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Old 06-11-2014, 09:54 AM   #1
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VivaLaVida in California (2) Updated 06/14/14

Here are some pictures taken along the way of VivaLaVida into California. Hope you'll enjoy those.


1. Sunset light on the small Hemet Lake.


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2. Pismo Beach in the rain.


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3. Elephant seals...


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4. The famous McWay Falls.


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5. A lone tree...


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6. A penguin at the foot of the sixth largest tree in the US!


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7. A morning surprise: about 14 inches snow (forecast was 3 inches..!).


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8. VivaLaVida making his own tracks.


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9. Snowy day on Mirror Lake, Yosemite.


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10. Clouds going slowly away...


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11. Bridaweil Falls in a great light. (stiched panoramic of three vertical pictures)


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12. Hummingbird, the smallest brid...


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13. ... and the Californian Condor, the largest, both in Pinnacles NP.


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14. Nice colored snake.


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15. Mobius Arch in Alabama Hills.


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16. Short stop at the Teapot Junction, Death Valley.


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17. Famous Racetrack, a must see for all SMB owners!


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18. VivaLaVida on the Linpincott Road.


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19. Nice colors in Saline Valley.


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20. Big step!


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21. This passage in narrower than VivaLaVida..!


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22. Axle crossing...


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23. Boondocking at Eureka Dunes, what an amazing place!


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To be continued soon. Thanks for watching. ;-)
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:02 AM   #2
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I really need to quit my job. These pics are killing me.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:48 AM   #3
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^^^ no doubt. i see his (and others) trip reports and just think to myself "im doing it wrong".

wonderful pix claude!
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Wow I can't believe your journey included some of my favorite places. I've been to all of them sans 4x4 (well maybe not the narrow passages!).

When my SMB is ready in about 6 weeks Eureka Dunes and Saline Valley are high on my list, but not until the weather is a bit cooler.

Thanks for the memories and kindling my excitement about the journey ahead!

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Thanks to you guys.

Just for the story, on pictures 20 to 23, VivaLaVida was running on front axle only since I had an issue with the rear driveshaft and had to remove it to go back to Bishop... So I didn't had 4x4 at this time...
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Very nice stuff Claude. I'm right behind you and can't wait, but my pics probably won't be as good.

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must post carnage pictures or it did not happen
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Very nice stuff Claude. I'm right behind you and can't wait, but my pics probably won't be as good.

Thanks buddy. I was there in April, I'm actually in Alberta, on the way to Alaska... ;-)
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Excellent. Hard to believe I live in the same State ... and I've seen most of it. (BTW ... garter snake)
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Bad ass pictures for sure Claude. Curious, Lippincott was OK? I wondered if they had even opened it up back when you did it. Seems they always lie about the trails condition.
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