Christian Kemp's USA travelogs

Trip 8 - A 24-day trip through the American Rockies and Desert Southwest (August-September 2005)


August 12th 2005
Flying from Luxembourg to Amsterdam to Minneapolis to Salt Lake City
August 13th 2005
Heading into Idaho, hiking in City of Rocks, getting lost on the backcountry roads south of Snake River
August 14th 2005
Bruneau Sand Dunes, ghost towns of Silver City and De Lamar
August 15th 2005
Sawtooth National Recreation Area, into Montana, Big Hole National Battlefield, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
August 16th 2005
Bannack State Park, Nevada City, Virginia City, Butte, Berkeley Pit
August 17th 2005
Granite Ghost Town, Philipsburg, Garnet Ghost Town; on to rainy Glacier National Park
August 18th 2005
Spending all day in Glacier National Park
August 19th 2005
Spending all day in Glacier National Park, with a short jaunt into Canada
August 20nd 2005
Sunrise at Glacier's Two Medicine Lake, then towards Yellowstone on scenic byways
August 21st 2005
Spending the entire day in Yellowstone National Park
August 22nd 2005
Spending the entire day in Yellowstone National Park
August 23rd 2005
Grand Prismatic Spring and Old Faithful in Yellowstone, then down to Grand Teton National Park
August 24th 2005
Sunrise in Grand Teton NP, then driving into South Dakota on decomposing tires
August 25th 2005
Trading cars, touring Badlands National Park and a thunderstorm at Mount Rushmore
August 26th 2005
Morning sun at Mount Rushmore, and a descent into Jewel and Wind Caves
August 27th 2005
Scotts Bluff, into Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park
August 28th 2005
Rocky Mountain NP, Leadville, St. Elmo, Florissant Fossils NM
August 29th 2005
Exploring the mines of Cripple Creek Mining District; the mining town of Victor, Colorado; a drive to catch sunset in Black Canyon of the Gunnison
August 30th 2005
Sunrise in Black Canyon of the Gunnison; to Silverton over Highway 550; into Mesa Verde National Park for sunset
August 31st 2005
Hovenweep National Monument; Valley of the Gods; Mokee Dugway; Muley Point, Goosenecks; sunset in Monument Valley
September 1st 2005
Leaving Monument Valley, to Lower Antelope Canyon, to the North Rim of Grand Canyon
September 2nd 2005
Sunrise in Grand Canyon North Rim, on to Pipe Spring and Zion's Kolob Canyons
September 3rd 2005
Final day in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks