Roadtrip Time Lapse Video

Last year, I did a roadtrip with my good friend Dom Panarello. I wanted a simple way to remember the 45-day excursion, so I rigged my car with a windshield-mounted webcam that snapped a picture every 60 seconds while the car was running. The other day I looked at the 15,100+ images, and I decided to string them together as a time lapse video:

[Music: FC Kahuna – “Hayling”]

Sure, it’s not Matt Harding dancing on the dark side of the Moon, but I think it’s still mind-blowing. Each frame of the seven-minute video equates to one minute behind the wheel. If you don’t blink, you’ll experience the entire 16,748 mile trip across 45 states. The drive includes tours through national parks*, national forests, and historical sites. You’ll also see thousands and thousands of miles of open tarmac.

* Acadia, Joshua Tree, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Death Valley, Yosemite, Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Carlsbad Caverns, Mesa Verde, Mammoth Cave