Here's a collection of photos from our Pacific Coast road trip. We journeyed from Denver to Yellowstone, to Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho, Hood River in Oregon, the Columbia River Gorge, down the Oregon coast into Northern California to see giant redwoods, then back across the high desert back home again.
The famed Snake River overlook of the Tetons Jackson Lake Jackson Lake Morning Glory Pool Grand Prismatic Spring Firehole Falls Gardiner Falls Sheepeater Cliff Mound Spring and Jupiter Terrace at Mammoth Hot Springs New Blue Spring at Mammoth Hot Springs New Blue Spring at Mammoth Hot Springs On top of Inferno Cone Hollow rocks near Spatter Cone - the rock reminded me of bread dough, the way it had smooth air bubbles inside of it The side of Snow Cone Twin Falls on the Snake River Mt. Hood at sunrise Mt. Adams, from the Gorge White House farm Mt. Adams, from the Gorge White House farm Blackberries ripening Blackberries and Mt. Hood Mt. Adams, from the Gorge White House farm Blueberries and Mt. Hood More blueberries The turbines inside the Bonneville Dam Horsetail Falls in the Columbia River Gorge Horsetail Falls in the Columbia River Gorge Upper Horsetail (Pony Tail) Falls Upper Horsetail (Pony Tail) Falls Upper Horsetail (Pony Tail) Falls with the Columbia River far below Upper Horsetail (Pony Tail) Falls Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge The upper falls of Multnomah Falls Someone makes a leap into Bridal Veil Falls Bridal Veil Falls Latourell Falls Latourell Falls Latourell Falls The wreck of the Peter Iredale The wreck of the Peter Iredale The wreck of the Peter Iredale The rusty metal remains of the ship A foggy day at the Cape Meares Lighthouse Cape Meares Lighthouse The Neskowin Ghost Forest was exposed by harsh storms in 1997, revealing hundreds of 2,000 year old tree stumps on the beach These stumps are the remains of what were sitka spruce that would have towered more than 200 feet tall The fog gave the Neskowin Ghost Forest a really eerie feel Neskowin Ghost Forest Neskowin Ghost Forest Neskowin Ghost Forest Whale Cove Whale Cove Devil's Punchbowl Seathrift above the beach in Yachats A morning run reveals some blue skies along the Yachats river Cape Perpetua Cape Perpetua ...of this A bridge at Heceta Head Heceta Head Lighthouse along the coast Hiking into the Grove of Titans, some of the largest trees in the US Looking high up at the canopy The foggy view of Trinidad Wharf on my morning running This is the best view I got of the ocean the entire time we were in Trinidad Exploring in Redwoods State Park Burnt out stumps in Redwoods State Park Looking up through a charred stump Redwoods State Park Redwoods State Park Redwoods State Park It's good to see that the state park service has a good sense of humor about their park Austin, Nevada Austin, Nevada The Delta Solar Ruins in Utah The Delta Solar project was supposed to be a cheaper solar alternative than solar panels ...instead it was deemed a tax fraud in 2018 and never produced any electricity These towers are just deteriorating in the Utah desert, even though they were only built around 2013 The Delta Solar Ruins in Utah The Delta Solar Ruins in Utah Bookcliff Vineyards