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IBEX SPRINGS GHOST CAMP: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Established as a mining camp in the 1880s, Ibex Springs on the southeastern border of Death Valley National Park, is probably one of the parks least visited areas and that’s exactly why I wanted to check it out.

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RON ENGLISH: NEONATURE

Ron English helps the Corey Helford Gallery launch their new massive location in DTLA with his new show, “NeoNature: We Are The New They”  

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EAGLE CLIFF CABIN JTNP

Built inside a natural cave-like alcove of giant boulders and not found on any tourist maps, the hike to Eagle Cliff Mine and Cabin is well worth the effort.

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WELCOME TO HICKSVILLE

Getting cocky at Hicksville Trailer Palace and Artist Retreat in Joshua Tree, CA.    

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PLANT 42 / MOJAVE SPACE PORT

The strange craft of the Antelope Valley & Mojave, CA  

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FINDING TIBET IN TEHACHAPI

In 1994, a Yale graduate-turned-monk bought 318 acres in the mountains of Tehachapi, CA and built a Zen Buddhist monastery and spiritual retreat center for people to practice meditation and sincerely pursue awakening for the benefit of all beings.  

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WILD WILLY’S HOT SPRINGS

California’s Eastern Sierra contains a wide variety of geothermal springs and Wild Willy’s is definitely one of my favorites.

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THE MINES OF LAS FLORES CANYON

Exploring the mines & water tunnels of Las Flores Canyon above Altadena, CA.  

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FRAZIER MOUNTAIN FIRE LOOKOUT [ABANDONED]

The tower, a boxy wooden structure with peeling Army green paint, was built in 1936. Today it sits abandoned, a former shell of itself on top of Frazier Mountain.

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AMALIE MILL & MINE

Dating back to 1894, the Amalie Mill & Mine near Caliente, CA remains one of the best preserved mining sites in and around Kern County.  

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