trip stats — 5000 miles, 9 states, 5 national parks, 1 conference


google maps mileage: 4510 miles (7258km)
trip meter mileage: 5097 miles (8203km)

states visited: 9 — iowa, nebraska, wyoming, utah, idaho, oregon, washington, montana, south dakota
of which new: 7 — nebraska, wyoming, utah, idaho, oregon, montana, south dakota
days travelled: 19, including 5 days at conference
actual stops: 11

  • lincoln NE: motel 6
  • rock springs WY: best western
  • twin falls ID: days inn
  • pendleton OR: red lion
  • portland OR: red lion (8 nights)
  • spokane WA: quality inn
  • bozeman MT: mountain view inn
  • sheridan WY best western
  • deadwood SD: best western
  • custer SD: americas best value dakota cowboy inn
  • mitchell SD: ramada inn

national parks visited: 5 — antelope island, yellowstone, devils tower, mount rushmore, badlands (crazy horse is private non-profit)
waterfalls seen: 5 — twin falls, shoshone falls, horsetail falls, firehole falls, lower falls yellowstone canyon
animals seen: 18 — elk, moose, bison, bear, prairie dog, mountain lion, arctic wolf, timber wolf, reindeer, big horn sheep, mountain goat, antelope, pronghorn, badger, otter, lynx, coyote, fox (plus birds and farm animals: cow, horse, sheep)
animals walking close to car: 5 — bison (x2), arctic wolf, bear, cow, deer

wineries, distilleries, breweries visited: 5 — hood river wine, eastside distillery whiskey, stone barn brandyworks whiskey & rum, bridgeport beer, prairie berry wine

conference sessions attended: 11
weddings attended: 2

pictures taken: 1846
videos taken: 11
magnets purchased: 16