Road Trip USA (VA -CA -VA) 56k warning

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  1. tonyeck

    tonyeck TPF Noob!

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    Hi guys. Just thought I'd share one of my favourite journeys that I did last year...

    I had finished my job in the states after 17 months of constant work. I was 6 weeks away from returning to the UK with my girlfriend to finish my studies. This is the perfect excuse for a ROAD TRIP! We lived in Virginia and we wanted to make it all the way to Yosemite CA...

    We spent a month living in the back of a 95 Dodge Dakota truck and camping at as many national parks as we could! It was a fantastic experience and one I think everyone should try and do. We saw so many incredible things and cannot wait to do it again.

    Mapping the trip:
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    A couple of days on the road - heading towards South Dekota
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    Star gazing :)
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    Our First destination was Badlands National Park
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    Where we were treated to a nice evening storm
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    Naturally we had to stop at Mount Rushmore :)
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    Another days driving brought us to Yellowstone where we were greated by Buffalo. Later that night we almost got into an accident with one in the middle of the road :doh
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    Artists view point at Yellowstone
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    Beautiful landscape at Yellowstone
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    Just South of Yellowstone is Grand Tetons...
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    Watching the sun go down :)
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    Our next destination was Lake Tahoe travelling through Salt Lake City. During the sunset we stopped to take this over the salt plains heading into Nevada
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    Glitzy lights of Nevada
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    Finally made it to Lake Tahoe to finally have a wash! :rofl
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    So we made it to California! Now to Yosemite
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    Famous :)
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    Next stop - Vegas... Made a nice relaxing night :) Actually stayed in a Hotel instead of the back of the truck :rofl
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    Enjoying a doughnut down the strip :)
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    Grand Canyon was next on our list...
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    Lots of interesting summer weather of course :)
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    You gotta get up for sunrise :)
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    On the way to the north rim
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    North Rim at night
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    The same, yet very different to the south rim
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    Nice fire to relax to
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    Bryce canyon was next
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    Then onto Zion for some excellent hiking
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    and swimming :)
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    Shadows taking over at Zion :)
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    Driving along the Colorado river towards Arches
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    A hike to the arches
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    Then onto Canyon Lands
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    And the final stop before rushing back to Virginia to catch a flight to the UK - The Colorado rockies :)
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    There you go :) 8600 miles later, it was the best and most fun trip ever. Hope you enjoyed my pics!

    Map of the journey
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotographs/sets/72157594377779542/map/

    And more pics here
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotographs/sets/72157594377779542/
     
  2. ShootHoops

    ShootHoops TPF Noob!

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    Nice series!
     
  3. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    what a great series and I bet that's a trip that will give you a lifetime of memories.

    I can't even decide on a fave as most of them are so good
     
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    AIRIC TPF Noob!

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    Wow! Now that is the way to do it. Wonderful series. That storm shot in the Grand Canyon is killer.

    Eric
     
  5. tonyeck

    tonyeck TPF Noob!

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    Thanks guys :)

    I am just realising now how many photos I put up! Sorry!
     
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    Lostinthe619 TPF Noob!

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    Don't be sorry, everyone of those images are great.
     
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    tonyeck TPF Noob!

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    Thanks :)
     
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    WOw, love the series.

    I especially like this one:

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    HoboSyke TPF Noob!

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    Great story and pics!!!!!!

    Agreed the pics at the grand canyon are great as are all of them.

    Thanks very much for sharing.!!!!
     
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    tonyeck TPF Noob!

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    No problem :)
     
  11. Renair

    Renair TPF Noob!

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    Brilliant shots, you took all the ones I'd love to get, totally different scenery from what we have here in Ireland! I especially love the storm with the lightning. I love storms! Any chance I can get a copy of that for PC Wallpaper? In return you can pic a full res image from my site and I will mail it to you..... e-mail: renebruun@msn.com

    Thanks

    Again, BRILLIANT, and thanks for sharing.....
     
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    hape TPF Noob!

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    Great series
    Specially like 'Watching the sun go down'
    Sincerely
    Helmut
     

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