USA Trip 2009

After being annoyed about myself almost not to have visited anything while living in Ithaca, NY in 2007, I decided to get back to the task this year. This page is divided into parts as follows: First, there is an introduction (you're reading it right now), second, there is a map of the preliminary route (thx 2 Google Maps), and third, there will be travel reports once the trip is started.

We (a team of 5 persons) will be travelling through the west of the US between August 14th and September 15th using at least a 25ft motorhome. As you can see, our route passes many national parks – so there is hope that we present some nice photos. As stated before, the most beautiful will be put on this page regularly.


Just click on a news headline or the link “Read more” to get more information and regarding picture galleries.

2011-01-08: USA Trip 2009: The 135 best of more than 3000 Pictures

2011-01-08: Grand Canyon and Monument Valley

2009-09-28: Panorama Pictures of USA Trip 2009 rendered

2009-09-15: West Coast around San Francisco

2009-09-06: Yosemite

2009-09-04: Death Valley and the long way to Yosemite

2009-09-04: Las Vegas

2009-09-01: Bryce Canyon and Hoover Dam

2009-08-29: Yellowstone National Park

2009-08-25: Arches

2009-08-20: Desert and Water

2009-08-18: Good Morning, Banning

2009-08-18: Arrival and Motorhome

2009-08-15: On the Flight

2009-08-11: USA Trip 2009

Route (preliminary)

The route may tape some time to load (which is up to Google, not me ;-) ) – but in return, it is kind of interactive. All in all, the route is about 3.000 miles long, which is pretty easy to manage in 4 weaks of motorhome driving. However, I think there will be lots of miles driven spontaneously.

Enlarge map

In general, we want to start in Los Angeles and drive a big curve through the inner of the contry, finally reaching San Francisco. Once the route has finished loading, click on the single waypoints to get more information.