Adam Jewell Adventure Photography







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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Arches National Park - Utah


Upper Antelope Canyon

Acadia National Park - Isle au Haut

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Shenandoah National Park - Virginia

Theodore Roosevelt National Park - South Unit

Acadia National Park - Schoodic Peninsula

Building Interiors

Dry Tortugas National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park - North Unit


John Pennekamp State Park In Florida

Ice Box Canyon - Utah

Capulin Volcano National Monument

Mountain Goats


National Park Lodges

Yellowstone Geysers



Golden And Silver Falls State Park - Oregon

Pipestem Resort State Park - West Virginia

Letchworth State Park - New York

Escalante - Grosvenor Arch

Natural Arches And Bridges

Wahweap Hoodoos

Hovenweep National Monument

Costa Rica

Mt St Helens

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Galveston Island

Dead Horse Point State Park - Utah

Escalante National Monument - Devils Garden

Olympic National Park - Hurricane Ridge


Hanging Rock State Park - NC

Stone Mountain State Park - NC

Babcock State Park - West Virginia

Ohiopyle State Park - Pennsylvania

Seven Springs Mountain Resort - PA

Presque Isle State Park In Pennsylvania

Yosemite National Park

Taughannock Falls State Park In New York State



Monument Rocks

Deception Pass State Park

North Carolina Outer Banks

John Day Fossil Beds - Painted Hills