A Series of Family Roadtrips to America’s West

  • Pike’s Peak, CO

    Pike’s Peak was the most memorable location for Trey from our trip. He often refers to it as “that mountain with the snow.” He was so excited to get to play in the snow and throw snowballs. Before going up the long 19-mile stretch of road to the peak I checked the oil in the […]

  • Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

    Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

    Great Sand Dunes is our favorite. SinceOf the National Parks we’ve visited (which is a lot, but we’ve barely scratched the surface), our first visit in 2006, we’ve returned twice to camp and explore the fascinating, ever-changing dunes. The ecology of the place is so diverse that it makes for a wonderful educational experience, but […]

  • Great Sand Dunes at Dusk

    Great Sand Dunes at Dusk

    I posted the dunes in this National Monument at dawn, now here they are at sunset.

  • Great Sand Dunes at Dawn (w/ Panorama)

    Great Sand Dunes at Dawn (w/ Panorama)

    Here are some scenes from a crisp October morning at Great Sand Dunes National Monument in southern Colorado. The panoramic photo is a high dynamic range composite of over 50 individual photos. The actual print size is 8.3 x 1.2 feet! Click to view full panoramic image in a new window

  • Great Sand Dunes via a Lensbaby

    Great Sand Dunes via a Lensbaby

    My wife stole my lensbaby and took these AMAZING shots.

  • The Crest

    The Crest

    A series of black & white images from Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.

  • Mesa Verde National Park

    Mesa Verde National Park

    This national park came highly recommended by a friend; she especially said that Trey would like it. She was dead on! The climbing and crawling that this historic site’s tours entail is a little boy’s adventure dreamland. I was a bit worried that Trey wouldn’t sit through the history lectures the guides gave, but he stayed […]

  • Camping in the San Juan Nat’l Forest

    Camping in the San Juan Nat’l Forest

    Our chilliest night of camping on the entire trip was in the San Juan National Forest. It was a frigid 22 degrees by midnight. I wanted to shoot some star trails but the cold was so miserable that I’d run out, open the camera shutter, and run back into the tent to cuddle up with […]

  • San Juan National Forest Panoramas

    San Juan National Forest Panoramas

    This national forest was created in 1905 by President Roosevelt and encompasses nearly 1.9 million acres of western Colorado. On our drive from Black Gunnison National Park to Mesa Verde National Park we stopped to camp in the forest. Here are three panoramas I shot as we drove through the forest before sunset.

  • Colorado Fall Colors

    Colorado Fall Colors

    It’s summer now, and I’m still occasionally re-visiting my images from our road trip last fall. It’s my goal to post them all before the one-year anniversary of the trip. Here are some examples of the incredible autumn colors we saw in Colorado on our way to Mesa Verde National Park last October.