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ROCK CLIMBING SCHOOL: JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Learning the ropes (again) in one of the most beautiful schoolyards around, Joshua Tree National Park.  

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SEA CAVE KAYAKING: ANACAPA ISLAND, CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Kayaking through Anacapa Island’s sea caves in Channel Island National Park, one of the most beautiful and least visited National Parks in California.        

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IBEX SPRINGS GHOST CAMP: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Established as a mining camp in the 1880s, Ibex Springs on the southeastern border of Death Valley National Park, is probably one of the parks least visited areas and that’s exactly why I wanted to check it out.  

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EAGLE CLIFF CABIN JTNP

Dating back to 1895, Eagle Cliff Cabin is one of the oldest and best preserved historic structures within the boundaries of Joshua Tree National Park. Built inside a natural cave-like alcove of giant boulders and not found on any tourist […]

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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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THE SNOWY RUINS OF WONDERLAND RANCH: JTNP

A New Year’s Day hike through the ruins of Wonderland Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park after a fresh snowfall.

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PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK

America’s newest national park was established in 2013. With it’s breathtaking spires, incredible rock formations, numerous waterfalls & extensive cave systems, this central California gem is definitely worth a visit.        

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SALT CREEK HILLS & THE ASHFORD MILL RUINS: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Located just outside the southeastern tip of the National Park boundary, the Salt Creek Hills are designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). The Ashford Mill ruins are within DVNP and contain the remnants of a gold processing […]

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ARTIST’S DRIVE & GOLDEN CANYON: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Two very colorful spots along Death Valley’s Eastern border.      

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BADWATER BASIN & DEVILS GOLF COURSE: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

The lowest point in North America and a golf course that only a devil could love.          

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