Public Lands Traveled

1990’s-2000s Mostly Ohio

  1. Smokey Mountains National Park
  2. Mammoth Cave National Park
  3. Hocking Hills State Park
  4. Caesars Creek State Park
  5. Bowman Nature Area
  6. The Golden Lamb
  7. Gazebo Park
  8. Sharon Woods
  9. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
  10. Findlay Market
  11. Washington Park
  12. John Bryan State Park
  13. Sycamore State Park
  14. Orlando
  15. National Museum of the US Air Force
  16. Wright-Patterson AFB
  17. German Village, Columbus
  18. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  19. The Ohio State University

2007

  1. Virginia Beach

2009

  1. Pittsburgh
  2. Rothrock State Forest
  3. Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area
  4. Newark
  5. New York City
  6. Stamford
  7. Norwalk
  8. Sherwood Island State Park
  9. Silver Sands State Park
  10. New Haven
  11. Yale University
  12. Bridgeport
  13. Bridgeport University
  14. Seaside Park
  15. Black Rock
  16. Jenning’s Beach
  17. Fairfield
  18. Fairfield University
  19. Naugatuck State Forest
  20. Indian Well State Park
  21. West Rock Ridge State Park
  22. Middlebury
  23.  Southford Falls State Park
  24. Symour
  25. Charles E. Wheeler Wildlife Management
  26. Milford
  27. Stratford
  28. West Haven
  29. West River Memorial Park
  30. Lake Saltonstall  Recreation Area
  31. East Rock Park
  32. Peters Rock Park
  33. Bridgeport City Council
  34. Quinnipiac River Marsh Wildlife Area
  35. Lake Whitney Open Space
  36. West Rock
  37. Lighthouse Point Park

2009

  1. Cape Coral
  2. Yucca Pens Unit Wildlife Management
  3. Prairie Pines Preserve
  4. Fort Myers
  5. Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve
  6. Matlacha
  7. Pine Island Center
  8. Pine Island Sound Aquatic Preserve
  9. Yacht Club Community Park
  10. Lakes Park
  11. Estero Bay Preserve State Park
  12. San Carlos Bay – Bunche Beach Preserve
  13. San Carlos Island
  14. Fort Myers Beach
  15. Estero Island
  16. Lovers Key State Park
  17. Barefoot Beach County Preserve
  18. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
  19. Bonita Springs
  20. Bonita Bay
  21. Naples Botanical Gardens
  22. Naples Pier
  23. Rookery Bay Outstanding Florida Water
  24. Marco Island
  25. Tigertail Beach
  26. Collier -Seminole State Park
  27. Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
  28. Picayune Strand State Forest WMA
  29. Ten Thousand Island
  30. Goodland
  31. Old Marco Junction
  32. Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge
  33. Plantation Island
  34. Big Cypress National Preserve
  35. HP Williams State Park
  36. Kirby Shorter Roadside Park
  37. Everglades National Park
  38. Key Largo
  39. Miami
  40. University of Miami
  41. Ft Lauderdale
  42. Boca Rotan
  43. West Palm Beach
  44. Palm Beach Gardens
  45. Jupiter
  46. JW Corbett Wildlife Management Area
  47. Lake Okeechobee
  48. Babcoch Ranch Preserve
  49. Vero Beach
  50. Upper St Johns River Marsh WMA
  51. Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
  52. Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area
  53. Orlando
  54. Tampa
  55. Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve
  56. St Marks National Wildlife Refuge
  57. Apalachee Bay
  58. Tallahassee
  59. Panama City
  60. Panama City Beach
  61. Rosemary Beach
  62. Aucilla Wildlife Management Area
  63. Jacksonville
  64. Osceola National Forest
  65. Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
  66. Cumberland Island

2010 – Mostly Austin, Texas

  1. Atlanta
  2. Miami
  3. Miami University
  4. Miami Beach
  5. Austin
  6. University of Texas
  7. Lady Bird Lake
  8. Rainy Street Historic District
  9. Lady Bird Lake-Lamar Beach Metro Park
  10. Sand Beach Park
  11. Shoal Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park
  12. Austin City Hall
  13. Texas Capitol
  14. Waterloo Neighborhood Park
  15. Austin Pets Alive!
  16. Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metro
  17. Barton Creek
  18. Barton Springs Municipal Pool
  19. Zilker Metropolitan Park
  20. Zilker Nature Preserve
  21. Lookout Point
  22. Austin Nature and Scenic Center
  23. Eilers (Deep Eddy) Neighborhood Park
  24. Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
  25. Campbell’s Hole
  26. Skunk Hallow Creek
  27. Boggy Creek Greenbelt
  28. Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve

