Using Amtrak to travel around the Western US, Chicago photographer Brent Knepper started Railpass as a 15-day train trip to circle Western America, explore the areas therein, and document the adventures. Taking only a few cameras, a bicycle, and a change of clothes, each stop on that route was a full day's worth of adventure. The train rides between destinations offered a chance to talk to other rail-travelers, recuperate, and actually enjoy the travel as much the destinations. Since then, he's continued taking monthly trips on passenger trains in the same spirit: plan light, pack light, do a lot.
Check out Railpass for photo highlights from his trip, journal entries, and daily snapshots.