ジェニリン・ (it_gurl) wrote in little_details,
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Walking Speeds & Distance

Time/Place: Post-apocalyptic North America

I've googled all this but I just want to make sure that it's believable, and sadly, I don't know anyone who hikes *cries*

My character is a woman in amazingly good shape who walks everywhere. She is with 3 other people who are in reasonably good shape but have never hiked long distances.

They're not in a big hurry so I'm figuring about a half hour per mile with fully loaded packs. They will be walking on relatively level ground, no real hills to speak of. I want them to start out about an hour pre-dawn, hike for about 4hrs, take a break for maybe an hour mid-morning, hike for another 4-ish hours, stop for about another hour or so early afternoon-ish, and continue on until dusk when the make camp for the night. It's early autumn, so I'm figuring about 11 hours of sunlight.

I'm figuring they would cover about 20 some-odd miles, the main character will be fine (she's used to this) and the other 3 will be bone tired and somewhat sore the next morning.

Is this reasonable and believable?

Danke.

ETA: Got it figured that they will go about 10 miles the first day and probably work up from there as the other 3 get into hiking shape, since they really aren't in any big hurry. Muchas thanks for the help ^_^
Tags: ~travel: pre-modern overland
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