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Re: Arctic Circle trip report - aka my random thoughts

Pics 4/2 - 4/4

In order of appearance:
Drive up from Dallas
Badlands NP
Minuteman Missile NM
Bison in Badlands NP
Mount Rushmore NM
Iron Mountain Road (16A)
Crossing into Wyoming
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Re: Arctic Circle trip report - aka my random thoughts

Nice, I attempted this trip in 2012, but planned 9 weeks instead of 6. I think 6 weeks will rush you but, I know most folks can't get away for that long. As I planned it leaving from the Summit and going to Grand Tetons, Yellowstone and Glacier NP's where I spent 4 days in each park. My trip was cut short when I was leaving Glacier NP as I got a phone call telling my my brother in Law had passed away.

One day hopefully soon I will get to repeat this trip. Looking forward to seeing your report on what I missed!

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just plain awesome and great photos. keep them coming
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Great pictures.

I see you got the other half of the Arctic circle sign than I did... all the lower boards had blown away when I was there, put the two pictures together for the full sign.
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Heading to Deschutes in Portland for a few beers if anyone in the area wants to join.
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Back after 6 weeks and 14,126 miles! Here are some trip stats:

Total mileage: 14,126
Max daily mileage: 968 (Dallas to just outside Badlands NP)
Min daily mileage: 8 (driving around Inuvik NWT)
Avg daily mileage: 344.5

Total fuel used: 779.473 US gallons
Max MPG: 23.55 (New Mexico)
Min MPG: 10.63 (Nebraska headwinds on I-90 at 70mph, day 1)
Avg MPG: 18.12

Nights in hotel: 7 (Banff, Inuvik x2, Fairbanks, Seattle, Las Vegas, Lubbock)

American states: 14
Canadian provinces: 3
Border crossings: 6
American national parks/monuments: 16 (Badlands, Mt Rushmore, Denali, Redwoods, Crater Lake, Redwood, Alcatraz Island, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, Death Valley, Vermillion Cliffs, Grand Staircase - Escalante, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands)
Canadian national parks: 2 (Banff, Jasper)

Photos and full trip report pending
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