Finally, we arrived at the Pacific Northwest! Woohoo! The state of Oregon holds a very special place in my heart. At 17, I visited the evergreen state to look at colleges and completely fell in love with it.
SIGH. Finally, it’s California! A state so big (physically, spiritually and culturally) that even though we stole some days from other states to give it more breathing room, we still only saw a fraction of this massive place. But what we did do was so, so good.
We drove into Nevada through Valley of Fire State Park, in the southeast corner of the state. We’d seen pictures of Elephant Rock and other formations here, but we were nonetheless surprised at how beautiful the landscape was. The park turned out to be a red-rock wonderland.
Weeeeee’re back! So, we had a little extra time in Utah (and this maybe, MIGHT be related to the fact that we thought, like a couple of dopes, that it would be a good idea to go to Wyoming in April.)
Thinking back on Arizona, one major theme rises to the surface- it had all kinds of valleys. There were massive valleys, narrow slot canyons, sharp bends- and we barely scratched the surface of Arizona.
Part 1- In which we find all of the amazingness Utah has to offer and it’s way more than we can squeeze into one blog. OK- so Utah wins the grand prize for being the most underrated state yet. Of course, Mormons, climbers, skiiers and Sundance Film Fest attendees have surely known this secret for[…]