Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is comprised of approximately 2,000 acres on the Pacific coast in La Jolla, San Diego, California.
Follow the whole road trip chronologically using the 2016 Road Trip tag or check out a few select posts along the way: Start on departure day and… Drive through Appalachia starting in Shenandoah National Park, traversing the Blue Ridge Parkway, and ending in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Take in the sights and sounds of
Number of days on the road: 121 Number of miles driven: 13,728 (all within the United States) Number of states visited in the USA: 26 Number of World Heritage Sites we marveled at: 6 (subset of purple markers) Number of National Park System Properties we marveled at: 35 (purple markers) Number of breweries we drank
July 17 – 24, 2016: After leaving Badlands National Park we made our way to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Downtown Sioux Falls has a beautiful park that contains their namesake waterfall.
July 16 – 17, 2016: En route to Badlands National Park we stopped at Wall Drug: an old pharmacy turned tourist attraction. Wall Drug opened its doors in 1931 and had a rocky first couple of years. Their fortune started to turn around during the summer of 1936 due to clever advertising and free ice
July 15 – 16, 2016: The beauty in the Black Hills extends below ground. Adjacent to Custer State Park is Wind Cave National Park and nearby is Jewel Cave National Monument.
July 13 – 15, 2016: We arrived at Center Lake Campground, in Custer State Park in South Dakota, in the early evening after driving the Spearfish Canyon State and National Forest Scenic Byway on the way from Devils Tower, Wyoming. The scenic drive was pretty, with stops for a few waterfalls, but nothing spectacular.
July 12 – 13, 2016: Upon arriving at Devils Tower National Monument we were surprised, although it was early evening, to find all fifty campsites booked. However, we managed to procure a site at the busy KOA that sits just outside the entrance station. The next morning we continued to be surprised with the level