Gold and Lead
How far can I go in a day?
Assuming good weather and other favorable conditions
- Laying railroad (mountains and tunnels) – about 6 feet
- Wagon, difficult terrain – About 5 miles
- Laying railroad (flat ground) – 5-8 miles
- On foot – about 10 miles
- Wagon, flat good terrain – 15 miles
- On horseback – about 20 miles
- On a good horse, well fed and well cared for – about 40 miles
So, travel by wagon averaging 2mph is very good for a 7 hour day.