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GUS’S REALLY GOOD FRESH JERKY: HIGHWAY 395

If you’ve ever taken a road trip to Death Valley or California’s Eastern Sierra, you’ve probably driven by this former gas station hawking dried meat treats along Highway 395 in Olancha CA.          

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HIKING MILLNER CREEK: WHITE MOUNTAINS, CA

Located 20 miles north of Bishop, CA at the base of the White Mountains, water from Millner Creek was once used to power the mining operations of the nearby Champion Spark Plug Mine.    

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SANTA BARBARA AUTOCAMP

Autocamp Santa Barbara

Vintage meets modern at this urban Airstream lodging experience tucked inside an old roadside trailer park that’s been operating continuously since 1922.    

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TUTTLE CREEK ASHRAM: EASTERN SIERRA

Located 7,600 feet high up in a glacier carved canyon in the Eastern Sierra, sits a 2,000 square-foot stone building built by a philosopher, his wife, and their followers over a twenty year period. Welcome to the Tuttle Creek Ashram. […]

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OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH: MONTECITO, CA

Popularly known as “the Little Church of the Fathers,” this 160-year-old parish is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Montecito, CA (sorry Oprah).      

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LITTLE/BIG CALIENTE HOT SPRINGS: LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST

Located 26 miles north of Santa Barbara, CA, Little Caliente & Big Caliente are two separate natural hot spring areas within the Los Padres National Forest.            

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SAND CANYON: HIGHWAY 395

This Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) contains one of the longest stretches of riparian woodland in the Eastern Sierra, provides sanctuary to over 100 species of birds, is the site of a historic LADWP Aqueduct Camp & swimming hole […]

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BOB BAKER MARIONETTE THEATER: BEHIND THE SCENES

The longest running puppet theater in the United States is holding on by a string but the curtain on this Los Angeles Historic-Cultural landmark has yet to close and continues to entertain audiences of all ages.         […]

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TITUS CANYON: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Death Valley National Park’s most popular back-country road travels along 27 miles of high mountain peaks and a deep narrow gorge cut into the steep face of the Grapevine Mountains.    

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ARNE’S ROYAL HAWAIIAN MOTEL: ABANDONED

Opened in 1957 in Baker, CA, Arne’s Royal Hawaiian Motel had a great run until economic hardship following the Great Recession finally closed it down for good in 2009.  

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