Sunday, October 25, 2015

North California: A Drive through the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range

Our road trip is in full swing and we are halfway through our journey across Southwestern USA. We have been to San Francisco where we stayed for four days and then moved inland to Yosemite National Park. I want to keep most of the sights hidden for now, since our big travel series will be up once I come home, but I also didn't want to go cold turkey here. That's why I decided to share some images from our drive through the Sierra mountain range.

As soon as you depart San Francisco, and head east on Route 120 sights will start to change. Gone is the ever so lovely Pacific Ocean and bare lands start to show their heads. Of course they go away quickly once the climb into the mountains begins.

Yosemite National Park is deffinitly a place worth seeing. We only made a day stop here, but in order to truly appreciate the beauty you have to stay longer.

We are all drivers so road tripping is not too hard.

But it's not only the popular Yosemite Valley that is worth a stop. Many sights along the way leave you gasping at the beauty of nature. Luckily there are frequent stops on the side of the road so you can get to them quickly and then move on.

Our day ended with a sunset over the Sierra Mountain range as we drove into Mammoth Lakes, which was our stay for the night.

As I'm typing this we are in Las Vegas, a complete turn from the sights just a day ago. But that's what our whole experience here has been like so far. I try to stop as much as I can and take it all in. 


  1. Sounds like you're having a great time... Continue to enjoy!

  2. Wonderful, wonderful....your pictures make me feel I am there.

  3. Ich kann kau, erwarten, daß du die Naturschönheiten von dort uns zeigst.
    Das letzte Bild mit dem orangen Licht ist gigantisch.
    Und ihr vier, wie immer, ihr passt so gut zusammen, es muß ganz schön sein mit Euch.
    Liebe Grüße

  4. Hello Mersad, gorgeous images from your trip! The last shot is simply beautiful! Have fun and enjoy the rest of your trip!

  5. here in the USA there is a saying 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" so have fun.... love that first shot of the four of you and spectacular is the word for the views

    1. I might just be the one to share what really happened in Vegas. :)

  6. Mersad, these photos are so beautiful! Glad to see everyone is enjoying themselves!

  7. Hoha! Jetzt weiß ich endlich auch mal wie es im Westen aussieht! ist ja wirklich ein wenig wie im Western ;-D! Und die Straßen sind ja top! Im Osten kam ich mir manchmal vor wie in Thailand. Hammer diese Schlaglochdichte! Hätte ich nicht gedacht! Viel Spaß noch! Anne

  8. Have fun! I just returned from a trip through southern Utah and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Hope you get to venture over there too.

  9. Wonderful captures as always, Mersad!! I'm so glad you are all enjoying your trip to the states and these are all favorite places of mine!! Thank you for sharing the fun!! Enjoy!!!

  10. Nature looks amazing through your lens Mersad.

  11. Your California trip is taking me back nearly 20 years to when I made one. I loved Yosemite (who could not) but never went to Las Vegas.

  12. You have found some of my favorite places in California. Beautiful photos of Yosemity Valley. Looking forward to seeing your other photos from this trip.

  13. Mammoth Lakes south on 395--- one long escarpment. Some incredible scenery.

  14. Beautiful photos of your trip. Lots of happy faces, too. Have fun!

  15. I am so envious! Enjoy much and take care you 4.

  16. All four of you are obviously having a grand time. I'm leaving this week for a trip through New Mexico and Arizona and I love the desert southwest just as much as the northern and western mountains. Can't wait to see all your images of our great land. I know you'll make us proud!

  17. It is beautiful out there, just as it is beautiful in your country. We live in a wonderful world, don't we?

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