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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"


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!


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White Sands National Monument - New Mexico

Bozeman Montana

Stained Glass Potos

Sea Creatures

Morro Bay California

Big Sur California

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - California

Multnomah Falls - Oregon

Marble Colorado

Shannon Falls Provincial Park - Squamish British Columbia

Crystal Colorado

Redstone Colorado

Tioga-Hammond Lakes Area In Pennsylvania

Mt. Whitney - Alabama Hills - California

Gunnison National Forest

Oswald West State Park - Oregon

Cape Lookout State Park - Oregon

Curecanti National Recreation Area

The Million Dollar Highway

Cannon Beach - Oregon

San Juan National Forest

Ghost Towns And Mines

Hagood Mill Historic Site - South Carolina

Grand Canyon South Rim

St Simons Island Georgia

Red Mountain Mining District - Colorado

Point Arena Lighthouse

Ironton Colorado - Ghost Town

Valley Of The Gods - Utah

Great Basin National Park - Nevada

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Goblin Valley State Park - Utah

Little Wildhorse Canyon - Utah

Yaquina Head Lighthouse Area - BLM

Green Mountain National Forest

Natural Bridges National Monument

Ancient Ruins

Utah Cedar Mesa Area

Lower Antelope Slot Canyon

Photos Of People

Yellowstone National Park - Old Faithful Geyser Basin

Escalante - Willis Creek Slot Canyon

Escalante - Cottonwood Road Area

Escalante National Monument - Dry Fork Slots

Malibu Creek State Park - California

Escalante National Monument - Peekaboo Slot Canyon

Zion Narrows At Zion National Park In Utah

Escalante - Bull Valley Gorge Slot Canyon

Photos Of Me - Adam Jewell On The Road

Paria Badlands In Utah

Bald Eagle State Park - PA

Glen Canyon NRA

Sego Utah


Spring Mill State Park - Indiana

Rocky Mountain National Park

Hanging Lake Colorado


Trinidad State Beach - California

Zion National Park - Zion Canyon

Canyonlands National Park - Island In The Sky District

Acadia National Park - Sea Wall Area

June Mountain & June Lake

Top Of The Sierras At Mammoth Mountain

Lake Champlain Area - New England

Corona Arch - Utah BLM

Patrick's Point State Park - California

Port Angeles Washington

New River Gorge - Grandview

Eagle Creek - Oregon

Olympic National Park Crescent Lake

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park


Salt Creek Recreation Area In Callum Washington

Dillon Pinnacles Near Gunnison Colorado

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park - Florida

Garden Of The Gods - Colorado

Wilson Arch

Gulf State Park - Florida

Crested Butte

Guadalupe Mtns. National Park - Salt Basin Dunes

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Grand Canyon North Rim

Oregon Dunes NRA

Everglades National Park


Great Sand Dunes National Park

Colorado River

Yellowstone Hot Springs And Pools

Acadia National Park - Mt Desert Isle

Bryce Canyon NP - Winter

Monument Valley Utah

Fisher Towers

Washington Oaks Garden - Florida

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore



Silver Falls State Park In Oregon