Elevation from Washington to Texas via Washington, DC
Max elevation: 5548 ft / 1691 m Min elevation: 170 ft / 52 m Elevation change: 5378 ft / 1639 m
Max grade: 1.4% Min grade: -1.9% Steepness score: 28 + 186 + 799 + 136 = 1148
Distance: 4237.92 mi / 6820.28 km Travel Time: 62 hours 45 mins
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Washington to Texas. The "steepness" score is 1148 which is lower than the score of 3686 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 28 vs 75 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 186 compared to 547. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 799 vs 3004. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 136 vs 61. 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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