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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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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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