The photos below are from a road trip I took with some friends after ISSCC 2006. We covered over 1700 miles and went from San Francisco to the Grand Canyon over a period of a week - visiting many nice places along the way. You'll find photos below from San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Death Valley National Park, Las Vegas, and The Grand Canyon. It was certainly one of the best trips I've ever had!

A view infront of Coit Tower

A scenic picture from Golden Gate Park

More nice scenery at Golden Gate Park

A windmill donated by the Dutch to the city of SF in GG park

A view of the Pacific coastline in SF

A beautiful view of the green part of the SF coastline

It can get VERY foggy across the Golden Gate bridge

GG bridge or Ghost Bridge?

After crossing the GG bridge - you can see the huge fog patch localized to the bridge

On the way to Yosemite - this location must be where they found the Windows XP desktop!

A nice natural scene on the way to Yosemite from SF

A majestic view of Yosemite Valley. No sight of Yosemite Sam ;)

A view of Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls up close

The base of Yosemite Falls

El Capitain mountain

Halfdome Mountain

A picture of the night sky in Yosemite

Yosemite falls at night with a long exposure shot

More long exposure night shots of Yosemite Falls. You can see the Big Dipper on the right

Still waters run deep ... nice view on the way to Death Valley

The terrain changes dramatically from flat lands to rocky hills as you near Death Valley

Me with Samir, Kostas, and Trevor

Desert Moon rise on the way to Death Valley

Desert flower in Death Valley

Badwater - lowest point in Western Hemisphere

That isn't snow - it's salt!

A nice view of Death Valley

A view of the whole of Death Valley 5000 ft up

poetic sand dune photo

Infront of a ghost town in Death Valley. Town once had >10,000 people. Now 0.

Close up of best intact building in ghost town (Rhyolite)

A view from far away of the awesome sand dunes in Death Valley

more sand dunes

more sand dunes

the fearless voyagers

pretty sand dune

So close you can smell the sand

more sand dunes

Even more sand dunes. Sand dunes are awesome photo subjects ;)


Sun setting behind telescope hill, Death Valley

Sun set behind Telescope Hill

The Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas

A view outside the Luxor in LV

The New York, New York in LV

The Vegas strip

Bellagio at Night

Hoover dam, on the way to the Grand Canyon

Finally there! The majestic Grand Canyon

Breathtaking views of the GC

more GC