Acadia presented the option for lots of data. It was the first extended vacation I have taken planned by me, with only me in attendance.
I wanted to camp for several reasons. First, because camping is fun and I enjoy it. There’s something special about sleeping outside under the stars and cooking over the fire. It is liberating. Second, I wanted to keep food and lodging costs down. Hotels on the island were ~$120 per night on the west side, and upwards of $200 a night on the popular eastern side. Camping also meant I did not have to go out for dinner. I could have eggs for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, and steak for dinner, and eat for about $50 for the week.
Campsites: $30 per night
Freeport Hotel: $88
Seawall Motel: $109
Ellsworth Motel: $118
Total Lodging: $435
Food was cheap. I spent about $70 on groceries that I brought up with me. I splurged on the few meals I ate out. My lobster roll at Thurston’s was $20. The best food of the trip, at Finback Alehouse in Bar Harbor (lobster roll with clam chowder) was $35. And dinner the last night was $30 for scallops. Total food came out to $170
After accounting for gas and souvenirs, I spent $775 for a week long vacation in a national park. Not bad.
Distances and Mileage
I got absolutely fantastic gas mileage the entire trip. I learned the sweet spot for mileage on my car is traveling about 55-60mph when the temperature is 55 degrees outside.
198.0mi, 31.2mpg in the park
All total, I drove 1858.9 miles. 768 miles there, 788 miles back.
Physical activity is defined by what FitBit thinks I did. Who knows how accurate it is..
|Thursday (10/3)||29,721||13.59mi||98||Friday (10/4)||19,106||8.75mi||88|
I’m not sure how accurate the distance and floor numbers are… My main hikes each day:
Monday: Jordan Pond Path (3.4 mi)
Tuesday: Beech Mountain Trail (1.2 mi)
Wednesday: Long Pond / Great Notch / Gilley Trail (5.5 mi)
Thursday: Eagle Lake Loop (6 mi)
Friday: Ocean Path
I took 1094 photos between two camera bodies, the 6D and the 7D.
I had two lenses on my daily carry, the 16-35 f/4L IS and the 70-200 f/4L. My astrophotography lens was the 24 f/1.4.
In the table below, a keeper is defined as something I rated 4 or 5 stars in Lightroom. The favorite focal length was a runaway for both zooms. I took 309 photos at 16mm and 127 at 70mm.
|LENS||NUMBER OF PHOTOS||NUMBER OF KEEPERS||FAV. FOCAL LENGTH|
|16-35 f/4L IS||673||48||16mm|