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Way too many of us drivers have the truckers retirement. The last thing I ever see before I "buy the farm", I hope, is the inside of a truck. I can only hope to be sittin somewhere with a view, away from the truck. I love what I do, but not that much.

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I know that stretch of interstate well. Most of those pictures are on the West end of Colorado, from Grand Junction to Eagle.

This is what it looks like to be on top of those mountains. If you could look straight down from the middle of this picture you would see that interstate where you took some of those pictures. This picture was taken at 13,000 feet with me and my friends dual sports.

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Way too many of us drivers have the truckers retirement. The last thing I ever see before I "buy the farm", I hope, is the inside of a truck. I can only hope to be sittin somewhere with a view, away from the truck. I love what I do, but not that much.

Most farmers would say the same thing. Here is what farmers see, unlike trucking, farmers see the same thing year after year. I do ponder that my great great grandfather was looking at the same view only from behind a horse sitting on a 1 bottom plow.

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Much why I work hard so I can play hard.

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Here are some of mine from the past two to three years.

Sunrise in Central Iowa

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Just outside Lordsburg, NM. If you look closely you can see the tornado funnel coming out of the clouds.

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Another sunrise in Iowa

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Sunrise outside New Orleans

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The Grapevine in California

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And a few more.

Sand dunes along I-8 in Southern California along the Mexican border.

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Columbia River along I-84 in Oregon

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I-80 in Green River, Wyoming

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Sunrise in Little Rock, Arkansas

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Sunrise in South Texas. Image caught through my sideview mirror.

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I really like that drive on the 8. I miss riding around in my sandrail down there. But drivin truck through is nice. I usually take a nap on 78 at the Glamis store.

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And some more.

Truckin along I-70 in Colorado

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Highway 189 outside Heber City, Utah

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Sunset in Colorado along I-25

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Sunset in Arizona along I-10

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Sunrise in New Mexico along I-25

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Winter sunrise in Illinois on I-39

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This is what the last couple of mornings looked like for me in the middle of nowhere, Nevada and Arizona.

 

The first pic is Az, then Nv

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Thanks Clayton for making this wonderful topic.

I have a couple of new desktops, thanks. 

I hope you don't charge much concerning copyrights.  lol.

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This is my typical view on the road, I often think of the Waylon Jennings song, Are you sure Hank done it this way ("I've seen the world with a 5 piece band looking at the backside of me"). :)

 

Hwy 49 near Reno.

 

Near Weed, CA, Mt Shasta in the distance 

 

I think of my engine as a big truck until I park next to the real big trucks...

 

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Whitney Portal (trailhead to the summit of Mt Whitney, tallest point in the lower 48). The trail starts at 7800 feet, the summit is 14,505

 

An occasional perk is getting to cut through a National Park (another perk has been getting to work in a National Park)

Tioga Pass entrance to Yosemite National Park (elevation 9,943 feet)

 

Tuolumne Meadows Yosemite National Park

 

Overlook of Yosemite Valley from Hwy 120.

 

Death Valley

 

 

 

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Lake Tahoe

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Hwy 50 near Placerville, CA. Passing a wagon train, part of an annual event following the path many early settlers took crossing the Sierras into California.

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Somewhere in Idaho

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Following the Snake River in Idaho

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Fire camp in Stanley, Idaho, Sawtooth Mountains in the background

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Dust Devil at Craters of the Moon, Idaho

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Potato field at sunset, somewhere in Idaho

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We got the complete Idaho experience, at one fire the sleeping area was in some empty potato cellars.

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Near Stanley, Idaho Sawtooth range in the background

 

Some old mining thing near Bishop, CA (off of Hwy 395)

 

Pelicans in the surf near Lompoc, CA

 

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You forestry boys sure get to travel. Im sure youve been pretty busy here the last few weeks. Thank you for your service.

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Thank you, today is my first day off since July 27, although I have been home at night for a change. We don't put quite the same kind of miles on as you guys, but we do see a lot of ground.

Sunset near Page, Arizona

 

and a little later

 

Sunrise near Winthrop, Washington

 

Diablo Lake along Hwy 20 in northern Washington, the bright green color is due to minerals in the water

 

Columbia River along Oregon / Washington border

 

Columbia River near Wenatchee, Washington

 

Near Burns, Oregon

 

Crossing through Yosemite (again), taking a break at Olmstead Point

 

A typical summer day in Southern California :) (near Santa Clarita)

 

Night burn in Yosemite Valley

 

 

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To date, my toughest assignment, a 21 day severity detail to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii (aka the big island). :wub:

 

South point, southern most part of the United States, more than 3000 miles of open ocean to landfall in Australia.

 

Sunset in Kona, HI

 

Akaka Falls

 

Mauna Loa's active crater

same crater at night

 

Sunset from summit of Mauna Kea (13,796 feet)

 

 

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You sir are very lucky to get to travel like that, see what you have. But I know you work hard and earn those views. Because of people like you, protecting these sites for the rest of enjoy, Thank You.

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Those are the highlights, I've spent quite a bit of time in far less photogenic places. :)

 

Based on some of the other photos on here, I'm not the only one who gets to see some spectacular scenery as part of the job. I spent the last two weeks working logistics for several fires here at home. We were getting shipments of supplies in nearly every day and I think you have some idea how that stuff gets around, so thank you for what you do as well. ;) 

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Thanks man, i really do appreciate the kind words.

This was my Thursday morning.

 

Summer time in the southwest is sure purty.

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This was view driving back to the yard from Carlsbad. What a nice way to cap off a rough and long week. A west coast, ocean sunset.

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     Here is one photo taken from a ferry about a half mile from shore. Aside from the steep ride to get to the house.I might not mind living up there!

Be Well

  Gator

 

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