate?
09/05  Almost there
09/06  Wisdom or Cowardice?
09/07  The smell that protects
09/08  The Florida Trail!
09/10  Radio Resurrection
09/10  To the Horizon and Beyond!
09/11  Day on the Dikes
09/12  Hat Number Three
09/13  Just another day.
09/14  The Everglades
09/14  Good day for critters
09/15  Camping With Cows
09/16  The sounds of airboats in the night.
09/17  The grass really IS greener on the other side.
09/18  Some Math
09/19  Four days until Christmas!
09/20  Hard day, mentally.
09/21  Plan B
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Some Math

2005-09-18

Mile 210, Fort Kissimmee campsite (27.584 N, 81.158 W)Today is a zero-day; a day of rest if you will. My goal is to keep myself from walking for 24 hours. This shouldn't be real hard to accomplish as my feet complain bitterly every time I attempt to move about.

I've been crunching some numbers. The total length of my chosen route is about 1300 miles. So far I've trekked just over 400, which puts me slightly less than a third of the way to Pensacola.

As far as the official Florida "Trail" is concerned, I'm at mile 210, with 880 miles remaining. So I'm a just about a fifth of the way to the end. So far, on the trail, I've averaged 19 miles a day. Given that, I estimate completion a week or two before Thanksgiving.

Of course, one of these days my feet are going to run out of places in need of blisters. Also, my pace has been steadily increasing, and the weather is getting slowly cooler. These can all add up to better mileage. On the flip side, the days are getting shorter and trail walking isn't anywhere near as efficient as road and dike hiking.

I've been spending the day "trimming the fat," not that there's much left to trim. I rip the pages out of my guide and map book as I go along. I also washed some clothes (and myself) in the solar shower here in camp.

Tomorrow I hope to make it to River Ranch where I can send out these updates. After that, don't expect updates for almost a week. Then I should be able to return to sending updates every day for a while.



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