So my first stop in my backpacking adventure around the Americas was California! We spent a few days in San Francisco, the class war capital of America. A very beautiful city but the gap between rich and poor is extreme. Then we hired an RV and headed to Yosemite National Park which was incredible. Then on down through the desert to Palm Springs for Coachella. An awesome way to start an epic 5 1/2 month trip. Here's some snaps from the road.