S: "the journey down the road"
1: TABLE OF CONTENTS Arizona 2 California 8 Colorado 10 New York 12 Utah 14 Virginia 16 Washington 18 Wyoming 19
2: ARIZONA | Arizona is more than a desert, it's my home. Come explore with me all of its beauty. Above is a view of Tucson from A Mountain. Below is a view of Pusch Ridge, a peak of the Santa Catalina Mountains. | Left: Snowstorm in Illinois, first and last time my bike will touch snow. Right: New Mexico Sky while driving back home.
3: Reddington Road is a great test for any off-road vehicle. My Land Cruise passed the test with flying colors. Below you see Kako helping me test out my Toyota. | Top: Putting my Land Cruiser to the test at Chimney Rock. Middle: Chimney Rock, Rincon Mountains. Bottom: City of Tucson from top of Mt. Lemmon.
4: Hiking up Finger Rock trail takes a large amount of physical endurance, but the views at top are worth it. | Left: Agave blossom overlooking Finger Rock Canyon. Right: Top of the Guard, overlooking Tucson. Bottom Left: Wide view of Finger Rock Canyon. Bottom Right: Tim and I at the top of the Guard.
5: Left: Agave blossom alongside Finger Rock trail. Middle: Cottonwood Tree in Fall color. Right: Saguaro cactus framing Finger Rock and the Guard. Bottom: Cacti alongside Finger Rock trail. | FINGER ROCK TRAIL, TUCSON, AZ
6: Left: Kenyon building a wind barrier in preparation for our night under the stars. Top: Camping on Mt. Humphreys trail, only a few feet below the summit. Bottom: Me getting close to the summit of Mt. Humphreys. | MT. HUMPHREYS, FLAGSTAFF, AZ | Right: Sunset from the highest point in Arizona, 12,633 ft.
7: Northern Arizona is filled with mountains, beautiful forests, and large canyons. Above is a roadside view of Mt. Humphreys, located outside of Flagstaff. | Top: Camping in the White Mountains. Middle: Grand Canyon during sunrise. Bottom: Grands Canyon.
8: CALIFORNIA | Southern California has been a great place to explore so far. Sandy beaches, warm weather, a large zoo, and a few other fun spots have become part of my memories. | Left: Sunset from our condo room in Oceanside, California. Right: Flower in the courtyard of our hotel in Huntington Beach, California. Bottom: Waves of the Pacific Ocean at Oceanside, California.
9: Left: College roommate Heath and I at San Diego Zoo. Middle: Mission Beach, San Diego, California on the 4th of July. Right: Peer at Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, California during thanksgiving weekend. | To the right is a view of the beautiful sunset and ocean, perfect for the end of a day that was filled with excitement, joy, and the marriage of Tim and Bonnie.
10: COLORADO | My road trip through Colorado stopped in Glenwood Springs, Leadville, and the occasional rest area. I even had time to climb the highest mountain in the state. | Above: Roadside view of Mt. Elbert. Top Right: View of the surrounding peaks as the trail winds through the valley. Middle Right: Mt. Elbert trail going through the Aspen grove. Right: The valley that Glenwood Springs is located in.
11: Top: Handstand on Mt. Elbert. Middle: Jonathan and Dave at the summit of Mt. Elbert. Bottom: A view of the Sawatch Range from the Mt. Elbert trail. | Above: Summit of Mt. Elbert, highest point in Colorado, 14,440 ft. | MT. ELBERT, LEADVILLE, CO
12: NEW YORK | Above: Brooklyn Bridge Left: Central Park with a recycled are display. Right: New York library at night.
13: Spring break 2005 I visited New York city. It was a cold spring with rain/snow, but still a cool place to visit. | NEW YORK CITY, NY | Left: The piano from the movie Big, located in FAO Schwarz. Right: Statue of Liberty
14: UTAH | Arches National Park is filled with amazing arches, windows, and other rock formations. Dave and I spent most of the day climbing around these fragile beasts. | Left: Broken Arch, before its final collapse. Middle: Double Arch. Right: Typical rock formation seen in the southwest. | Right: Pine Tree Arch
15: ARCHES NATIONAL PARK MOAB, UT | Top: The Organ. Middle: Small private window. Bottom: Different view of the Organ. | Above: Tourist taking in the view through the O Arch.
16: VIRGINIA | Left: Buildings from the 1800's inspired by Thomas Jefferson. Top: An outdoor amphitheater host incoming college freshmen for orientation sessions. | UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
17: Arches National Park is filled with amazing arches, windows, and other rock formations. Dave and I spent most of the day climbing around these fragile beasts. | Left: Nathaniel creating viruses or saving the world from them. Right: Nathaniel resting on University of Virginia's campus. | Left: Landscape design by Thomas Jefferson. Middle: Dorm buildings common area. Top Right: Rock climbing at Ravens Roost. Middle Right: More of Ravens Roost.
18: WASHINGTON | Below is a roadside view of Mt. Rainier, 14,411 ft., highest point in Washington. Dad, Jonathan, Bill, and I all completed the summit. | Top: Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier, located 10,800 ft., about halfway to the summit. Bottom: View of Mt. Hood from the summit of Mt. Rainier. | MT. RAINIER NATIONAL PARK ASHFORD, WA
19: WYOMING | These pictures come from a time before digital cameras, cell phones, and cable t.v.. Well, some of those may have existed, but I didn't have one. To the right is what most of Yellowstone looks like. | Top: Elk grazing in the fields. Right: Lower falls of Yellowstone. | YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WY