Daily Archives: August 27, 2015

The final tally for Ben’s cross-country roadtrip: From Memorial Day in May, clean through the end of June

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The final tally for Ben’s cross-country roadtrip: From Memorial Day in May, clean through the end of June

Well, here we are.

We’re at the end of my roadtrip – I’ve packed up my house in Cambridge, loaded up a car, and bid adieu to my friends and family.  I’ve seen more friends along the way, and said both hello and goodbye to them all in succession.

We’ve ate, drank, and made merry.

We had a going away party.

I’ve added a few states to my list of places that I’ve climbed, and visited a few more national parks.

I ate my last brunch at the Foundry, and said goodbye to Ringo for the last time.

So what happened on that trip?  Well.

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Total miles traveled: 5,733

States traversed: 15

Cost of Gas: $659.63

Miles per Gallon, for a Mustang, with a bike rack and a ton of gear: 23.9, est.

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Nights spent in Hotels: 1

Nights spent in houses: 4

Nights spent camping under the stars: 23

Cost of Camping for a month: $426

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Major climbing locations explored: Chattanooga, Zion, Yosemite

Days spent climbing: 6, plus some partials

Guide books purchased: 4

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Memories made: uncountable

Regrets: Breaking the rear window of the Mustang. Aside from that, nothing!