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Death Valley to Zion

Death Valley to Zion

Westward Wanderlust Day 19 Death Valley National Park, CA July 28th, 2012 We woke to an intensely bright morning light and a cloudless blue sky.  The sparkling spectacle of the Death Valley night had long since been scorched by the merciless desert sun and we quickly became acquainted with the true nature of the beast. … Continue reading

Kings Canyon to Sequoia to Death Valley

Kings Canyon to Sequoia to Death Valley

Westward Wanderlust Day 18 Azalea Campground, Kings Canyon National Park, CA July 27th, 2012 We woke among brambling manzanitas, pleasantly shaded by towering pines. We had slept on a slight incline, and had positioned our tent in such a way that tall sugar pines shaded us from most of the morning sun, and our tent … Continue reading

Lassen Volcanic to Yosemite

Lassen Volcanic to Yosemite

Westward Wanderlust Day 16 Rest stop somewhere near Whiskeytown, CA July 25th, 2012 The crow of concealed rooster woke us at dawn. The rest stop we spent the night in was nothing more than a small asphalt island, marooned between the sheer walls of red and brown rock. Hwy 299 appeared to the west, drew … Continue reading

Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park

Westward Wanderlust Day 15 Mill Creek Campground, Redwood National Park, CA July 24th, 2012 The shrill squawks of a band of Steller’s blue jays woke us early. Not the most courteous or delicate of an alarm clock to be sure, but still much better than the early morning shriek of police siren or the rumbling … Continue reading

Crater Lake to The Redwoods

Crater Lake to The Redwoods

Westward Wanderlust Day 14 Crater Lake, OR July 23rd, 2012 Snow is a surprising sight at 7:00am in July. Last night we parked along the east rim of Crater Lake, near Llao Rock. We woke facing a rather rocky snow-covered terrain and the snow-capped Grouse Hill in the distance. As we enjoyed our coffee, we … Continue reading