Looking back at Haystack Rock (Cannon Beach, Oregon) shortly after beginning my 2006 run across America.
The engraving reads: "Cannon Beach - named after the cannon washed ashore on this beach from the U.S.S. Sloop of War 'SHARK" which was wrecked while attempting to leave the Columbia River Sept. 10, 1846. This replica erected by the Cannon Beach Commercial Club Dec. 15, 1952.
Learning a little about Oregon's history while on the run across America.
I didn't run the extra distance to see the largest Sitka Spruce tree... and I kind of wish I had!
Heading to Portland, Oregon during the run across America.
Heading into the Dennis L. Edwards Tunnel (Oregon) during the run across America.
Run across America - an Oregon tunnel.
I didn't stop to tell the owner that his sign was missing a 'w'.
I saw too many road side markers of remembrance during my U.S.A. run.
Forest Grove, Oregon - U.S.A. run.
Heading into Portland, Oregon during the run across America.
Portland, Oregon is actually quite beautiful in many locations.
June flowers in Oregon.
Saying goodbye to the first of 15 states to be conquered during the 2006 run across America.
This was disgusting and I certainly didn't fill my water bottles here!
Camas, Oregon in June 2006.
Snow was beautiful to see on the mountain tops as the temperature I was in was 100 degrees.
The Columbia River Gorge was beautiful to run next to.
Looking down on some of the beauty along the banks of the Columbia River Gorge.
Several locations on the U.S.A. run encountered the Lewis & Clark Trail system.
A roadside cross tells that Kevin will be missed.
Beacon Rock State Park - Washington.
The power of this dam was impressive to see.
A heartbreaking sight. A car accident happened in this location and took the lives of a mother and child.
Wow... only 507.2 miles to the Canadian border! I wasn't tempted to change my course during the U.S. run.
The "Bridge of the Gods" in Washington state.
Passing a junction where motorists can take the "Bridge of the Gods" into Oregon on the southern side of the Columbia River Gorge.
Geese hanging out on a warm Washington day in June 2006.
I couldn't miss this roadside sign!
I truly enjoyed running along water while in the southern part of Washington state during my U.S. run.
I often wished that I could stop running for awhile during the U.S. crossing so that I could visit such locations as this.
Um... am I done? Are there no more mileage markers? (U.S. Run)
Jagged landscape in Washington state.
A replica of Stonehenge in Washington state.
This sign quickly told me that I was about to venture into barren land (U.S. run 2006).
An animal's bones bleached white by the sun.
A common sight while running along the Columbia River Gorge during the U.S. crossing.
A national wildlife refuge in southern Washington state.
The sun coming up in southern Washington state during the U.S. crossing.
This was so cool to see in Washington state during the U.S. crossing.
Another sad sight. Three friends were killed in an automobile accident.
A terrible automobile accident which scarred the pavement and took three teenagers' lives.
Goodbye Oregon... again. I actually left Oregon twice during the U.S. run because at one point while in Washington state the route dipped south into Oregon for a few miles.
Walla Walla Grain Growers (Washington state).
The "Twin Sisters" basalt pillars in Washington state.
It was interesting to learn about the "Twin Sisters" in Washington state.
A barge goes up the Columbia River.
Only 126 miles to Idaho! (U.S. run)
Learning about Indian history in Washington state.
Walla Walla, Washington.
Ironically, just hours before seeing this sign an inattentive motorist swerved into the shoulder of the road and nearly hit me!
Pomeroy, Washington. I was a little too late for their Pioneer Days.
Alpowa Summit in Washington state.
Encountering the Lewis & Clark trail once again in Washington state during the U.S. crossing.
The Clearwater River Company in Idaho. I enjoyed a night there during the U.S. run.
Learning about Idaho's gold rush history.
Beautiful country in northern Idaho on Highway 12.
The narrow roads of the Clearwater National Forest in northern Idaho were challenging during the U.S. run.
I spent an evening at the River Dance Lodge in Idaho during the U.S. run.
Superman was nowhere to be seen!
