Photos from my 2015 Great American West roadtrip, which took me 3200 miles from Los Angeles, through Yosemite, Oregon, the Sawtooths, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Arches N.P., Flagstaff, and back to L.A.
Mrs. Backpacker Moto, our friend Kaelyn, and myself recently did a short trip down the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne in Yosemite National Park. Truly one of the greatest trails in the United States; tracking the Tuolumne River as it alternately meanders through stunning alpine meadows, before plummeting down through the granite canyons. Incredible vistas, perfect swimming holes, calm waters, and thundering waterfalls are all on the menu.
It’s that time of year… late fall approaching early winter, when there might not be a better time to visit the National Parks of southern Utah. Simultaneously avoid the crushing summer crowds and the crushing summer heat and enjoy all five of them: Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches. Here are some samples from my adventure that might give motivation to riders, car campers, road trippers and bold hikers.