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A VIKING RISES IN THE DESERT: A PHOTO ESSAY

A Viking is once again rising at this former talc mine and ghost camp in Death Valley California.    

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TALC CITY HILLS: A DVNP ADJACENT OFF ROAD ADVENTURE

Take an off road adventure through the white chalky hills that once produced nearly all the steatite grade talc in the United States.      

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CERRO GORDO GHOST TOWN: THE MINE THAT BUILT LA

The “Fat Hill” in the Inyo Mountains that helped build Los Angeles.    

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GOLD TO GHOST: RANDSBURG, CA

You’ll find lots of history and charm in this Mojave Desert living ghost town.      

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MISSION SANTA YSABEL CEMETERY

Located on a hillside in the small town of Santa Ysabel, this 19th century church, museum and cemetery along Highway 79 reveals a more native side to California Mission history.    

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CHUTES & LADDERS: HIKING LADDER CANYON IN MECCA HILLS, CA

Located in the Mecca Hills Wilderness near the Salton Sea, this popular 5-mile loop hike through painted canyons, ancient faults, and deep slots requires rock scrambling, ladder climbing, and some minor rappels.      

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NITT WITT RIDGE: CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL COAST FOLK ART CASTLE

In San Luis Obispo’s North Coast, reclusive artist Arthur “Art” Harold Beal spent 50 years creating his folk art “castle on the hill.”  

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STRAYNGER RANGER: TOP 12 VIDEOS OF 2017

We went BIG with video in 2017. Out of the 83 original videos that we made over the past year, these are the Top 12 of 2017.

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STRAYNGER RANGER: TOP 10 POSTS OF 2017

Reviewing where we’ve been, where we’re going and counting down the top 10 most popular posts of the year.

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GHOST MINE: EASTERN SIERRA NEVADA

Sitting at an elevation of 8000 feet in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, this ghost mine operated from 1909 to 1938.

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