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Are you yearning to camp in the colorful and wild forests of Colorado? Have you been dreaming to canoe over the turquoise waters of Moraine Lake, hike though the evergreen cascades of the Columbia River Gorge, or drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier? Whether it be the Grand Canyon, the Oregon Coast, or the Big Bend many of these national parks and scenic locations can be very overwhelming for first-time visitors. Properly planning your trip can save time, money, and most importantly, get you to the places you've been dreaming of.


Whether you wish to experience a family vacation, photography expedition or hiking with friends I can help you get the best out of your vacation. From narrowing down the perfect location to precise details on how to get the most of your trip. So let's get your vacation started!

the planning

  • Detailed itineraries and maps. Provided by Nat Geo Maps, Google Earth, All Trails, The Photographers Ephemeris and Outdoor Projects.

  • Photography hot spots.

  • Backcountry campsites, campgrounds and permit information.

  • Best hiking trails.

  • Hotels, lodging, restaurants and points of interest.

  • Logistics, best driving routes for 4x4 or scenic drives.

  • Anything else you need!

Over the phone/email consulting


Map Pack

$125.00 +shipping and handling.

Printed itinerary, hand written notes, Nat Geo map, AllTrails and Outdoor Project printed trail maps,

GPS coordinates, photography notes, PDF's, photo examples , equipment links, booking info sent via email and Goggle Drive.

To allow me to write, gather, order, and mail you my information.

I ask for a two weeks advance before your trip.




American Southwest

  • Grand Canyon National Park.

  • Antelope Canyon.

  • Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend.

  • Monument Valley.

  • Bryce Canyon National Park.

  • Saguaro National Park.

  • The Wave and Vermillion Cliffs.

  • Natural Bridges National Monument.

  • Grand Staircase-Escalante.

  • Dinosaur National Monument.

Pacific Northwest

  • Columbia River Gorge.

  • U.S. Route 101: The Oregon Coastline.

  • Crater Lake National Park.

  • Mt. Hood National Forest.

  • Redwoods State & National Parks.

  • Portland.

  • Silver Falls State Park.

  • Williamette National Forest.

  • Umpqua National Forest.


Rocky Mountains

  • Glacier National Park.

  • Banff National Park and surrounding national parks.

  • The Maroon Bells.

  • Telluride, Durango, Pagosa Springs, and Silverton.

  • Ridgway, Ouray, Lake City, Creede.

  • San Juan, Uncompahgre and Rio Grande National Forests.

  • Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • Denver.

  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

  • Mesa Verde National Park.

  • Great Sand Dunes National Park.

New Mexico

  • Santa Fe, Taos, Ruidoso, Chama, and Albuquerque.

  • White Sands National Monument.

  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

  • Chaco Culture National Historic Park.

  • Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness.

  • Bandelier National Monument.

  • Jemez Springs and Valles Caldera.

  • Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu.

  • Taos Ski Valley, Ski Apache, Ski Santa Fe.

  • Big Bend National Park.

  • Austin, and San Antonio.

  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

  • Fredericksburg and the Hill Country.

  • Gulf Coast.

  • Enchanted Rock State Park.

  • Spring-time bluebonnet hot spots.

  • Amarillo, Lubbock and Midland.

  • Marfa, Alpine and Terlingua.

Rowdy's Picks


Banff, Alberta and the surrounding area of the Southern Canadian Rockies is one of the most beautiful mountainous landscapes on Earth. With turquoise glacial water in the summer, to amazing shows of the northern lights in the winter. If you want to camp deep inside the mountain valley, or stay inside the royal Fairmont Hot Springs, Banff is the perfect northern get away for friends and family.    


  • Banff National Park, how to canoe Moraine Lake and Lake Louise.

  • Best sights in Yoho and Kootenay National Parks.

  • Jasper National Park, info on the Ice Fields Parkway drive and best stops to photograph. 

  • Banff Fairmont Hot Springs and Banff Gondala.

  • And much more!!!


Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, and Horseshoe Bend are some of the most photographed landscapes in the American Southwest. And for good reason, they are absolutely remarkable. Page is the perfect road trip weekend destination. And being only one to two hours away from the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon and Zion this destination is the perfect spot to the ultimate southwest road trip.


  • Tour Upper & Lower Antelope Canyon, Rattlesnake and nearby Navajo Slot Canyons.

  • Horseshoe Bend, photographing the rim and rafting the Colorado River.

  • Glen Canyon NRA 4x4 off road drives to Lake Powell overlooks.

  • Lake Powell boating and jet skiing.

  • Continuing to nearby national parks and destinations.

THE 101


  • Best stops, hot spots, and restaurants on the 101.

  • Hiking the Columbia River Gorge.

  • Exploring the Redwoods State & National Parks.

  • Best waterfalls in Oregon.

  • Photographing Mt. Hood and Mt. Saint Helens.

  • Experiencing Crater Lake National Park. 

  • Visiting Portland.

Oregon's evergreen forests, cascading waterfalls, and picturesque coastline are straight out of an adventure novel. With one of America's most scenic highways stretching parallel against the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Route 101 takes you to some of the most photographic beaches, towns, and coves in North America. From the Haystacks of Cannon Beach to the Redwoods of Northern California the 101 is the drive of a life time.

Including information on the 101, I give information on the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood area, Crater Lake National Park, Portland, Williamette National Forest, Silver Falls State Park and Redwoods National Park.

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