Summer 2005: This road trip was one of my early favorites, and its photos were some of the first I actually liked. In part one of this two part series, I capture stunning images of the Rocky Mountains, Columbia River, Salt Lake City, and Portland, Oregon. I’ve also included what I consider to be one of America’s hidden treasures, Dinosaur National Monument, on the northern boundary of Utah and Colorado. Designated as a National Monument in 1915 by Woodrow Wilson after the discovery of exceptional dinosaur fossil beds, Dinosaur also boasts stunning vistas courtesy its unique geological (and cultural) history. Also included are two of Portland’s wonderful gardens, one Japanese, and the other, Rose. Also, the trip wouldn’t have been complete without stopping by Staff Sergeant Graham Duke’s filthy Layton, Utah apartment.