A German couple made this incredible road trip through the Waste Coast of the US for 20 days. They were not disappointed.
After a 15 hour journey we finally landed in Oakland and stayed there for the night (scary). We got up very early and headed for Yosemite NP and were greeted by a magnificent view
We set up camp in Bridesveil Campground and went to Glacier Point to view the sunset
The view was breathtaking
As the sun was setting it got more and more beautiful by the minute
We wanted to try out ‘typical’ American food, so we ate some kraft mac and cheese – what a letdown! At least it was warm, because temperatures dropped very low that night.
The next day we went to Sequoia NP – pictures cannot depict the size of these trees.
After a night in Tulare, CA, we again headed for Yosemite NP to camp at Tioga Lake. We started at 85 Fahrenheit (29°c) in the morning and on our way we got into a halestorm
Luckily the car wasn’t damaged. Unfortunately we had to see the sunset we were missing due to the storm
We got into a second storm that night and decided to sleep in the car
As if nothing happened the night before
We passed Mono Lake and headed for Death Valley
It was insanely hot (110 Fahrenheit/43°c)…
…and insanely beautiful
In Las Vegas we had another ‘typical’ American food (sorry Eastcoasters) – In-N-Out. Only bested by Five Guys.
On our way to Flagstaff we passed the Hoover Dam
And Grand Canyon – which was totally crowded with tourists…
Camping in Meteor City RV-Park was pretty great
I’ve never seen so many stars before! And I hadn’t seen the center of the Milky Way with the naked eye
On our way to New Mexico we stopped at Petrified Forrest NP
The stones looked like real, living trunks from the distance
Later that day we arrived in Albuquerque (sp?!) and did a little Breaking Bad Fan-Tour… felt like paparazzi
Double rainbow, yada yada
Shady neighbourhood, beautiful sky
Best pie I’ve ever had
Somewhere in Colorado
Thanks to the weather the skies were always dramatic
Another rainbow – is this our trip’s theme?!
I felt like working for Ford’s advertisement-department sometimes
Traditional labour pision
Went to take a shower, had to get back to get my camera!
The sand was scorching hot…
…but the view made it all better
Bergmann’s Rule in action
Got into yet another halestorm on our way to Utah – downhill, with summer-tires… but saw this beautiful valley
Took this one for you!
One of the few sunny moments in Utah
We set up camp in Canyonlands NP and decided to explore it a little bit more before it got dark
The weather again created some beautifully dramatic light
Green River Canyon – we were the only people there
Everyone else obviously got the memo, that another rainstorm was closing in
We managed to pack our soaked tent without getting hit by lightning – and experienced these rare mammatus-clouds. We also braced ourself for the impending alien-attack
Did anyone watch ‘The Fog’?
We finally escaped the bad weather in Capitol Reef NP
Bryce Canyon NP
Checkerboard Mountain, Zion NP
Remote campground in Arizona on our way back to California
One of the most beautiful nights
That’s no moon! (it is, though)
Abandoned Motel in California
Big Sur. We didn’t see this bay from our car, but there were 20 cars parked in one of the slopes – glad we decided to see, what they were parking for
Went to see Monarchs, saw Humming bird instead
Monterey Aquarium, California
Arrived in San Francisco on our 19th day
Spent our last day walking through the City, visited Chinatown, ate a huge pizza on our way. Doesn’t get any better than that
Got back on our plane to Germany after 20 days on the Westcoast of the USA. 4920 miles on the road. It was the best Vacation that I’ve ever had.