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28 Feb, 05 - 11:55
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Official Start time:
Springer Mt. Georgia, 11:55 a.m. February 28, 2005...Snowin
1 Mar, 05 - 01:29
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This is a real short one, sorry- it's snowing and my hands are freezing.  It got down in the teens last night- but no complaints, this is incredible.  Gooch Gap  --16 trail miles ...Tray Mtn., GA.
4 Mar, 05 - 01:30
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i just flashed it up about 4000 vert. feet,
so im a little tired to say the least; but hey, it makes the view that much better. Standing Indian, NC
6 Mar, 05 - 00:16
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Man it feels good to be back on top of this mtn. never thought I'd be hikin' in shorts through a foot of snow. it feels good to be back in NC also, the picture does this view no justice, sitting on a ...NOC
9 Mar, 05 - 21:18
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Been hiking through blizzards and reaaaally chilly weather for the past few days, but when i pulled into NOC around nine yesterday mornin', after two 20 mile days in a row, I was the happiest hiker on...Fontana dam, NC
12 Mar, 05 - 00:25
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Well, I'm only 3 miles from my 3rd state - I hope Tennessee isn't as windy as NC; yesterday it snowed sideways, and todayI got hit by a flying leaf... and it hurt. haha. Well at least its warm for a w...Clingmans Dome
14 Mar, 05 - 00:01
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There are no words for this; I'm at 6600ft on top of the Appalachian Trail. I wouldn't trade this for any beach or other spring break trip. The Smokies are unbelievable; and people weren't kidding whe...Hot Springs, NC
19 Mar, 05 - 10:36
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25+ mile day...I'm pretty tired.  the Smokies were beautiful and I'm sad to leave them, but the terrain today was wonderful, and I almost hiked a marathon, but Hot Springs is worth it - good food and ...Erwin, TN
24 Mar, 05
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Well, after 95 miles in 4 days, I definately needed a zero day. It was wonderful, but I'm striking out again today. I'll be in Damascus in a few days - really looking forward to the rolling hills of V...Roan High Knob, TN
28 Mar, 05 - 20:33
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Wooaah... today I hiked in literally hurricane force winds...started today at 6100+ ft, and crossing the first bald with 30+ mph sustained winds and 70 mph gusts... it was one of the most terrifying a...Damascus!
1 Apr, 05 - 11:42
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VIRGINIA! Well, 460 miles into the trail, and Damascus, VA looks like the Golden Gates; I just hope St. Peter lets me in. Rolled in here last night and the people have been unbelievably nice - we went...Mt Rogers
4 Apr, 05 - 18:34
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Somebody needs to tell the weatherman that its spring - I hiked through yet another few feet of snow today, and there's supposed to be more on the way. All the streams were swelled with snowmelt, and ...Hurricane Shelter
5 Apr, 05 - 19:01
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We didnt make much progress this morning on account of several herds of ferel ponies, and constantly looking up at the mountains instead of at the trail.iit was a great day though, really beautiful, a...Chestnut Knob
9 Apr, 05 - 13:10
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Virginia just keeps getting more and more appealing - almost a quarter of the trail is in this state, and you won't hear any complaints. We just had our biggest climb since Damascus, and it was only 2...Wapati Shelter
11 Apr, 05 - 19:14
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Today was one of those days - the kind that makes all those ridiculously dumb things that I put myself through in order to walk to Maine seem not quite so ridiculous or dumb. For lunch, me 'n Shorts (...Kelly's Knob
15 Apr, 05 - 20:51
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Woke up this morning to a chilly 35 degrees, which was actually pretty nice... that is until about 2 miles into my hiking. apparantly the last big storm that came through here washed away a pretty imp...McAfee's Knob, VA
20 Apr, 05-09:45
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Well, I believe spring has finally arrived. A few days ago the trees began to bud, the birds and butterflies are everywhere, and I'm seeing a new variety of flower every day. The addition of color to ...Maupin Field
25 Apr, 05 - 19:48
