The Math to Springer Mountain
Submitted by Marit Fischer on Sun, 09/28/2008 - 12:21
Ok. Let's do a little math together.
(If you haven't picked up on this yet, math is not my strong point so bear with me. And please be kind if I mess it up. Math is the reason I'm a writer, not a banker. Ask my dad.)
If Karl just can't bring himself to stop again before Springer, and he maintains his established pace of 3.5–4 mph to cover the 82–83.5 miles between Deep Gap and Springer Mountain (I've seen two listed mileages between these two points), the soonest he'll be there is 12:30 a.m. Monday morning. That's aggressive.
If he goes non-stop, taking into consideration his pace range and the distance discrepancies, chances are he'll get there between 12:30 and 4 a.m.
Even if he goes straight through, he may want to rest a bit en route, with longer crew stops or a nap. There's also a chance that he'll sleep for the night. I'd guess that that chance is slim at this point, but I'm obviously not Karl, I'm not out there, I'm editorializing, and it very well could happen. I promise I'll post something as soon as I hear.
Thanks to all of you who are still here, still reading, still following along. Thanks for all your support.
He is almost there.