Hello all! I just discovered this forum while doing some very preliminary research for next summer's road trip. I thought I'd contribute a few pics from a trip I did last June/July.
Starting in Toronto, I drove down the east coast, along the Blue Ridge Parkway, through the Great Smokies, through the South, down to the Mexican border, along to California, up the California coast, down through California's gold mining country, through Yosemite and Death Valley, through Arizona's canyon lands, through Monument Valley, up Pike's Peak, and back to Toronto through the midwest.
Overall, the trip took 24 days and covered a bit over 15,000 km. It was epic and fantastic -- definitely my best trip thus far!
Looking out from the Blue Ridge Parkway:
The Blue Ridge Mountain Hostel just outside Galax, VA:
Lonely road in central Texas:
I made it a point to visit all my favourite flavours:
AA artillery outside of Lordsburg, NM:
Copper-coloured everything in Bisbee, Arizona:
Opening my door to a cactus forest in Saguaro National Park:
At the Pima Air & Space Museum outside of Tuscon, AZ:
Posing at the tunnel used in Steven Spielberg's Duel:
In the Hollywood Hills:
On California's Highway 1:
On the California coast during the summer wildfires. We were turned around 5 miles later:
In the San Joaquin Valley:
Some antique signage in Bodie, California:
Airing up my tires after the unpaved Bodie excursion: