By the Numbers
April 02, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Selfie, Monument Valley, Sunrise
Recounting the trip by the numbers
Wow! What a trip!
Thanks to everyone who followed along via social media (i.e. my Facebook page) on this trip. My brother and I visited some truly unique places and captured some amazing shots. It's always a pleasure to go out shooting with him because he's got a great eye and brings his own perspective to each location. He also convinced me not to give up 10 minutes into a 5 hour hike to a magnificent view above Zion Canyon, so thanks, David!
(I'm also not-so-secretly hoping he settles out in that area when he marries in a few months so that I'll have yet another excuse to make my way out west, but that's up to him and his fiancée.)
While I'm still working on developing the photos (much more on that in a future post), here's a breakdown of the trip by the numbers.
Nights on the road: 8
Miles driven: 2000
Miles hiked: 28
Longest trail completed (miles, round trip): 8
Minutes into longest hike until I was ready to turn around and give up: 10
Most elevation (feet) gained hiking in one day: 2500
US National Parks visited: 4
Navajo Nation Parks visited: 2
States visited: 2
Most state border crossings in one day: 9
Shutter releases: 2740
Memory cards used: 8
Memory cards sold to photographers who forgot their memory card at the hotel: 1
Selfies taken with iPhone: 7
Selfies I saw other people taking: Countless
Selfies I saw other people taking with a DSLR: 1
Dust storm warnings encountered: 1
Facetime calls with my family at home: 2
Days I wore a Northwestern University shirt: 7
Number of Northwestern University shirts I brought: 3
Meals eaten at McDonalds in Page, AZ: 3
Total hamburger patties consumed: 10.5
Weight gained (lbs): 2
Time for some feedback!
Obviously, we covered a lot of ground on this trip, so now I need some feedback. We visited (in order): Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Monument Valley, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Antelope Canyon, and Horseshoe Bend. My question for you is...
What would you like to see first?
I have a lot of photos to go through, but I'll let you help decide what I work on first. Just leave a comment telling me what you'd most like to see!
Thanks for looking,
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