Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Yellowstone – Lamar Valley

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

I’m back in Yellowstone Park.  Everything should be shutdown by now but the weather is glorious. Here’s some fall color along the Lamar River in the north edge of the park.

Oregon Trail – Lander-cutoff, WY

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

I was heading through northwest Wyoming on my way to the Tetons today when I ran across a section of the Oregon Trail. This is the Lander-cutoff which saved about 5 day on the trail. You can still see the wagon ruts.

Fiery Furnace

Monday, September 26th, 2011

This is a view of Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park.


Delicate Arch

Monday, September 26th, 2011

I’m in Moab, Utah.  I hiked to Delicate Arch today in Arches NP.  It’s hot here!


Bighorn Mountains: Medicine Wheel

Monday, September 19th, 2011

A bit further east is the Medicine Wheel.  It’s a Crow Indian sacred site.

Bighorn Basin

Monday, September 19th, 2011

I headed east from Cody this morning. Here is a shot of the Bighorn River Basin from the west side of the Bighorn Mountains. It”s an 10% grade to get up here!

Wyoming Thunderstorm

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

I almost got caught in a thunderstorm north of Thermopolis, Wyoming this afternoon. I’m going to take in the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody tomorrow.

Port Townsend – Evening Ferry

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Here’s an evening view from Chetzemoka Park toward Port Townsend as the Keystone Ferry arrives.


Wooden Boat Festival 2011

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Here’s couple of shots from the Festival.  The the boat below is SCAMP, a John Welsford design. I bought plans and plan to build one this winter.







Lopez Island

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I camped at Odlin County Park on the north end of Lopez Island yesterday. Great campsite overlooking Upright Channel, Shaw and Orcas Islands. The biking is great too! Here’s a shot through the trees on the south end looking over McArdle Bay toward Smith Island. The fog hadn’t quite burned off yet.