2010 The Great Oregon, Idaho, and Montana Backroad/Ghost Town Tour

This was quite the trip.  I made it in June, but still ran into quite a bit of snow.  That's the way it is up north, you really can't get into the woods without snow for only maybe two-three months out of the year.  First I went to Promise Oregon a place that my great-great uncle helped settle after coming over, you guess it, the Oregon Trail.  You'll see the gravestone of John Phillips at the Promise Cemetery.  Then through Troy Oregon crossing into Washington then Idaho.  Through St. Maries down the St. Joe river to Avery where I found a guy who went out and filled his grizzly tag during his lunch break.  Next day up the old Railroad grade/Moon Pass rd to Wallace, Idaho.  Took a tiny side trip to Gem and Burke then back to Wallace on to Montana.  Down to Lolo pass, quick side trip to Big Hole battlefield, then down the pass into Idaho.  The rest was down between Challis and Stanley Idaho.  Lots of snow still in the mountains, so couldn't go everywhere I wanted to go, but it is vast country there and would go again in say July or August if the opportunity presents itself.  Enjoy!

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2011 Central Oregon Trip

This road trip of 2011's destination was some Central Oregon car camping/expedition travel, ghost towning and rock hounding.  Went through Shaniko, wandered my way down to the Fossil Beds, Fort Rock, Christmas Valley, Glass Butte and lots of other unmentioned places in-between.  Stopped in Burns, then went up to John Day, and wandered home.  Saw lots of country and grabbed lots of cool rocks.  The first set is from a Fujifilm almost DSLR, the second from my phone's camera.



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In 2008, I decided to take a trip and see some friends and family in California.  Got a few shots of Venice and downtown Los Angeles, then came up the eastern Sierras.  Stopped at the Alabama Hills where a few early westerns were filmed.  Passed on over to Virginia City, Nevada, and then on home.

2016 Washington D.C. Trip

In February 2016, I flew back to the to other side of the country and took in a few sites.  Hit up Harper's Ferry, Winchester, WV where thers a few civil war stuffs, then the Gettysburg battlefield, and finished up in Washington D.C.  I'll tell you, those folk there are really in a bubble.  They (politicians, etc.) are shuffled by pedestrians as if the pedestrains are not there.  Don't dare get in their way, by the way.  And the stuff on top of the White House is really something, especailly the guy with the binoculars watching me take close ups of him, hehe.

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2012 Road Trip

This is one heck of a trip.  I went through a bit of Southern Utah and spent a night at Alstrom Point on Lake Powell.  Then I went through Pinetop, took a trip around the Fort Apache Rez, hit up the Mogollon Rim above Payson, then did some off-roading in the Bradshaw Mountains south of Prescott.  Stopped at my place (you'all will see the sign) on the way west on I-40 up to US93 to go up the east side of Nevada on my way back to Randle, Washington.

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