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Roaming around Cali

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Ford2YotaGuy, May 26, 2019.

  1. May 26, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    Ford2YotaGuy

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    Hey guys! So a little impromptu but I found out that the job I had lined up for this summer fell through and instead of trying to find another one I decided to say screw it and just travel all summer! I had been wanting to do this trip for some time now and here's my take from it. The trip went like this... Fort Collins, Colorado> Fruita> Moab> Las Vegas/Hoover Dam> Joshua Tree NP> Death Valley NP> Sequoia NP> Kings Canyon NP> Yosemite NP> San Francisco> Redwoods> Lake Tahoe> and back to Fort Collins. Pics will follow as I compile them.
     
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  2. May 26, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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    Started the trip by leaving FoCo and heading to Fruita, CO to do some mountain biking since I just bought a new Santa Cruz Hightower LT:thumbsup: Once I shredded some of the 18 Road trails there I headed to Moab for the night. The next day I drove to Vegas went to check out Hoover Dam and the Las Vegas strip. Both were awesome!

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  3. May 26, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    After Vegas, I headed to Joshua Tree NP and I thought it was cool but I don't think it lives up to the hype people put it up to be.

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  4. May 26, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    After Joshua Tree NP I headed over to Death Valley. I really enjoyed Death Valley. I was a little bummed because the north highway in the park was closed so that made me take the back roads in the park. I was about to turn onto the road that Tea Kettle junction was on and realized I didn't have enough fuel to get there and back to a gas station so I didn't make it to Tea Kettle Junction and the Racetrack. I'll be back someday though!

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  5. May 26, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    After Death Valley, I went to Sequoia NP and saw some of the biggest trees in the world. It was crazy! Was definitely not expecting the snow and I even ended up in a blizzard! Still had a great time though!

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  6. May 26, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    Awesome road trip! Keep the pic's coming!
     
  7. May 26, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    After Sequoia and Kings Canyon, I headed to Yosemite. I think Yosemite was my favorite. It was incredible even though the tops of all the peaks were all cloud covered the whole time I was there. I ended up hiking up to the top of Yosemite falls and Yosemite point. Great hike. I will most definitely be back again some day. Ran into a guy who had a super clean Cruiser too, had a 350 in it too.

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    After Yosemite, I headed over to San Fransisco. Always wanted to check this city out and I was not disappointed. Checked out the Golden Gate Bridge, Ghiradelli Square, Fishermans Warf, Lombard St., and just rode my bike around town.

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  9. May 26, 2019 at 6:15 PM
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    After San Fran, I decided to take Highway 1 all the way up the coast to the Redwoods. Beautiful drive! I also got a few looks from driving a muddy truck around San Fran too!:rolleyes:

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  10. May 26, 2019 at 6:19 PM
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    Finally made it to the farthest point in THIS trip! The Redwoods!

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  11. May 26, 2019 at 6:24 PM
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    Headed home after the Redwoods and stopped at Lake Tahoe to hang out for a little while. Beautiful area. Cruised across Nevada and made it to the Bonneville Salt Flats. It had rained all day so there was too much water to drive out there, it was like a huge lake.

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  12. May 26, 2019 at 6:26 PM
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    Back home in Fort Collins for now after the 4,400 mile trip and preparing for the next trip to either the PNW or directly north to Wyoming and Montana and eventually Canada.
     
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    Bummer about the job, but cool you got to experience a trip like that. Nice pics, I wish I could pick up and take off like that for a few weeks. Would be nice!
     
  14. May 31, 2019 at 8:33 AM
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    Wow excellent road trip. Sweet bike.
     
  15. Jun 26, 2019 at 10:55 PM
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    Beautiful pictures! You have inspired me to plan a trip out to Yosemite next month lol
     
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