Retired and loving it. I now spend my time in Kansas and Arizona when I am not exploring and photographing the West. I enjoy revisiting special places I had connected with in the past and discovering new ones.

When I was younger, I was always drawn to the mountains. Heading West to some remote wilderness was the most alive I ever felt.

John Muir once wrote this about Glacier National Park:
"Give a month at least to this precious reserve. The time will not be taken from the sum of your life. Instead of shortening, it will indefinitely lengthen it."

I am hopeful that John was right and that the positive energy I get from my travels to Glacier and other wilderness areas will serve to lengthen or at least enhance my life.

Hope you enjoy my photos.

Rob Rupp

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
— Mark Twain

"The mountains are calling and I must go."
--John Muir

"Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you."
--John Muir

“As to scenery (giving my own thought and feeling), while I know the standard claim is that Yosemite, Niagara Falls, the Upper Yellowstone and the like afford the greatest natural shows, I am not so sure but the prairies and plains, while less stunning at first sight, last longer, fill the esthetic sense fuller, precede all the rest, and make North America’s characteristic landscape.”
–Walt Whitman, Specimen Days (1879)

"If dogs don't go to heaven, when I die I want to go wherever they went."
--Will Rogers

“The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for.”
-Louis L'Amour