BUCKET LIST - WEST

9 STATES
TOTALING


CALIFORNIA

[CA] 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 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
Sequoia National Park
Yosemite National Park (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
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
Border Crossings - ❌CA2OR - ❌CA2NV - ❌CA2AZ
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park and the 21 National Forests -
Angeles
National Forest
Butte Valley
National Grassland
Cleveland
National Forest
Eldorado
National Forest
Inyo
National Forest
Klamath
National Forest
Lake Tahoe Basin
National Forest
Lassen
National Forest
Los Padres
National Forest
Mendocino
National Forest
Modoc
National Forest
Plumas
National Forest
San Bernardino
National Forest
Sequoia
National Forest
Shasta
National Forest
Sierra
National Forest
Six Rivers
National Forest
Stanislaus
National Forest
Tahoe
National Forest
Toiyabe
National Forest
Trinity
National Forest
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

[CO] 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 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
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
Border Crossings - ❌CO2WY - ❌CO2NE - ❌CO2KS - ❌CO2OK - ❌CO2NM - ❌CO2AZ - ❌CO2UT
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park and the 15 National Forests -
Arapaho
National Forest
Cimarron
National Grassland
Comanche
National Grassland
Grand Mesa
National Forest
Gunnison
National Forest
Manti-LaSal
National Forest
Pawnee
National Grassland
Pike
National Forest
Rio Grande
National Forest
Roosevelt
National Forest
Routt
National Forest
San Isabel
National Forest
San Juan
National Forest
Uncompahgre
National Forest
White River
National Forest
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

[ID] 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
Border Crossings - ❌ID2MT - ❌ID2WY - ❌ID2UT - ❌ID2NV - ❌ID2OR - ❌ID2WA
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park and the 14 National Forests -
Boise
National Forest
Cache
National Forest
Caribou
National Forest
Challis
National Forest
Clearwater
National Forest
Coeur d'Alene
National Forest
Curlew
National Grassland
Kaniksu
National Forest
Nez Perce
National Forest
Payette
National Forest
Salmon
National Forest
Sawtooth
National Forest
St. Joe
National Forest
Targhee
National Forest
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

[MT] 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
Travel upon the Going to the Sun Road
MUST TASTE - Buffalo Burger
MUST TASTE - Huckleberry Pie
Border Crossings - ❌MT2ND - ❌MT2SD - ❌MT2WY - ❌MT2ID
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park and the 10 National Forests -
Beaverhead
National Forest
Bitterroot
National Forest
Custer
National Forest
Deerlodge
National Forest
Flathead
National Forest
Gallatin
National Forest
Helena
National Forest
Kootenai
National Forest
Lewis & Clark
National Forest
Lolo
National Forest
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

[NV] 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
Travel across "The Loneliest Road in America" US50
Border Crossings - ❌NV2ID - ❌NV2UT - ❌NV2AZ - ❌NV2CA - ❌NV2OR
MUST TASTE - Ironport
MUST TASTE - Shrimp Cocktail
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park and the 4 National Forests -
Eldorado
National Forest
Humboldt
National Forest
Lake Tahoe Basin
National Forest
Toiyabe
National Forest
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

[OR] 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
Border Crossings - ❌OR2WA - ❌OR2ID - ❌OR2NV - ❌OR2CA
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park and the 15 National Forests -
Columbia River Gorge
National Scenic Area
Crooked River
National Grassland
Deschutes
National Forest
Fremont
National Forest
Malheur
National Forest
Mt. Hood
National Forest
Ochoco
National Forest
Rogue River
National Forest
Siskiyou
National Forest
Siuslaw
National Forest
Umatilla
National Forest
Umpqua
National Forest
Wallowa-Whitman
National Forest
Williamette
National Forest
Winema
National Forest
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

[UT] 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
Drive across the Burr Trail Scenic Backway
Drive across the Moki Dugway
Drive across Monument Valley
Scenic Byway 12 - A Journey Through Time [All American Road]
MUST TASTE - Apple Beer (non-alcoholic)
MUST TASTE - Pastrami Burger
Border Crossings - ❌UT2ID-❌UT2WY-❌UT2CO-❌UT2NM-❌UT2AZ-❌UT2NV
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park and the 8 National Forests -
Ashley
National Forest
Cache
National Forest
Dixie
National Forest
Fishlake
National Forest
Manti-LaSal
National Forest
Sawtooth
National Forest
Uinta
National Forest
Wasatch
National Forest
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

[WA] 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 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
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 of the Continental United States (Cape Alva)
MUST TASTE - Cedar Plank Salmon
Border Crossings - ❌WA2ID - ❌WA2OR
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park and the 7 National Forests -
Columbia River Gorge
National Scenic Area
Colville
National Forest
Gifford Pinchot
National Forest
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie
National Forest
Okanogan
National Forest
Olympic
National Forest
Wenatchee
National Forest
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

[WY] 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 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
Fossil Butte National Monument
Devils Tower National Monument
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway
Travel upon the Beartooth Highway
MUST TASTE - Beef Jerky
Border Crossings - ❌WY2MT - ❌WY2ND - ❌WY2SD - ❌WY2NE - ❌WY2CO - ❌WY2UT - ❌WY2ID
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park and the 9 National Forests -
Bighorn
National Forest
Black Hills
National Forest
Bridger
National Forest
Medicine Bow
National Forest
Shoshone
National Forest
Targhee
National Forest
Teton
National Forest
Thunder Basin
National Grassland
Wasatch
National Forest
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