U.S. National ParksVisiting USA 2016 was my first Transatlantic road trip ...
Visiting USA 2016 was my first Transatlantic destination. After very long period of routine life, I was finally on the road, again. A dynamic change in my mind was the first inevitable step I was confronted with. In order to get in touch with my Quest on Searching for Alternative Ways, I had to leave my old continent behind. I Had to cross few time zones, to be investigated and scanned by border police few times and confronted with a Jet-Lang. Finally landed in a quite new world for me on the border of Pacific coast. I felt like one of the first discoverer, curious and in a state of expectation. I have to say that I liked it! I felt I could really live like that. No more every day routine! So, after a long search I knew I have found my alternative. It took me twelve hours of exhausting flight from Austria to Frankfurt and via L.A. to S. F. As for the USA, God has created a paradise with an abundance of surrealist landscapes of huge dimensions, for the people and animals on this continent. This is true, at least for U.S. National Parks I have visited. And I saw a lot of it! Intense spectacle for my eyes. I had one month time only, so I left my Touring Bicycle at home for next USA Road Trip wanderings – Part two, which will, hopefully, following soon. Enjoy my photo and video gallery. Thank you USA for all paradoxes and uniqueness, that lead me to become who I am today!
It’s amazing city, of many famous film locations, San Francisco – California, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. The Financial District’s Transamerica Pyramid.
From San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome.
From Fresno to Death Valley National Park in Nevada. It’s known for Titus Canyon, with a ghost town and colorful rocks, and Badwater Basin’s salt flats, North America’s lowest point. Above, Telescope Peak Trail weaves past pine trees.
From Yosemite National Park to Sequoia National Park, which is close to Kings Canyon National Park in California’s southern Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s known for its huge sequoia trees, notably the General Sherman Tree dominating the Giant Forest.
Arriving in Springdale bestows a surreal scenery landscape. Zion National Park Park in Utah is a southwest Utah nature preserve distinguished by Zion Canyon’s steep red cliffs. Zion Canyon Scenic Drive cuts through its main section, leading to forest trails along the Virgin River.
From ZION national park via Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel Scenic Drive and Checkerboard Mesa to Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah. Known for crimson-colored hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations. The park’s main road leads past the expansive Bryce Amphitheater.
Trip to Monument Valley National park in Arizona, a red-sand desert region on the Arizona-Utah border, is known for the towering sandstone buttes of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and starts at famous Forrest Gump Point .
Antelope Canyon is the most-photographed slot canyon in the world. It is located on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona. Canyon includes two separate, scenic slot canyon sections, referred as “Upper Antelope Canyon” or “The Crack”; and “Antelope Canyon” or “The Corkscrew”.
Trip from town called Tropic in Garfield County – Utah to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is a nearly 5.635-sq.- km wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot. Mostly in Wyoming, the park spreads into parts of Montana and Idaho.
From Salt Lake City to MOAB. A Red Rock Wonderland! Visiting textures and land forms unlike any other in the world. Arches National Park in Utah lies north of Moab in the state of Utah. Bordered by the Colorado River in the southeast, it’s known as the location of more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches.
Moab is a city in Grand County, in eastern Utah, in the western United States. The population was 5,046 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat and largest city in Grand County. Moab attracts a large number of tourists every year, mostly visitors to the nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
Trip from PAGE – to Horseshoe Bend – a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona. Continued journey to Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The location of the immense Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history.
Driving down on one part of U.S. Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. US 66 was established on November 11, 1926.
Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona.
Trip from Hoover Dam to a city of pure visual pleasure. Seeing the light and dark side of it – Las Vegas, in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, is a resort city famed for its vibrant nightlife, centered around 24-hour casinos and other entertainment options.