Fast to Fifty

 

 

Few people actually do the "cannonball-run" method to go to all 50, but most of us are intrigued by the idea of it! How fast can you actually go to all 50 states?  No Grand Canyon.  No Golden Gate Bridge. This is a gas stop and go!

 

THIS IS NOT A RACE, CONTEST, OR CHALLENGE.  ALL PERSONS WHO VISIT UNDER 12 DAYS WILL BE LISTED HERE.  ALL SPEED LIMITS ARE ASSUMED TO BE OBEYED AS NOT TO ENDANGER FELLOW TRAVELERS. 

 

 

 

Barry Stiefel 

Solo Trip

Summer 1998
Start – San Jose, CA
Finish – Ketchikan, AK
Total Time – 8 days and 7 hours

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Gary Flanagan 

Solo trip

October/November 2019
Start – Anchorage
Finish – Rhode Island
Duration - 9 days and 2 hours
Charities - Raised funds for The Sgt. Dennis J. Flanagan Foundation, Peter Frampton Myositis Research Fund, and others

Gary (aka Thor) Flanagan website

 

 

Al Roker and team 

October/November 2019
Start – Hawaii
Finish – New York
Duration - 7 days and 18 minutes

Delivered the Weather forecast in all 50 states, Set Guinness World Book Record

Charities - Feeding America

Today Show article

 

 

Duo Trip - Roger Johnson (accompanied by Rodney Johnson for lower 48)

June 2017
Start – Alaska
Finish – Hawaii
Duration - 6 days and 12 hours and 54 minutes

50 states 7 Days

WelcometoAmerica.us

 

 

 

Duo Trip - Gary and Peter Flanagan

2003
Start – Alaska
Finish – Rhode Island
Duration - 8 days and 20 minutes

Charity - raising funds for those impacted by The Station Nightclub Fire, West Warwick, Rhode Island

Trip Description - Gary and Peter Flanagan’s Fast Trip to All 50

Gary (aka Thor) Flanagan website

 

 

 

 

50States5K -  David Lambe, Ashley Dodge, Steve Miazgowicz, Josh Sanders, Brandy Shumaker

July 2019
Start - Honolulu
End - Vermont
Duration -   6 days, 5 hours, 16 minutes

 

 

50states7days Team - Nate Williams. Brian Mehrens, Josh Willis. Chris Watson

July 2015
Start – Northeast
Finish - Hawaii
Duration - 6 days, 17 hours, 31 minutes

www.facebook.com/50states7days/

 

 

 

John Frey, Andrew Frey, and Michelle Kersbergen

48 states

May 2015
Start - Vermont
Finish – Walla, Walla, WA
Duration: 94 hours, 42 minutes, and 35 seconds  (just under 4 days)

Are We There Yet? Fastest 48 state adventure

 

 

Jay Lowe,  Andrew Schull,  and Ted Jacobs   

48 states

2010
Start: Idaho/Montana border
Finish:  White River Junction, Vermont
Duration: 97 hours, 7 minutes

Website - 48 states in 96 hours 
Photo credit - Kathy Plonka

Jay Lowe also completed 48 state fast trips in:
1994 - – 118 hours, 15 minutes
1999 - 104 hours, 57 minutes

 

 

Josh Keeler, Adam Gatherum, and Joey Stocking

48 states

2008

Start:  Vermont
Finish:  Four Corners, NM/AZ/UT/CO
Duration: 106 hours, 43 minutes

MotorTrend article 

 

 

 

 

Ron Ayres

48/49 states on a motorcycle

1998

Start:
Finish:  Washington

Second Finish: Hyder, Alaska

48 state Duration: 6 days, 31 minutes

49 state Duration: 7 days, 20 minutes

Iron Butt Association

Ayres Adventures

 

 

 

 

Theoretical Model by Stephen Von Worley 

Start – South Berwick, Maine
Finish – Taft, Montana
Duration -160 hours

Data Pointed Article - The Fifty, Swiftly. How fast could you visit all 50 states? 

 

 

Theoretical Model by Randall Olson

Round trip 
See landmark in every state
Duration - 224 hours or 9 days 8 hours to complete, not including Alaska and Hawaii

RandallOlson.com Computing the optimal road trip across the US

 

 

 

Theoretical Model by Jon Persky

Start - Walla Walla, Washington

End - Eliot, Maine

Duration - 6,495 miles, not including Alaska and Hawaii

Twelve Mile Circle article - Shortest 48