Max elevation: 4801 ft / 1463 m Min elevation: -17 ft / -5 m Elevation change: 4818 ft / 1469 m
Max grade: 6.3% Min grade: -5.5% Steepness score: 16 + 634 + 5479 + 14 = 6143
Distance: 446.97 mi / 719.33 km Travel Time: 8 hours 7 mins
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Bend to Seattle. The "steepness" score is 6143 which is lower than the score of 8566 for the direct route. A lower score means the route is likely to be flatter, but you should also check with other travelers to find out if the roads might be more difficult. If we break down the score into components, the first part is the average elevation score, which is 16 vs 22 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 634 compared to 1383. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 5479 vs 7150. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 14 vs 11. All of these components make up the total score that we use to determine which route has greater steepness and elevation change to give you an idea of waypoints that might lead to the flattest route.
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