operation take back august

by Emily May March. 03, 2017 826 views

A few years ago I took a 2 week road trip from Denver to San Fran (and back) with my cousin and her four girls. She had lost her husband to cancer the year before so we decided to take back August and see the wild west in a bad ass Yukon-- rental of course 😉. For better or for worse, It was a memorable trip for all of us. 

Our first stop was Zion National Park but not without a lunch in Pando, an aspen grove in Fishlake National Forest that's said to be one of oldest and most massive living organisms in the world. If you've never been, I highly recommend. 

After Zion, we headed west to Yosemite for a few nights under the big sky. Those stars in the California night sky are something else, eh? 

From Yosemite, we headed to San Fransisco, then Salt Lake City and finally a last nights sleep on the road in Steamboat Springs, CO before heading back to Denver. Here are a few highlights from OTBA 2013: 

Zion National Park, UT.

Covered Bridge in Yosemite Nat. Park, CA

Covered bridge near the Yosemite National Park entrance, CA.

Lunch break in Yosemite

Probably one of the coolest lunch spots ever. 

Obligatory Yosemite Valley shot

Obligatory Yosemite Valley shot. 

Sunset sail under the Golden Gate Bridge | San Fransisco, CA

Evening sun under the Golden Gate Bridge | San Fransisco, CA. 

My baby cousin (technically 2nd cousin) Jane livin' life!

Painted Ladies | San Fransisco, CA.

Redwoods in Jon Muir Woods, CA. 

The Great Salt Lake | Salt Lake City, UT. 

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"In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks."  -John Muir

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