Cruising 'Til the Tires Fall Off:
June 15th, 2001 - 4:20pm: Taking the following week off work, I set off
on Friday on my journey to the Grand Canyon. My plan was as follows:
Dave's Quest for the Grand Canyon
That was the plan. Drive over 6000 kilometers, hitting 9 different states
in 9 days. Naturally things did not quite go that way in reality.
Drive from Whistler to Seattle on Friday night.
Visit Mount St. Helens Saturday morning, cross into Oregon,
and camp the night at Crater Lake Park.
Cross into California on Sunday, making the 7-8 hour drive
to San Francisco, checking out the city all evening before camping somewhere
to the south.
Drive down the coast on Monday, making it to Los Angeles
in the afternoon and exploring Hollywood and its surroundings until nightfall.
Cross the Mojave Desert on Tuesday, stop by Las Vegas long
enough to drop a quarter in a slot machine, pay a quick visit to the Hoover
Dam, and then cross into Arizona and camp a few hours short of the Grand
Spend all of Wednesday exploring the Grand Canyon.
Head up into Utah on Thursday, explore the sights on Highway
12, stopping at Lower Calf Creek Falls along the way.
Pass through Salt Lake City on Friday, cross into Wyoming
and camp at Yellowstone National Park
With two days left and at least 16 hours of driving to go,
I pass through Montana and a bit of Idaho before camping near Spokane in
Spend Sunday driving through mostly familiar territory as
I complete the final leg of the journey back to Whistler.
Friday, June 15th: Getting a Head Start
Saturday, June 16th: Waterfalls, Dams,
Sunday, June 17th: Overheating and Traffic Jams
Monday, June 18th: California Coastline and Getting
Lost in Oxnard
Tuesday, June 19th: Hollywood Blvd and the San
Wednesday, June 20th: Stranded in the Mojave
to be continued... (I hope)
P.S. I didn't make this trip completely alone. Check out my Travels