These pictures are from the Hurricane Ridge area of Olympic National Park, WA; and were taken by my friend “JD” – who lived in the dorm with me during my second year at MSU.
I’ve cropped the previous photo to show that there is a white mountain goat on the far left of the picture, and I’m the one on the right…not to be confused with an old goat!
This is a close up of the mountain goat from the previous pictures, just relaxing on the edge of a ledge and enjoying the sunny afternoon in Olympic National Park, WA.
This mountain goat was afraid of heights and stayed out in the open taking it easy.
Bruce (left) and I had completed our 8,000 mile bicycle adventure around America and were living and working in Seattle and contemplating our next move.
These pictures that “JD” took of Bruce and I represents the “official” end of our 8,000 mile bicycle adventure around the United States, and shortly after these pictures were taken Bruce decided to return solo to Michigan.
“JD” took this picture of me on the edge of a cliff on Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park; which for me represents what was the beginning of the rest of my life after the bike trip with Bruce – and is one of my favorite pictures.
I found new adventures in Seattle to experience and was eager to continue pursuing the life of my dreams – and couldn’t wait to see what was around the next bend in the road that was becoming my life.
I would soon discover hot air ballooning, continue exploring much of the country and bicycle solo around England, Scotland, Wales and France…and later go on to fly jets!