5800+ Miles in Photographs

These are some of the photographs that I took during the Literature of the American Landscape January Term. It is difficult to choose only a few photographs to capture the journey we took through fifteen states in eight days. On the trip, we discussed literature and the idea of the American West while going through several different types of landscapes, both barren and alive. As we knit scarves through the prairies and gazed at the stars in the mountains, we became our own John Steinbecks and Jack Kerouacs – experiencing the United States as if it would never end. As sophomore Sam Klarquist said on the train, “America ends when you stop looking for it. If you never stop looking, it never ends.”