Feb 3, 2017

Snow Drifts, Sand Dunes, and the Open Road

For the better part of the last 8 days I've been on another incredible photo journaling road trip through Nevada, California, and Arizona. Specifically, the deserts of western Nevada, the mountains of the California interior, and the winding canyon passes of Arizona.

Nevada Travel Photographer

While my previous road trips have had some memorable landscapes, I don't think I've ever experienced so much variation over the course of a single week. On one day, for example, I spent the morning in the snow around Lake Tahoe, ended up surrounded by palm trees and vineyards near Sacramento that afternoon, and was back in a parka in the mountains near Yosemite that evening. From snowy mountain passes in the Sierra Nevadas to expansive desert vistas in the Mojave, it was pretty easy to find visual inspiration on this road trip. 

California Travel Photographer

More than just landscapes though, my goal was to explore a number of unique roadside attractions along the way - and there were a lot! Mountain monuments, State Capitols, historic mansions, desert artwork, museums, wild west towns, and even abandoned structures along Route 66 all added to the variety of the journey. You can expect to see a number of new additions to my growing Roadside California and Middle America photography series' in the months ahead. And as always, there will be plenty of previews on my Instagram too.

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Stay tuned for new photo sets from Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Sacramento, Yosemite, Fresno, Barstow, Death Valley, Kingman, Las Vegas, and more!

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