Distance: 2428 miles

Gas used: Wasn’t counting… probably around 60 gallons

Maximum elevation: 9970 (grrr — so close!)

Minimum elevation: Sea level

Cops seen: 9

  • Biker cop who waved
  • Bottom of hill
  • Pacific setting up a speed trap
  • On Wards Ferry
  • After Lassen
  • Near Mono Lake
  • Ranger next to Bodie
  • Ranger after Lava Beds
  • I5 coming home

Tickets: 0

Number of times I could have gotten a ticket: bunches


  • Birds (various)
  • Deer
  • Mouse
  • Squirrels
  • Chipmunks (bunches became friends with me at Lassen)
  • Jackrabbit (one whole, one parts)
  • Frogs

Dirt roads of note: 5

  • Old Briceland Road
  • Usal Road
  • Cemetery Road near Mono Lake
  • Cottonwood Canyon Road (x2) – To and from Bodie
  • Medicine Road (to Lava Beds)

Other oddities: 2x  F-15 playing and practicing landings

Biker gangs outrun: 1

Cans of spam: 1

Cans of beef stew: 1

Cans of soup: 1

Cans of beans: 0

Days camping: 7

  • Barview Jetty State Park
  • Humboldt Redwoods State Park
  • Salt Point State Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Oh Ridge, Inyo National Forest
  • Lassen National Park
  • Lava Beds National Monument

Crashes: 1 (more of a tip)

Ankles twisted: 1

Anything else you want to know?