Travels of Jack Ross and Barbara Bolton

Angkor Wat

January 8, 2007 Angkor Wat Complex, Siem Reap, Cambodia
There is a book out titled "Places you should see before you die".
We are sure Angkor Wat is one of them.  Make a point to visit this place!
(See the Siem Reap movie below for more Angkor Wat info)

  Barb and I love to travel and are very active in sports.  We opened this website so that we could share our adventures and travels with you.  Please feel free to email us if you have any questions.   
 Cool -  See the Nepal Panorama Pics!


Death Valley trip - 2 weeks in Death Valley (Thanksgiving, 2005)  


Mainland Mexico March - June 2006.  Three months in Mexico, what fun!

Snorkling with leopard sharks, a 2 minute movie - La Jolla CA, summer 2006 (for Broadband connections)

Nepal and Southeast Asia trip November 2006 thru January 2007.  We were gone for 3 months and visited Nepal, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.  
     Trekking in Nepal  We were on the trails for 26 days - Annapurna circuit and sanctuary
     Siem Reap, Cambodia Touring the temple complex of Angkor Wat (10 min. Flash Movie)  Jan 2007
     Laos:  We crossed into Laos from Northern Thailand, then flew from Vientiene to Cambodia and on to Thailand (14 minute movie)


Northwest Washington: Eight days in the Olympic Peninsula, San Juan Island, Mt. Rainier National Park - Perfect weather

Climbing Matterhorn Peak:  Near Bridgeport, CA.  In October, we climbed the Southeast slope

Climbing Mt. Tom:  Near Bishop, CA - We were denied the summit but had fun.  Climbing beta and a short movie


Backpacking:  Yosemite to Devil's Postpile (Mammoth) 6 days

Bhutan / Nepal / India:  Sept 25 - Dec 25, 2008. See the trekking info on Nepal here.
Bhutan movie , Nepal - Tilicho Lake movie


2009 was a slow year for trips but we did go on an Alaskan cruise then drove a rental car all over the state before flying home (with 50 lbs of halibut).
Watch a fun youtube video we made of the Hubbard Glacier calving from the cruise ship, and watch the master filet girl clean a halibut for us in 90 seconds.

In the Sierras, near Bridgeport, CA is the ghost town of Bodie, CA. We visited when the road was closed - snow! See the video


Back on the road - Barb wanted to see a space shuttle launch so we drove to Titusville, FL for STS-131.  It was awesome!
The two week trip took us to Carlsbad Caverns, on an airboat ride, a swamp tour in Louisana, a swim with Manatees in Florida and
a beautiful cavern in Sonora, Texas.  Also got a chance to visit with Barb's mom in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Moab, UT road trip, Ross and Tamara's wedding but we stopped at Bryce National Park, Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona, drove through
Monument Valley,  hiked around Moab and took a mostly auto tour of Arches National Park.  One week, action packed trip!

Two weeks down the Colorado River from Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead.  We went on a commercial trip in dories - boats much like those used by John Wesley Powell in 1869.  If you are planning on doing this, check out the comprehensive info on this link.


It was a big year for adventure!  On Jack's bucket list was a journey of a lifetime - hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.  Planning took a couple of months and the trip, 2,654 miles from the Mexican border to Canada took another five months.  For once, every day was documented online with a journal entry.   Read all about it here. Later this year, Jack was chosen to make the 2011 Pacific Crest Trail class movie. With contributions from over 80 hikers and working with over 12,000 stills and movies, the production took 2 months to complete. It is one hour and 17 minutes long.


A fun year! We went on a road trip in our ford ranger and drove the entire length of Baja, from here to the tip and back. We took surfboards and stopped at many awesome places along the way. With us in a separate vehicle were our good friends, Jesse and JT.

In July and August, we did another road trip, this time we followed the Pacific Coast Highway as well as we could, all the way up to Oregon, where we went on a three day Rogue River raft trip.

Then, in November, we did another road trip - this one a long drive down the Mexican mainland, all the way to Zihuatanejo (south of Puerto Vallarta). It was a surf trip and we stayed at a friends beach house wayyyy down there. We were gone over a month.


A road trip in Ireland...For a month! With some of the best weather in 18 years! See the video here.
Then, in September, Jack climbs Mt. Tom (near Bishop, CA)

In 2011, we met a Kiwi couple, Barb and Dunc, hiking the PCT. They got engaged on Mt. Whitney and planned to get married on March 1, 2014. So we would be there and why not make a trip out of it! We were on the road for four months. Read our journal: Australia and New Zealand and/or, watch the videos on Vimeo: Australia, New Zealand, South Island, New Zealand, North Island.


See the entry in 2013. We would be in AU / NZ until March 26th.
Jack and friends climb Banner Peak near Mammoth on June 27th.

San Antonio, TX was the site for Jack's 50th high school reunion. Fun seeing all the "old" friends!
Nov 4-12 we went to VA and DC. Saw all the sights: Monuments, White House tour, Museums.


What a fun time! We spent two months traveling through Turkey, Greece and Egypt.


Not much happened this year but we did manage a week trip to Cabo with our friends Jesse and JT.


Jack checks off another bucket list item of riding his bicycle from Canada to Mexico (border to border)
He flew to Vancouver BC on May 31st and touched the US/Mex border fence on July 7th, 1800 miles!
Read the day by day adventure blog here.

We experience the total eclipse of the sun! August 21st, Monmouth, Oregon

Coming Up! - - Sailing! We fly to La Paz, Baja on October 30th and rent a small sailboat for two weeks on the Gulf of California.
Guaranteed to be an adventure!


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