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UNDERGROUND 2018: A PHOTO ESSAY

Traveling back to the outskirts of Tecopa, CA to spend my third year exploring the Shoshone Mines at Underground 2018.

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STORRIER STEARNS JAPANESE GARDEN: A HIDDEN GEM IN THE HEART OF PASADENA

This once private 2-acre hidden gem is the only intact example of a major Japanese-style garden created before World War II for a residence in Southern California.    

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ALTA SIERRA BIBLICAL GARDENS: THE SIERRA GARDEN OF EDEN

Finding gold, God, and the Sierra Garden of Eden in California’s Gold Country.    

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FORESTIERE UNDERGROUND GARDENS: FRESNO’S COOL UNDERGROUND RETREAT

In the early 1900s, a Sicilian immigrant, citrus grower, and visionary turned a vast underground network of rooms, tunnels, and courtyards into a subterranean escape from the sweltering Central Valley summer heat.    

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THE VICTORIAN HILLSIDE CEMETERIES WHERE VIRGINIA CITY’S DEAD REST IN PEACE

The Silver Terrace Cemeteries memorialize the diverse laborers who worked the Comstock and made Virginia City a boom town.  

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WIND WOLVES PRESERVE: HIKING THE WEST COAST’S LARGEST NONPROFIT NATURE PRESERVE

Rolling grasslands, wildflowers, wetlands, oak savannas, and pinyon forests converge to create one of the most uniquely diversified nature preserves in California.    

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MITCHELL CAVERNS: PROVIDENCE MOUNTAINS SRA

Hiking the trails and exploring the limestone caverns in one of California’s most rugged and remote state parks.    

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A VIKING RISES IN THE DESERT: A PHOTO ESSAY

A Viking is once again rising at this former talc mine and ghost camp in Death Valley California.    

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