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In recent years our annual Christmas Letter has become a pictorial sharing of our travel adventures.
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Travels in 2016

In the summer of 2016 we made a second three-month trip across the United States, north to Alaska and home across Canada.
Having taken more than 10,000 photos, we have decided to share this in four parts.
The sorting is still in progress, but here are the first two parts.

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels 2016 Part One
West across the United States including attending two square dance conventions,
visiting the Badlands and the Black Hills of South Dakota,
looping the Devilís Tower and crossing the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming,
and exploring Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park in Montana and southern Alberta.

     
D. & G. at Bird Woman Falls view on Going-to-the-Sun Road           D. amid wildflowers along Pitamakan Pass Trail in Glacier

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels 2016 Part Two
North up the Canadian Rockies, northwest through Prince George and Hudson Hope to the Alaska Highway,
northwest to Whitehorse, flying to the Canadian National Festival in Regina,
from Whitehorse north to Alaska, south on the Glenn Highway, and driving the McCarthy Road.

     
G. & D. at Welcome to Whitehorse sign                   Wolf Creek Trail along Yukon River

Travels in 2015

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels 2015
Callerlab in Springfield, Missouri; Wilson Creek Battlefield; Laura Ingalls Wilder Home; Bennett Spring
North Shore of the Saint Lawrence River from Saint Siméon to Kegaska
South Shore of the Saint Lawrence River from Matane east
Gaspésie National Park, Quebec
Mount Carleton Provincial Park, New Brunswick
Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Nova Scotia
Near Sacramento, California

 
North of Saint Lawrence - Kegaska River, Quebec               Pine Point Trail, Mount Carleton, New Brunswick

Travels in 2014

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels 2014
Callerlab in Reno; Lake Tahoe; Mono Lake; Virginia City
US National in Little Rock, Arkansas; Buffalo River
Canadian National in Ottawa, Ontario;
Camping north of the Saint Lawrence River from Ottawa to the Saguenay River

 
View southwest at Lake Tahoe State Park, Nevada               Near Lac Arthabaska, Grands Jardins, Quebec

Travels in 2013

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels 2013
Callerlab in Raleigh, North Carolina; Outer Banks -- Cape Hatteras and Wright Brothers
US National in Oklahoma City; Witchita Mountains in Oklahoma
Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick
Musquodoboit River, Nova Scotia

 
Witchita Mountains, Oklahoma               Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick

Travels in 2012

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels 2012
Callerlab in Nashville, Tennessee; drove the Natchez Trace
Camping west across the United States via Rocky Mountains and Dinosaur
North across British Columbia via Bella Coola and Cassiar Highway
Explored Alaska to Haines, Valdez, Kenai, Denali, Steese Highway, and Eagle
Top of the World Highway to Dawson City, part way up the Dempster Highway, south on Alcan Highway
Return across Canada via the Woods and Water Route, Prince Albert and Riding Mountain National Parks
North of Lake Superior, Labor Day in La Verendrye, and home through Adirondacks

 
Steamboat Rock, Dinosaur National Park, Colorado                       Three Guardsmen on the road to Haines, Alaska

Travels in 2011

Link to .pdf file of Utah & Alberta 2011
Callerlab in Las Vegas and exploring Zion, Bryce, and Capital Reef National Parks in Utah
Cobscook Bay in Maine and Campobello Island in New Brunswick
Jasper and Maligne Lake in Alberta

 
Watchman Trail in Zion National Park, Utah             Athabasca River along Icefield Parkway, Alberta

Travels in 2008

Link to .pdf file of Death Valley, Ontario & Quebec 2008
Callerlab in Los Angeles and exploring Death Valley
Camping to London, Ontario for Canadian National
North to Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island
East across Ontario and Quebec via Algonquin, Gatineau, Mount Tremblant, La Maurice, and Jacques Cartier Parks

 
Easter Sunrise at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley             Lake Taylor Campsite in Gatineau Park, Quebec

Travels in 2007

Link to .pdf file of Rafting Tatshinshini 2007
Rafted the Tatshinshini and Alsek Rivers from Dalton Post to Dry Bay