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Contrasts - From the Pacific Ocean across the Rocky Mountains

USA
West Coast & Mountains
Spring 2006


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Pacific Coast Highway
 Entering the PCH
(1. 2006-03-09, CA)

"Ein Schiff wird kommen ..."
 Ob "der eine" an Bord war bleibt leider im Dunkeln
(2. 2006-03-09, CA)



Black gold mine off-shore
 Fueling the American way of life
(3. 2006-03-09, CA)



Santa Barbara
 A nice place to live - if you can afford it :-)
(4. 2006-03-09, CA)

Beach season not yet started
Still a lot to prepare ... 
(5. 2006-03-10, CA)

Changing weathers
 Heavy rain is coming up
(6. 2006-03-10, CA)

Morro Bay
 With famous Morro Rock heading the harbour
(7. 2006-03-10, CA)

Lunch break entertainment
 Take a board and go ...
(8. 2006-03-10, CA)

Elephant seals
 Performing alone and within their groups
(9. 2006-03-10, CA)

Gate to Big Sur
 Expecting famous scenic views
(10. 2006-03-10, CA)

Shopping @ Sebastian's
 Since more than 150 years
(11. 2006-03-11, CA)

The guiding light
 Completed by a fog horn ...
(12. 2006-03-11, CA)

Washing of the waters
 Endless power
(13. 2006-03-11, CA)

Coastal road
 As a driver you need full concentration
(14. 2006-03-11, CA)



Big Sur - take a rest
 Its always nice to get a fresh-up
(15. 2006-03-12, CA)



Following HWY 1 further
 Spectacular views around every corner
(16. 2006-03-12, CA)



Pacific Redwoods
Feeling like an ant in front of them 
(17. 2006-03-12, CA)



Point Lobos
State Reserve
(18. 2006-03-13, CA)



Birds and more
Most of them are greedy and not shy at all ;-)
(19. 2006-03-13, CA)



Carmel By The Sea
Its still a lovely town
(20. 2006-03-13, CA)



Sunset @ Carmel
Coming-together on the beach
(21. 2006-03-13, CA)



Pacific Grove Area
The famous '17 miles drive'
(22. 2006-03-13, CA)



Cannery Row
Today its "Tommy Tourist"
(23. 2006-03-13, CA)



Approaching the Bay Area
... luckily on a sunny afternoon
(24. 2006-03-13, CA)



San Francisco downtown
Why is there no underground ? ;-)
(25. 2006-03-14, CA)



Along the waterfront
One of the largest harbours made by nature
(26. 2006-03-14, CA)



Golden Gate Bridge
It is still "the bridge"
(27. 2006-03-14, CA)



Shimmering golden SFO
Where has all the fog gone ?
(28. 2006-03-14, CA)



Crossing the Sierra Nevada
Only allowed to pass with snow chains
(29. 2006-03-15, CA)



Heavy Snow
On I-80 East to Reno
(30. 2006-03-15, CA)



Still on service
But there is a lasting burden ....
(31. 2006-03-15, CA)



Entering Nevada
Difficult to get rid off the chains ...
(32. 2006-03-15, NV)



Reno
"The biggest little city in the world"
(33. 2006-03-15, NV)



Entertainment galore
Gambling, weddings 'on-the-fly' and even faster divorces
(34. 2006-03-15, NV)



Driving up to Lake Tahoe
On a clear and sunny day
(35. 2006-03-16, CA)



Able to leave your flat ?
Yes, after some exercises :-)
(36. 2006-03-16, CA)



Waiting for better days
Come aboard ... in summer
(37. 2006-03-16, CA)



The snow circus
Around Tahoe, Squaw Valley and more
(38. 2006-03-16, CA)



Eastern Sierra
on the way south
(39. 2006-03-18, CA)



Mono Lake
Where do these structures come from ?
(40. 2006-03-18, CA)



The lollipop man
Take a rest for 20 minutes or more ...
(41. 2006-03-18, CA)



