Road Trip – Picking the Stops

Updated: May 1, 2019

Yosemite National Park by Robby McCullogh

Highland Foto is in the process of picking stops for our Big Road Trip next year and we want to hear from you!

One of my (Joyce) first photography role models was Ansel Adams. I think I was probably in my very early teens when I saw my first Ansel Adams photo, a majestic landscape photo taken at Yosemite. That photo made me want to just crawl into the paper and become part of the scene. That photo touched my soul. That’s where my passion for photography started. Therefore Yosemite is on the very tip top of the list of stops on our road trip. Have you been? What did you do there? What are somethings you recommend seeing/doing there?

Just 13 miles east of Yosemite is Mono Lake. If you have never heard of Mono Lake, go ahead and open up another window on your browser right now and google it. Then click on the images (or check out #monolake on Instagram) to see some of the most “other worldly” landscapes you can imagine. Go ahead, check it out. I’ll wait.


Amiright? Or Am I Right? Yes, Mono Lake is a definite stop!

Another stop we are looking at is the Grand Canyon. I have only ever seen it from 30,000 feet from the window seat of an airplane. Jim has had the privilege of seeing the canyon in person. Everyone agrees this a must see on the trip. Have you been? What were your impressions? Did you visit the North Rim or the South Rim? Or both? Did you take a train? We want to hear about it.

Another definite must see spot is Yellowstone. Prismatic Springs, Old Faithful (and possibly Steamboat Geyser!) Grizzlies, Bison, Elk, Antelope – this place is must be what Brewster Higley was writing about when he wrote “Home on the Range”…. No? It was Kansas? Ok well, Yellowstone started it all. It was the very first National Park. So it is also a stop on the trip. It is over 3,400 square miles of space. So we would love to hear your recommendations on “must see” things at Yellowstone.

Also under consideration is Antelope Canyon. Antelope Canyon is not part of the US National Park Service. It is on Navajo land in Arizona. One can only get into Antelope Canyon by being part of a Tour. We are definitely interested in hearing from any of you who have been to Antelope Canyon. Any recommendations, advice, or tips you can offer about this spot would be much appreciated!

These are the first few places we have settled on or are seriously considering. If you have other recommendations for must see places, please leave them in the comments below! We would love to hear from you! If you would like to be notified when we update our blog, please head over to the “contact us” link at the top of the page and type “Road Trip” in either the subject or body of the form! We will then email you when we update the blog!

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