STRAYNGER RANGER

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LAWS RAILROAD MUSEUM & HISTORIC SITE: BISHOP, CA

The rich history of Owens Valley and the Eastern Sierra is preserved at this former railroad station & settlement outside of Bishop, CA.      

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UNDERGROUND 2016

This annual 3-day event allows explorers of all skill levels access to miles of underground mines that were once some of the most profitable in the Death Valley region.     

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STRAYNGER RANGER: ONE YEAR, NO FEAR

What a long stRAyNGE trip it’s been. A look back at Straynger Ranger’s first year and what to expect in the future. Straynger Ranger officially launched on April 1st, 2016. It was April Fools’ Day but I wasn’t joking. I […]

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TUNNELS TO NOWHERE HIKE: A STRAYNGER RANGER EVENT

It was the perfect day for our first ever group event at the Tunnels to Nowhere in the San Gabriel Mountains.  

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THE 14TH FACTORY: LA’S BIG EXPERIENTIAL MULTIMEDIA ART PROJECT

British Hong Kong-based artist Simon Birch transforms an empty warehouse in Lincoln Heights into a mythic universe created collaboratively through video, installation, sculpture, sound, paintings, and live performance.   One of the final installations combines 4 floor-to-ceiling video screens, which […]

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RINCONADA MINE HIKE: CENTRAL COAST, CA

Opening in 1872 and worked over the next 90 years, the Rinconada Mine was once one of the largest producers of mercury in San Luis Obispo County.  

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BORAX VISITORS CENTER: BORON, CA

Overlooking California’s largest open-pit mine and the largest borax mine in the world, the Borax Visitor Center includes a museum, gift shop and an original 20 mule team wagon that once ferried borax out of Death Valley from 1883 to […]

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THOMPSON SMELTER RUINS: MASON VALLEY, NEVADA

Constructed in 1910 to process the copper ore from nearby mines, the ruins of this million dollar smelter and former townsite spread out over 1300 acres of high desert near Yerington, Nevada.                   

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INDIAN WELLS BREWING COMPANY: HIGHWAY 14

“The Biggest, Little Brewery in the World” produces over 20 styles of beer and 100 flavors of soda each year using pure artesian spring water from the historic Indian Wells Spring.        

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FOSSIL FALLS/RED HILL CAMP & TRAMP: HIGHWAY 395

In the southernmost section of Owens Valley, in the shadow of a young cinder cone volcano, sits one of California’s most unique campgrounds.  

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