Changing climate
Approaching Death Valley
(42. 2006-03-18, CA)



Devil's Golf Course
I am willing to believe this ;-)
(43. 2006-03-18, CA)



Creations made of stone
The artists are not known
(44. 2006-03-18, CA)



Really bad water @ Badwater
Lowest point in the Western Hemisphaere
(45. 2006-03-18, CA)



Take a rest
And enjoy sunset at Zabriskie Point
(46. 2006-03-18, CA)



On lonely gravel roads ...
With a thunderstorm approaching
(47. 2006-03-19, NV)



Viva Las Vegas !
where day and night unite ...
(48. 2006-03-19, NV)



Southern Vegas Strip
... on St. Patrick's Day
(49. 2006-03-19, NV)



From Paris to Venice
Center Vegas Strip
(50. 2006-03-19, NV)



Lake Mead
Large water reservoir
(51. 2006-03-20, NV)



First signs of red rocks
Following route to north
(52. 2006-03-20, NV)



Utah mountains
The National Parks circle
(53. 2006-03-20, UT)



Zion National Park
Inspired by the Mormons
(54. 2006-03-20, UT)



Climbers paradise
But only a few on their way ...
(55. 2006-03-20, UT)



Passing the mountains
Tunnels built in the 30's
(56. 2006-03-20, UT)



Entering Garfield County
Not home of "this cat" ... but of Bryce Canyon NP
(57. 2006-03-21, UT)



Another snow storm
Stopped just at the gate
(58. 2006-03-21, UT)



A winter fairytale
A splendid morning after finally clearing up
(59. 2006-03-22, UT)



Bryce Canyon
"A hell of a place to loose a cow"
(60. 2006-03-22, UT)



On narrow trails
Walk the Navajo loop
(61. 2006-03-22, UT)



Around four states corners
Arizona - Utah - Colorado - New Mexico
(62. 2006-03-23, AZ)



Lake Powell
Formerly Glen Canyon
(63. 2006-03-23, AZ)



Glen Canyon Dam
Integrated power plant
(64. 2006-03-23, AZ)



To Monument Valley
On Navajo territory
(65. 2006-03-25, AZ)



Know what 'Buttens' are ?
Here are the most famous ones
(66. 2006-03-25, AZ)



A look through the window
Remember John Wayne & the Marlboro Man ?
(67. 2006-03-25, AZ)



Romantic end of the day
At the lakeshore in front of the mountains
(68. 2006-03-25, AZ)



Home on the move
Flexibility is all we need
(69. 2006-03-26, UT)



Arches National Park
It took millions of years
(70. 2006-03-26, UT)



Double Arches
Its breathtaking
(71. 2006-03-26, UT)



Hidden place
... between rocks and sand
(72. 2006-03-26, UT)



Sunday at Grand Junction
Western gate to the Rocky Mountains
(73. 2006-03-27, CO)



Colorado National Monument
Always attractive for climbers
(74. 2006-03-27, CO)



What a scenic view
Following the valley of Colorado River
(75. 2006-03-27, CO)



Gunnison Gorge
Its all of black granite
(76. 2006-03-27, CO)



Colorado countryside
Spring is close to the door
(77. 2006-03-27, CO)



Through the Rocky Mountains
on lonely roads
(78. 2006-03-28, CO)



Lost mines
There are hundreds in the Rockies
(79. 2006-03-28, CO)



Continental divide
Separating east from west
(80. 2006-03-28, CO)



By-passing
Nice places to stay or shop or ...
(81. 2006-03-28, CO)



Rocky Mountain National Park
The road reaches 3.000 m and above
(82. 2006-03-28, CO)



Deer in sight
On the search for something to eat
(83. 2006-03-28, CO)



Winter ? Get off !
Its time for spring
(84. 2006-03-31, CO)



Finally Denver
And some sunny days at the horizon
(85. 2006-04-01, CO)






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(   (c) March 2006 by Hans-Joachim Ermen , last update on 2006-04-01 )

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