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THE MINES OF LAS FLORES CANYON

Exploring the mines & water tunnels of Las Flores Canyon above Altadena, CA.    

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BELL HARTMAN MINE

It’s hard to believe that you can still find an old miners cabin and small mine less than a quarter of a mile from the Angeles Crest Highway, fully preserved and without any graffiti or any other vandalization. It still […]

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MT HOOD NATIONAL FOREST

Scenic fall hiking in the Great Pacific Northwest.              

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IT’S CALIFORNIA’S FAULT [SAN ANDREAS]

Taking a tour of California’s biggest mover and shaker.  

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THE SHORELINE RUINS OF SAN PEDRO

Along the Pacific Ocean in San Pedro lies the ruins of a lavish resort area that included a hot spring hotel, restaurant, salt water swimming pools and an outside terrazzo dance floor surrounded by stone fireplaces. During WWII the resort […]

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BIG HORN MINE [EXTERIOR]

Perched nearly 7000 feet up on the rugged eastern face of Mount Baden-Powell and overlooking the historic East Fork of the San Gabriel River, sits one of Southern California’s largest abandoned mines.      

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NIKE MISSILE SITE LA-09

LA-09 constitutes one of the five Nike missile sites built in the 1950s in Angeles National Forest. While there’s not much left of the site itself, it’s a fun hike that offers up amazing views and two summits: San Gabriel […]

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DONNER PASS TUNNELS

This hike has all my favorite things: abandoned tunnels, [sh]Arts, nature and lots of incredible history.        

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BUMPASS HELL: LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK

Located in Lassen Volcanic National Park, Bumpass Hell is 16 acres of boiling springs, mud pots, hissing steam vents and roaring fumaroles. Now that’s my kind of hell.  

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NORCAL NUGGETS

These little NorCal nuggets may not be worthy of their own individual posts but that doesn’t make them any less special.        

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