West Coast Road Trip
I went on a road trip with my family in June and visited a few of west coast’s natural landmarks. As someone who loves watching earth science videos (i’m a nerd), I found this trip very rewarding. It was exciting to see each state’s different geological features in person, and made me really appreciate mother nature.
Our first destination was Yosemite National Park.
After staying in Yosemite, we drove through Inyo National Forest and the state of Nevada to reach Arizona.
I love how you'll know you're in Arizona once the landscape completely changes.
Once we arrived at the Grand Canyon, I instantly forgot about my fear of heights. Acrophobia? Don’t know her. It was so beautiful! I was excited while I was there too; thinking about how this landmark carries billions of the Earth’s history. They even had a geology museum at an overlook, and the gift shop owner even gave me a brochure about its geological history since I looked very interested.
We visited Horseshoe Bend before leaving Arizona. The view was totally worth the tough half a mile hike under the hot sun. There were absolutely no barriers at the edge, so you can only go as far as you can before it gets dangerous. Again: fear of heights? Never met her.
Also: see those white specs on the right side of the river? Those are boats!
As an added bonus, we drove through parts of Utah on our ride home. In fact, our GPS unexpectedly took us through Zion National Park. It was this unplanned visit that turned out to be my favorite destination.
And with that, our nature road trip was over. I really enjoyed them all! I’m hoping to come back in the future, and visit even more natural parks & forests within the west coast. Thanks for viewing.