A deer getting a drink along an Idaho river early in the morning.
Lowell, Idaho. Looks like their population dropped by one!
40 miles away from Lolo Pass - which would bring me into Montana (U.S. run).
Curious Llamas in Montana.
A deer watches me run down the road in Montana.
Looking down into the valley leading to Helena - Montana's capital city.
The water tower in Townsend, Montana.
In Montana during the U.S. run. There were forest fires in the area and the smoke made the sun look red.
A funny roadside sight in Montana during the U.S. run.
Guess you couldn't say to people: "Meet you on the GREENS". (Montana during U.S. run)
Sometimes you just have to stop and see the roadside beauty. (Montana)
Roadside color in July 2006 during U.S. run.
The U.S. run was during the second hottest summer ever recorded in America and it was always nice to see something that had life while in the barren parts of Montana.
I saw way too many of these in Montana.
I'm guessing these are some sort of birds nest in Montana.
Montana cows. I saw more than I could ever count while on the 620-mile portion of the U.S. route in Montana.
July color in Montana.
Cattails in Montana.
Now that's a sign you don't see every day!
This lone horse wandered up to the fence line to say hello. (Montana)
Two deer go bounding through a field. (Montana)
This is in Montana. I was amazed that this sole tree could be growing out of completely dry rock.
Some welcomed green and flowers in Montana during the incredibly hot and dry summer of 2006.
Wonderful roadside color in Montana.
Bruce Frank must have been loved a lot by his students.
Prickly roadside color in Montana.
A swarm of bees found a place to gather in the plains of eastern Montana.
More roadside color in Montana.
Pronghorn Antelope in Montana.
Apparently Melstone, Montana has "Champions".
A curious rabbit on a 100-degree day in Montana.
You're looking at all of Sumatra, Montana.
I don't think this could even be classified as a "fixer upper". (Montana)
A bunny finds the only shade for miles in 100-degree heat of eastern Montana.
A welcomed sight in the middle of eastern Montana's plains.
Remnants of Ingomar, Montana's younger days.
Looking out from the "Bunk & Biscuit" in Ingomar, Montana.
This is what I saw when I walked into the "Bunk & Biscuit" in Ingomar, Montana.
Survivors of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. This was hanging in the "Bunk & Biscuit" in Ingomar, Montana.
A Montana sunrise in the plains between Ingomar and Forsyth.
The skin of a snake in Montana.
Coming into Forsyth, Montana after a 42-mile day in 95 degree heat on the U.S. run.
I think they have the needle of this sign as high as it will go!
A peculiar roadside sight in Montana.
I stopped to visit with these horses in eastern Montana.
Entering Miles City, Montana.
Another gorgeous sunrise in Montana.
The Powder River in eastern Montana shows just how hot and dry the summer of 2006 was.
Baker, Montana - the last town I would encounter before entering North Dakota on the U.S. run.
Sometimes beauty wasn't along the road, but was above my head!
Southwest North Dakota.
Thank goodness it wasn't real!
A sad sight... and one that I saw way too often during my run across America.
Bowman, North Dakota. Believe me... they do have a lot of hospitality!
Wish I could have been in Reeder, North Dakota for Uff Da Day!
A quiet road in North Dakota.
Lonely road in North Dakota.
Lemmon, South Dakota. The sign is correct... you CAN see forever!
Lemmon, South Dakota.
Buffalo in South Dakota.
Horses in South Dakota that appeared to get spooked by "BOB" the stroller.
I sure didn't drink any local water in this South Dakota location!
McIntosh, South Dakota.
A little competition during the U.S. run.
McLaughlin, South Dakota.
Mobridge, South Dakota. During the 2006 U.S. run I ran through this town during its centennial.
Seen in a gas station window in South Dakota on a 100-degree day.
A cemetery in the middle of nowhere in South Dakota.
A South Dakota cemetery.
The Lord's Prayer and an American flag in South Dakota at the entrance of a cemetery.
Dry land in South Dakota.
An abandoned old house in South Dakota.
