The 1987 Roadtrip

3 months of backpacking throughout the National Parks of the Western USA

The first of six semi-annual roadtrips!


Backpacking in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

I've been back three times, and this place has become my favorite National Park in the western USA.

Sleeping in the Motorhome ($400 Ford window van) in between multiday backpacking trips.

El Capitan, Yosemite National Park

El Capitan, Yosemite National Park


Desolation Trail, Olympic National Park, Washington State.



Oregon Coast


Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast

Sunset along the Oregon Coast

Terrain near Death Valley National Park, Nevada

Hiking in Joshua Tree National Monument, S. California

St Andrews Glacier, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado


Cooking pancakes at the end of a 4 day backpack along the coast of Washington



Lone fisherman near Mount Hood


Olympic N.P. bonfire, 3 days out along the Wilderness Coast Trail


On the summit of Mount St. Helens, the first of several volcano hikes


Take a Hike! Hit the Road! You'll be glad you did!