Cross-Country photos

These are color versions of the photos in my book, Cross-Country.


Chapter 1.  The metal horse sculptures on the hillside above the
Columbia River along I-90 just opposite the town of Vantage, in Washington state.


Chapter 2.  Trapper Peak is south of Missoula, Montana, on U.S. 93.


Chapter 3.  The Wells Fargo building in Virginia City, Montana.


Chapter 4.  Elk grazing on the lawns in historic Fort Yellowstone at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.


Chapter 5.  The West Thumb hot springs on the shore of Lake
Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.


Chapter 6.  The Tetons at sunset, from the dinner cruise on Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.


Chapter 7.  Devil’s Tower, in the eponymous national monument in northeastern Wyoming.


Chapter 8.  A replica of the claim shanty/schoolhouse that Laura Ingalls taught in.  DeSmet, South Dakota.


Chapter 9.  Split Rock Lighthouse, on the north shore of Lake
Superior, northeast of Duluth, Minnesota.


Chapter 10.  One of the ferries plying its route to Mackinac Island, Michigan, flinging its rooster tail of water up behind it.


Chapter 11.  Seven Lakes State Park campground at sunset, north of Detroit, Michigan.


Chapter 12.  Thomas Edison’s shop, relocated to the Henry Ford
Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, from Menlo Park, New Jersey.


Chapter 13.  A bucolic country vista in the largest Amish community in the U.S., near Millersburg, Ohio.


Chapter 14.  Niagara Falls from the Hurricane Deck on the Cave of the Winds tour.  The cave collapsed years ago — the deck is assembled and put into place every spring, and taken down every fall to prevent damage from the ice.


Chapter 15.  Snow on fall foliage at the end of September, Vermont route 100.


Chapter 16.  Mark Twain’s house in Hartford, Connecticut, where he spent much of his later adult life.  It is a monstrosity inside and out, in the nicest sense of term.


Chapter 17.  Self-explanatory, this is located in downtown
Philadelphia, on the side of an office building.


Chapter 18.  A detail of one of the monuments at Gettysburg National Battlefield in Pennsylvania.  What amazes me is how like fabric the stone looks, wrinkles and all.


Chapter 19.  Part of the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C.  People kept posing behind the last man to have their picture taken.


Chapter 20.  Mabry Mill, on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North
Carolina.  This is where I saw the still, and heard the little boy yelling “y’all! y’all!” as he pelted after his friends, and knew I had reached the South.


Chapter 21.  Near the southern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina on a misty moisty day.


Chapter 22.  A fountain at Warm Springs, Georgia, where FDR came for treatments for the paralysis caused by his polio.


Chapter 23.  St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Chapter 24.  Cannon and earthworks, Vicksburg National Battlefield, Mississippi.


Chapter 25.  The natural entrance to Carlsbad Caverns in
southeastern New Mexico.  The switchbacks double as bleachers for the programs held every summer evening when the bats fly out to feed for the night.  The Big Room is a mile-long hike from here, losing 750 feet in altitude.


Chapter 26.  A rock formation near the Gila Cliff Dwellings in
southwestern New Mexico.  Doesn’t it look like a foot?


Chapter 27.  The cliff dwellings at Tonto National Monument.  The hillside all around is studded with saguaro cactus.


Chapter 28.  A view along the road in Death Valley National Park,


Chapter 29.  My poor Owl (my name for my 1998 Chevy Cavalier),
after the wreck, in the tow yard in Ridgecrest, California, a small town out in the middle of the Mojave Desert.

FC30MtDiablofromtheair Chapter 30.  Mt. Diablo (which at less than 4000 feet isn’t a
mountain) from the air, taken on my flight from Oakland back home to Tacoma.  It’s not far from where I lived as a teenager near Walnut Creek, California.