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Old Posted Oct 3, 2016, 8:54 AM
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Smile Freki presents The Wild Wild West

Howdy buckaroos!


Back in August my girlfriend and I went on a roadtrip in the western USA ( California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona ) with the goal of seeing some of the great nature experiences the region offers.. ( something I hadn't really done on earlier trips to the region )

As always I took a buttload of photos and as always I'm going to make a thread sharing some of them..

I got something planned for more extensive coverage of the various areas, but that will have to wait a bit, until then here's a mix of the various places we visited..

And yes, while this is mostly nature there are city pics too, so if red rocks doesn't do it for you I hope you enjoy the shots from Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles


Enough jibber jabber partner, let's head out west shall we.. yeehaw!



We start out in Las Vegas - Nevada
















Valley of Fire State Park - Nevada


























Kanab - Utah


Dixie National Forest - Utah








What hides beyond the forest?


Welcome to Bryce Canyon National Park - Utah


















"Thors Hammer"








Kanab - Utah


Back in Nevada


Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area




























Griffith Observatory - Los Angeles








Hollywood








Beverly Hills




Santa Monica




















San Francisco
















































Crossing the Central Valley en route to the Sierra Nevada Mountains




Welcome to Yosemite National Park




























And here we have Sequoia National Park ( and me driving our rental car through a tree )


General Sherman - world's largest tree ( ~2000tons )








Was hoping to see a bear, but sadly no luck




And finally we have Death Valley National Park








And here from Dante's View we can see the lowest point in the US: Badwater Basin ( -86m )


And here we have the Badwater Basin salt lake up close


And finally here I am enjoying the 47C ( in the shade )


That's all partners - but by all means let me know what you liked ( or disliked ) as I have something on the drawing board that will cover the various areas on the planet I visit in more detain and I as always greatly appreciate feedback!

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Beautiful set of photos. Just incredible.

To me, there's no place more beautiful than southern Utah, all the way from the western border to eastern border. I noticed the photo taken in Kanab. Looks very familiar. Was it by any chance taken at the Quail Park Lodge? I stayed at that retro motel in 2009 and loved it. I was volunteering that week at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, which at 33,000 acres, is the largest in the country and possibly the world.
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^thanks mate!

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I noticed the photo taken in Kanab. Looks very familiar. Was it by any chance taken at the Quail Park Lodge? I stayed at that retro motel in 2009 and loved it.
It's taken at this point: https://www.google.dk/maps/place/99+...4d-112.5347871

( a small parking lot overlooking Kanab Creek about 200m south of the Lodge you mention )

We stayed at the newly opened Hampton Inn Kanab - a quite nice place with a very contemporary interior design )
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Fcking Vegas, blah.

Loved the rest though and a remind of how much a dislike those who live in California;(

Maybe not the best food, but what a fun place to sit on a patio at night as a cafe/bar.
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nice.

damn, los angeles needs rain.



did you make it to the getty?
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I responded elsewhere, but will give this a bump. Let's see some more Utah and Nevada!
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Beautiful tour! Just got back from Santa Monica myself. Love the American West!
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Wow! You're Yosemite pictures are spectacular!
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Wonderful photos! Nice variety of nature and city photos, deserts and forests! You really went to a lot of places!
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Looks like a great trip. The western US certainly has an abundance of stunning scenery and I always love seeing photos of San Francisco!
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Great job capturing the diversity and splendor of the Southwest. Hopefully you enjoyed our small slice down in Los Angeles! Thanks for sharing you photos... really enjoyed them.
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Nice job and looks like a fun trip! Did you make it up the California coast via Highway 1?
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Nice pics.. The diversity of scenery out west is absolutely incredible!

How long was your trip in total?
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beautiful! and nice weather too.
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Wow, excellent! One of my favorite photo threads ever!
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It must've been fun dealing with all of those different climates. Nice set, Freki! I always enjoy your photo threads.
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That's a hell of a lot of ground to cover, but very impressive photos
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Absolutely spectacular! Wonderful scenery; equally wonderful photos.
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Great photos dude!
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Wonderful pics! The West and its diversity is incredible, still some of my favorite parts of the U.S.
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