The Death Valley – 45 degrees Celsius and … rain!

The famous, notorious Death Valley was more or less on my way from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and mustn’t be missing on my road trip. In the morning I already woke up in the dry shrub landscape that covers large areas of California. And before I even entered the…

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Santa Barbara, Malibu Beach, LA – glitter and glamour

As I was so close to it, I simply had to visit the famous places around Los Angeles. I have another one of my great slide shows to present you the place’s that I’ve been. That was the Sterns Wharf in Santa Barbara, Malibu, the gorgeous Venice, the well known…

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The Pinnacles National Park – a successful detour

As Highway 1 was closed at Big Sur, I had to fall back on Highway 101. There’s not much special along this one, except the Pinnacles National Park. I visited the park between 7:30 AM and 12 PM, after that the Californian sun just burned down too strong and I…

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The Highway 1 – Californias living coast

I experienced Californias coast as alive in two different ways. On the one hand, which was good, there was a lot of wildlife visible. On the other hand, it was Labor Day weekend and there were masses of tourists on the road. So I mostly was stuck in traffic jams,…

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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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