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FORESTIERE UNDERGROUND GARDENS: FRESNO’S COOL UNDERGROUND RETREAT

In the early 1900s, a Sicilian immigrant, citrus grower, and visionary turned a vast underground network of rooms, tunnels, and courtyards into a subterranean escape from the sweltering Central Valley summer heat.    

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THE VICTORIAN HILLSIDE CEMETERIES WHERE VIRGINIA CITY’S DEAD REST IN PEACE

The Silver Terrace Cemeteries memorialize the diverse laborers who worked the Comstock and made Virginia City a boom town.    

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WIND WOLVES PRESERVE: HIKING THE WEST COAST’S LARGEST NONPROFIT NATURE PRESERVE

Rolling grasslands, wildflowers, wetlands, oak savannas, and pinyon forests converge to create one of the most uniquely diversified nature preserves in California.    

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MITCHELL CAVERNS: PROVIDENCE MOUNTAINS SRA

Hiking the trails and exploring the limestone caverns in one of California’s most rugged and remote state parks.    

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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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