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Day 53: Breathtaking Highway 101

Day 53: Breathtaking Highway 101 This morning, waking up near Brookings, Oregon in Umpqua Lighthouse State Park I was quite excited. Today I'd be heading South along the famous highway 101 into the state of my birth. The drive itself is so scenic it becomes hard to get more than a few miles without taking pictures. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"]...more
July 1st, 2011 | No Comments

Day 50: Opening Oregon

Day 50: Opening Oregon The big open wilderness of Oregon was masked as I drove southeast from the Portland area. As I climbed the pass on 26 highway I joined Mt. Hood in the blanket of the clouds. Driving through Oregon was a lot like opening a present layer by layer. After my foggy drive through Mt. Hood National...more
June 28th, 2011 | No Comments

Day 49: Mt. St. Helen’s National Park & Ape Cave

Day 49: Mt. St. Helen’s National Park & Ape Cave Day 49: Mount St. Helens National Park & Ape Cave There are a few different types of travelers out there one can embody. One can be the careful traveler, someone who sticks to the main roads and a strict agenda. Reading all of the signs and going only to those places known for tourism this traveler...more
June 27th, 2011 | 1 Comment

Day 48: The Rainbow of Olympic National Park

Day 48: The Rainbow of Olympic National Park Many emblems of the world hold multiple meanings. It is of no surprise that a rainbow holds various meanings of symbolism. A rainbow can be a sign of success after a hard time or a symbol that it is ok to be yourself even if you stand out from a crowd. It can also be...more
June 26th, 2011 | No Comments

Day 47: Ferry Boats and Fairy Tales

Day 47: Ferry Boats and Fairy Tales Escape from reality is something sought by a majority of society. Whether we read a book, watch a movie or tv show, or play video games we are all looking for a break. Many people even spend a large percentage of their time achieving this goal. Life is so mundane in reality that we have...more
June 25th, 2011 | 1 Comment

Day 43: Glaciers, Deer and Bears, Oh My! Glacier N.P.

Day 43: Glaciers, Deer and Bears, Oh My! Glacier N.P. During my visit to Crystal Lake Caverns on Day 34 I spoke shortly on the effects of sacrificing small parts of nature to promote preservation of itself at large. Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, both, show exactly what this means by changing the way nature interacts with human activity. My friend from Missoula and I...more
June 21st, 2011 | 1 Comment

Day 41: The Emotions of Yellowstone

Day 41: The Emotions of Yellowstone Your heart beat begins to quicken, causing an involuntary gasp for air. The emotion is one on high. You feel at peace with the world, like you could imagine being no where else, while at the same time being nervous about what it can bring. It is a treat for the eyes, yet it somehow...more
June 18th, 2011 | 3 Comments

Day 40: Yellowstone- Geysers, Bison and the Return of Nicole the Destroyer

Day 40: Yellowstone- Geysers, Bison and the Return of Nicole the Destroyer Those of you that have known me for years know how accident prone I can be. There was the Dec. 2009 El Paso, Texas incident (click here), there was the January 2010 Cattle Blunder of New Mexico (click here),...more
June 17th, 2011 | 4 Comments

Day 39: Devil’s Tower and Little Bighorn Battlefield- The trek towards Yellowstone

Day 39: Devil’s Tower and Little Bighorn Battlefield- The trek towards Yellowstone Today we had a long drive ahead of us to Yellowstone National Park, but that wouldn't stop us from sightseeing along the way. There were two main things to see on the trek Westward: Devil's Tower and the site of Custer's Last Stand, Little Bighorn Battlefield. I jumped into my Jeep, and my two...more
June 17th, 2011 | 3 Comments

Day 38: Custer State Park & Jewel Cave, South Dakota

Day 38: Custer State Park & Jewel Cave, South Dakota There are some experiences in your lifetime you can only have once- the first experiences. The moment when you realize those little post cards with the turquoise blue water isn't computer enchanced- it actually exists. Custer, South Dakota is that first point in your travels West along I-90 where you start to see those beautiful...more
June 15th, 2011 | 1 Comment