Stevens Canyon Road Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park, Washington | June 1981 & June 2016

Excerpt from my grandmother’s travel journal on June 3rd, 1981: “Into Rainier National Park, sprinkles on the windshield. Between 200” high trees – fir, red cedar, hemlocks – above mossy rocks, shimmering green young tree leaves & ferns. West towards Paradise!“

Fort Clatsop National Memorial in Astoria, Oregon | June 1981 & October 2012

Excerpt from my grandmother’s travel journal on June 5th, 1981: “Fort, replica of Lewis & Clark, was small wood-post enclosure with two longhouses, one for men’s quarters and one for Lewis & Clark with stone fireplace. Saw the slideshow of Lewis & Clark trip and bought a book.”

During my visit to Fort Clatsop, I came to find out that a fire had destroyed the original replica in the late evening of October 3, 2005. In hindsight, it seems somewhat fitting — replicating a photo of a replicated fort.