(Inspired by Reno Dave – don’t you wish you paid more attention during algebra class?)
Hiker A starts walking north from Sierra City, mile 1197.6, on Saturday 13 July, averaging 25 miles a day with 1 day off each week.
Hiker B starts walking south from the Canadian border, mile 2660.0, on Monday 15 July, averaging 30 miles a day with 0.5 days off each week.
At what mile and on what day will the two hikers meet?
For bonus points, what is the closest trail town to that mile?
You must show all workings of how you reached your answer.
The first correct response will receive a pair of Dirty Girl Gaiters provided by the one and only Dirty Girl, Xy!
Responses will be assessed on a peer judgement basis, as my trail brain already malfunctions calculating distances between water sources!
If maths ain’t your thang, feel free to take a guess at where UB and I will cross paths on the trail!