That was exactly what my instructor told me the many times I couldn't see the imaginary planes he was getting me to look for. "Traffic, two o'clock, got it?" he'd ask ... when nothing was really there. lol. It made up for the times he'd ask if I saw real traffic and I said 'yes'. Fortunately, I was always pretty honest with him, but a couple times I may not have seen the same plane he was asking about: "It's a 737 - right?" when what I was watching was Seneca passing 500' below... lol.
10,921 miles driven. Best MPG was 21.2 while driving 45 mph for 200+ miles through Banff and Jasper Parks. Worst was 12.7 between Phoenix and Flagstaff. Most of the time I was hovering around 14.8mpg. That’s 738 gallons of fuel at about $3.50 average per gallon, that’s about $2600 in just fuel.
Denali from the highway, the mountain is 33 miles away. At 20,320 high and from an elevation point of about 3000’ the mountain is impressive because more than 16,000’ is rising straight up out of the ground.