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INSIDE BIG HORN MINE

Inside 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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SUBWAY CAVE: LASSEN NATIONAL FOREST

Subway Cave in Lassen National Forest was created by a lava flow that covered the Hat Creek Valley some 30,000 years ago. The 1/3 mile long lave tube is the largest accessible lava tube created by this seismic event and […]

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THE HIDDEN LAVA TUBES OF LASSEN NATIONAL FOREST

Subway Cave in Lassen National Forest is your basic tourist trap, which we’re guilty of falling into, but I’d rather explore the holes that most people don’t know about and that’s exactly what we did.        

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FERN CANYON

Within Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is a narrow canyon with walls that stand over 50 feet high. Lining those walls are five different types of ferns, some of whose ancestry can be traced back 325 million years. This epic […]

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AVENUE OF THE GIANTS/FOUNDERS GROVE

Surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park, this world-famous scenic drive is by far the most outstanding display of giant trees in the California redwood belt.            

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POINT REYES LIGHTHOUSE

The Point Reyes National Seashore area encompasses 71,028-acres along a well defined peninsula in Marin County. It’s wild coastal beaches, headlands, estuaries, and uplands contain a wide variety of interesting places to see and explore.           […]

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MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY: OAKLAND, CA

Established in 1863 and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted the architect of New York City’s Central Park, this historic 226-acre cemetery in the Oakland hills holds crypts of many famous founders of California and big names in Bay Area history. […]

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