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Western Parks

july/august 2009

Shortly before this trip began we decided that we hadn't traveled enough this year. We either needed to get jobs or get back on the road, and the road sounded more exciting. We put together an itinerary and booked the hotels on July 21st and shot out of town a week later. We spent more than two weeks exploring some of the country's most famous parks before returning home via the California Coast.


After the trip..

Trip itinerary

  1. Seattle to Redding, California - July 28

    Apples River House B&B, Redding

  2. Redding to Woodlake - July 29

    Wicky-Up Ranch B&B, Woodlake

  3. Sequoia National Park - July 30

    Wicky-Up Ranch B&B, Woodlake

  4. Kings Canyon National Park - July 31

    Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn, El Portal

  5. Yosemite National Park - August 1

    Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn, El Portal

  6. Yosemite National Park - August 2

    Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn, El Portal

  7. Tioga Pass, Bodie & Mono Lake - August 3

    El Mono Motel, Lee Vining

  8. Devil's Postpile National Monument - August 4

    Mt. Williamson Motel, Independence

  9. Death Valley - August 5

    Ranch House Inn (Tipi), Tecopa

  10. Red Rock Canyon - August 6

    El Rancho Boulder Motel, Boulder City, Nevada

  11. Hoover Dam & Valley of Fire - August 7

    Quail Park Lodge, Kanab, Utah

  12. Antelope Canyon - August 8

    Quail Park Lodge, Kanab

  13. Coyote Buttes - "The Wave" - August 9

    Quail Park Lodge, Kanab

  14. Zion National Park - August 10

    Quail Park Lodge, Kanab

  15. Grand Canyon - North Rim - August 11

    A Shooting Star Inn, Flagstaff, Arizona

  16. Grand Canyon - South Rim - August 12

    A Shooting Star Inn, Flagstaff

  17. Grand Canyon to Calabasas, California - August 13

    Check out our California Coast blog to read about our return home.

    Good Night Inn, Calabasas, California