I am a college sophmore at Cal Poly: San Luis Obispo and my friends and I are all in love with the open road. A couple of us recently took a trip through the Southwest and are eager for another trip. We are a group of 19 and 20 year olds who love hiking, camping, and exploring new areas. Thank you for your consideration!
Big Sur, California, United States
First, we would travel to Big Sur. Our previous attempt at camping in this region was rained out, so this second take would be a great opportunity to see the legendary locale of Kerouac lore.
After Big Sur, the next most logical stop is the City by the Bay. San Francisco is such an exciting place to be, and for the majority of my party, they have never been there. Some of the highlights of our trip would include Alcatraz, the Golden Gate, and hopefully even a Giants game!
Burney, California, United States
The most obscure location on our trip would be Burney and that is for one reason: Burney Falls. In the McArthur-Burney State Park we would be able to see what Teddy Roosevelt called "The Eighth Wonder of the World".
From there comes the longest driving stint on our trip. From Burney to Portland we are sure to see some beautiful scenery and a few surprises along the way. Since the city is mostly a 21+ scene from what we have heard, our time would be spent mostly doing things around the city in the Oregon wilderness while looking to see an 18+ concert while in the area.
Seattle is one of the main reasons for this trip. Everyone of my friends as well as myself are in love with this city, despite the fact that none of us have ever seen it. The history behind the city has numerous layers ranging from the founding as a Pacific hub in 1869 to the 1990s counter culture movement and we are hopeful to get a taste of it all. We will be sure to experience the must-sees of the city (The Space Needle, EMP, and The Pike Place Market) as well as some of the lesser known destinations that our friends in the city will be sure to guide us to.
If we've gone as far as Seattle, how could we not visit the Great White North? None of our party has ever been to Canada and it pretty much an unknown quantity to us, but we cannot possibly resist the temptation to explore the area when it is so close by.
I hope you will seriously consider this itinerary. The chance to explore these areas would really make a great experience and a chance for close friends to get ever closer. Thank you.