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Well, I finally have a little blue sky and sunshine above me. Seems like it's been ages since I've been dry; I was beginning to think that I'd gotten really lost and ended up in Eastern Asia during mo...Bear's Den Hostel
03 May, 05-17:36
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Sorry it's been so long between dispatches lately; it's mostly on account of constant rain/cloud cover, and very long days that leave me completely exhausted. Well, the Shenandoahs were wonderful, mos...Caledonia State Park, PA
10 May, 05 - 18:16
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Well, the day finally came when I had to say goodbye to the South. Today, I crossed the Mason Dixon line into Pennsylvania, and now its only 1106 miles 'till Katahdin. The second and third days in DC ...Duncannon, PA
14 May, 05 9:10 pm
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Pennsylvania has definately turned out to be as rocky as I've heard, but despite all the turned ankles and stubbed toes, it has provided some pretty nice bouldering. Its really nice also now that I've...Eckville Shelter
21 May, 05 - 09:10
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Pennsylvania's rocks deserve every bit of bad publicity that they get. I think the whole state is one big boulder that's been slowly falling apart for the last million or so years. But I guess the con...Shenandoah Mtn, NY
29 May, 05 - 15:35
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Less than 800 miles to go... I can't believe it. The weather's been a little soggy - I can't remember the last day I had without rain, but usually the day starts out beautifully - the afternoon thunde...Kent, CT
Friday, June 3, 2005, 8:45 ET
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My dad showed up here in Kent a few days ago on May 31st, and I took a well deserved hiatus to good food, dry clothes, indoor heating, and a very soft bed, not to mention that I finally gave the ole' ...The Cookie Lady's House--mile 1545.7
7 Jun, 05 - 22:24
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With June finally came some Mississippi style weather... and unfortunately some bugs that put Mississippi mosquitos to shame. Its been in the 80s the past few days, which really isn't that bad, but I'...Manchester Center, VT
June 12, 2005 10:45
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Zero day! After a 30 mile day into town, watching game 2 of the NBA finals, a par 3 golf course, a tennis court, and an indoor swimming pool at our hotel is just waay too good to pass up. Me, Deisel, ...Lyme-Dorchester Road, NH
June 18, 2005 9:00 pm
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New Hampshire! Only two states and almost 400 miles left. I'll admit it, I am very glad to be out of Vermont. I haven't seen the sun since we got into that state, and today it popped out for the first...Franconia Notch, NH
21 Jun, 05 - 23:20
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People weren't joking about the Whites - I've had some of the hardest climbing of the trip, but for some reason I really don't mind it - the views are beyond description. Up here, treeline is at about...Gentian Pond Shelter
27 Jun, 05 - 22:00
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The Whites were indescribable. Hiking through the Presidentials was definitely one of the highlights of the entire trail. We had absolutely gorgeous weather through the entire range - even on Washingt...Sugarloaf Mountain
2 Jul, 05 - 20:48
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The sign welcoming us to Maine definitely got it right: Monson, ME
7 Jul, 05 - 08:35
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I can't believe I'm in my last town. Monson is 114 miles from the top of Katahdin, and me and Diesel are headin' out this morning with a 4 day plan to get to the base of Katahdin, and then to summit o...Mount Katahdin, Maine
July 13th, 2005
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Yesterday, at 12:30 on July 12th, 2005, I climbed the last mountain of the Appalachian Trail. After 4 1/2 months of thinking day in and day out about Katahdin, standing on top of it might have been th...
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28 Feb, 05 - 11:55  : 300M
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Official Start time:
Springer Mt. Georgia, 11:55 a.m. February 28, 2005...Snowin
1 Mar, 05 - 01:29  : 500M
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This is a real short one, sorry- it's snowing and my hands are freezing.  It got down in the teens last night- but no complaints, this is incredible.  Gooch Gap  --16 trail miles ...Tray Mtn., GA.
