First ever Arizona Trail Thru-Hiker Survey sheds light on who hikes AZT and how they go about it

Who in the world would want to through-hike the Arizona National Scenic Trail? Apparently people from all over the world according to the results from this survey.

Although the sample size was fairly small (30 respondents), my eyes were opened to a few interesting takeaways:

  • Only 18% live in Arizona
  • More than 1/3 were female
  • Almost 20% are age 60 or older
  • Over half began their hike alone
  • 35% did not train for the hike
  • Average time of completion: 45 days

Anyone considering the hike can learn a lot by studying what others have done successfully. Take a look…

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