The Nightowl with Mt. Rainier in the background.

2021 Snarl Par-Tay – Summary, Map, and Stats

A single-post summary of the entire 2021 Snarl Par-Tay trip, with all the usual trimmings.

The Road Tales

Here are all the posts for this trip out to the Par-Tay:


Here’s the route I took for this trip. It is probably best to use the view larger map button (upper right corner) to open the map in a new window so you can inspect it in detail. Note that one day has a big jump directly to the end due to my iPhone overheating and shutting down.


Here are the pertinent (and often useless) statistics for this journey.


  • Total distance: 5,606mi (9,021km)
  • Longest day (mileage): 1,021mi (1,643km) – Stoughton, Wisconsin to Sheridan, Wyoming
  • Shortest day (mileage): 47mi (75km) – Olympia, Washington to the Par-Tay
  • Average distance per day: 374mi (602km)
  • Average distance per travel day: 400mi (643km)
  • Miles riding solo: 5,606mi (9,021km)
  • Miles riding 2-up: 0mi (0km)
  • States visited: 10 – Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, North Dakota.


  • Total trip days: 15
  • Travel days: 14
  • Longest day (time): 14:40 – 1,021mi (1643km) – Stoughton, Wisconsin to Sheridan, Wyoming
  • Shortest day (time): 4:30 – 47mi (76km) – Olympia, Washington to the Par-Tay


  • Highest altitude: 10,965ft (3,342m) – Beartooth Pass on US212 in Montana
  • Lowest altitude: -0ft (0m) – Car ferry from Port Townsend, Washington to Whidbey Island, Washington 


  • Average fuel efficiency: 36.9mpg (6.4L/100km)
  • Best fuel efficiency: 41.99mpg (5.6L/100km) from Tonasket, Washington to Bonners Ferry, Idaho
  • Worst fuel efficiency: 30.4mpg (7.7L/100km) from Harlem, Montana to Poplar, Montana
  • Average fuel efficiency riding solo: 36.9mpg (6.4L/100km)
  • Average fuel efficiency riding 2-up: Not applicable
  • Total fuel cost: $536.13
  • Total fuel used: 150 gallons (567L)
  • Average fuel cost: $3.585/gallon ($0.94/L)
  • Highest fuel cost: $4.299/gallon ($1.13/L) – Aberdeen, Washington
  • Lowest fuel cost: $2.899/gallon ($0.76/L) – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
  • Longest distance between fill-ups: 254mi (409km) – Sheridan, Wyoming to Red Lodge, Montana
  • Most gas pumped during a fill-up: 6.529 gallons (24.71L) – Saginaw, Minnesota to Houghton, Michigan – (Tank capacity is 7 gallons (26.5L).


  • Total service cost: $0 – I performed no services on this trip, though Nightowl is now 1,101mi (1,771km) overdue for a 6k-mile service (oil change).
  • Things now broken on Nightowl: Nothing.


  • Days sleeping in a tent: 3
  • Days getting a hotel room: 10
  • Days staying at home or in friends’ homes: 2


  • Songs played from music stored on iPhone: 302
  • Songs played from SiriusXM radio: I didn’t count.

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