Road Trip Travel Log

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It’s that time of year again for a spontaneous road trip. We were on the road from Saturday, September 16, 2017, until September 30th, 2017 creating this Travel Log memorializing our adventure.

Our flight was delayed, but we made it here safe late Friday night. Getting some rest then heading out on the road!

Day 1 Log – San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Dirty Windshield Road Trip
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Dirty Windshield Road Trip

Excellent first day in San Francisco. We walked from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge. Check out the itinerary and adventure story here!

Day 2 Log – Off to Yosemite

Breath-taking Yosemite National Park, Dirty Windshield Road Trip
Breath-taking Yosemite National Park, Dirty Windshield Road Trip

Lots of driving today. We crossed over the mountain and into Yosemite. So many gorgeous views and exhilarating switchbacks. Check out the itinerary and adventure story log here!

Day 3 – Sequoia National Park

Barely Hanging on to Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park, Dirty Windshield Road Trip Travel Log
Barely Hanging on to Moro Rock

WOW!! Those are some big trees. Sequoia did not disappoint. Check out the itinerary and adventure story here

Day 4 – Venice Beach

Venice Beach Pier, Dirty Windshield Road Trip
Venice Beach Pier

Taking it down a notch, we will be staying at this super cool, tiki hut-themed studio steps from Venice Beach the next two nights. Check out the itinerary and adventure story log here!

Day 5 – La Brea Tar Pits and L.a.

Elephant Stuck in the Tar, La Brea, Los Angeles
Elephant Stuck in the Tar

Last full day in California. Took our time checking out the Los Angelos area. Check out the itinerary and adventure story here!

Day 6 – Peace out Cali! Hello Las Vegas

Overlooking Las Vegas
Overlooking Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of my favorite destinations. Everywhere you turn there is excitement. Fremont Street is my go-to destination. Check out the itinerary and adventure story log here!

Day 7 – Death Valley

Lone Branch Death Valley Sand Dunes, Dirty Windshield Road Trip Travel Log
Lone Branch Death Valley Sand Dunes

Took the road less traveled today up to see Death Valley just over the Nevada border in California. Death Valley is a massive park and deserves several days when possible, but we were able to see the things we were most interested in. Check out the itinerary and adventure story here!

Day 8 – Arizona and the Hoover Dam

Caution at the Hoover Dam, Dirty Windshield Road Trip
Caution at the Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam is amazing, and a must see if you are in the Nevada area. This random side trip to Hoover Dam all started when we saw a sign saying it 11 miles away and glad we went.  Check out the itinerary and adventure story here!

Day 8 – Grand Canyon 

Feeling Small at the Grand Canyon
Feeling Small at the Grand Canyon

Glad we were able to make the trip to the Grand Canyon this year. The immense Canyon did not disappoint. Check out the itinerary and adventure story log here!

Day 10 – Four Corners and Lots of Driving

Roadside by Four Corners
Roadside

Driving the Arizona countryside was relaxing and beautiful. Four States simultaneously is super cool.  Check out the itinerary and adventure story log here!

Day 11 – Canyonlands and Arrival in Moab

Arrival in Moab
Arrival in Moab

Today we traversed a portion of the southern Canyonlands National Park. It was a gorgeous, sunny day and not too hot. We then headed to Moab where we will be until or possibly through Friday. Check out the itinerary and adventure story here!

Day 12 – Off-Road Hurrah Pass and Chicken Corners

Trailside Wreck Black & White Off-Road
Trailside Wreck Black & White

The first day of off-roading in Moab. We rode a long, moderate trail on cliffs overlooking the Colorado River. Check out the itinerary and adventure story log here!

Day 13 – Moab-Schafer Trail, Corona & Bow Tie Arch, and Gemini Bridges

Schafer Trail Moab, UT
Schafer Trail Moab, UT

Today consisted of lots of off-road adventures. Check out the itinerary and adventure story here!

Day 14 – Long Canyon, Reverse Schafer Trail, Klondike Bluffs, then off to CO

What Lies Ahead Trail of Moab, Utah
What Lies Ahead Trail of Moab, Utah

Last day is Moab was gorgeous and adventure-filled. Can’t wait to go back! Check out the itinerary and adventure story log here!

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