As summer winds down and the we count the days before Alex returns to school as a third-grader on two hands, we jumped at the opportunity to hit the road. This time, we were off to Washington and the town of Sequim on the Olympic peninsula. Along the way, we visited two national parks and drove straight through some of the smokiest valleys we’d ever seen as the wildfires continued to build in the mountain valleys of Mendocino. I had a few cameras with me but here’s all the frames I shot on my Pentax 67. I don’t know why I shoot film – it’s not convenient, I know I may never get into the darkroom to print the negatives, it’s expensive, I know I’d have more control with my digital options…but I do anyways. Maybe it’s because if forces you to take your time (while being eaten by mosquitoes), who knows, I just know I’ll always travel with my film cameras. Here are some photos starting at Jedediah Smith Redwoods then off to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, and back through the smoky valleys of Humboldt county near Happy Camp.