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20 photos from my trip west

I recently drove from Southeast Ohio to Portland, Oregon, where I’m working this summer.

The trip was beautiful. Josh Jamerson and I drove several hours each day (with the exception of a two-night stay in Ogden, Utah while visiting Brandon Carte) and made it across the country in six days.

Here are some highlights of the trip.

This was our first stop outside of Ohio.

This was our first stop outside Ohio.

Josh takes a photo of the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis.

Josh takes a photo of the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis.

A small portion of the Kansas City skyline.

A small portion of the Kansas City skyline.

Rural Wyoming

The drive through rural Wyoming was particularly pretty.

Brandon and Josh walk along a trail leading to a waterfall in Ogden, Utah.

Brandon and Josh walk along a trail leading to a waterfall in Ogden, Utah.

We ran into a bit of hail and rain on our hike in Ogden. It was at about this point when we decided to turn around.

We ran into a bit of hail and rain on our hike in Ogden. It was at about this point when we decided to turn around.

Brandon drives through Antelope Island National Park near Salt Lake City.

Brandon drives through Antelope Island State Park near Salt Lake City.

Josh takes a photo out the window of Brandon's car.

Josh takes a photo out the window of Brandon’s car.

Brandon and Josh at Antelope Island State Park near Salt Lake City.

Brandon and Josh at Antelope Island State Park near Salt Lake City.

The Mormon Temple is a center point of Salt Lake City.

The Mormon Temple is a central landmark in Salt Lake City.

This Nevada rest stop has to be one of the highest elevated (and smallest) in the United States.

This Nevada rest stop has to be one of the highest elevated (and smallest) in the United States.

Yikes.

Yikes.

Josh and I hiked Cascade Falls Trail in South Lake Tahoe, California.

Josh and I hiked Cascade Falls Trail in South Lake Tahoe, California.

Cascade Falls, in South Lake Tahoe, California.

Cascade Falls, in South Lake Tahoe, California.

Josh and I got up at about 6:30 a.m. to hike.

Josh and I got up at about 6:30 a.m. to hike.

This is the only photo we took together on my camera.

This is the only photo we took together on my camera.

Josh and I hiked a 5-mile trail alongside the Pacific Ocean on our first full day in Oregon.

Josh and I hiked a 5-mile trail alongside the Pacific Ocean on our first full day in Oregon.

People were commenting online that the trail we were hiking wasn't safe for young children. The drop-off is steep.

People were commenting online that the trail we were hiking wasn’t safe for young children. The drop-off is steep.

One of many

One of many “candids” from Josh.

Portland Theater sits in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon

Portland Theater sits in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon

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My name is Jim Ryan, and I'm a breaking news reporter for The Oregonian and OregonLive in Portland. I'm an Ohio University graduate from Gaylord, Michigan.

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