Yosemite – the perfect wind

The next stop on my journey was the world famous Yosemite National Park. My actual plan was to spend a night there camping in the backcountry with my backpack, but the permits were so coveted and hard to get, that it wasn’t worth the effort. By that, I was in…

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The Sierra Nevada – from the Lake Tahoe to the Mono Lake

Except from the most famous National Park in the Sierra Nevada, the Yosemite National Park, which I will visit later, there are many other places worth visiting. Before I drove up in the Mountains, I visited Tadashi and Suzie in Davis, near Sacramento. I got to know the two of…

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San Francisco – hiking through the urban jungle

Exploring San Francisco by foot can confidently be called a hike and the term urban jungle is also not really an exaggeration. Indeed, it is really awesome in San Francisco, that everything is reachable by foot, but the fact, that the city is built on a rather uneven terrain makes…

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Sausalito – House Boats in front of the Gates to San Francisco

However, I made my way down to San Francisco the next day. I really needed some variety to the coastal landscape, as I would see a lot of it still on the legendary Highway 1 later on my journey. Five hours I drove through the giant Redwood forests and then…

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Highway 101 – from the Sand Dunes to the Redwoods

I hit the road early the next morning to get on quickly. Somehow I really underestimated the distances in my travel plan. Now, I already made the decision of spending two more days for my way down to San Francisco. Anyhow, I wanted to get on as quickly as possible…

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Highway 101 – Cannon Beach to Florence

The Highway 101 is just too long and offers too many sights, that I could report about it in only one post. Therefore, I split the stories a bit up. Still, it is hard to only choose the best of the best pictures, as there are so much of them.…

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Portland – Oregons hip port city

I really would’ve liked to report a bit about the drive from Bend to Portland, but in fact, the street over the Santiam Pass was so smoky, even my car smelled like the one of a smoker after I drove there. The wildfires in southern Oregon happened to be even…

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Oregon – old friends and the solar eclipse

Finally, finally, I was allowed to enter the United States again. But before I did that, I drove up to Whistler once more. I got company by Rico, a fellow German who wanted to get down to Oregon for the solar eclipse. We got to know over Facebook and planned…

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Garibaldi Lake – Finally Summer

Because I was now back in Vancouver and I had to wait a couple of days for my Visa, I decided to drive up to the Garibaldi Provincial Park again. Surely you remember, that I already reported from there earlier. Back then, the lake was still frozen and about one…

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British Columbia burns!

It’s going up and down through the news here, but other parts of the world probably reported about it in a short summary. In the province of British Columbia, numerous wildfires are currently burning, covering the sky of the whole western part of Canada in dense smoke. Even at the…

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