Posted by: Chad | July 16, 2011

Vacation by the Numbers

11,307 ft above sea level (summit at Brian Head, UT).  The air is thin hiking at that elevation.

3305 miles by airplane

2888 miles by car

205 ft  below sea level (Death Valley, Salt Creek)

125 degrees F (Death Valley).  HOT and windy.

47 degrees F (morning near Brian Head, UT)

12 states visited (SC, NC, TN, KY, IN, IL, WI, MN, NV, CA, AZ, UT)

10 different roadside animal warning signs (rattlesnake, desert tortoise, bighorn, deer, cattle, donkey, wild horse, domestic horse, prairie dog, elk)

9 National Parks/Monuments/Lands (Bryce Canyon, Dixie Forest/Red Canyon, Zion, Cedar Breaks, Vermillion Cliffs, Pipe Spring, Death Valley, Lake Meade, Kaibab)

4 time zones, and at least one night spent in each.

3 great childhood friends visited.

2 very cool state properties (Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Parowan Wildlife Area)

1 ghost town (Rhyolite)

1 road impassable due to snow









1 video of me cruizing down a massive sand dune


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