Running toward Bowdle, South Dakota with 40 mile-per-hour headwinds on a 90-degree day.
South Dakota reminder.
Aberdeen, South Dakota.
A South Dakota sunrise.
Andover, South Dakota.
This sign was very accurate! The summer of 2006 was the second hottest summer on record in the USA.
Would you buy a used car from "Sinner" Auto?
I saw many signs like this as I ran through the Dakotas.
"... Under God ... Liberty & Justice for All."
Watson, Minnesota... the goose capital of the United States!
Creative barn decor in Minnesota.
Now that's a tiny country church! (Minnesota)
I was a little too early for the box car days in Tracy, Minnesota.
Walnut Grove, Minnesota - the home of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
They still have a Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant every year in Walnut Grove, Minnesota.
I really enjoyed my time at this museum.
In Walnut Grove, Minnesota.
Pulling out of Walnut Grove, Minnesota.
I believe this is a roadside prayer station. It was next to a farmer's field in Minnesota.
Yep... they're Minnesota sheep!
Quite a sight over head in Minnesota.
Making progress through Minnesota.
Arriving at New Ulm, Minnesota on the run across America.
Waseca, Minnesota. I stayed for about 8 hours.
A sad sight marking the death of a mother and son.
Now that's one big ear of corn! (Minnesota)
The word that has been bitten off is "DOG"!
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial in Rochester, Minnesota.
An Amish gentleman in Minnesota.
A cemetery in Minnesota.
A U.S. flag blowing in the Minnesota breeze.
Some early morning fog over rows of corn in Minnesota.
A roadside snake in Iowa.
A beautiful Iowa sunrise.
Sunrise in Iowa during the run across America.
A big pig in Iowa.
Is this cow guarding the dried corn in those bins?
Crossing the mighty Mississippi River during the run across America.
Railroad tracks in Iowa leading to... somewhere.
An Iowa cemetery next to a corn field.
Many of the dates on the headstones in this Iowa cemetery were from the 1800s.
Iowa road workers obviously had a little fun with their patching material.
This was about a quarter mile away from a sad face made with the same road patching material.
A Praying Mantis.
There are many of these kinds of signs around the U.S. citing the distance to Wall Drug Store in Wall, South Dakota. This one was in Indiana.
A very old abandoned home in Indiana.
Some of the roads on the run across America were rather busy.
A farmer harvesting crops.
Watseka, Illinois. A smiling water tower!
Early morning road in Illinois.
There were young cows in these little 'houses'.
This little cow almost looks like a pet.
Crop remnants in Indiana.
Wildflowers in Indiana.
Is this really the only thing that they could think of to put on this sign?!
Amish carriage in Indiana.
Autumn colors in Ohio.
Running down Cool Street in Ohio.
Early morning fog during the run across America.
Some of the sunrises were amazing during the run across America.
Three roadside crosses.
Another beautiful sunrise.
A church bell in Ohio.
Now that's an old church!
Coal being hauled in Ohio.
Some of Ohio's scenery.
A pumpkin patch in Ohio.
This was the cheapest gas I saw during the run across America. Where is this? Ohio.
Drive-In Theaters still exist!
Autumn colors are starting to show in eastern Ohio in September.
An old car sits abandoned along the roadway.
West Virginia, USA.
Cows grazing in West Virginia.
A very common sign in West Virginia.
A cow takes a break from eating to check out the runner and his bright yellow stroller.
Morning deer in West Virginia.
There were some very old homes in West Virginia, and although you might think that they were abandoned... there were actually people living in them.
Autumn colors in West Virginia.
Beautiful autumn scenery in Virginia.
Many of the roads in West Virginia and Virginia had steep grades.
Getting closer to Maryland.
Morning fog on a quiet Virginia bridge.
The woods of Virginia.
The "highest point on the Maryland state roads system" is 3,095 feet, which is just about 100 feet lower than the elevation I live at in Missoula, Montana.
9% grade for 5 miles?! Not easy on the knees.
Some of Maryland's beauty in October.
