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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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NITT WITT RIDGE: CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL COAST FOLK ART CASTLE

In San Luis Obispo’s North Coast, reclusive artist Arthur “Art” Harold Beal spent 50 years creating his folk art “castle on the hill.”

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GHOST MINE: EASTERN SIERRA NEVADA

Sitting at an elevation of 8000 feet in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, this ghost mine operated from 1909 to 1938.

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HIKING SANDSTONE PEAK: THE HIGHEST POINT IN THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS

Hiking the Sandstone Peak Trail to reach the highest point in the Santa Monica Mountains.  

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TREEHOUSE LIVING IN BEND, OREGON

Fall asleep to the sound of a river’s flow and wake up to a rooster’s crow at this one-of-a-kind treehouse in Bend, Oregon.  

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FORT ROCK: TUFF & RUGGED IN OREGON’S HIGH DESERT OUTBACK

Rising like a mirage out the barren desert, this fort shaped National Natural Landmark makes a great side trip when traveling through the Oregon Outback.  

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