In October through the first part of November 2018, I took my first solo road trip. I made a platform bed for my family’s 2003 Subaru Outback and hit the road from Missoula, MT, winding down through Montana and Wyoming to Idaho, then in a figure 8 shape through many of southern Utah’s National Parks and Monuments, starting and ending in Zion. Some places I only passed through and spent one night in, and others I explored for 3-4 days. Each place had endless adventures and left me wanting to stay forever. My goal was to make it to Mammoth Lakes, CA by mid-November, where I would begin my first season as a ski instructor at Mammoth Mountain. I learned many lessons and a lot about myself, gained new and valuable experiences, and found several ways to grow as a human being all while on the road. Following are some photographs I captured along the way.