U.S. Road Trip 2007

Summer 2007. 2 week-long road trip up the U.S. west coast and into the Rocky Mountains.

Destinations:

Los Angeles, California -> Hearst Castle / Big Sur, California -> San Francisco, California -> Redwoods National Park -> Oregon Caves National Monument -> Portland, Oregon -> Mount Rainier National Park -> Seattle, Washington -> Olympic National Park -> North Cascades National Park -> Grand Teton National Park -> Jackson, Wyoming

Armed with my first DSLR camera (Canon Rebel XT / 350D), this trip was also a first in a multitude of ways – the first multi-thousand-mile car trip, the first in putting nature destinations above big cities, the first solo (second portion) venture, and certainly the first time to nearly all of the places visited. Having used the kit 18-55mm lens for nearly 2 years at that point, I was perplexed to find the rental 16-35mm lens to be so incredibly heavy and humongous with hardly a wider capture (it wasn’t until yet another couple years or so that I would discover crop vs. full sensor differences).

Northbound route:

Eastbound route (Google Maps’ routing is a bit funky here):

Hearst Castle, California

Central California coast

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California

Big Sur, California

Northern California coast

Near Redwoods National Park, California

A beach near Redwoods National Park, California

Oregon Caves National Monument, Oregon

Oregon Caves National Monument, Oregon

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Olympic National Park, Washington

Olympic National Park, Washington

North Cascades , Washington

Diablo Lake, North Cascades , Washington

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Infrared capture. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

 

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