My VanLife consisted of working every other week. The week on was brutal, piling in two weeks worth of hours, but adventuring on the off weeks was worth it!
I slept in the hospital parking lot (with security's permission) during my work weeks, driving into the sunset after my last shift.
The highlight was taking two months off to drive 9,000 miles, up the West Coast, ferrying to Vancouver Island, across Canada through Jasper, Banff and Niagara, then down to Georgia before cruising back across the US. Epic.
Campgrounds, Rest Areas, BLM or USFS Land, and the occasional Walmart or Truck Stop were home on off weeks, always near or on the way to epic trail runs.
Near Mt. Jefferson, Central Oregon
The Van, AKA K23
Epic Roadtrip: Canada
Somewhere in Canada
Spotted a random trailhead - took a driving break for a mind blowing trail run
Icefields Pkwy, Between Jasper and Banff
Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada - Near the Base on the Canadian Side
A constant rainbow from the drenching spray! Plus standing this close shook my bones. Unreal.
Bryce Canyon, Utah
Spotted a Trail, Hiked in for Lunch!
Bryce Canyon 60K (37.3 Miles)
Mile 25 or so, running Thunder Mountain Trail, purportedly the inspiration for the Disney ride
Chilly the Next Morning
Yosemite National Park, California
Glacier Point Panorama: Yosemite, Nevada & Vernal Falls, with Half Dome in the Middle
Don't Stumble Left...
3,000 ft drop!
Snowy Trail Run
Glacier National Park, Montana
Lunch with a View
Glacier Half Marathon
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Hazy, but Glorious 20+ Mile Loop to Paintbrush Divide
Sunset View From Gros Ventre Campground
Zion National Park, Utah
Treking up Angel's Landing
Note tiny people on the left, ascending the chains!
On Top of Angel's Landing
Avenue of the Giants, California
Founders Tree, 346 Ft Tall
6'4" Dwarfed by Tree Roots
Runner's High at Mile 23
Yellowstone National Park, Mars (or Wyoming)
Random Riverside Geyzer
Old Faithful was awesome, but discovering geyzers away from the tourists was better
Distant Hydrothermals at Sunset
Just the Ground Boiling
These were everywhere my friends
Typical Yellowstone Traffic
Arches National Park, Utah
Note the tiny people for scale!
Secret Back Entrance?
Stumbled accross the sign on a meandering trail run from the BLM where I camped
Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
Summiting Mt. Lassen
Manzanita Lake, with Mt. Lassen
At the 10,400 Ft Summit
Posing with the 14,100 ft Mt. Shasta, 74 miles north