257 Photos - Dec 8, 2014
Photo: Portland #196 Louisiana. 
"Portland #XXX" = sight where we took a sample. Pay attention, the environment changes pretty quickly.Photo: Portland #197 TexasPhoto: Portland #198 TexasPhoto: Portland #199 TexasPhoto: Big Texan!Photo: Big Texan!Photo: Big Texan!Photo: Big Texan!Photo: Portland #200 TexasPhoto: Portland #201 TexasPhoto: Portland #202 New MexicoPhoto: Portland #202 New Mexico
(the other side of the road)Photo: Portland #203 New MexicoPhoto: Portland #204 ColoradoPhoto: Portland #205 ColoradoPhoto: Portland #206 Colorado
Collecting bugs during a snow storm at night!Photo: Laramie, WyomingPhoto: Laramie, WyomingPhoto: Laramie, WyomingPhoto: Laramie, WyomingPhoto: Windmills, WyomingPhoto: Snow Fences, WyomingPhoto: Portland #207 Wyoming
Sifting in the snow!Photo: The multiple-cute-sock-layering technique.Photo: View from the road, Wyoming.Photo: View from the road, Wyoming.Photo: View from the road, Wyoming.Photo: Portland #208, WyomingPhoto: View from the road, Wyoming.Photo: Portland #209, WyomingPhoto: Portland #209, WyomingPhoto: Blurry Bison, WyomingPhoto: Got a picture of some wonderful dead wood and there was an elk in the grass! WyomingPhoto: Oh Dear! WyomingPhoto: Portland #210 UtahPhoto: Portland #210 UtahPhoto: View from the road, Utah.Photo: Portland #211, UtahPhoto: Boise, Idaho!Photo: Samples in the hotel room!Photo: View from the road, Idaho.Photo: Portland #212, OregonPhoto: Portland #213, OregonPhoto: Portland #213, OregonPhoto: Portland #213, OregonPhoto: View from the road, Oregon.Photo: A place to exercise your horse at a highway rest stop, Oregon.Photo: Portland #214, Oregon.Photo: "The Woods"Photo: "The Woods"Photo: Intrepid travelers on the road!Photo: Hwy 97 across Columbia River at Biggs Junction OR - Truck stuck on bridge. We drive 200+ miles in these conditions.Photo: View from the Hotel, Portland.Photo: Portland #215, WashingtonPhoto: Portland #215, WashingtonPhoto: Portland #216, WashingtonPhoto: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: The tree was born in the year 1293.Photo: The tree was born in the year 1293.Photo: Steller's JayPhoto: Loop trail, Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Park BeaverPhoto: Loop trail, Mt. Rainier!Photo: Loop trail, Mt. Rainier!Photo: Loop trail, Mt. Rainier!Photo: Loop trail, Mt. Rainier!Photo: Ice. Loop trail, Mt. Rainier!Photo: Loop trail, Mt. Rainier!Photo: Loop trail, Mt. Rainier!Photo: Loop trail, Mt. Rainier!Photo: Tree growing up through a nurse stump!
Loop trail, Mt. Rainier!Photo: Loop trail, Mt. Rainier!Photo: Loop trail, Mt. Rainier!Photo: Loop trail, Mt. Rainier!Photo: Loop trail, Mt. Rainier!Photo: Waterfall, Mt. Rainier NP!Photo: Waterfall, Mt. Rainier NP!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: The top of the glacier is between the trees. Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Glacier, Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Mt. Rainier!Photo: Brittany waiting patiently in the car. Mt. Rainier!Photo: Melt-water river, Mt. Rainier!Photo: RavenPhoto: Portland #217, WashingtonPhoto: Portland #218, WashingtonPhoto: Intriguing floor, Italian restaurant, Portland.Photo: Convention CenterPhoto: Entomological Collections Network meetingPhoto: Bong!Photo: Crystal!Photo: Around the table.Photo: Brit enjoying a hot dog.Photo: Outside the Portland Convention Center, a living display of dead wood.Photo: Outside the Portland Convention Center, a living display of dead wood.Photo: The Coleopterists Society BoothPhoto: Brittany and Mel at the booth.Photo: Rush hour on the train.Photo: View of PortlandPhoto: View of PortlandPhoto: Portland #219 Washington

Grylloblatid!!! (Rock crawler, they can live on glaciers.)Photo: Portland #219, Washington
In the cave.Photo: Portland #219, Washington
Cuter than Gollum.Photo: Portland #219 WashingtonPhoto: Portland #219, WashingtonPhoto: Portland #219, WashingtonPhoto: Portland #219, WashingtonPhoto: Portland #219, Washington

