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Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell Adventure Photography

A Journey To All The National Parks In The Lower 48 States And Everything Else "In Between The Airports"

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On my 36th birthday I was tired of sitting in a cubicle for hours on end staring at a computer screen so I quit my job. It was time for a change but also time for a break from the corporate world. The original plan was to drive from Philadelphia to Utah to ski at Snowbird Ski Resort for 2 months. When those two months came to an end I drove to Mammoth Mountain and skied until July 4th.

While in Salt Lake and Mammoth I took some side trips and discovered the US National Parks (Arches, Canyonlands and Yosemite). It was love at first sight. It's now been four years of sleeping in my car (around 200 nights a year), camping in a tent along with the occasional random couch, hostel bunk or cheap hotel. The journey has covered 100,000 miles and included every National Park in the lower 48 US states.

The journey will go for one more year. 2014-2015 will focus primarily on the Pacific Northwest, the Canadian Rockies and include parts of Oregon, Utah, California and Texas along with the states between the east and west coasts. I manage to get by on about $1,000 per month for food gas and lodging. Any proceeds from prints purchased here go directly to the gas and food budget since their is no longer a lodging budget. Waking up in random WalMart parking lots, rest stops and truck stops in the front seat of the car isn't the most wonderful thing in the world but it is free! It is also so uncomfortable that I'm more often awake for sunrise photos than I otherwise would be.

There is a blog and a Facebook page to accompany the trip. If you have any interest in links to those, just contact me through the FAA site and I'll send you the links. Remember to get out of the cubicle on a regular basis. Sitting down all the time staring at a computer screen will kill you. But if you are going to die early do it in the presence of beautiful sights hanging on the walls!

--Adam

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Cathedral Gorge - Nevada

Dixie National Forest

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area - Lees Ferry

Badlands National Park - South Dakota

Scotts Bluff - Nebraska

Wind Cave National Park - South Dakota

Mt. Rushmore National Memorial - South Dakota

Yellowstone National Park - Lamar Valley

Shoshone National Forest - Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park - Mammoth Hot Springs Area

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Yellowstone Waterfalls

Waterton Lakes National Park - Canada

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Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area

Big Bend National Park - Texas

Antelope Canyon - Page Arizona

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Canyon De Chelly National Monument

Red Cliffs Recreation Area - Utah

Buckskin Gulch - Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Charleston West Virginia

Orlando Florida

Manatee Springs Florida - State Park

Panama City - Florida

New Orleans - Louisiana

Oak Alley Plantation - Louisiana

Louisiana - La Butre Parish

The Blue Ridge Parkway

Grist Mills

Vermillion Cliffs - The Wave

Franconia Notch - New Hampshire

Maroon Bells Wilderness - Colorado

Smith Rock State Park - Oregon

Garibaldi Provincial Park - British Columbia - Canada

Covered Bridges

Crown Point - New York State

Paterson Great Falls - New Jersey

Escalante National Monument - Zebra Slot Canyon

New Hampshire - White Mountains

Crawford Notch State Park - New Hampshire

West Virginia Scenery

Bucks County Pennsylvania

Lancaster County Pennylvania

Niagara Falls State Park - New York

New River Gorge - Thurmond Trail Depot

Tantalus Mountain Range - Canada

El Malpais National Monument - New Mexico

Gauley Bridge West Virginia