I actually entered Virginia twice during the run across America. I went through a portion of Maryland and then re-entered Virginia.
Roadside flowers in Maryland.
A wide river in Virginia.
The Shenandoah River.
Countryside of Virginia.
There were walls of rock like this that went for miles in Virginia.
A beautiful country road in Virginia.
I always enjoyed opportunities to run near water during the crossing of America.
Near Washington D.C.
Beautiful scenery near Washington, D.C.
A World War II Memorial.
Some autumn colors in Delaware.
A ranch in southwest North Dakota where I stayed before beginning the 620-mile, 20-day solo run across Montana in 2008.
An old gas pump on a North Dakota ranch.
A lonely horse in North Dakota.
An oil rig in southwest North Dakota.
At the early portion of the run across Montana.
Far eastern Montana.
The original town jail (1909) in Baker, Montana.
Covering distance in eastern Montana.
This Montana farmer has a good sense of humor.
Eastern Montana countryside in April 2008.
Joe, Montana... isn't just a football player.
A windmill stands alone in eastern Montana.
Rusted relics embedded in eastern Montana soil.
Interesting geology in eastern Montana.
April snow in eastern Montana during the 620-mile run across Montana.
P.A.C.E. Trek continues on... even in snow!
Eastern Montana snow in April 2008.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.
A common sign in eastern Montana.
An old building stands abandoned in eastern Montana.
The Yellowstone River (eastern Montana) at sunrise.
An animal skull bleached white by the Montana sun.
A sad sight near Highway 12 in Montana.
An old boarded up school house in Vananda, Montana.
Ghost town of Vananda, Montana.
Pronghorn Antelope on the eastern Montana plains.
A welcomed sight after a 42-mile day of running in 85-degree heat of eastern Montana.
This sign hangs in the "Bunk & Biscuit" in Ingomar, Montana.
An old playground in Ingomar, Montana.
A piece of Montana's past in Sumatra, Montana.
If you look closely, you'll see the skeleton of an animal that looks like it died while getting a drink.
Welcome to eastern Montana!
Cattle in eastern Montana.
Large rocks west of Melstone, Montana.
An old grain elevator.
Pelicans enjoy the water in eastern Montana on an 85-degree day.
Massive rocks in Montana.
A turtle that I ran across in Montana.
Don't spit on the sidewalks in Roundup, Montana!
An early morning in Montana.
A snake crosses my path in Montana.
Not a dangerous snake, but still I yield in Montana.
These wooden woodpeckers could be seen periodically on a portion of Highway 12 in Montana.
A Montana farmer prepares his fields for another season.
This is Montana!
Montana's early spring beauty.
I chuckled when I read this sign.
Look at that wingspan!
Beautiful Montana countryside.
A creative Montana roadside cross.
Well constructed barn in Montana.
These bones have been here awhile, bleached by the sun.
A chilly day during the run across Montana.
Cattle grazing in Montana.
The capital building in Helena, Montana.
More Montana remnants.
To run in this Montana countryside all alone is incredible.
A Montana river runs along in early May 2008.
Nevada Lake in Montana.
A typical Montana scene.
Farmer with his dog leading the way.
I knew I was getting close to home (Missoula) when I saw the Blackfoot River.
Look at the number of people and the number of dogs that live in Ovando, Montana.
Bighorn Sheep next to the road in Montana.
I ran right past these Bighorn Sheep in Montana.
Encountering another Lewis & Clark location in Montana.
At the Lolo Hot Springs Resort in Montana.
At the Lolo Hot Springs Resort in Montana, only 7 miles from the finish line of my 2008 solo run across Montana.
It was cold in Juneau, Alaska (April 2009) to begin my solo 500-mile run through that vast state.
The Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska - where I began my 500-mile solo run through that state.
Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska.
The boat harbor in Juneau, Alaska.
When I ran past the Governor's mansion in Juneau Alaska (April 2009), Sarah Palin was the Governor.
A fishing boat in Juneau, Alaska.
A boat harbor at Douglas Island, Alaska.
Boats at Douglas Island, Alaska.