IcePhoto: Portland #219, WashingtonPhoto: Portland #219, WashingtonPhoto: Portland #219, WashingtonPhoto: Mt. St. HelensPhoto: Brittany at her poster.Photo: Derek at the office.Photo: Vicki at the boothPhoto: The Dream TeamPhoto: Mike at his poster.Photo: Congrats Park!Photo: Coleopterists Society get-together.Photo: Coleopterists Society get-together.Photo: Derek giving his talk.Photo: Ne'er-do-wells waiting for the train.Photo: Chaboo at the boothPhoto: Lunch!Photo: Chris demonstrating his posterPhoto: Don's leafhopper talk.Photo: Booth RIPPhoto: Brittany Sour to Infinity
Happy Park ForeverPhoto: PortlandPhoto: Portland #220, OregonPhoto: Portland #221, OregonPhoto: View from the road, Oregon.Photo: Portland #222, OregonPhoto: Portland #223, CaliforniaPhoto: Amazing Restaurant!
Crescent City, CaliforniaPhoto: Flaming Banana (all flamed out)Photo: Portland #224, Crescent City beach, CaliforniaPhoto: Portland #224, Crescent City beach, CaliforniaPhoto: Portland #224, Crescent City beach, CaliforniaPhoto: Portland #224, Crescent City beach, CaliforniaPhoto: Portland #224, Crescent City beach, CaliforniaPhoto: Jedediah Smith WoodsPhoto: Jedediah Smith WoodsPhoto: Jedediah Smith WoodsPhoto: Jedediah Smith WoodsPhoto: Can you see Park?
Jedediah Smith WoodsPhoto: Jedediah Smith WoodsPhoto: Big stump
Jedediah Smith WoodsPhoto: Looking through the stump. Jedediah Smith WoodsPhoto: Big dead wood. Jedediah Smith WoodsPhoto: Bigger stump. 
Jedediah Smith WoodsPhoto: Jedediah Smith WoodsPhoto: Forest floor. Jedediah Smith WoodsPhoto: California beach.Photo: California beach.Photo: California beach.Photo: Wild elk! California.Photo: Portland #225, CaliforniaPhoto: Great hood ornament.Photo: Stop along the highway, California.Photo: Stop along the highway, California.Photo: Stop along the highway, California.Photo: Portland #226, CaliforniaPhoto: Portland #227, CaliforniaPhoto: Scenes along the highway, NevadaPhoto: Portland #228, NevadaPhoto: Scenes along the highway, NevadaPhoto: Scenes along the highway, NevadaPhoto: Portland #229, NevadaPhoto: Beware of Bulls, Nevada.Photo: Scenes along the highway, NevadaPhoto: Scenes along the highway, NevadaPhoto: Scenes along the highway, NevadaPhoto: Favorite animal warning sign, Nevada.Photo: Scenes along the highway, NevadaPhoto: Portland #230, Nevada. 
Friendly Pigeons.Photo: Scenes along the highway, NevadaPhoto: Scenes along the highway, Nevada. 

Note Joshua Trees (a tall branching yucca)Photo: Scenes along the highway, Nevada
Joshua TreesPhoto: Scenes along the highway, NevadaPhoto: Portland #231, NevadaPhoto: Portland #231, NevadaPhoto: Scenes along the highway, NevadaPhoto: Scenes along the highway, NevadaPhoto: Big Dune, Nevada
300 feet tallPhoto: Big Dune, Nevada
300 feet tallPhoto: Big Dune, Nevada
300 feet tallPhoto: Portland #232, Nevada
Cactus SpringsPhoto: Las Vegas!Photo: Mexican Restaurant near the Grand Canyon.Photo: Grand Canyon (definitely lived up to the hype).Photo: Giant Ground Sloth!!!! Skull and Poo.Photo: Took me ages to climb down to the nest.Photo: Dead wood toys!Photo: Grand Canyon south rim forestPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand Canyon extreme zoom to bottom below.Photo: Grand Canyon ravensPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand Canyon trees below!Photo: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: Grand CanyonPhoto: You'll get plague!Photo: Park in the Rocks.Photo: Grand Canyon south rim forest.Photo: Portland #233, ArizonaPhoto: View from the road, Arizona.Photo: View from the road, Arizona.Photo: View from the road, Arizona.Photo: View from the road, Arizona. 
(Cows in the road)Photo: Deadly decorative dry stream bed at a rest stop.Photo: Portland #234, New Mexico
Packrat home?Photo: Portland #236, TexasPhoto: Korean restaurant! Half sweet, half spicy.Photo: Scene from the road, Texas.Photo: Portland #237, Louisiana.Photo: State of the vehicle, at the end.Photo: Samples collected (42 of 44).Photo: Coastal LouisianaPhoto: Portland #238, LouisianaPhoto: Portland #239, Holly Beach, LouisianaPhoto: Portland #239, LouisianaPhoto: Portland #239, LouisianaPhoto: Running the samples