The South Island Stats

The South Island Stats

Before we leave for Stewart Island, I wanted to give you a few statistics. I will do a grand summary of the entire trail shortly, but here’s the South Island summary!

1308 kilometers / 812 miles
***this is what the map says, but our GPS shows that we did 1407 kilometers!!
56 days
3 zero days (days off)
Rough Breakdown of Ks/Ms
Trail (this includes a variety of types: forest, ridgeline, 4WD tracks, forestry roads, cycleway paths, etc) – 959 Ks / 596 Ms
Road walking – 324 Ks / 201 Ms
River walking (in/through the river) – 54 Ks / 33 Ms
Beach walking – 22 Ks / 13 Ms
Farmlands – 48 Ks / 29 Ms
32 Swingbridges 
200 plus River Crossings
28 nights in a tent
18 nights in a hut
9 nights in a bed
13 showers
12 falls for P (this means I was on my butt)
5 falls for J
18 holes dug for “business” for J
11 holes dug for “business” for P
150 or so questions from “The Book of Questions” answered
22 other TA thru hikers met
Favorite Section: Nelson Lakes National Park
Least Favorite Section: 30 kilometers from Kiwi Hut to Arthur’s Pass (before Deception River)
Best Meal: Fergburger (Justin) and Pasta Special from MacKenzie’s in Lake Tekapo

One response to “The South Island Stats”

  1. Fun to look at the details, but hard to see the black type on dark grey background. By the way, I am a friend of Nicki Gibson's. She recommended your blog to me. The way you have created the life you are living is remarkable and wonderful.

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