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A Visit to Amboy Crater

Amboy Crater

Amboy Crater

Combine this hike into the center of a volcanic cinder cone, along with a road trip over a desolate stretch of old Route 66 and you’ll enjoy a full day of desert exploring. If you like being far away from populated areas (like us), then this remote region of the Mojave Desert is for you. It offers some of the most spacious and unobstructed viewscapes of the open desert terrain.

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A Visit to White Pocket

White Pocket

Lollipop Rock at White Pocket

Located along the Arizona/Utah border and within the relatively new Vermillion Cliffs National Monument is a field of twisted and colorful sandstone known as White Pocket.  This area has recently become more popular because of a very famous nearby attraction known as “The Wave”.

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The Lone Pine Area

Mobius Arch & Mt. Whitney

Mobius Arch & Mt. Whitney

There’s a sleepy little town named Lone Pine that offers such a myriad of recreational opportunities for the everyday person to enjoy, it’s amazing that it remains a quaint little town. Even more amazing is that it’s only a 2 to 4 hour drive away from a population of 22 million people – the draw of Southern California.

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Zion in the Snow

Zion Canyon in the Snow

Zion Canyon in the Snow

With its massive red and white sandstone cliffs and monoliths, Zion National Park is already a special place.  But add a good dusting of snow and you’ll get a place that goes from special to magical.  Visiting Zion during the winter can be a special and rewarding experience.

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Blue Ridge in the San Gabriel Mountains

East Blue Ridge Road near Wrightwood

East Blue Ridge Road near Wrightwood

Our July trip takes you into the cooler regions of the San Gabriel Mountains of the Los Angeles area. This entire trip can be done in a single day and is broken into two sections.  The first section explores a dirt road that runs along Blue Ridge above Mountain High and Wrightwood.  The second section is a hike to an old gold mining structure built in 1905 located on the slopes of Mt. Baden-Powell.

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Jail Canyon

Corona Mine, Jail Canyon

Corona Mine, Jail Canyon

Located north of Ballarat in the Panamint Mountains, Jail Canyon is a colorful, scenic drive with a well-preserved mining camp and mill to explore at the end. Jail Canyon itself is multicolored and very pretty but the scenery getting up to the canyon is quite spectacular, too.  With panoramic views of the multi-layered, west-facing Panamint Mountains and the striking erosion of nearby Hall Canyon, you will want to take your time getting to the canyon so you can enjoy the views!

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