Monday, October 1, 2012

Photos from Back Roads, USA - Part 2 of 3

This post is a continuation of my previous post, "Photos from Back Roads, USA Part 1." It is the second of three sets of photos that I took on that trip. A brief description of the trip and the first set of photos can be found on "Photos from Back Roads Part 1". All photos are in chronological order. This part begins in northern California on the day that we met my wife Lillian at the San Francisco Airport and it includes all of the photos I took until seeing her off at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix several days later. The detailed story of the trip appears in my book, “Motorcycling Stories – Adventure Touring from the Northwest Territories to the Yucatan Peninsula,” along with 12 other stories of trips That I took between 1977 and 2001.

Ponderosa Pines in northern California

Cluster of Douglas firs - imagine the root system.

Entering Lassen Volcanic National Park

Several scenes follow of Lassen Volcanic National Park








Rebuilding the road edge.

There were many steam pots and bubbling mud pots


Scene along CA Rte 49, northern California



American River, Auburn, CA

       Sutters Mill


Sierra Nevada Mountains





Lillian's plane arrives, San Francisco Airport

A few shots with the giant redwoods






Strawberry pickers near Santa Cruz

Some scenes along CA Hwy 1, the Coastal Highway






Several scenes taken inside Yosemite National Park













Scenes from June Lake Loop, eastern Sierra



Entering Bodie, CA - famous ghost town

Several scenes from ghost town - Bodie, CA

















Leaving Bodie, CA

Partial ghost town of Belmont, Nevada




Gravel road to Manhattan, NV


Gold mine, Manhattan, Nevada

Abandoned church, Manhattan, NV

We never did find Hannapah, a ghost silver-mining town

Goldfield, Nevada - Partial ghost town

Rachel, NV - It was 190 miles to next gas where we were headed

A Joshua tree in southwest Nevada


Entering Snow Canyon State Park, St. George, Utah



Near Zion National Park, Utah



Scenes from Zion National Park, Utah











Several scenes from Bryce Canyon National Park











Forest fire east of Panguich, Utah


Sheep meadow at 9,000 feet near Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah - at the 10,000 foot level



Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim, Arizona






Native American Crafts for sale - Oak Canyon, Arizona

Near Sedona, Arizona

Cotton field west of Phoenix

Seguaro cactus in southern Arizona


This is the end of “Photos from Back Roads, USA - Part 2 of 3" The remainder of the photos taken on this trip will be posted on "Photos from Back Roads, USA - Part 3 of 3"

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