If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen some photos of pretty awesome landscapes in Colorado and Utah last week. It was fairly epic.
States visited: 2
Miles driven: 1,300
Miles hiked: 50
Elevation gained on foot: 6,730 feet
Highest point of elevation: 12,095 feet at Independence Pass
Outdoor weddings attended during a thunderstorm: 1
Hot springs soaked in: 8 (many pools, one place, different temperatures)
Times I cried while watching wild mustangs: 1
Gallons of water ingested: Infinite
Gallons of water sweated out: Also infinite
Accidental sunburns: 1
Times I panicked from fear of heights: 1
Times someone squealed “horsies!” when driving past a field of horses: Uncountable
Wild animals spotted: 11 (mustangs, elk, mule deer, pronghorn, gray fox, pallid bats, armadillo, peregrine falcon, canyon tree frog, turkeys, skinks)
Strange domesticated animals spotted: 3 (ostriches, bison, longhorn)
State parks visited: 1
National parks/forests/monuments visited: 7
Times we drove around on random BLM land and feared we might get stranded in the literal middle of nowhere: 1
Times we got stranded in the literal middle of nowhere: 0
Times per day I said “wow” or called something “amazing”: approximately 1500
Favorite photos taken: Too many to count, so here’s a hodge podge of ones I love.
4 thoughts on “Vacation by the Numbers”
YOU DROVE THERE? You’re loony. Great pics tho. Welcome to the west!
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Nah we flew to Denver and then drove all over CO and UT until we ended up in Salt Lake City and flew home from there. Still. It was a LOT of time on the road – which was super fun because we saw a lot of stuff that is about as different from Wisconsin as you can get.