Car travel by US
• Car trip to USA
Our movement on the US from the beginning to the end were scheduled. We arrived in Los Angeles, rented a car and started their road trip in the USA. On the way to the Grand Canyon, we spent the night in Las Vegas ...
I think everyone knows what Las Vegas - City Casino! In Las Vegas, everything is done to ensure that tourists have left more money than he wants it. Even we could not resist and rode on a roller coaster (all English-speaking countries, these slides are called not Russian, and Roller-coaster).
But as elsewhere, everything is made for tourists - it looks unreal and overnight. The United States is no exception in this regard. Whether it's Hollywood or Las Vegas, it's all vaguely reminiscent of the scenery.
All of the buildings that you see in the pictures - casino.
Waking up early in the morning, we moved to the Grand Canyon, looking into Zion National Park along the way.
Stays on top of one of the rocks.
Then on the road we met Horseshoe Bend - horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River at Glen Canyon area.
To Grand Canyon, we came to a deep nochyu10. . We spent the night in the car with such a beautiful view.
Grand Canyon - one of the deepest canyons in the world. Canyon length - 446 km. The width (at the plateau) ranges from 6 to 29 km, at the bottom level - less than one kilometer. Depth - up to 1800 m.
Grand Canyon - one of the most unusual geological features of our planet, so it is very well researched. As it is possible to detect traces of four geological eras earth, rocks and diversity Caves containing rich geological, archaeological and biological material. Canyon is considered one of the best examples of soil erosion. Initially, the Colorado River flowed over the plain, but as a result of crustal movement of about 65 million years ago the Colorado Plateau rose. As a result of raising the plateau changed the angle of the flow of the Colorado River, resulting in increased speed and its ability to destroy the rock that lies in its path. First of all, the river eroded limestone tops, and then began a more profound and ancient sandstones and shales. And formed the Grand Canyon. This happened about 5-6 million years ago. Canyon and now is growing due to the ongoing erosion.
There are paths along which you can go down to the bottom of the canyon to the Colorado River.
Sometimes, due to constant strong winds trees spins wonderfully.
Tourist lookout. There are many along the canyon.
After the Grand Canyon lay down our way towards San Francisco. We decided to go through the Valley of Death. This is one of the most arid and the hottest places on earth. There was recorded the highest temperature in the world - by 56, 7 ° C.
In the US, everything is thought for tourists. People do not have to search for specific points of interest itself. On the road very often you can find signs of "View Point" or "Scenic view", pointing to a place with a beautiful view.
The sand dunes.
On the way from Death Valley to San Francisco.
We got to San Francisco. At this point of our journey to climb on the roofs there was no time and effort. It was only a few days before departure, and it was necessary to look more Los Angeles and Muir Woods forest with huge redwoods.
San Francisco built in the hills. Degree roads ups is so high that sometimes come to mind: "Do not turn over the car?". It is here in full measure can be assessed automotive automatic gearbox.
And here is the bridge "Golden Gate". Perhaps we should try to climb on it, as we have done already with the highest suspension bridge in the world Akashi Kaikyo in Japan, but the risk of being caught was big enough. The bridge is popular with suicide, so there are too many cameras and guards. None of us wanted to celebrate the New Year in jail, because we just looked at the bridge from the side. But it's worth noting that the point at which the frame is removed - one of the coolest and atmospheric places I visited while traveling.
Chinese container and the famous former prison Alcatraz in the background.
Forest Muir Woods, which is adjacent to San Francisco. Here are tall redwoods, up to 70 meters in height and the age of several hundred years.
From San Francisco to Los Angeles we drove along the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
Los Angeles. We stayed only one day ...