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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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HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: SHADOWLAND FOUNDATION

A little mouth to mouth with a pack of hybrid Alaskan Timber Wolves in Lake Hughes, CA. After the presentation, we headed outside to meet a few of the wolves from their pack. As we made our way through the […]

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A DRIVING TOUR OF MAZOURKA CANYON: HIGHWAY 395

Located east of Independence, Mazourka Canyon Road crosses the Owens River Valley before cutting into the western side of the Inyo Mountains. Along the way it passes a ghost train depot, a pet cemetery and numerous abandoned mines before reaching […]

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SEAGLASS CAROUSEL: NYC

New York City’s $16 million exotic fish-themed carousel.      

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