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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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TALC CITY HILLS: A DVNP ADJACENT OFF ROAD ADVENTURE

Take an off road adventure through the white chalky hills that once produced nearly all the steatite grade talc in the United States.

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CERRO GORDO GHOST TOWN: THE MINE THAT BUILT LA

The “Fat Hill” in the Inyo Mountains that helped build Los Angeles.

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GOLD TO GHOST: RANDSBURG, CA

You’ll find lots of history and charm in this Mojave Desert living ghost town.

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MISSION SANTA YSABEL CEMETERY

Located on a hillside in the small town of Santa Ysabel, this 19th century church, museum and cemetery along Highway 79 reveals a more native side to California Mission history.

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CHUTES & LADDERS: HIKING LADDER CANYON IN MECCA HILLS, CA

Located in the Mecca Hills Wilderness near the Salton Sea, this popular 5-mile loop hike through painted canyons, ancient faults, and deep slots requires rock scrambling, ladder climbing, and some minor rappels.

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