Cross-Country photos

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

FC1horses

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.

FC2TrapperPeak

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

FC3VirginiaCity

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

FC4elkatMammoth

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

FC5WestThumb

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

FC6Tetons

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

FC7DevilsTower

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

FC8LaurasSchool

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

FC9SplitRocklighthouse

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

FC10Mackinacferry

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

FC11Michigancampground

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

FC12HenryFordEdisonshop

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

FC13Amishcountry

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

FC14Niagara

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.

FC15Vermont

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

FC16MarkTwainsHouse

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.

FC17ThomasJefferson

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

FC18Gettysburgcarving

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.

FC19FDRmemorial

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

FC20MabryMill

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.

FC21GrandfatherMountain

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

FC22WarmSprings

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

FC23NewOrleans

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

FC24Vicksburg

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

FC25CarlsbadCaverns

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.

FC26GilaCliffDwellings

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

FC27Tontosaguaros

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

FC28DeathValley

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

FC29MunchedOwl

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.