...on the road
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...on the road in the USA

The US is a country of superlatives. It has about four times as many inhabitants as Germany. But that's nothing compared to the area, which is 27 times the size of Germany. The variety of landscapes is correspondingly and correspondingly large are the distances that one has to cover here on a journey.

Famous are the numerous national parks, especially in the west. Many would be worth a trip of their own, they are so unique. Of particular note are the Grand Canyon, the largest gorge in the world, Yosemite National Park with its rock faces and waterfalls, and Yellowstone National Park with its geothermal activities. Numerous geysers, boiling lakes and bubbling mud holes can be seen there.

The USA is also known for its sport. At the Olympics the country is always at the top of the medal table. Then there are the big four team sports: basketball, ice hockey, baseball and American football, the latter having very little in common with european football.

USA route 2002 The route USA route 2002: San Francisco - Southern California - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - National Parks in Utah - Yellowstone - Rocky Mountains - New Mexico - Guadalupe Mountains - Arizona - Los Angeles
USA Statistics 2002 Table USA Statistics 2002: General information about driving distance and geography / nature - The states - The top ten hikes - The most worth seeing national parks - The secret tips
Arches and natural bridges in the western US Travel report with photos Arches and natural bridges in the western US: Three of the World's Biggest Natural Bridges in the Natural Bridges National Monument - The Delicate Arch as the Landmark of the State of Utah - Countless other arches and bizarre rock formations in the Arches National Park
Animal encounters in the western United States Photos with short texts Animal encounters in the western United States: Animals that are not so common in Europe - sea lions and elephants at the coast - bears, moose and red deer in the woods - coyotes in the desert - marmots, bighorn sheep and mountain goats in the mountains
The plant world in the western United States Photos with short texts The plant world in the western United States: Sequoias, the largest trees in the world - saguaro cacti, the queens of the desert - organ pipes, cholla cacti and other desert plants - and the extraordinary Joshua Tree