Sunday, July 12, 2009

By the numbers..

1,24, 2, 4, 14, 2:15, 5, 6, 07, 08, 09, 18, 45, 43.5, 73127 ?

1- goal for the group: complete the four-state challenge (variously known as the quad-state challenge and the Maryland Challenge) with the goal being to hike in four states along the Appalachian Trail in a day.

24- the maximum number of hours allowed for the challenge

2- the number of staff who accompanied the trip, also the number of shoes totally destroyed

4- the number of states to be stepped in during the course of the day and the number of boy scouts participating

14- the age of the youngest scout participant

52- the age of the oldest hiker

2:15 - as in A.M... the time in the morning we started in Pennsylvania, by headlight.

5- originally to be the number of minutes of rest between each 1 hour of hiking.

6- the average number of bananas consumed by each participant

07- the month of the event

08- the day of the event

09- the year of the event

18 the number of whole hours required to complete the hike

45 the number of additional minutes

43.5- the total number of miles hiked!

73127- the average number of steps hiked by each participant

unmeasurable, bordering on infinity- the distance from the top of Weverton Cliffs to Harpers Ferry WV

Southbound at 0600

Troop 194, Flemington NJ, from Camp Rock Enon's world class High Adventure program