4 Mar, 05 - 01:30  : 1350
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i just flashed it up about 4000 vert. feet,
so im a little tired to say the least; but hey, it makes the view that much better. Standing Indian, NC
6 Mar, 05 - 00:16  : 1676
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Man it feels good to be back on top of this mtn. never thought I'd be hikin' in shorts through a foot of snow. it feels good to be back in NC also, the picture does this view no justice, sitting on a ...NOC
9 Mar, 05 - 21:18  : 1410
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Been hiking through blizzards and reaaaally chilly weather for the past few days, but when i pulled into NOC around nine yesterday mornin', after two 20 mile days in a row, I was the happiest hiker on...Fontana dam, NC
12 Mar, 05 - 00:25  : 549M
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Well, I'm only 3 miles from my 3rd state - I hope Tennessee isn't as windy as NC; yesterday it snowed sideways, and todayI got hit by a flying leaf... and it hurt. haha. Well at least its warm for a w...Clingmans Dome
14 Mar, 05 - 00:01  : 2025
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There are no words for this; I'm at 6600ft on top of the Appalachian Trail. I wouldn't trade this for any beach or other spring break trip. The Smokies are unbelievable; and people weren't kidding whe...Hot Springs, NC
19 Mar, 05 - 10:36  : 488M
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25+ mile day...I'm pretty tired.  the Smokies were beautiful and I'm sad to leave them, but the terrain today was wonderful, and I almost hiked a marathon, but Hot Springs is worth it - good food and ...Erwin, TN
24 Mar, 05  : 975M
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Well, after 95 miles in 4 days, I definately needed a zero day. It was wonderful, but I'm striking out again today. I'll be in Damascus in a few days - really looking forward to the rolling hills of V...Roan High Knob, TN
28 Mar, 05 - 20:33  : 2525
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Wooaah... today I hiked in literally hurricane force winds...started today at 6100+ ft, and crossing the first bald with 30+ mph sustained winds and 70 mph gusts... it was one of the most terrifying a...Damascus!
1 Apr, 05 - 11:42  : 610M
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VIRGINIA! Well, 460 miles into the trail, and Damascus, VA looks like the Golden Gates; I just hope St. Peter lets me in. Rolled in here last night and the people have been unbelievably nice - we went...Mt Rogers
4 Apr, 05 - 18:34  : 1746
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Somebody needs to tell the weatherman that its spring - I hiked through yet another few feet of snow today, and there's supposed to be more on the way. All the streams were swelled with snowmelt, and ...Hurricane Shelter
5 Apr, 05 - 19:01  : 1219
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We didnt make much progress this morning on account of several herds of ferel ponies, and constantly looking up at the mountains instead of at the trail.iit was a great day though, really beautiful, a...Chestnut Knob
9 Apr, 05 - 13:10  : 1158
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Virginia just keeps getting more and more appealing - almost a quarter of the trail is in this state, and you won't hear any complaints. We just had our biggest climb since Damascus, and it was only 2...Wapati Shelter
11 Apr, 05 - 19:14  : 975M
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Today was one of those days - the kind that makes all those ridiculously dumb things that I put myself through in order to walk to Maine seem not quite so ridiculous or dumb. For lunch, me 'n Shorts (...Kelly's Knob
15 Apr, 05 - 20:51  : 1141
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Woke up this morning to a chilly 35 degrees, which was actually pretty nice... that is until about 2 miles into my hiking. apparantly the last big storm that came through here washed away a pretty imp...McAfee's Knob, VA
20 Apr, 05-09:45  : 396M
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Well, I believe spring has finally arrived. A few days ago the trees began to bud, the birds and butterflies are everywhere, and I'm seeing a new variety of flower every day. The addition of color to ...Maupin Field
25 Apr, 05 - 19:48  : 792M
