Total steps!

Z and I carried Fitbit pedometers as we walked so that we could keep track of how many steps we took.

In addition to being really useful for estimating distances, we figured it would be fun to know just how many steps there are in a thru hike between Cape Reinga and Bluff.

Ok, so if you want to cross New Zealand, we can definitively tell you this:

  • Z took 4.7 million steps.
  • I took 4 million steps.

The difference between us is height. I’m several inches taller than her and have a much longer stride.

The other fun fact this tells you is that since we each destroyed 4 pairs of shoes, you can consider one million steps to be the limit per pair.