Walking Across Wyoming In One Year [IDIOTS GUIDE]
Interesting fact, Wyoming is 365 miles across the bottom, from East to West. It is 342 miles, East to West, across the top. The difference is due to the curvature of the Earth.
That means that if you wanted to walk across Wyoming at the break neck speed of 1 mile a day you could cover the entire state across the bottom, East to West, in 1 year.
Now that is interesting.
But why the hell would you want to do that? You would be in the Red Desert in the summer where it gets way too hot, or maybe in the winter where it gets way too cold.
In other words Wyoming weather extremes means it makes no sense at all to attempt such a trip.
Since the average walking pace for a human is about 20 to 25 miles a day most people who do walk across Wyoming cover the distance in 14 to 18 days. They try to plan it so they are not stuck out in the worst possible places during the worst weather that Wyoming has to offer. Most of these hikers travel West to East, keeping the wind at their backs.
Walking Wyoming at just a mile a day means a lot of camping along side the highway and a long list of supplies that have to be carried or delivered. So while someone might think for a half second about taking the 365 day challenge they would quickly reject it for these reasons alone.
Mostly, they would reject the idea because it would be just plane stupid.
Just forget I ever brought it up.