Last night Santiago let me know that he has under 800 miles left to hike. That was a very big milestone for him, so I’m glad he’s ticked that box. He’s still enjoying warm weather (sometimes way too warm for hiking!) but soon he’s going to... It doesn’t seem like Santiago has been gone for 15 weeks already, but he has. He has been on the trail for 105 days now and he’s hiked a total of 1,210 miles! Doing the math, that means he has averaged just over 11.5 miles per day, including factoring in... So proud of my hiker! He’s now over 1,000 miles up the trail and out of the state of Virginia! Virginia has the longest section of trail and he was in that state for over a month. Santiago is GETTING IT DONE! Many people have asked what Santiago eats on the trail. It should not surprise anyone who knows him that he has researched this topic very thoroughly! He’s determined he needs to maximize calories per food item while minimizing the weight he has to carry, for... 77.9 miles into the journey, Santiago crossed into his second state — North Carolina. He’s still got a smile on his face, so that’s a good sign!