I enjoy hiking and go whenever I have the chance. I went for a hike yesterday. I couldn't track the distance and time on my phone (using MapMyRun) since I was in an area where I didn't get any reception. I have hiked the trail before and know that it is about 3 miles in length and takes me about an hour to complete. The elevation change was about 500 ft. The elevation change would've been 1,000 ft had I done the whole trail, but I made it shorter by taking a connecting trail to make it 3 miles instead of 4.4 miles.
Anyway, I am pretty confident (98% sure) that the trail I took was 3 miles. I entered it as a 3 mile walk in 60 minutes and I'm getting that I burned 221 calories. I think it's a little on the high side. I was able to do the trail in an hour even though I stopped several times. When I hike, I tend to go at a leisurely pace (what is leisurely for me) because I like to look at the plants and look for signs of wildlife (deer, coyote, and bobcat tracks, scat, etc.).
Basically I feel like 221 calories is a bit much. I have hiked the trail enough to know that it takes me an hour (give or take no a few minutes, but an hour is a good estimate due to the elevation change).
What suggestions do you guys have for tracking the hike? As a side note, I had already gone for a bike ride (a little over 4 miles) before going for the hike. I consider it more of a walk instead of a hike. I am tracking the hike under the mileage and not hiking because tracking it as hiking gives me almost double the amount of calories burned and I know that is way off.
Let me know if I need to clarify. Thanks.
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