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Welcome back to Mexico where we want to escape from the cold and stay for the winter. We drive to Puerto Penasco and rest a few days before we continue our journey down to Guaymas.
We go to the RV park in San Carlos where we’ve been already last year when we moved North. From there we want to take the ferry to the Baja California but it’s very windy and so we must wait a couple of days. There is not much to see in this area and we spend most of the time relaxing and eating Mexican food in the various restaurants near-by.
Our home holiday was nice but a little bit too short. However now we are back in the States. We found MOMO in good shape and after our luggage was delivered which was lost during the transfer in Amsterdam we could continue our journey.
From LA we drive via Palm Springs to the Joshua Tree NP. Unfortunately, we have overseen that it’s the long Thanksgiving weekend which obviously brings every American on the road. The park entrance was packed with tourists and of course no single camping spot was left over. So we decided to hang around for a while in the near-by Western city Pioneer town until the rush is over.
After our short trip to Canada with many visits at friends and relatives we take the ferry from Vancouver Island to Port Angeles. Our destination is the Olympic NP in the far North-Western region of the USA.
Border crossing is easy and after an excellent Italian dinner we start our journey the next morning. Weather is an important factor while visiting the Olympic National Park where most regions are in the rain forest. But we are lucky and can enjoy a clear blue sky. At Rialto beach we admire the wild coast with a vast quantity of drift wood and a few miles further down the road we stay a couple of days in the Indian reservation of La Push. The beach here is endlessly and one can walk for days from bay to bay.
Coming from the Glacier National Park in North Montana we cross the border to Canada without problems. The Waterton park close to the border is very busy at this time of the year.
We stay at the Campground at the park entrance where we meet our friends from Switzerland Kurt & Elisabeth which we’ve met already in South America and Mexico. Certainly, we have a lot of attention at the campground with our two Monster Mobiles next to each other. The next Morning, we explore the park and make a nice hike to the Goat Lake. In the evening, we celebrate Manfred’s birthday with a glass of Champagne.
After three weeks in a threesome we are alone again. At the moment we have temperatures above 120F in Las Vegas and we decide that we can best withstand this in the Hofbraeuhaus. After some cool wheat beers and Bavarian music we feel much better. At least until we step outside again.
We escape from the heat and drive highway 93 up North. At the Cathedral Gorge we make a break for some nice pictures and after more than 250km we are on 1800m and stop for the night. It's still around 90F but at night it cools down to 60F so that we can sleep well. Due to the extreme temperatures we skip the visit of the Great Basin Nationalpark and go to the Cave Lake Statepark instead. The park is on 2300m and we stay some days and enjoy swimming and hiking. Then we continue to the Angel Lake close to Wells which is surrounded by snow covered mountains. Quite brave we also dive into the snowmelt fed lake but also jump out again very quickly.