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Well, I finally have a little blue sky and sunshine above me. Seems like it's been ages since I've been dry; I was beginning to think that I'd gotten really lost and ended up in Eastern Asia during mo...Bear's Den Hostel
03 May, 05-17:36  : 396M
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Sorry it's been so long between dispatches lately; it's mostly on account of constant rain/cloud cover, and very long days that leave me completely exhausted. Well, the Shenandoahs were wonderful, mos...Washington DC
5 May, 05 - 10:36  : 396M
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I walked 1000 miles to get here, and I'm not one bit disapointed. Last night we hitch-hiked from the trail into DC, and I got to throw frisbee in the Capitol's front yard while the sun set behind the ...Caledonia State Park, PA
10 May, 05 - 18:16  : 335M
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Well, the day finally came when I had to say goodbye to the South. Today, I crossed the Mason Dixon line into Pennsylvania, and now its only 1106 miles 'till Katahdin. The second and third days in DC ...Duncannon, PA
14 May, 05 9:10 pm  : 356M
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Pennsylvania has definately turned out to be as rocky as I've heard, but despite all the turned ankles and stubbed toes, it has provided some pretty nice bouldering. Its really nice also now that I've...Eckville Shelter
21 May, 05 - 09:10  : 152M
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Pennsylvania's rocks deserve every bit of bad publicity that they get. I think the whole state is one big boulder that's been slowly falling apart for the last million or so years. But I guess the con...Shenandoah Mtn, NY
29 May, 05 - 15:35  : 335M
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Less than 800 miles to go... I can't believe it. The weather's been a little soggy - I can't remember the last day I had without rain, but usually the day starts out beautifully - the afternoon thunde...Kent, CT
Friday, June 3, 2005, 8:45 ET  : 119m
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My dad showed up here in Kent a few days ago on May 31st, and I took a well deserved hiatus to good food, dry clothes, indoor heating, and a very soft bed, not to mention that I finally gave the ole' ...The Cookie Lady's House--mile 1545.7
7 Jun, 05 - 22:24  : 600M
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With June finally came some Mississippi style weather... and unfortunately some bugs that put Mississippi mosquitos to shame. Its been in the 80s the past few days, which really isn't that bad, but I'...Manchester Center, VT
June 12, 2005 10:45  : 226M
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Zero day! After a 30 mile day into town, watching game 2 of the NBA finals, a par 3 golf course, a tennis court, and an indoor swimming pool at our hotel is just waay too good to pass up. Me, Deisel, ...Lyme-Dorchester Road, NH
June 18, 2005 9:00 pm  : 305M
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New Hampshire! Only two states and almost 400 miles left. I'll admit it, I am very glad to be out of Vermont. I haven't seen the sun since we got into that state, and today it popped out for the first...Franconia Notch, NH
21 Jun, 05 - 23:20  : 561M
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People weren't joking about the Whites - I've had some of the hardest climbing of the trip, but for some reason I really don't mind it - the views are beyond description. Up here, treeline is at about...Gentian Pond Shelter
27 Jun, 05 - 22:00  : 664M
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The Whites were indescribable. Hiking through the Presidentials was definitely one of the highlights of the entire trail. We had absolutely gorgeous weather through the entire range - even on Washingt...Sugarloaf Mountain
2 Jul, 05 - 20:48  : 1286
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The sign welcoming us to Maine definitely got it right: Monson, ME
7 Jul, 05 - 08:35  : 262M
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I can't believe I'm in my last town. Monson is 114 miles from the top of Katahdin, and me and Diesel are headin' out this morning with a 4 day plan to get to the base of Katahdin, and then to summit o...Mount Katahdin, Maine
July 13th, 2005  : 1606
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Yesterday, at 12:30 on July 12th, 2005, I climbed the last mountain of the Appalachian Trail. After 4 1/2 months of thinking day in and day out about Katahdin, standing on top of it might have been th...
