My 48-State Road Trip in Road Photos

This trip was from 2009. I’ve been promising myself since some time around then that I’d get all my photos centralized and start really doing something with them once I had a desktop computer I believed in. Got the 5K 27″ iMac a couple weeks ago, DL’ed Lightroom for free through OU, and with that we’re on our way.

On the 48stateroadtrip.com website (currently accessible here: http://c3d.50b.myftpupload.com) and, well, on the trip itself, I was mostly about the locations and the means of transportation was just a means of transportation. OTOH, I *did* drive over 22,000 miles and so some significant time was spent in the vehicle itself. So, then, all these photos were taken from the vehicle, in most (I think) cases while the vehicle was moving and I was behind the wheel.

It’s a lot of photos in one post. You’ll pull through.

Leaving SoCal

Leaving SoCal

 

Somewhere around San Luis Obispo

Somewhere around San Luis Obispo

 

Central Coast/Big Sur somewhere

Central Coast/Big Sur somewhere

 

Approaching Mt. Lassen

Approaching Mt. Lassen

 

Ring road around Crater Lake

Ring road around Crater Lake

 

Mt. Thielsen (Southern Oregon)

Mt. Thielsen (Southern Oregon)

 

Donny T, constant companion

Donny T, constant companion

 

Oregon somewhere (on the way to the coast probably)

Oregon (on the way to the coast probably)

 

Bridge into Washington (the state)

Bridge into Washington (the state)

 

Somewhere around Mt. St. Helens

Somewhere around Mt. St. Helens

 

Somewhere in the Muckleshoot reservation

Somewhere in the Muckleshoot reservation

 

Somewhere in Mt. Rainier NP

Somewhere in Mt. Rainier NP

 

Somewhere on the Olympic Peninsula

Somewhere on the Olympic Peninsula

 

Entering Port Townsend

Entering Port Townsend

 

I-5 heading into Seattle

I-5 heading into Seattle

 

In Montana, somewhere around the Washington border

In Montana, near the Washington Idaho border

 

Somewhere on the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier NP

Going to the Sun Road in Glacier NP

 

Somewhere else in Glacier NP

Somewhere else in Glacier NP

 

Bison refuge in southwest Montana

Bison refuge in southwest Montana

 

Somewhere in Yellowstone

Somewhere in Yellowstone

 

Yellowstone traffic

Yellowstone traffic

 

Somewhere in northern Wyoming (Hwy. 14 probably)

Somewhere in northern Wyoming (Hwy. 14 probably)

 

Somewhere on the Norbeck Byway in South Dakota

Somewhere on the Norbeck Byway in South Dakota

 

Theodore Roosevelt NP (Medora) in North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt NP (Medora) in North Dakota

 

North Dakota-Minnesota border (near Fargo)

North Dakota-Minnesota border (near Fargo)

 

Minnesota somewhere (near the Bear River apparently)

Minnesota (near the Bear River apparently)

 

Somewhere around Duluth I think

Somewhere around Duluth I think

 

Mackinac Bridge near St. Ignace, Mich.

Mackinac Bridge near St. Ignace, Mich.

 

Iowa from Illinois

Iowa from Illinois

 

Somewhere in a Great Lakes state (probably Illinois)

Somewhere in a Great Lakes state (probably Illinois)

 

Somewhere in Dearborn, Mich.

Somewhere in Dearborn, Mich.

 

Entering New York, somewhere around Erie, Pa.

Entering New York, not far from Erie, Pa.

 

Backwoods in upstate New York somewhere

Backwoods in upstate New York somewhere

 

The road up Whiteface Mountain

The road up Whiteface Mountain

 

Base of Whiteface Mountain

Base of Whiteface Mountain

 

Lake Placid Main Street (I think)

Lake Placid Main Street (I think)

 

Crossing Lake Champlain

Crossing Lake Champlain

 

Entering Vermont

Entering Vermont

 

Somewhere in/around Dartmouth, N.H.

Somewhere in/around Dartmouth, N.H.

 

Somewhere else in New Hampshire

Somewhere else in New Hampshire

 

Also in New Hampshire somewhere

Also in New Hampshire somewhere

 

The road going back down Mt. Washington

The road going back down Mt. Washington

 

Inside the Holland Tunnel

Inside the Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River

 

Somewhere in Shenandoah N.P.

Somewhere in Shenandoah N.P.

 

In and/or around the Smoky Mountains

In and/or around the Smoky Mountains

 

Somewhere on/near the coast of South Carolina

Somewhere on/near the coast in South Carolina

 

South Carolina somewhere (on the way to Georgia)

South Carolina somewhere (on the way to Georgia)

 

At the Georgia border (from South Carolina)

At the Georgia border (from South Carolina)

 

Somewhere in the Florida panhandle

Somewhere in the Florida panhandle

 

Pensacola, Fla.

Pensacola, Fla.

 

Somewhere on the Natchez Parkway

Somewhere on the Natchez Parkway

 

Also on the Natchez Parkway

Also on the Natchez Parkway

 

Natchez Parkway, somewhere near the Tennessee border

Natchez Parkway, somewhere near the Tennessee border

 

Ferry in Mammoth Cave N.P. in Kentucky

Ferry in Mammoth Cave N.P. in Kentucky

 

Crossing into Missouri (I think)

Crossing into Missouri (I think)

 

Entering Kansas

Entering Kansas

 

Somewhere in west Texas

Somewhere in west Texas

 

Big Bend N.P. in Texas

Big Bend N.P. in Texas

 

Somewhere north and/or west of Big Bend N.P.

North and/or west of Big Bend N.P.

 

West Texas ghost town-in-progress somewhere

West Texas ghost town-in-progress

 

Heading toward the Guadalupe Mountains

Heading toward the Guadalupe Mountains

 

Entering Guadalupe Mountain N.P.

Entering Guadalupe Mountain N.P.

 

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

 

Downtown Santa Fe, N.M.

Downtown Santa Fe, N.M.

 

Northern New Mexico somewhere

Northern New Mexico somewhere

 

Near the New Mexico-Arizona border

Near the New Mexico-Arizona border

 

Valley of the Gods

Valley of the Gods

 

On the Moqui Dugway

On the Moqui Dugway

 

Crossing Lake Powell

Crossing Lake Powell

 

Highway 12 in southern Utah somewhere

Highway 12 in southern Utah

 

In Escalante National Monument

In Escalante National Monument

 

Leaving Provo

Leaving Provo

Right, so that was it. 4+ months of windshield views. Apparently it would have been a decent enough trip even had I never gotten out of the car.

bkd

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