I have been wondering how often the thru-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail resupply. I would assume that it depends on the part of the trail and the hiker, but is there an average distance or length of time between resupplies?
According to the 2016 Halfway Anywhere Survey of PCT hikers:
- The average days on trail was 145 and the length is 2,650 miles (4265 km).
- The average number of resupply stops was 26
- If you subtract the average of 17 zero days (days without mileage) and 13 near-zeros, we have 115 days of actual walking, meaning the average hiker was carrying 4-5 days of supplies per leg and averaged 23 miles (37 km) per active day.