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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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Death Valley National Park

Potash Utah

Lake Powell Recreation Area

Juniper Springs - Florida

Jekyll Island - Georgia

Little Pine State Park In Pennsylvania

Brandywine Falls Provincial Park - British Columbia - Canada

Ecola State Park - Oregon

North Cascades National Park

Columbia River Gorge

Cook Forest State Park - Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Cape Perpetua - Oregon

Cape Foulweather - Oregon

Stonybrook State Park - New York State

Panoramic Images

Charleston South Carolina

Oceanside Beach - Oregon

Rhyolite Ghost Town - Nevada

Newport Oregon

Dungeness Wildlife Refuge - Port Angeles - Washington

Photos Of Photographers

Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls

Valley Of Fire State Park - Nevada

Pinnacles National Park

Cape Meares State Park - Oregon

Channel Islands National Park - Santa Cruz

Snow Canyon State Park - Utah

Joshua Tree National Park

Chankanaab National Park - Mexico

Meyers Creek - Oregon


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