2010-2011 Washington, DC

  1. American University
  2. United States Congress
  3. White House
  4. Lafayette Square
  5. Washington Monument
  6. Constitution Gardens
  7. World War II Memorial
  8. Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
  9. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  10. Lincoln Memorial
  11. Korean War Veterans Memorial
  12. West Potomac Park
  13. Ash Woods
  14. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  15. Smithsonian Castle
  16. Hirshhorn Museum
  17. National Mall
  18. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  19. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural Wonders
  20. United States Botanic Garden
  21. Library of Congress
  22. Supreme Court of the United States
  23. Lower Senate Park
  24. National Gallery of Art
  25. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
  26. Newseum
  27. National Archives Research Center
  28. US Department of the Interior Museum
  29. DAR Constitution Hall
  30. Foggy Botom
  31. George Washington University
  32. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  33. Watergate Complex
  34. Theodore Roosevelt Island
  35. Theodore Roosevelt Bridge
  36. Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial
  37. Arlington Memorial Bridge
  38. US Marine Corps War Memorial
  39. Arlington National Cemetery
  40. President John F. Kennedy Gravesite
  41. Civil War Unknowns Memorial
  42. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  43. Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove
  44. Navy -Merchant Marine Memorial
  45. Tidal Basin
  46. George Mason Memorial
  47. Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  48. Floral Library
  49. Pentagon
  50. Pentagon City
  51. Air Force Memorial
  52. Smithsonian National Zoological Park
  53. Adams Morgan
  54. The President Woodrow Wilson House
  55. Logan Circle
  56. Dupont Circle
  57. Meridian Hill Park
  58. Rock Creek Park
  59. Mt Pleasant
  60. Soapstone Valley Park
  61. Cathedral Heights
  62. Tenleytown
  63. Washington National Cathedral
  64. Embassy Row
  65. United States Naval Observatory
  66. Glover Archbold Park
  67. Politics and Prose Bookstore
  68. Chevy Chase
  69. Friendship Heights
  70. Silver Spring
  71. Alexandria
  72. Bethesda

2015, 2016, 2017 Cincinnati, OH Historic Sites & Parks

  1. Over-the-Rhine
  2. Rhinegeist Brewery
  3. Findlay Market
  4. Taft’s Ale Haus
  5. Old St Mary’s Church
  6. Washington Park
  7. Ohio River Trail
  8. Eden Park Stand Pipe
  9. John A Roebling Suspension Bridge
  10. Purple People Pedestrian Bridge
  11. Great American Ball Park
  12. Taft Museum of Art
  13. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  14. Newport
  15. Newport Aquarium
  16. International Friendship Park
  17. Riverview Park
  18. Eden Park
  19. Cincinnati Art Museum
  20. Mt Adams
  21. Firefighters Memorial
  22. Fountain Square
  23. Cincinnati Fire Museum
  24. Cincinnati Music Hall
  25. Aronoffs Center for the Arts
  26. German Cemetery
  27. Walnut Hills Cemetery
  28. Licking Riverside
  29. Devou Park

2017

On the way to Big Bend, I camped in Hot Springs National Park, stormed through endless logger roads of Mark Twain National Forest and camped there one night, enjoyed the Ozark NSR, Buffalo NR, Cane River Creole NHP, stormed through the Big Thicket N Res, backcountry hiked and camped in the wilderness of Pedernales Falls State Park during a thunderstorm, and marveled at the Lyndon B. Johnson NHP and the town of Fredericksburg. I thought that was a road trip, but it proved to be a small practice run for what was to come.

Once I headed for Sedona and entered Big Bend Country, I knew I had entered a different world. Far from the upper midwest surrounded by grass and pine trees. I was in the land of rolling desert, rumbling with severe thunderstorms and prickly desert plant life.

Fast forward 4 months to the moment I was leaving Big Bend National Park, a month long road trip began. For now, I’ll leave you with a list of most of the places I visited. Later I’ll elaborate in more detail of those that had the biggest impact on me.

