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TREEHOUSE LIVING IN BEND, OREGON

Fall asleep to the sound of a river’s flow and wake up to a rooster’s crow at this one-of-a-kind treehouse in Bend, Oregon.    

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FORT ROCK: TUFF & RUGGED IN OREGON’S HIGH DESERT OUTBACK

Rising like a mirage out the barren desert, this fort shaped National Natural Landmark makes a great side trip when traveling through the Oregon Outback.  

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SPITTING SAND AND MAKING WAVES IN MORRO BAY: CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL COAST

Kayaking through the shallow waters of the Morro Bay Estuary over to the Sand Spit, where 80-foot high sand dunes separate Morro Bay from the Pacific Ocean.    

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RETURN TO ROBERTS RANCH: WHITE MOUNTAINS, CA

It’s been 30 years since I last visited the old mining cabin my family and I used to stay in while hunting in the White Mountains.  

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HIKING CHINA RANCH: TECOPA, CA

Known for its delicious date shakes, unique history and incredible beauty, this desert oasis is also one of the best places to hike in Death Valley.  

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SALT CREEK HILLS ACEC: A GREAT SIDE TRIP ON THE WAY TO DVNP

This oasis at the southeastern tip of Death Valley is rich with history of the Old Spanish Trail, Mormon mines and what is believed to be the oldest standing structure in the Mojave Desert.

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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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