When a Scout, my Troop prepared us all for an out of Council hike in a mountainous area. They planned everything well, including our practice hikes in increasing distances, safety, astronaut food (that's what us kids called it, haha). Looking back, I can tell they were really trying to do this right.....except for an interesting point. The Leaders figured our hike at about 10 miles per day, as the Start and Destination sites were fifty miles apart (on the map!). Okay, sounds fine except when you consider going up, down, around, back, up...well y'all know. So the first day was 18, Day two was 22!! We were ready, but it was a big ordeal too. They found trucks to haul the Troop to the next days location, saving one day of effort (remember when you could ride in trucks, woo-hoo!). The week resulted in a 73 mile camp experience, and we got the MB, and the Fifty Miler recognition, wowie zowie, I still remember.