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…

Remote Travel

A lone SUV travels the single lane dirt road on its way back from Elephant Hill, inside The Needles part of Canyonlands National Park. I have only been able to spend a day in this part of the park, but I look forward to the future when I am able to do some multi-day backpacking adventures…

Autumn Ride

Autumn is here and it’s my favorite time of the year. In Colorado, Autumn brings beautiful color changes on the trees and rich blue skies above. The remote Aspen forests are perhaps the crown jewel of the season, but beautiful golden hues can be found all over the state. I took this picture while riding on…

A Thousand Feet Down

The original Colorado gold rush started in 1859, but the Cripple Creek area boomed in 1891 at which time the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine was started. This mine was worked until 1961 when the mine was closed and turned into a tourist attraction. This tour isn’t for the claustrophobic. You arrive 1000′ into the depths…

Bosnian Tracks

I took this picture in the Bosnia-Herzegovina countryside just outside of the small city of Čapljina. I’m not sure if trains still run on this old bridge, but the other bridge on the right side of the image is used by locals as a diving board. It is an exhilarating 20’+ plunge into the river below. That…

Alaskan Train

The drive down Seward Hwy, east of Anchorage, Alaska, is one of the most scenic roadways in the world. The road hugs the ocean’s inlet as the mountains rise out of the water on both sides. It shares a narrow strip of flat land with the railway tracks and lends itself to views like this one.