Sep 062009

Here are Shelley’s photos of our trip out west this summer. We were gone nearly ten weeks and travelled about 18,000 miles. The photos are arranged in albums. Click on an album cover to view the corresponding album. The right and left arrows on either side of the photos will let you step through the album.

The first album covers from near Gananoque, ON on the St. Lawrence River to Jackson Hole, WY. Our circuitous route took us through northern Ontario, crossing back into the U.S. at Sault Ste. Marie, down through Michigan into Indiana, and back up into Wisconsin where we picked up I-90 going west. We took a side trip down to Aspen, CO and then we headed north through the mountains.

Gananoque –> Tetons

The second album covers from the Tetons in Wyoming to Vancouver Island. We crossed the Teton range into Idaho, and drove up through Montana into the Idaho panhandle. We zig-zagged across British Columbia, with a small detour into Oroville, WA and a stay in Whistler, and then took a series of ferries to Vancouver Island.

Tetons –> Vancouver Island

The third album covers from Campbell River, on Vancouver Island, to the southern Oregon coast.  We made our way gradually down Vancouver Island to Victoria, and took a ferry across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Port Angeles in Washington State. We then circled the Olympic peninsula and followed US 101 down the Oregon coast.

Campbell River –> Southern Oregon

The fourth album is mainly California, and covers from the Redwoods in the north to Death Valley in the south. Turning inland near Eureka, we drove past Mt. Shasta, through Reno, and down the eastern slope of the Sierras.

Redwoods –> Death Valley

The fifth album has photos mainly from Utah, but also some from Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado. We used St George, UT as a base to visit the Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks. We then took US 89 up the Sevier valley to I-70 which we followed east across Utah to Grand Junction, CO.

St. George –> Grand Junction

The last album covers from Grand Mesa, Colorado to Beloit, Wisconsin. We chose a more southerly route through Colorado on the return trip. We crossed Grand Mesa, travelled up the Gunnison and made our way past Pike’s Peak to Colorado Springs. From there we slanted north to I-70 which we followed across the great plains.

Grand Mesa –> Beloit

We finished our trip by driving down to Indiana again and back through Ontario. This time we travelled on through Montreal and stayed in a picturesque little town in the Eastern Townships of Quebec called Magog, about 3-4 hours from here.

  3 Responses to “Out West”

  1. The Lightbox-2 albums work with Safari and Firefox, but apparently not with IE. But, then, you probably shouldn’t be using IE anyway.

  2. Where’s Hope????

  3. Hi Marcia,
    Did you click on each picture to bring up the album? If you try that you’ll find several pictures of Hope! Once you have the album showing you just need to click on the arrow that will appear on the side of each photo when you roll your curser over it. Enjoy!

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