GoWild Releases Data from Winner of BHA’s Hike to Hunt Challenge

 Joel Smith, Texan hunter and Angler
Joel Smith, Texan hunter and Angler

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Backcountry Hunters and Anglers’ annual Hike to Hunt challenge encourages outdoor enthusiasts to get outside and raise awareness for public lands and waters. The fundraiser for the nonprofit lasted two months and had more than 500 entries.

While the competition was hosted on Under Armour’s Map My Hike app, the winner of the competition’s mileage challenge actually dual tracked his efforts. Joel Smith, a Texan hunter and angler, also used his GoWild app for Garmin to record rich data from his journey.

Miles of Data

According to BHA’s website, Joel Smith recorded 857 miles over the span of 60 days. Through GoWild, Joel was also able to track a considerable amount of data:

• Joel’s average hike was more than 3 hours across 75 total hikes tracked on GoWild. That’s about the average time for a Major League Baseball game.
• He burned 88,420 calories, meaning he earned 589 beers.
• The total ascent was 3,290 feet.
• Speaking of Texas, Joel often hiked in excess of 102º Fahrenheit.
• Joel’s average heart rate was 109 beats per minute, and he maxed out at 182 beats per minute on a few hikes.

Team GoWild extended its congratulations to Joel via phone. “It’s been fun to watch this story evolve over the last few months,” GoWild Cofounder, CEO, Brad Luttrell added. “I can’t wait to see what else Joel accomplishes this year and beyond.”

Tracking Adventure

While Joel used GoWild’s Garmin integration, any GoWild community member can track a multitude of activities with GoWild’s free iPhone and Android apps. Tracking hunting, fishing, hiking, scouting, archery and more is easy on GoWild.

GoWild App Logo is not affiliated with BHA.