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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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TUNNELS TO NOWHERE HIKE: A STRAYNGER RANGER EVENT

It was the perfect day for our first ever group event at the Tunnels to Nowhere in the San Gabriel Mountains.  

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RINCONADA MINE HIKE: CENTRAL COAST, CA

Opening in 1872 and worked over the next 90 years, the Rinconada Mine was once one of the largest producers of mercury in San Luis Obispo County.  

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PORT OF TILLAMOOK BAY ABANDONED RAILROAD HIKE: SALMONBERRY RIVER, OREGON

This 10 mile hike along an abandoned railroad travels through numerous tunnels, bridges, and lush riparian forests as it makes its way through the rugged and remote Salmonberry River Canyon in Oregon’s Tillamook State Forest.  

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OWENS LAKE TRAILS: HIGHWAY 395

Owens Lake Trails, includes 4 miles of walking paths, overlook areas & land art installations and aims to enhance access, recreation & wildlife habitat.

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RETURN TO OLD DUTCH

There’s something about the Old Dutch Cleanser Mine that keeps me coming back for more.

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MINING AT 9000 FEET

Mining operations ceased in 1945 but this high elevation mining camp has remained in remarkable condition thanks to a group of volunteers who maintain the remaining buildings and museum for future generations to enjoy.

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HIKING MILLNER CREEK: WHITE MOUNTAINS, CA

Located 20 miles north of Bishop, CA at the base of the White Mountains, water from Millner Creek was once used to power the mining operations of the nearby Champion Spark Plug Mine.  

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MONARCH BUTTERFLY GROVE: PISMO STATE BEACH

One of the best spots to witness the magnificent Monarch Butterfly is along this stretch of California’s Central Coast.  

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