V is for Vistas – #atozchallenge

Vistas are the joy of back roads travel. Every corner, every crest of a hill, every mile offers a new vista.  And this country has some spectacular and splendid vistas.

Over the years I have seen some amazing vistas. Whether they be in the deserts of the southwest, the high plains of Montana or on the oceans in the east or the west, the views are endless and inspiring.  Following are some of the vistas I have enjoyed and their locations.  Enjoy the ride and the views.

Sunset at the Badlands in South Dakota

St. Anthony Sand Dunes in Idaho

A view of the Portland Head Light in Maine

Hills of Shenandoah Valley in presunrise hours on Easter 2017

Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean as seen from Old Orchard Beach, ME

Golden Gate Bridge in 2016

Pacific Ocean near Reedsport, Oregon

Caddo Lake near Uncertain, TX

Highway to Cody, Wyoming

A lonely highway in south central Nebraska, near Overland

Horse Country – Lexington, Kentucky

Cincinnati Skyline

Coal Mine Canyon in Arizona, ca. 1983

Delaware Seashore Bridge at sunset

Spacious skies over the Grand Canyon in Arizona

The river into Juneau, Alaska as seen from a mountain top near Juneau

The mountains and the Yellowstone River as seen from US 89

The long straight highway near Cohagen, MT

Beautiful Highway heading into Virginia from Kentucky

Louisville, KY as seen from across the Ohio River in Indiana

The Oyate Trail highway in southern South Dakota

Fall colors from the Virginia Creeper Trail in Virginia

Beach at Clallam Bay, WA adorned with seagulls

New York City at night as seen from Hoboken, NJ

Sawtooths as seen from Lower Stanley, Idaho

Arkansas Hwy 8 near Amity, AR

Scenic cinder Hills and Shadows as seen on Idaho Hwy 33

Bison relax along Lava Creek in Yellowstone while pronghorned antelope look on from the background

Panoramic View of Pittsburgh from atop Mt. Washington

Niagara Falls, Ontario

The Tetons as seen from near Drummond, ID

Sunset in the Sweetgrass, north of Dunkirk, MT

White Sands, NM

A view of the New River Gorge in West Virginia

Sunflowers forever near Lexington, KY

Wind Turbines seem to blossom like flowers out of the corn fields of Iowa

Pennsylvania sunrise as seen from Boyce Mayview Park near Upper St. Clair, PA

Fall Colors from the Eagle’s Nest above Bancroft, Ontario near Algonquin

Texas Hwy 30 between Huntsville and Shiro

Hells Canyon in northeast Oregon is actually wider and deeper than the Grand Canyon

Three Sisters – nicknamed Faith/Hope/Charity near Sisters, Oregon

Somewhere in Kansas

View of the Beartooths near Red Lodge, Montana from the highway was awesome

America the Beautiful – A scene near Glacier National Park