Western Expansion

In 1869 the final train tracks were laid that connected the East and West Coasts of the United States. This was a monumental feat. It hastened the expansion west and linked our entire country together. A trip that had taken months by wagon and was fought with danger now only took a few days. The…

White Rim Traverse

This is a 100-mile section of White Rim Road, located on the White Rim Bench formation below the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. The road was originally built for mining purposes, but today is a recreational 4×4 road with permit only access. I haven’t had the privilege of driving the road, but…

Cog of the Mountain

This is a view out the window of the world’s highest cog railway as we approach the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado. According to colorado.com, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway has been taking passengers up “America’s Mountain” since 1891. The popularity of Pikes Peak in my opinion is a great example of amazing advertising. This…

The Road Home

If home is where your heart is, my home is in the mountains. My wife and I were actually headed home when we were blessed with this gorgeous sunset over part of Colorado’s Sawatch Range. The highest peak in the photo is Mt. Shavano, one of Colorado’s 14ers near Pancha Springs.

Winding Road

This small section of road in the Hunan Province of China has 99 bends in it. But don’t worry, it isn’t open to typical car traffic. You can only traverse this road on a Tianmen Mountain National Park bus. To even reach the bus, one must first ride the world’s longest cable car. It is from this vantage point…