This is fourth trip where I’ve done one of these ‘By the Numbers’ posts. Seeing how well received the previous posts were, I made sure to take great care in recording the details of this past month for this post. You can check out the previous editions here- New Zealand 2012, Europe 2013, East 2014 & UP 2014.
I had a rental car for the 4 weeks. I had the same model, a Kia Rio. Due to and engine issue, I traded the 2012 model I rented in Michigan for a 2014 after 4 days in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Driving Miles: 7427 miles
Miles per gallon: 36.24 mpg
Most driven in a day: 689- Day 1. Plymouth, MI to Cameron, MO.
Fewest Driven in a day: 0. Day 15. San Diego, CA. (Only day with no driving)
Days under 100 miles driven- 7.
Days over 600 miles driven- 3.
Average miles driven per day- 265.4 miles
Average price per gallon- $2.90.
Highest price per gallon- $4.79, I-70/US-191 junction, Utah
Lowest price per gallon- $2.39, Cameron, MO
Total number of pictures taken: 8783
Breakdown by camera- dSLR- 6834, iPhone- 1947
Most in a day- 723. Day 10- Grand Canyon.
Fewest in a day- 37. Day 25- New Belgium Brewery, Crooked Stave Brewery. (No Sightseeing)
GoPro video- 39:17. (The GoPro died after the 10th day. A terrible piece of technology.)
High Temperature: 125 F- Death Valley, CA
Low Temperature: 41 F- Lake Scott State Park, KS
Days with rain- 5
Times I got my rain gear out or used an umbrella- 0.
Average sunrise- 5:12AM
Average sunset- 7:47PM
Beer Bars- 6
Beers tried- 313 (most in 3-4oz flights)
San Diego Breweries- 22
Public Transportation used: 7
2 mile walks back to hotel when no Uber available: 1
Casinos- 1 (Luxor, Las Vegas)
Motel 6s- 14
1920s Hotel attached to a 1920s Opera House-1
National Park sites- 31
New NPS sites- 9
State Parks- 8
Highest Elevation- 11,158 ft, Eisenhower Tunnel, I-70, Colorado
Lowest Elevation- -282 ft, Badwater Basin, Death Valley NP, California
Hiking Miles (calculated estimate): 29.7 miles
Bags of ice purchased: 37
Bike rides: 5
Urgent Care visits- 1. San Diego, for miscellaneous bug/spider bite sustained in the desert
I hope to have a lot more about this trip in the coming weeks.