I’ve calculated that I will need to hike above what’s been my normal daily average if I wish to finish before the end of October. This is why I’m trying to be consistent in my mileage and keep it above 20 miles per day whenever I can.
This brings yet another risk, however. I’m not certain that I can consistently hike 20 miles a day over an extended time. I don’t know how well my body will hold up to that.
There were only five days on the AT that I hiked 20 or more miles. So far on the PCT, I’ve hiked just six days with 20 or more miles.