  1. Big Bend National Park
  2. Black Gap Wildlife Mng Area
  3. Split Rock
  4. Green Mountain
  5. Glass Mountains
  6. Fort Stockton
  7. Red Bluff L
  8. Carlsbad National Park
  9. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  10. Lincoln National Forest
  11. White Sands National Monument
  12. Apach Sitgreaves National Forest
  13. Rainbow Forest Museum
  14. Petrified Forest
  15. Painted Desert
  16. Painted Desert Inn
  17. Route 66 Highway of Dreams
  18. Meteor Crater National Landmark
  19. Kaibab National Forest
  20. Grand Canyon South Rim
  21. Desert View
  22. Little Colorado River Gorge Navajo Tribe Park
  23. Moenkopi Plateau
  24. Dinosaur Tracks
  25. Cedar Ridge
  26. Echo Cliffs
  27. Bitter Springs
  28. Navajo Bridge
  29. Marble Canyon
  30. Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
  31. Kaibab Plateau
  32. Grand Canyon North Rim
  33. Grand Canyon Lodge
  34. Glen Canyon Dam
  35. Paria Plateau
  36. Big Water
  37. Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument
  38. Kanab
  39. Coral Pink Sand Dunes
  40. Zion National Park
  41. Dixie National Forest
  42. Bryce Canyon National Park
  43. Highway 12 National Scenic Route
  44. Escalante Petrified Forest SP
  45. Calf Creek Rec Area
  46. Circle Cliffs
  47. Capitol Reef National Park
  48. Wayne
  49. Henry Mountains
  50. San Rafael Desert
  51. Dirty Devil
  52. Lake Mead
  53. Glen Canyon National Rec Area
  54. Cataract Canyon
  55. Fry Canyon
  56. Red Rock Plateau
  57. San Juan
  58. Natural Bridges National Monument
  59. Manti La Sal National Forest
  60. Bears Ears National Monument
  61. Church Rock
  62. The Needles
  63. Canyonlands National Park
  64. Wilson Arch
  65. Canyon Rims BLM Rec Area
  66. La Sal Junction
  67. MOAB
  68. Arches National Park
  69. Canyonlands of the Ancients
  70. Cortez
  71. Mesa Verde National Park
  72. La Plata Mountains
  73. Rockwood Hermosa Trimble
  74. San Juan National Forest
  75. Weminuche Wilderness
  76. Box Canyon Falls
  77. Uncompahgre National Forest
  78. Montrose
  79. Curecante Needle
  80. Blue Mesa Reservoir
  81. Gunnison National Forest
  82. Powder Horn Rec Area
  83. Rio Grande
  84. La Garita Mountains
  85. UFO Watch Towers
  86. Baca National Wildlife Preserve
  87. Great Sand Dunes National Park
  88. Great Sand Dunes National Preserve
  89. Sangre De Cristo Mountains
  90. Browns Canyon National Monument
  91. Rocky Mountains
  92. Colorado Springs
  93. Castle Rock
  94. Denver
  95. Estes Park
  96. Rocky Mountains National Park
  97. Apapaho National Forest
  98. Medicine Bow Routt National Forest
  99. Apaho NWR
  100. Medicine Bow Mountains
  101. Roosevelt National Forest
  102. Great Divide Basin
  103. Rock Springs
  104. White Mountains
  105. Big Sandy Reserve
  106. Sublette
  107. Old Forte Bonneville
  108. Shoshone National Forest
  109. Upper Green BLM Rec Area
  110. Gros Ventre Range
  111. Snow King
  112. Bridger-Teton National Forest
  113. Jackson
  114. Wind River Range
  115. Grand Teton National Park
  116. John D. Rockefeller JR Memorial Parkway
  117. Yellowstone National Park
  118. Absaroka Range
  119. Gallatin National Forest
  120. Pahaska Teepee
  121. Old Trail Town
  122. Cody
  123. Bighorn Basin
  124. Shell Falls
  125. Bighorn National Forest
  126. Granite Pass
  127. Wolf Mountains
  128. Buffalo
  129. Johnson Campbell
  130. Blackhills National Forest
  131. Deadwood
  132. Silver City
  133. Mt. Rushmore
  134. Crazy Horse Memorial
  135. Jewel Cave National Monument
  136. Wind Cave National Park
  137. Rapid City
  138. Badlands National Park
  139. Buffalo Gap National Grasslands
  140. Pinnacles Overlook
  141. Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
  142. Prairie Homestead Historic Site
  143. Sturgis
  144. Ft Meade BLM Rec Area
  145. Whitewood
  146. Rock Mountain Rec Area
  147. South Fork Grande
  148. Bowman Haley Res
  149. White Butte
  150. Billing Slope
  151. White Lake NWR
  152. Black Butte
  153. Little Missouri National Grasslands
  154. Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  155. Medora

From there I hopped on the highway and headed home. The drive from Medora was breath taking and worthy of photographing. North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin in the fall season are incredible and worth visiting. For me, I didn’t have the time available to explore these states more. I wish I had, but my trip had already given me much more than I ever expected. I went home a very happy man.

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2018

  1. Columbus Zoo and Botanical Gardens
  2. St. Louis
  3. Graham Cave State Park
  4. Concordia Parks and Recreation
  5. Kansas City
  6. Topeka
  7. Denver
  8. Idaho Springs
  9. Loveland Ski Area
  10. Dillon
  11. Silverthorne
  12. Keystone Nordic Center
  13. Frisco
  14. Frisco Nordic Center
  15. Dillion Reservoir
  16. Copper Mountain
  17. Copper Mountain Ski Resort
  18. Breckenridge Ski Resort
  19. Vail

 

 

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