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From Denver to San Francisco

This one is long, long overdue. Last year my amazing sister graduated from nursing school. I flew out to Denver to witness the momentous occasion, then she, my mother, and I drove all the way back to San Francisco in three days, camping along the way. We visited two National Parks – Arches and Great Basin – and US Route 50, also known as the Loneliest Highway. Fortunately we were in good company.

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The first night we camped outside of Arches National Park at Hittle Bottom Campground on the Colorado River. It was pretty in the evening and the morning.

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Rocks in the evening

Rocks in the evening

Rocks in the morning

Rocks in the morning

It was time to hit the road and check out Arches National Park. It was fairly crowded, but fairly epic.

Double Arch

Double Arch

Double Arch

Double Arch

Double Arch looking towards North and South Window

Double Arch looking towards North and South Window

And finally, the home stretch back to California. I’ve always loved driving through the west, going miles and miles and miles without seeing so much as an abandoned gas station.

Somewhere, from the road.

Somewhere, from the road.

Somewhere, from the road.

Somewhere, from the road.

Mesas for days.

Mesas for days.

Rock on.

Rock on.

The loneliest highway, US-50.

The loneliest highway, US-50.

The loneliest highway, US-50.

The loneliest highway, US-50.