Utah, state twenty-nine, by the numbers:
Total miles: 944
Total money gained: $0
Total money spent: $157.23
Other transport: $0
Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $142.85
Total over budget: $14.38
Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $0
North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $0 ($151 from $100)
National Park Interagency pass: $85 ($280 from $80)
Number of free meals: 4
Total nights spent with people I already knew: 0
Total nights spent with Couchsurfing hosts: 4
Total nights spent with non-Couchsurfing hosts: 0
Total nights spent in the car: 0
Total number of hosts/homes stayed in: 2
Total number of Couchsurfing hosts/homes: 2
Total number of family/friend hosts/homes: 0
Total dates: 0
Total encounters with Mrs. Meyer’s soap: 0
Total unexpected, but awesome experiences: 10
Total “Oh my gosh, what am I doing?! Am I freaking crazy?!” moments: 0
Total “This is so AMAZING, I can’t believe how AWESOME my life is!” moments: 20
Hike Angels Landing in Mount Zion National Park – it’s the coolest hike I’ve ever done and the view is amazing!
Check out Bryce Canyon National Park – it’s really beautiful and also has some good hikes.
Go to Salt Lake City, if for nothing else than to enjoy the incredible view of being surrounded by mountains.
I didn’t get to hike to the Delicate Arch because of a wicked Charley horse I thought was a pulled muscle, but it looked like pretty cool hike.
UTAH THINGS TO SKIP IF YOU’RE CRUNCHED FOR TIME:
Temple Square, where the Mormon Church headquarters is. I tried to go into the museum but it reminded me of a funeral home and gave me the heebeegeebees so I left.
Gilgal Sculpture Garden – also not as cool as I was expecting.
I doubt you’d be there when the Sportsman Expo is in town, but I’d only recommend going if you plan to pay $20 on top of the admission price to hold a baby bear yourself and get the picture, if the bears are still there…
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