It’s time for another one of my popular “By the Numbers” trip summary posts. I’ve always kept good track of my travel numbers and having this blog has helped me expand those. Here are posts for the previous trips- New Zealand 2012, Europe 2013, East 2014, Upper Peninsula 2014, West 2015, and 2016 Trips.
I had a 3 rental cars. I started with a Toyota Yaris, which I was forced to exchange in Eugene, Oregon due to a maintenance light issue. Two days later, I switched the Hyundi Elantra I’d been given out in Bend, Oregon due to a flat tire. The final car was a Ford Fiesta.
Driving Miles: 6513 miles
Miles per car: Yaris 3910mi, Elantra 170mi, Fiesta 2433mi
Miles per gallon: 36.0 mpg (Between the 3)
Most driven in a day: 850- Day 22. Denver, CO to Moline, IL.
Fewest Driven in a day: 0. Days 13 & 21 (Denver & Portland)
Days under 100 miles driven- 6.
Days over 500 miles driven- 4.
Average miles driven per day- 283.4 miles
Average price per gallon- $2.67.
Highest price per gallon- $3.09, Walla Walla, WA
Lowest price per gallon- $2.38, Parma, MI (last fill up)
Total number of pictures taken: 5131
Breakdown by camera- dSLR- 3564, iPhone- 1567
Most in a day- 499, Day 6- Yellowstone
Fewest in a day- 34, Day 19- Drive from Northern Utah to Denver (No sights)
GoPro video- 64:16 (Most of which in The Black Hills)
High Temperature: 93 F- Central Montana
Low Temperature: 29 F- Southern Wyoming
Days with rain- 11
Average sunrise- 6:49 AM
Average sunset- 6:51PM
Beer Bars- 4
Beers tried- 383 (most in 2-4oz flights)
Portland area Breweries- 13
Lyft rides- 9
Public Transportation used: 5
Lodging stats (Nights)-
National Park sites- 13
State Parks- 6
Rest Areas- 19 (Not really a sight, I know, but a few were!)
Highest Elevation- 9,636 ft, Yellowstone NP
Lowest Elevation- Sea Level, Newport, Oregon
Hiking Miles (calculated estimate): 77.1 miles
Bags of ice purchased: 29
Forest Fire Detours: 3
Time Zones: 4
Alien Selfies: 1 (Devil’s Tower)