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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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HIKING CHINA RANCH: TECOPA, CA

Known for its delicious date shakes, unique history and incredible beauty, this desert oasis is also one of the best places to hike in Death Valley.

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SALT CREEK HILLS ACEC: A GREAT SIDE TRIP ON THE WAY TO DVNP

This oasis at the southeastern tip of Death Valley is rich with history of the Old Spanish Trail, Mormon mines and what is believed to be the oldest standing structure in the Mojave Desert.

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