An oil rig in Auke Bay, Alaska.
Rigs like this can truly detract from the beauty of Alaska.
On a ferry leaving Juneau, Alaska in April 2009.
The only way in or out of Juneau, Alaska is by sea or air.
The ferry moves along gently through Auke Bay, Alaska.
Heading towards Haines, Alaska.
Beautiful scenery was everywhere during the 4 1/2 hour ferry ride to Haines, Alaska.
Snow packed mountains in Southeast Alaska in April 2009.
There was white caps on the water due to some strong winds during the trip to Haines, Alaska.
A beautiful day to ferry north to Haines, Alaska.
The LeConte Ferry.
Looking off the back of the LeConte ferry in Southeast Alaska.
Southeast Alaska's beauty is amazing.
The LeConte ferry cruises to Haines, Alaska.
Plenty of mountain snow in Southeast Alaska in April 2009.
Haines, Alaska (April 2009).
The LeConte ferry docked in Haines, Alaska.
Alaska was still pretty cold in April for the beginning of the solo run through Alaska.
An old Alaska fishing boat far from the water.
Interesting rooftop decoration.
I would love to see how the "air mail" is delivered!
There must be a story behind this.
Only in Alaska would you see a sign reading "Dog Team Xing".
Boat harbor in Valdez, Alaska.
A bald eagle looks down from up high in Valdez, Alaska.
Partially frozen waterfall outside of Valdez, Alaska.
Keystone Canyon, Alaska.
There is a lot of interesting history in Alaska.
Towering mountains in Alaska.
Posted on a tree in Alaska.
Thompson Pass receives more snow each year than any other mountain pass in Alaska.
The mountain that towers over Valdez, Alaska.
Thompson Pass, Alaska.
A glacier at Thompson Pass, Alaska.
Looking down at the town of Valdez from Thompson Pass in Alaska.
Eagle River, Alaska is where I attended elementary school.
Mirror Lake near Eagle River, Alaska.
A blue bird in Eagle River, Alaska.
The rivers of Alaska were running cold (of course!) during my run across that state. It felt good to soak my feet and legs in this particular river.
I'm not quite sure why this sign was placed here. This road in Alaska had only a couple of houses nearby.
Sign of spring in Alaska. The rivers are running more freely.
Ice breaking up in an Alaska river in late April 2009.
Mount McKinley (Denali) in Alaska on a clear day.
Learning about Mount McKinley.
Boards designed to educate about Mount McKinley.
An Alaska Igloo... sort of.
Quiet morning scenery in Alaska.
Denali National Park, Alaska.
A moose grazes in the morning light of Alaska.
Winter melting away in Alaska's springtime.
An isolated river in Alaska.
Bunnies were hopping all over in Denali National Park.
Didn't camp here, but got a picture!
An Alaska Grouse.
Denali National Park.
Learning about Denali National Park.
A caribou crosses the road right in front of me.
Caribou in Denali National Park.
At the visitor center - Denali National Park.
A moose checks out a lone runner.
Little church in Nenana, Alaska.
I can honestly say that this statement is true. I've eaten a lot of hamburgers in Alaska (having grown up there) and the Monderosa's hamburgers are second to none!
Taku Chief in Nenana, Alaska.
Nenana Valley Visitor Information Center.
Made a stop to see the Alaska Pipeline up close.
The big pipe flowing oil from the North Slope to Valdez, Alaska.
Learning about the Alaska Pipeline.
Information about the Alaska Pipeline.
A real reindeer at Santa's house in North Pole, Alaska!
So glad that this mosquito isn't real!
Information boards like this are all over Alaska.
Learning about the Gold Rush Era.
Logging miles in a quiet and peaceful part of Alaska's interior.
An old election sign.
A sign of spring in Alaska.
Moose keep an eye on the peculiar runner and his yellow jogging stroller.
Moose seemed to be rather interested in what I was doing as I ran through Alaska.
Lots of geese!
A moose in my path as I run through Alaska.
I logged a lot of miles on the Alaska highway.
