Trip Statistics

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Here are some fun statistics from my cross-country adventure. The links go to my blog posts containing more information, on the off chance you missed something. I know that is unlikely since you have all been hanging on my every word, but just in case!

Miles Driven: 4236.5
Gallons of gas: 114
Average mpg: 38 (Go little Fit, go!)

Days on the road: 25

States traversedThe Long Journey

  1. Maryland
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. Ohio
  4. Indiana
  5. Illinois
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Minnesota
  8. South Dakota
  9. Wyoming
  10. Montana
  11. Colorado
Campsite at Wind Cave National Park

Campsite at Wind Cave National Park

States in which I camped

  1. Wisconsin
  2. South Dakota
  3. Wyoming

States I had never been in before

  1. Wisconsin
  2. Montana

National Parks visited

  1. Cuyahoga Valley
  2. Badlands
  3. Wind Cave
  4. Yellowstone
  5. Grand Teton

National Forests I drove through (These were some of the most scenic portions of my drives. I would recommend that anyone traveling like I was make some time to explore them, or at the very least, go out of their way to drive through them.)

1. Allegheny
2. Black Hills

Surprise! A view of Mount Rushmore framed by a tunnel on Needles Highway.

Surprise! A view of Mount Rushmore framed by a tunnel on Needles Highway.

3. Bighorn

Sunset in Bighorn National Forest

Sunset in Bighorn National Forest

4. Shoshone
5. Gallatin
6. Bridger Teton                                                                                                                         Bonus: Buffalo Gap National Grassland (the prairie’s version of a National Forest)

Casualties

  1. Piece of roof rack for my bike
  2. Car battery
  3. Skewer for front bike tire
  4. Car tire (now patched and fixed, so not quite a casualty, just an injury)

Number of times I ate Mexican food out of a school bus: 2

Taqueria el Rodeo in Sheridan, WY

Taqueria el Rodeo in Sheridan, WY

Las Palmitas in West Yellowstone, MT

Las Palmitas in West Yellowstone, MT

Number of life birds: 23! Probably more, but sometimes I wasn’t trying that hard

A rotating lazy susan of beer at Bridger Brewing. All mine.

A rotating lazy susan of beer at Bridger Brewing. All mine.

Breweries visited

  1. Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland
  2. Broad Ripple Brewpub in Indianapolis
  3. 3 Floyds Brewing in Munster, IN
  4. Goose Island Beer Co. in Chicago
  5. Firehouse Brewing Company in Rapid City, SD (special thanks to their free wireless that allowed me to post Wisconsin is Made of Cheese)
  6. Bridger Brewing in Bozeman, MT

I tried a lot of beers local to wherever I was staying, but I didn’t always make it to the breweries themselves.

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5 thoughts on “Trip Statistics

  1. Alicia

    This is fabulous! you know I can appreciate a proper cross country trip too.
    I do believe you are missing the ‘number of animals run over’ stat though. Please update. kthx

  2. safra

    Alicia would also like to know how many times you were pulled over, what the ticket/warning ratio was, and how many times you were only wearing a bra when said run-ins occurred.

    Oh wait, I mean to say ‘Alicia would like to reminisce on her own travels’. My bad.

    Glad you had a good trip and start to you adventures.

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