Category Archive: U.S. National Parks

Livingston, Montana

A while ago a question burrowed into my brain and refused to leave:  What would it be like to photograph Yellowstone National Park for an entire year? Slowly a plan began to take… Continue reading

Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Utah

After almost two months in Africa it felt great to relax at Marie’s place in Mountain View before hitting the road again.  I wasn’t sure when I’d make another long overseas expedition, but… Continue reading

Olympic National Park and the Columbia River Gorge, Washington and Oregon

The timing of my trips to the Pacific Northwest has always been off.  The Palouse area of eastern Washington and the waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge are incredibly photogenic in late spring,… Continue reading

Colorado, New Mexico, and California

In late April I flew to Denver for a father-son road trip.  My dad suggested New Mexico as our destination, so we drove to Taos for a night and then dropped down to… Continue reading

Ofu, American Samoa

Ofu Beach is the closest I’ll ever get to tropical paradise. An endless stretch of soft, white sand.  Palm trees waving gently in the ocean breeze.  Jungle-covered mountains shaped like shark’s teeth rising… Continue reading

Pago Pago, American Samoa

So far the most challenging part of my traveling-instead-of-working life has been avoiding excessive laziness between trips.  For most of January I puttered around Marie’s place in Mountain View and over-consumed media.  Marie… Continue reading

From Denver, Colorado to Mountain View, California

It’s always great to spend time at my parents’ place in Denver.  For almost two weeks I hung out with my family, ate unbeatable mom-cooked food, caught up on photos, and was generally… Continue reading

From Mountain View, California to Aspen, Colorado

Alaska left me pretty beat, but after a couple of great weeks at Marie’s place in Mountain View I was recharged and ready for another roadtrip – this time to meet some of… Continue reading

Denali National Park and Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Alaska’s fickle summer weather threw a wet blanket on my plan to camp in Denali National Park for a few nights.  Rain splattered down as I drove from Fairbanks to Denali, and the… Continue reading

Kobuk Valley National Park and Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska

Getting to Kobuk Valley and Gates of the Arctic takes some effort.  The two National Parks sit in the middle of northern Alaska’s vast wilderness, with no roads and no facilities.  Most visitors… Continue reading