Honoring Veteran's Sacrifice.
Delta Junction, Alaska - the finishing point for my 500-mile run through Alaska.
A fox in my path during a cold rain/snow day.
A cabin in Delta Junction, Alaska.
Delta Junction can get pretty cold in the winter!
An old cabin - Delta Junction, Alaska.
Yikes! This is a large mosquito at the visitor information center in Delta Junction, Alaska.
My run through Alaska ended at the terminus of the "Alcan" Highway.
Too many geese to count!
No hunting, camping, fishing, trapping & shooting. I didn't do any of those things!
Flying to Frankfurt, Germany from my home in Missoula, Montana for P.A.C.E. Trek 2010 - a 500 mile solo run through Germany in 21 days.
Arriving in Frankfurt, Germany in March 2010.
An elderly gentleman sweeps a street in a German village.
Incredible blue sky and some remaining winter snow made many scenes in Germany unbelievable.
In Bamberg, Germany.
Not completely straight buildings in Bamberg, Germany.
The "Christl" in Bamberg, Germany.
A quiet street in Bamberg, Germany with a man in a wheelchair hoping for some coins to be placed into his cup.
Bamberg, Germany was incredible on this blue sky day!
The "Rathaus" in Bamberg, Germany. A "Rathaus" is the local town hall, or city hall.
Sometimes silhouettes are more special than completely lit pictures.
A cathedral in Bamberg, Germany.
A very tall cathedral in Bamberg, Germany.
Bamberg, Germany. I love old doors!
Seen on a building in Bamberg, Germany.
Many windows in Bamberg, Germany had iron like this.
Downtown Bamberg, Germany.
I stopped to check out some pigs early in the run across Germany.
An old church along the road in Germany.
The snow began to fall early in my run across Germany.
Contrasting beauty in Germany.
A roadside prayer station in Germany.
Curious sheep in Germany.
A cemetery outside of a small German village.
A typical German village. I ran through so many of these during my 500 mile run across the country.
I really liked the architecture in Germany.
I'm still not sure what these containers of chopped wood were for.
Running downhill toward another community in Germany.
I saw countless barges in Germany.
I was able to do some of my running on pedestrian/bicycle routes in Germany. This one was especially quiet.
The trains in Germany run very fast, and are surprisingly quiet. You have to pay close attention when near train tracks.
An old train station in Gaedheim, Germany.
This appeared to be a memorial. It was right along the edge of a road out in the middle of nowhere. Three German soldiers' names were listed with the date April 7, 1945.
Interesting fire hydrant in Germany.
There are a lot of red roofs in Germany!
These types of signs helped me a lot while in Germany.
A slow-flowing river in Germany.
Germany was beautiful to run through, even though it was early spring and most trees were without leaves and most flowers were still dormant.
What?! Am I still running through Germany??
I often ran along river banks while in Germany.
A beautiful swan on the Rhein River.
Interesting use of tree stumps.
Creativity on a German farm.
These little sheep felt safe by their mother, even though the runner with the yellow stroller caught their attention.
I stood in this spot for five minutes just listening to the church bells ringing.
St. Kilian was an Irish missionary bishop.
German architecture was awesome to view.
I wished I could understand the German language better. There were so many informative signs along the route.
Smoke stacks take something away from the natural beauty of some places in Germany.
More unsightly smoke stacks.
A German "Smart Car". These were all over Germany and this picture shows how some people "parallel" parked them.
I felt like the Pied Piper!
A very old bridge near Frankfurt.
A weekend flea market in Frankfurt, Germany.
I would follow these "Mainwanderweg" signs during certain portions of the route to stay on course.
This building is screaming "I'm Old!"
A garden community in Germany.
Yep... German horses.
The Rhein River.
I wished that I could have gone sailing on this boat.
Yet another barge. I can't begin to tell you how many I saw.
This well-known bridge is well over 100 years old.
Did I step back in time when I entered this little German motel?
A castle towering over the Rhein River.
Another castle along the Rhein River.
The conveyor belt, in the right side of the picture, was actually loading rocks onto this barge.