Expedition Log
EXPEDITION ROUTE INFO (Nautical Miles and Meters)
LAT LONG ALT DTS DTT DTG
Appalachian START 34.71 83.83 n/a
Appalachian END 45.88 69.00 n/a
Total Distance -
EXPEDITION LOG
D DATE LAT LONG ALT DT DTS DTT DTG
 
1 28 Feb, 05 - 11:55 34°42.74 083°50.06 300 0.01 0.01 0.01 1764.01
2 1 Mar, 05 - 01:29 34°43.34 083°36.06 500 21.4 21.4 21.41 1749.26
3 4 Mar, 05 - 01:30 34°48.39 083°40.68 1350 11.71 17.71 33.12 1746.75
4 6 Mar, 05 - 00:16 35°02.58 083°32.81 1676 28.87 45.14 61.99 1719.06
5 9 Mar, 05 - 21:18 35°16.94 83°34. 1410 26.63 67.84 88.62 1700.31
6 12 Mar, 05 - 00:25 35°27.18 83°48.52 549 29.02 82.21 117.64 1700.99
7 14 Mar, 05 - 00:01 35°33.77 83°29.92 2025 30.64 99.28 148.28 1673.02
8 19 Mar, 05 - 10:36 35°53.53 82°49.74 488 70.73 159.77 219.01 1605.27
9 24 Mar, 05 36°04.00 82°26.05 975 40.51 196.95 259.52 1567.09
10 28 Mar, 05 - 20:33 36°06.27 82°07.34 2525 28.39 219.21 287.91 1545.35
11 1 Apr, 05 - 11:42 36°38.02 81°47.09 610 66.14 282.71 354.05 1481.3
12 4 Apr, 05 - 18:34 36°42.00 81°33.34 1746 21.75 301.99 375.8 1462.14
13 5 Apr, 05 - 19:01 36°42.67 81°29.99 1219 5.13 306.34 380.93 1457.9
14 9 Apr, 05 - 13:10 37°02.75 81°25.47 1158 37.76 338.32 418.69 1425.83
15 11 Apr, 05 - 19:14 37°14.02 80°51.43 975 54.53 387.83 473.22 1376.5
16 15 Apr, 05 - 20:51 37°21.21 80°26.42 1141 39.26 423.62 512.48 1341.98
17 20 Apr, 05-09:45 37°25.06 79°56.57 396 44.62 461.47 557.1 1307.72
18 25 Apr, 05 - 19:48 37°52.83 78°59.40 792 98.51 559.25 655.61 1214.23
19 03 May, 05-17:36 39°06.65 77°51.24 396 168.83 722.46 824.44 1045.91
20 10 May, 05 - 18:16 39°54.72 77°28.90 335 94.61 806.07 919.05 958.46
21 14 May, 05 9:10 pm 40°23.42 76°59.64 356 67.46 872.87 986.51 891.34
22 21 May, 05 - 09:10 40°37.97 75°57.16 152 92.24 956.09 1078.75 811.51
23 29 May, 05 - 15:35 41°30.32 73°48.87 335 204.1 1156.56 1282.85 622.4
24 Friday, June 3, 2005, 8:45 ET 41°43.47 73°28.62 119 37.22 1193.7 1320.07 586.05
25 7 Jun, 05 - 22:24 42°21.78 73°08.41 600 76.25 1259.49 1396.32 512.8
26 June 12, 2005 10:45 43°10.62 73°03.42 226 90.7 1323.31 1487.02 441.06
27 June 18, 2005 9:00 pm 43°47.56 72°06.19 305 103.13 1426.44 1590.15 338.05
28 21 Jun, 05 - 23:20 44°09.15 71°40.77 561 52.51 1478.36 1642.66 285.81
29 27 Jun, 05 - 22:00 44°27.10 71°04.15 664 58.96 1536.95 1701.62 227.7
30 2 Jul, 05 - 20:48 45°01.90 70°18.78 1286 88.01 1624.34 1789.63 139.81
31 7 Jul, 05 - 08:35 451°72. 69°30.07 262 5261.01 6400.61 7050.64 5166.49
32 July 13th, 2005 45°54.33 68°54.88 1606 5163.83 1770.54 12214.47 6.82
 
ABBREVIATIONS
DTTDistance traveled total (true)
DTDistance traveled since last update (true)
DTSDistance traveled straight line (as the crow fly)
DTG Distance to go straight line (as the crow fly)