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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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STRAYNGER RANGER: TOP 10 POSTS OF 2017

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

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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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SPITTING SAND AND MAKING WAVES IN MORRO BAY: CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL COAST

Kayaking through the shallow waters of the Morro Bay Estuary over to the Sand Spit, where 80-foot high sand dunes separate Morro Bay from the Pacific Ocean.

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RETURN TO ROBERTS RANCH: WHITE MOUNTAINS, CA

It’s been 30 years since I last visited the old mining cabin my family and I used to stay in while hunting in the White Mountains.

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