A Look Back-20 Of My Favorite Photos

I think the time has come for my first retrospective. These photos are incredibly special to me. I was blown away by the sheer magnitude of natural beauty out there in the U.S. I was also delighted by the amazing people I encountered, either in person or from a distance. I’m extremely lucky to have visited these extraordinary places. Some of the photos below you might have seen in previous posts, others are new; they’re all a little slice of “Americana” (and one or two from Canada just to be polite)

This beautiful sunset was taken from the deck of the Alaska State Ferry on my way back. It was so incredible most of the crew was out on deck taking pictures too, they said it was one of the most beautiful sunsets they had seen all summer.

I’m driving along on Vancouver Island looking for a hotel when I see this sign. My first thought was wow they’re sold out on like a Tuesday in October, that’s weird. Then I looked at the sign and thought, hhmmmm that deer looks so real, followed by the thought, oh it is real.

Two awesome DJ's rocking an afternoon dance party in Montreal

At the visitor center in Fargo, North Dakota in front of the wood chipper from the movie, they even give you the hat to wear.

Faded grandeur, in old western towns, how I love it!

Magnificent Yellowstone

July 4th in Cody, Wyoming. Three little girls under a sheet in their radio flyer.

Beaver Pond in Yellowstone National Park

A bucking bronco at the Cody Stampede

A bison relaxing by the side of the road

Butte, Montana

A beautiful hike led us to the top of this amazing mountain and a secluded glacial lake.

Driving up the Alaska Highway, I spotted a moose in a huge pond on the side of the road. It was a fantastic experience!

Walking across the Arctic tundra was one of the most memorable things I did on the entire trip. Dead Horse Camp is in the background.

Denali National Park

Seeing a Kodiak bear on Kodiak Island this close up is something I'll never forget

An Alaskan rainbow over the open winlderness

A majestic caribou at the animal rescue center near Girdwood

An American Bald Eagle, they're just the most regale birds in existence

Yosemite National Park


  1. Gregory on December 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Thank you for taking us on this incredible adventure!
    I’m gonna miss the updates and stories until they start up again.

    • halcyonhighway on December 7, 2011 at 7:56 am

      Thanks Gregory, stay tuned for the sequel!

  2. Leenda on December 8, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Marc, I am so happy that you had such an amazing trip across the country, broken bones and all! Reading about your adventures and your curiosity about everything there was to experience took me outside of my own little world, making me a little jealous but also grateful that I have a good life too especially with good people in it like you.

    Come back to us safe with more amazing stories to share, but quit the bone breaking, will ya?

    • halcyonhighway on December 8, 2011 at 9:05 am

      Thank you Linda, you are the best! I’m so happy that you’ve been enjoying it. Stay tuned for Part 2 !!

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