Joshua Tree

I got in pretty late to the BLM land just outside of Joshua Tree National Park where I was staying that night. The land is accessed via some quite rutted and bumpy dirt roads, but I managed to navigate my way through (I’m glad there was no rain) and find a spot for the night. …

Zion National Park

I would almost go as far as to say that Zion has been my favorite Park So far. It’s unique geographical formations create a variety of landscapes with amazingly varied colours, it was a truly awe inspiring experience. I drove in from the east entrance, (which I highly recommend) it takes to through these amazing …

Grand Canyon – North Rim

The grand canyon was an amazing site to see, it almost looked fake standing at the top of the rim and looking around. It was also a complete surprise for me, when I thought grand Canyon I did not think Canadian Forrest. When I thought grand Canyon I thought desert, but driving into the North …

Page and Kanab

In the morning I checked out Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. Unfortunately the lift was broken so I couldn’t go down into the power plant, but it was still amazing to see and learn about. Such an engineering feat considering it was built in the 1950’s. I will also be hitting up Hoover Dam …

Drive to Moab – Arches National Park

Wilson's Arch

The drive from Mesa Verde was pretty short only about 2h, I’ve done pretty well this whole trip I think the longest I’ve had to drive in a day is only about 4h. The landscape was now alot more like I was expecting from a desert and the West haha, red sand with with these …

Mesa Verde Day 2

Today was an early start as my first tour, the long house, was at 9:00am and it was about a 1.5h drive across the park to get there. Long house was a bit bigger than Balcony house and once had some 150 rooms, it is probably in the worst shape of all the dwellings I …

Colorado – Mesa Verde Day 1

My first stop on my way to Colorado was actually an unplanned stop in a small town called Chama, NM. Don’t worry it wasn’t for any car troubles, but for a friend, Tegan, She is obsessed with trains (might have something to do with her job at Queensland rail, but I worked for an AC …

Las Cruces – White Sands

I ended up staying two nights as the weather was really bad the first day and I wanted to see the white sands when the weather was good. The campsite was also really nice, situated at the foot of the hills of the Organ Mountain National Recreation Area overlooking the planes bellow which were actually …

Big Bend – Day 4 Goodbye Big Bend

This morning I woke early to get a head start on the day, there were a few things I still wanted to see on the way out. The ranger had told me I couldn’t leave without taking a drive along the Ross Maxwell Scenic drive to the Santa Elena Canyon, so that was where I …