August 2007: This is the third of a three-part gallery chronicling my Northern Road Trip (NRT) with Kristina Caggiano and Manuchehr Taghizadeh-Popp. After a quick pass through Billings, Montana, this gallery starts with a collection of the weird and wild mudpots, geysers, fumaroles, and chance encounters that only Yellowstone National Park can provide. Having raced through all of Yellowstone in a single day, we arrived at a preserved ghost town, Virginia City, in the wee hours of the night. Not to be defeated, we toured the town in the dark and learned about its history with Rudy, the town’s barkeep and general store operator. We made a couple quick stops in Missoula, Montana, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, and the old silver mining town of Wallace, Washington, not far outside which a beautiful old red metal footbridge caught my eye. The trip concluded with a visit to Vancouver and its University of British Columbia and a boat tour of the San Juan Islands, where a pack of Killer Whales got closer to my boat than I could have ever hoped.