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SOYLENT ANNOYMENT

When the CEO from LA based meal-replacement startup Soylent, decided to plop a red shipping container on top of a Northeast LA hilltop that’s cherished for its open space, not everyone was welcoming.

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TUTTLE CREEK ASHRAM: EASTERN SIERRA

Located 7,600 feet high up in a glacier carved canyon in the Eastern Sierra, sits a 2,000 square-foot stone building built by a philosopher, his wife, and their followers over a twenty year period. Welcome to the Tuttle Creek Ashram.

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TIPI LIVING IN HISTORIC CHINA RANCH

The hidden oasis near DVNP that includes a massive date farm, tipis and incredible hiking opportunities within the Amargosa River Valley.

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POLY CANYON ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN VILLAGE: SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA

The 9-acre Experimental Structures Facility hidden in the hills behind California Polytechnic State University is an architectural treasure trove containing a quirky array of experimental structures built by teams of architecture and design students between 1963 and 2009.

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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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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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LA MINING: ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST

You can still find some amazing artifacts from LA’s mining days if you know where to look.

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MT HOOD NATIONAL FOREST

Scenic fall hiking in the Great Pacific Northwest.    

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