Amazing Road Trip On The West Coast Of The USA Will Make You Wanna Go On A Road Trip Yourself (88 pics)

Posted in       30 Mar 2016       4510      

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

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We set up camp in Bridesveil Campground and went to Glacier Point to view the sunset

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The view was breathtaking

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As the sun was setting it got more and more beautiful by the minute

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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.

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The next day we went to Sequoia NP – pictures cannot depict the size of these trees.

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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

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Luckily the car wasn’t damaged. Unfortunately we had to see the sunset we were missing due to the storm

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We got into a second storm that night and decided to sleep in the car

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As if nothing happened the night before

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We passed Mono Lake and headed for Death Valley

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It was insanely hot (110 Fahrenheit/43°c)…

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…and insanely beautiful

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In Las Vegas we had another ‘typical’ American food (sorry Eastcoasters) – In-N-Out. Only bested by Five Guys.

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On our way to Flagstaff we passed the Hoover Dam

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And Grand Canyon – which was totally crowded with tourists…

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…and squirrels!

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Camping in Meteor City RV-Park was pretty great

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I’ve never seen so many stars before! And I hadn’t seen the center of the Milky Way with the naked eye

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On our way to New Mexico we stopped at Petrified Forrest NP

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The stones looked like real, living trunks from the distance

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Painted Desert

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Later that day we arrived in Albuquerque (sp?!) and did a little Breaking Bad Fan-Tour… felt like paparazzi

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Double rainbow, yada yada

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Shady neighbourhood, beautiful sky

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Greasy Deliciousness

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Best pie I’ve ever had

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Somewhere in Colorado

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Thanks to the weather the skies were always dramatic

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Another rainbow – is this our trip’s theme?!

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I felt like working for Ford’s advertisement-department sometimes

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Traditional labour pision

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Went to take a shower, had to get back to get my camera!

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The sand was scorching hot…

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…but the view made it all better

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Bergmann’s Rule in action

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Got into yet another halestorm on our way to Utah – downhill, with summer-tires… but saw this beautiful valley

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Spooky

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Took this one for you!

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Forced perspective

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Really?!

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One of the few sunny moments in Utah

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We set up camp in Canyonlands NP and decided to explore it a little bit more before it got dark

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The weather again created some beautifully dramatic light

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Green River Canyon – we were the only people there

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Everyone else obviously got the memo, that another rainstorm was closing in

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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

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Did anyone watch ‘The Fog’?

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We finally escaped the bad weather in Capitol Reef NP

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Bryce Canyon NP

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Checkerboard Mountain, Zion NP

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Remote campground in Arizona on our way back to California

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One of the most beautiful nights

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That’s no moon! (it is, though)

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Abandoned Motel in California

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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

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Went to see Monarchs, saw Humming bird instead

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Monterey Aquarium, California

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Arrived in San Francisco on our 19th day

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Spent our last day walking through the City, visited Chinatown, ate a huge pizza on our way. Doesn’t get any better than that

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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.

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