Iowa Stats!

Rick Walks IowaI enjoyed my walk through Iowa despite some hot and humid weather early on. I was joined by my cousin Jim and wife Deb on the second day and enjoyed their company. The terrain surprised me, but I was told that a glacier made the bottom two counties in Iowa rather hilly and that the flat part which I expected, was further north. The people were very receptive and friendly and I met several I’ll never forget. All and all I was impressed. I was told that there was only corn and soy beans in Iowa and that proved correct. Except for a half dozen fields of hay, I saw no other crop.

Here are the stats from my walk through Iowa:

  • Miles Walked: 266.5
  • Average Miles per Day: 19.75
  • % of Walk Completed: 66%
  • Days Walked: 13.5
  • Days Off: 2.5
  • Money Found: $3.68
  • Average Money Found per Day: $0.27
  • Average Money Found per Mile: $0.014
  • Counties Walked Through: 10 (Fremont, Page, Taylor, Ringgold, Decatur, Wayne, Appanose, Davis, Van Buren and Lee)
  • State Highways Walked: 2
  • US Highways Walked: 3
  • Major Bridges Crossed: 1.5 (half bridge at Missouri River and the Des Moines River)
  • Most Unusual Find: a real horseshoe from a real horse