A Rhein River castle.
I love this picture. It shows a wonderful contrast with the renovated building in the foreground compared to the old castle on the hill.
Beautiful scenes were around every bend of the Rhein River.
An elderly woman heads home from shopping.
This was an old watch tower right in the middle of a town.
I took the train twice while in Germany and loved the scenery... much like this.
People camping along the Rhein River.
"Nein" means no in German!
A beautiful castle along the Rhein River.
This is a very old watch tower!
Vineyard workers would use this to access the various levels to tend to the crops.
This was an incredibly high bridge that I ran beneath.
Running along various rivers in Germany was such a memorable experience. Just looking at this picture I can remember the day like it way yesterday.
In a remote part of Germany.
At least I was faster than this snail!
A barge loaded with coal.
Seen on top of a bridge.
"Save the graffiti. We're not just a kind of movement... We're a generation."
A pedestrian/cycling path that I was on near the border of Luxembourg.
The beauty of Heidelberg, Germany.
The Grand Canyon in Arizona -- the starting location for P.A.C.E. Trek 2011:
a 506-mile, 17-day solo run across the Mojave Desert to Badwater Basin, Death Valley.
An old 'Western' airplane sits alone in the Arizona desert.
Coming into Valle, Arizona during P.A.C.E. Trek 2011
Along historic Route 66 in Arizona.
The Arizona countryside.
A small Baptist church in Arizona.
Isn't it obvious? Is a sign really needed to describe this view?
A water tower in Arizona.
The Route 66 emblem could be seen in every populated area along the road.
Cactus in Arizona.
Along old Route 66 in the middle of nowhere. There was no fence between the road and this curious horned shade dweller.
The 'big' town of Seligman, Arizona.
There are many roadside attractions in Seligman, Arizona.
I decided not to take this taxi.
Fantastic burger place in Seligman, Arizona!
Perhaps the best burgers on Route 66 are at this place in Seligman, Arizona.
I got a chuckle out of these outhouses.
An outhouse along Route 66... complete with a television!
Old cars on Route 66.
In Seligman, Arizona during P.A.C.E. Trek 2011 and roughly 6,000 miles away from Germany -- the location of P.A.C.E. Trek 2010.
Along Route 66.
Burger place in Seligman, Arizona where visitors post notes and business cards.
"Here lies Billy Pretzel, last guy who touched my Edsel" (an Edsel was a car made by Ford Motor Company in the late 1950s).
An old Route 66 hotel.
Remnants of Route 66 old days.
If this car could talk what stories do you think it would tell?
The welcoming committee in Hackberry, Arizona.
Hackberry General Store (Arizona).
A very old gas pump along Route 66.
Hope that's a strong overhang!
I loved running on Route 66.
A mural depicting some of the history of Route 66.
A sad sight that is too often seen.
Bright flowers in an otherwise brown countryside.
More colors along the road.
Large rock formations in Arizona.
This was not kind to the knees!
Colorful vegetation in Arizona.
Beautiful flowering cactus in Arizona.
Sunset in Arizona.
More beautiful flowers in Arizona.
An Arizona sunrise.
Heading to Goffs, Arizona.
Goodbye pavement, hello sand.
An incredible sunset in the Mojave National Preserve.
Good advice from this sign!
In the Mojave National Preserve (California).
To say the Mojave is "dry" is an understatement.
Making tracks in the Mojave National Preserve.
Cows graze in the Mojave.
Some very old, rough pavement.
On the way to Death Valley.
Great food here!
There are many old cars like this along Route 66 and the small towns in the Mojave Desert.
A cemetery in the desert.
A great sign to see at the end of a long running day in the heat!
Amargosa Cafe in California.
Amargosa Hotel (California).
Entering Death Valley National Park in California.
Furnace Creek, California.
Death Valley is dry and barren... and yes, hot!
At Furnace Creek, California.
Entering Death Valley, California.
Death Valley, California.
Badwater Basin in Death Valley, California. This was the finish line for P.A.C.E. Trek 2011.