A Painter's Journal

Last Updated: March 2001


For the last few years I had become familiar enough with the roads of the western USA that I didn't need maps. I offer those travels for your enjoyment below. Now that I am settling into life in Juneau, I am content to take my adventures close to home. It take only half a day to drive the whole road system, yet the opportunities seem endless.

August 2000: A hike up Mt.Roberts, and other views around Juneau.

July 2000: Painting and Fishing near Juneau

June: Moving to Alaska, Fishing with Dean

Winter visit to Juneau


1999: Less frequent travels but further than before.

January 9th -16th: Mike and Shiz's Wedding in Japan

July 19th-26th: Surprise trip to the Netherlands

August 1-10th: Mt. Mitchell in the Wind River Range

1998: El Nino's record snowpack made for a short backpacking season with some lakes frozen all year:

June 26th-30: Kirman and Poore Lakes near Sonora Pass

July 10-12: the Coast: Pt. Reyes and Half Moon Bay.

August 8-16: South Fork San Joaquin and John Muir Wilderness

October 31 - November 3: A short trip to the Thompson River, BC.


1997: Travels around California, the Rockies and Northwest. In which I gain the value of recreation, the inspiration of free travel, the lure of the open road, the gifts of clear flowing rivers, the uncertainty of homelessness, and the portable hearth of camp stove cappuccino. I was meant to be a nomad and the internet makes it possible. Call me a Newmad.

August 2-5: Hot Creek, East Walker River, and Leavett Lake, CA

August 10-13: McCloud River

August 20-25: South Fork San Joaquin and Spicer Meadows Reservoir, CA

August 26-28: Ruby Mountains, Nevada, and on to Montana

August 29-September 5: Madison River and Taylor Fork of the Gallatin

September 7 - 20: Yellowstone, the Tetons, and the Wind River Range, Wyoming

September 25 - 28: Rocky Mountain Park and Steamboat Lake, Colorado

September 28-10/2: Delaney Buttes - Homage to Daverdog (a fishing story, no paintings)

October 2 - 9: Return to the Winds and onward to Silver Creek

October 12-15: Eagle Lake and Klamath River, CA

October 22-29: North Umpqua and the Deschutes Rivers, Oregon

 October 30-November 3: Seattle Stopover and the Olympic Peninsula, Washington

November 4-15: Crater Lake, Oregon and back to California

 I thank the following organizations and individuals that lent support and inspiration for this project: Lanminds, Inc.; Kala Art Institute; Farallon Comunications, Inc.; Computer Lines, Inc., Bozeman; Micro Computer World, Loveland Co; Paul Wallace; Jeffrey Gordon Angus; Barbara Crawford; Richard Laws and Karen Laws Callaway; Deirdre Shideler; Dean Weigle; and all patrons who have purchased my art.