GW’s 2016 Wild West Road Trip, taken August 15 – September 11, 2016, was without question the most magnificent vacation of my entire lifetime. As a minimum, it was definitely the longest... spanning 28 days, 7700 miles, 8 states, and 10 national parks. This eBook includes not only my story, but many trip photos and links to video clips.
The main purposes of the trip were to:
1) reconnect with old friends whom I was able to visit along the way,
2) revisit some of my favorite national parks, most notably Glacier National Park where I worked in the summer of '90, Tetons NP, Yellowstone NP, and Big Bend NP, as well as seeing some national parks I'd never been to before, e.g. Grand Canyon's North Rim (I've hiked to the bottom of the canyon twice from the South Rim) and Saguaro NP,
3) check out some of my former workplaces and abodes in Casper, Wyoming; East Glacier Park, Montana, and Phoenix, Arizona, and
4) revisit some spots where I've previously mountain climbed or camped as a boy scout in my MUCH younger years, e.g. Pinedale, Wyoming, the launching pad for my Sept. '79 ascent of Gannett Peak, Wyoming's highest; the Pecos River wilderness near Cowles, New Mexico, where my boy scout troop camped in the summer of '65; Bear Lake, Colorado, where my boy scout troop camped in the summer of '66; and Farragut State Park, Idaho, where I attended the 1967 Boy Scout World Jamboree.
In this eBook, readers will be treated to 87 photos and 34 links to my road trip video at YouTube. I sincerely hope you will enjoy reading this documentation of my 2016 summer road trip to America's Rocky Mountain States, and that you will find at least part of it informative or interesting, just as if you were taking the trip with me!