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THE IMPOSSIBLE RAILWAY: GOAT CANYON TRESTLE VIA CARRIZO GORGE

With its 17 tunnels and 14 major trestles, this historical railroad through the Carrizo Gorge in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park includes one of the largest woodpile trestle bridges in the world.

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STRAYNGER RANGER: TOP 10 POSTS OF 2018

Reviewing where we’ve been, where we’re going and counting down our top 10 most popular posts of the year.

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SNOW DAYS: A PHOTO ESSAY OF PAST WINTERY ADVENTURES

We’re digging through the archives and sharing our favorite wintery photos from some of our past snowy Eastern California adventures.

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ABANDONED MOJAVE: THE RUINS OF BORON’S ONCE SECRET RESEARCH FACILITY

The abandoned rocket engine test site in Boron, CA that may have been used to conduct classified research for a high-altitude hydrogen fuel between 1956-1958.

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BIRTHDAY WITH THE BURROS: WILD BURRO RESCUE

There’s no other place that I’d rather spend my birthday at than the Wild Burro Rescue and Preservation Project in Olancha, CA.

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CALIFORNIA ALKALI COMPANY RUINS: CARTAGO, CA

In 1917, Cartago became the company town for the California Alkali Company, which refined soda ash and other saline minerals from the brines and salt deposits of Owens Lake.

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TUOLUMNE DITCH & FLUME: ONE OF THE BEST HIKES IN CALIFORNIA’S GOLD COUNTRY

Originally constructed in the 1850’s for hydraulic mining, the Main Tuolumne Ditch or Canal includes two miles of elevated wooden flumes and provides the drinking water to over 90% of Tuolumne County.

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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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