How far in/fast do you go

blb078

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I was trying to figure how fast I travel when hunting since I've never really put much thought into it. I've read the average person can walk 3mph which comes out to 1 mile every 20 mins, but that's not factoring climbing up a mountain and elevation and with 50lbs or so in your back. I figured if I could hike 1.5mph that'd put me roughly 4.5 miles in after 3 hours of hiking. Anyone actually figure out how fast you travel and how far that has gotten you?
 
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yes, flat ground i move at 2.5 mph typically, on trail but in the mtns i typically move around 1.5, if its a rugged trail or some snow more like 1.2 and if its off trail(like almost all hunting) its arond .8 or .9

hope that helps
 

sab

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My speeds are right in line with fillthefreezer's, although I can occasionally average a hair over 3mph on easy trails.

Scott
 

a3dhunter

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on trail in the mountains not hunting 2.0-2.5 depending on elevation gain (downhill 3.0-3.5)
off trail not hunting good terrain 1.3-1.8
off trail downfall 1.0
on trail hunting 1.5
off trail hunting .8- 1.0
 

robby denning

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100 yards or less per hour if I'm within a few hundred yards of deer, slower as I get closer (ideally, way slower)
 
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