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ET’S OWN HOME

Built for space travel but never flown, this orange 66,000-pound, 15-story-tall aluminum phallic tank is actually the world’s last fully functional space shuttle external tank (ET) and it now calls LA its home.    

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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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