## Monday, May 28, 2012

### By The Numbers: An AT Quiz

We thought it might be fun for our readers to participate in a little quiz about our AT journey. Match the question numbers to the letter of the correct answer, and submit your answers by commenting on this post. We'll reveal the answers and the winner later. The grand prize will be pride and a brief distraction from your work day.

1) Roughly how many white blazes mark the AT from Georgia to Maine?
2) How many miles have we hiked on the AT at the time of this post?
3) How many states have we hiked in at the time of this post?
4) How many items have we accidentally dropped over the side of a mountain?
5) How many bobcats have we seen?
6) How many snakes have we seen?
7) How many snakes have we seen in the process of eating something alive?
8) How many wild boar have we seen?
9) How many days did it take to complete the fastest through hike on record? The real answer includes a decimal, but we rounded to the nearest day.
10) How many states does the AT go through?
11) How many times between the two of us have we fallen while hiking? Only complete falls count. If we catch ourselves with our hands and our butts don't touch the ground then that doesn't count. Still embarrassing, but it doesn't count.
12) What's the highest elevation on the AT? Hint: We've been there and done that.
13) What is the weight in pounds of 1 liter of water?
14) How many liters of water do we carry combined?
15) How many bear ropes have gone through either by misplacing or destroying them? This includes the bear rope we're currently using.
16) How many combined pounds of body weight have we lost since the start of our hike?
17) At the time of this post, how many days have we been hiking?

A) 0
B) 4
C) 6,543
D) 56
E) 1
F) 13
G) 14
H) 3
I) 4
J) 1
K) 531
L) 3
M) 2
N) 2.2
O) 165,000
P) 47
Q) 10

1. I'm disappointed by the lack of bathroom-related questions.

2. 1 C
2 K
3 H
4 E
5 A
6 B
7 L
8 J
9 P
10 G
11 Q
12 O
13 N
14 I
15 M
16 F
17 D
Christine's best guess

3. 1-O
2-K
3-B
4-H
5-E
6-Q
7-J
8- A
9-P
10-G
11-M
12-C
13-N
14-I
15-L
16-F
17-D
Laun and Ruth I just know we're going to be the wieners.

4. 1) O
2) K
3) I
4) L
5) E
6) F
7) J
8) A
9) P
10) G
11) H
12) C
13) N
14) B
15) M
16) Q
17) D

5. 1)O
2)K
3)I
4)A
5)E
6)F
7)M
8)J
9)P
10)G
11)H
12)C
13)N
14)B
15)Q
16)L
17)D

I think I need some extra credit questions!

6. 1) O
2) K
3) I
4) Q
5) E
6) G
7) G
8) A
9) D
10) F
11) C It's gotta be high with Brian, I've seen him slip on a banana peel while waiting in line for a croissant sandwich like in the cartoons.
12) C
13) N
14) B
15) H
16) Q
17) P

-Dan