BUCKET LIST - WEST

9 STATES



CALIFORNIA

The Golden State

State Capital is Sacramento.
Admitted to the Union on
September 9, 1850 as the 31st state.
VisitedLocation
Channel Islands National Park
Death Valley National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Kings Canyon National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Pinnacles National Park
Redwood National Park (1 of only 23 World Heritage Sites in the U.S.)
Sequoia National Park
Yosemite National Park (1 of only 23 World Heritage Sites in the U.S.)
Point Reyes National Seashore
Cabrillo National Monument
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
Sand to Snow National Monument
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
Mojave Trails National Monument
Carrizo Plain National Monument
César E. Chávez National Monument
Castle Mountains National Monument
Giant Sequoia National Monument
Fort Ord National Monument
California Coastal National Monument
Devils Postpile National Monument
Muir Woods National Monument
Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument
Lava Beds National Monument
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
Old Town Trolley Tour in San Diego
Route One, Big Sur Coast Highway [All American Road]
Route One, San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway [All American Road]
Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway [All American Road]
MUST TASTE - Date Shake
MUST TASTE - Mission Style Burritos
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise


COLORADO

The Centennial State

State Capital is Denver.
Admitted to the Union on
August 1, 1876 as the 38th state.
VisitedLocation
Mesa Verde National Park (1 of only 23 World Heritage Sites in the U.S.)
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Chimney Rock National Monument
Yucca House National Monument
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Browns Canyon National Monument
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Colorado National Monument
Hovenweep National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument
San Juan Skyway [All American Road]
Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road [All American Road]
Ride upon the Pike's Peak Cog Railway
MUST TASTE - Denver Omlette
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise


IDAHO

The Gem State

State Capital is Boise.
Admitted to the Union on
July 3, 1890 as the 43rd state.
VisitedLocation
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Northwest Passage Scenic Byway [All American Road]
International Selkirk Loop [All American Road]
MUST TASTE - Anything Potato
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise


MONTANA

Big Sky Country

State Capital is Helena.
Admitted to the Union on
November 8, 1889 as the 41st state.
VisitedLocation
Glacier National Park
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument
Beartooth Scenic Byway [All American Road]
MUST TASTE - Buffalo Burger
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise


NEVADA

The Silver State

State Capital is Carson City.
Admitted to the Union on
October 31, 1864 as the 36th state.
VisitedLocation
Great Basin National Park
Gold Butte National Monument
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument
Basin and Range National Monument
Las Vegas Strip [All American Road]
Hoover Dam
MUST TASTE - Ironport
MUST TASTE - Shrimp Cocktail
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise


OREGON

The Beaver State

State Capital is Salem.
Admitted to the Union on
February 14, 1859 as the 33th state.
VisitedLocation
Crater Lake National Park
Oregon Caves National Monument
Newberry National Monument
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
Cascade–Siskiyou National Monument
Hells Canyon Scenic Byway [All American Road]
Historic Columbia River Highway [All American Road]
Pacific Coast Scenic Byway [All American Road]
MUST TASTE - Hazelnuts
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise


UTAH

The Beehive State

State Capital is Salt Lake City.
Admitted to the Union on
January 4, 1896 as the 45th state.
VisitedLocation
Zion National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Arches National Park
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Natural Bridges National Monument
Bears Ears National Monument
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Scenic Byway 12 - A Journey Through Time [All American Road]
MUST TASTE - Apple Beer (non-alcoholic)
MUST TASTE - Pastrami Burger
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise


WASHINGTON

The Evergreen State

State Capital is Olympia.
Admitted to the Union on
November 11, 1889 as the 42th state.
VisitedLocation
Olympic National Park (1 of only 23 World Heritage Sites in the U.S.)
North Cascades National Park
Mount Rainier National Park
Mount St. Helens National Monument
Hanford Reach National Monument
San Juan Islands National Monument
Chinook Scenic Byway [All American Road]
Westernmost point on the United States mainland (Cape Alva)
MUST TASTE - Cedar Plank Salmon
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise


WYOMING

The Equality State

State Capital is Cheyenne.
Admitted to the Union on
July 10, 1890 as the 44th state.
VisitedLocation
Grand Teton National Park
Yellowstone National Park (1 of only 23 World Heritage Sites in the U.S.)
Fossil Butte National Monument
Devils Tower National Monument
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway
MUST TASTE - Beef Jerky
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise