Chris Roams

Travel, Adventures, and Photography
Red Roamer

Southern California

Looping from Yosemite to the Mojave and back.
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Crashing the bike and heading back east. Read More…

Through the Parks

Lamar Valley Sunset
Riding north through Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks Read More…

Northward Bound

Bear Lake
Riding from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park Read More…

Difficult Easy Departure

Salt Lake City
Some quick bike repairs getting ready to ride further north from Salt Lake City Read More…

Mad Dash to Nowhere

Utah Lake
Riding from Escalante to Salt Lake City Read More…

Strange Familiar Places

Sunroom with a View
Riding from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon up to Escalante, the hard way Read More…

Back in the Dust

Trona PinnaclesGetting back on the road and riding from San Diego to Las Vegas Read More…

Back to Las Vegas

Mojave Sunset
Riding from San Diego to Las Vegas across the Mojave Read More…

Southern California Loop

Sunset Beach
Riding from San Jose to San Diego and then driving up along the Sierras, across Death Valley, and out to Joshua Tree Read More…

To The Pacific

Ballarat Truck
Riding from Las Vegas to San Jose Read More…

Top of the Country

Summit Portrait
The final push to the summit of Mt Whitney.
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Marmot Country

Consultation Lake
Pushing up the trail towards Mt Whitney to establish a base camp for the summit bid.
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Movie Country

Mt Whitney
Crossing through the Alabama Hills and camping out at Whitney Portal, the last night before starting the climb of Mt Whitney.
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High Country

Horseshoe Meadows Camp
Spending some time enjoying the scenery and adjusting to altitude high in the Sierras.
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Bat Country

Arriving in Las Vegas and heading for Death Valley.
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Another Ending

Hite Crossing Bridge
Back in Las Vegas putting the bike into storage, pictures of bridges from along the way.
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Climbing In

Spooky Gulch
Hiking in Peek-A-Boo and Spooky Gulch slot canyons and riding west to avoid a snowstorm.
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The Road Retaken

Metate Arch
Riding down the Hole in the Rock Road to Devils Garden.
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Outbreak of Normalcy

Swap Mesa
Riding across the Burr Trail to Escalante.
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Navigational Issues

Valley of the Gods
Riding through Monument Valley, the Valley of the Gods, up the Moki Dugway to Muley Point.
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Familiar Terrain

Four Peaks
Riding down the back of the Mazatzals and then back to Sedona’s red rocks.
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Gold Fever

Superstition Moonrise
Hiking in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix before riding out the Apache Trail to Lake Roosevelt and then up to the top of the Mazatzal Mountains.
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Up a Creek

El Oso Road
Climbing up Sedona’s Oak Creek Canyon to Flagstaff and then looping back down to the mountains east of Phoenix.
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Where We Left Off

Picking back up in Las Vegas, putting better tires on the bike, and riding through the mountains to Sedona to test them out.
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And Then Things Got Weird

Desert Burros
Riding through Saline Valley and visiting the Warm Springs.
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Back in the Sand

Tufa and Sierras
Crossing back over the Sierras at night to see Mono Lake.
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Lots of Sierra, Not Much Nevada

Half Dome
Crossing Tioga Road through the Sierra Nevada on New Years Day, spending the night in Yosemite’s Camp 4.
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On the Edge

Mt Whitney
Riding up to Cerro Gordo and through the Owens Valley past Mt Whitney. Walking around Manzanar.
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Low Point

Ruined Car
Riding through Death Valley with visits to abandoned mines and ghost towns.
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A Tough Life in Paradise

Havasu Falls
Visiting the Havasupai, their village, and waterfalls.
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The World Needs More Art Deco

Hoover Dam
Sightseeing around Hoover Dam.
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The Spaces Inbetween

Hurricane Cliffs
Riding out of House Rock Road in the snow, through Page, the House Rock Valley, and to Las Vegas Bay.
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If at first you don’t succeed… Air down and try again

The Wave
Back on the bike, riding to Kanab and down House Rock Road, hiking The Wave and the start of Wire Pass.
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Back to Civilization

Ride into Las Vegas, temporary break.
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Wagon has broken an axle, lose 2 days

Attempt to get to The Wave, broken clutch on House Rock Road.
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Exposure Part Deux

The Watchtower
Zion’s tunnel, more pictures from the Coyote Gulch hike, and more musings on wilderness ethics.
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Zion Stars
Climbing Angels Landing in Zion National Park and musings on wilderness ethics. Read More…

What Goes Down Must Come Up

Desert Hare
Riding down the Hole in the Rock Road, hiking in Coyote Gulch, and sunset in Bryce Canyon.
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Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.

Capitol Reef
Through Capitol Reef National Park to Escalante.
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Moving On

Late Moon
A night in Arches National Park, and another Moab area trail.
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Unfinished Business

Delicate Arch
Sunset hike to Delicate Arch.
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Third Time's the Charm

Long Canyon
Testing the bike on the off-road trails around Moab.
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Over the Mountains

Book Cliffs
Riding out of Salt Lake to Moab via Spanish Fork Canyon.
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Welcome to Utah

Wasatch Range
Start of the trip in Salt Lake City.
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Riding north into the Montana Rockies, waiting for the road across Glacier to open Read More…