Time: December 23, 1997 - January 4, 1998
Participants from: Russian Backpacking Club, Purdue Outing Club and friends of the above.
Miles driven: 5640.
Average speed: "We don't have time to take it at 80 mph!" - © Lev Gorenstein.
States visited: 9 (IN/WI, IL, MO, OK, TX, NM, AZ, CA, NV) + some of us stepped 20 meters into Mexico.
Itinerary: Lafayette, IN (Madison, WI) - St. Louis, MO - Oklahoma City, OK - Amarillo, TX - Santa Fe, NM - Tombstone, AZ - Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ - Yuma, AZ - San Diego, CA - Los Angeles, CA - Las Vegas, ND - Grand Canyon National Park, AZ - Flagstaff, AZ - Albuquerque, NM - Amarillo, TX - Oklahoma City, OK - St. Louis, MO - Madison, WI - Lafayette, IN.
These pages are simply the compilation of almost all (except for few of very bad technical quality) of the pictures that I took during this trip. So you may consider it some kind of photo diary.
The pictures are sorted according to the rolls of film they belong to. Inside every roll they are arranged in groups of dozen or so (in order to avoid very heavy and long-loading pages). Don't be disappointed if your browser doesn't show thumbnails too well - the quality of the scanned pictures themselves is relatively good. Well, as good as I managed manupulate my camera while taking them. Please don't shoot the pianist. Just click on the thumbnail and see the full size picture.
From anywhere the click on the will bring you back to this page.
If you prefer to browse pictures off-line, here's the .ZIP archive of all the pictures. BEWARE! It weighs about 10 Mb. Within the archive the pictures are sorted into subdirectories, a roll per directory. The frames are numbered (but please note that the regular movement of film in my camera is from HIGHER numbers to the LOWER ones). All files with the names starting with "i" are the little thumbnails. All pictures are true color JPEGs at 72dpi resolution. The thumbnails are at 150x100 pixels, full size pictures (except panoramic ones) are at 600x400 pixels.
|Of course, you may be interested in the homepage of the Russian Backpacking Club itself, the Russian Backpacker's Newsstand. The page is maintained by Vladimir Smirnov and contains information about our past trips and future plans.|
|Purdue Outing Club, a very cool crowd of people. As usual, our deepest gratitude for all the Club gear that we checked out for this trip.|
Copyright © 1998 Lev Gorenstein,
This page was last updated on January 25, 1998.