- I have no benefit, financial or otherwise, from the places I reference within the file. These were locations I have investigated and would meet my sleeping requirements.
- The stop overs and distances were adjusted to my goals. They are not the typical recommendation and I d not recommend you take them blindly. Take them as an example and adjust them to your needs and goals.
- Excel files are provided as is, with no guarantee whatsoever that they will work for your scenario and/or fit your needs. You can use them whichever way you see fit.
Better late than never I would say…. One year after the hike itself, I am wrapping up a few things (few surprises on the way…) and while doing that I noticed that I haven’t shared my planner. That is the focus of this post.
The planner I have used is based on Microsoft Excel, with a bunch of data and a few formulas, that helped me planning each day on the journey, as well as collecting data like number of steps, actual walked distance and daily notes I wanted to keep.
This file was my main planning tool, which allowed me to have a good understanding of the duration of the days I was proposing myself to, allowing answering questions like:
- How long will this day take (based on the predicted distance and my average speed)
- The estimate time for completion of each day (based on the start time and the day length mentioned above)
- How close was the estimated end time to the end of the day (hiking at night alone is not the safest approach, so I wanted to avoid it)
- Adjust start times to compensate longer days
- Plan the days I needed to wash clothes
- Keep track of sleeping arrangements (one ideal and a couple more 5 km before and after the ideal, just in case)
I am sharing the excel file with some data around the stops I made.
Do not follow these blindly and adjust them to your needs!
Here are the excel files:
I would love to hear your comments and feedbacks, so feel free to leave a comment bellow.
Hope this helps, have fun and keep safe on the path!