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  • Camp at Hole In the Wall Campground

    You may think a desert is barren and ugly with little to offer the avid outdoorsman. The truth is very far from that. The Mojave, like any other great outdoor location offers great hikes, amazing views, wildlife, and a night sky that is hard to be...

  • Explore the Mojave Desert Lava Tube

    When visiting the Lava Tubes, you must have a full tank of gas, radiator coolant, and a couple gallons of water before you enter the Mojave Desert Preserve! The preserve doesn't offer any services other than the occasional place to fill up on wate...

    0.1 miles 20 ft gain

  • Explore the International Rose Test Garden

    The International Rose Garden located in Washington Park near downtown Portland is a must stop on your visit to the Rose City. The City of Roses, as Portland as known, won't let you down. Portland is host to the largest Rose Test Garden in the U.S...

  • Catch a Sunset at Coronado Beach

    Photograph the iconic and historic Hotel Del and Coronado Beach on Coronado Island. The Del is a beautiful Victorian resort, which is the second largest wooden structure in the United States. The Del offers amazing photo opportunities during sunse...

  • Catch a Sunset at Fort Zachary Taylor

    Although small, there is still one untouched secret location in Key West where you can escape all the herd following tourists.Not much in life is more picture perfect and memorable than a sunset. This beach offers an incredible sunset. This seclud...

  • Visit Colonial Williamsburg

    Williamsburg, Virginia , founded in 1632, is one of the oldest cities in America. The city has played major roles in American history as the capital of Virginia and as a political center for the American Revolution. Today the city offers an abunda...

  • Climb to the Top of the Cape Henry Lighthouse

    Visit not one, but two of the most historic and important lighthouses to our great nation. The original Cape Henry Lighthouse was the U.S. Governments first construction project authorized under the constitution. President George Washington himse...

  • Camp at Tuttle Creek Campground

    Tuttle Creek Campground is a beautiful place to camp during any time of year. The campground offers uninterrupted breath taking views of the entire Eastern Sierra Nevada and Owens Valleys. Whether you are looking for a place to crash for the night...

  • Winter Summit Humphreys Peak, Arizona

    From Flagstaff, take US-180 west towards the Grand Canyon. Take US-180 for 7 miles until you reach Snow Bowl Rd. Turn right/N onto Snow Bowl Rd and take this for 7 miles as it winds its way up the mountain. If it has recently snowed you will need ...

    8.4 miles 3335 ft gain

  • Winter Summit Mt. Whitney

    Day 1: We arrived at the Lone Pine Visitors Center at the intersection of HWY 395 and HWY 136 just south of Lone Pine, CA. We issued ourselves our overnight permits to climb Mt. Whitney and picked up our Wag Bags. You can self issue yourself the f...

    22 miles 6500 ft gain

  • Explore the Ancient City of Petra

    I'm sure we all know and recognize Petra or the "treasury" from the Indiana Jones movie, but did you know its not a stage but an ancient city you can explore and enjoy. This ancient city was built over 2,000 years ago and wasn't found by western m...

    1.2 miles 0 ft gain

  • Explore the Hug Point Waterfall and Cave

    Hug Point is located just 4-5 miles south of the famous Cannon Beach along HWY 101 and is a must stop on any travel along the Oregon coast. Hug Point got its name from the original travelers to this beautiful area. Without the modern day highways ...

  • Hike to the Summit of Mt. Snowdon via the Llanberis Path

    Mount Snowdon has a very rich history and is the most hiked mountain in the United Kingdom and for good reason. There are many different ways to hike to the summit, some are an easy walk and others require technical equipment. The peak can be cove...

    9 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Explore Edinburgh Castle

    This historic castle sits atop Castle Rock high above the city of Edinburgh. Humans have occupied the area with some form of a fortress since the 2nnd century. The first royal castle was built in the 12th century and has continued to present time....

    3 miles 500 ft gain

  • Catch A Sunset at the Munden Point Park Pier

    Once in the park, you want to make your way to the most northern section of the park for the best sunset shots. Park in front of (south) of the softball field and follow the paved bike path right in front of you. The path heads north toward the wa...

    0.1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Catch a Sunset at Sunset Beach in CA

    Sunset Beach is located just 9 miles south of Long Beach and 6 miles North of Huntington Beach, CA on the famous Pacific Coast Highway 1. I accessed Sunset Beach from the South on I-405. I took exit 22 for Seal Beach. After the exit I turned a lef...

  • Camp at Lone Pine Campground

    The Lone Pine Campground is located 6 miles west of Lone Pine California, and 7 miles east of Mt Whitney Portal. The campsite is nestled next to Lone Pine Creek, which is the perfect place to fish for Sierra Nevada trout. The campground sits at 6,...

  • Swim in La Jolla Cove

    La Jolla Cove is an iconic destination in San Diego for visitors and locals alike. Anyone visiting San Diego knows La Jolla Cove is famous for sea lions, beautiful sunsets, sea caves, kayaking, diving, etc etc. The entire area is a great place to ...

  • Explore Lavender Valley

    Lavender Valley is a beautiful 6 acre hidden gem just 30 minutes south of Hood River, Oregon. Drive south on Hwy 35 for 12.6 miles to Woodworth Rd. Turn right/west onto Woodworth Rd. Take Woodworth Rd for 1.5 miles to Alexander Rd. Turn right/nort...

  • Backpack the Piute Pass Trail in the John Muir Wilderness

    With so many famous hiking trails in the Sierras, its hard to find a trail as isolated as the Piute Pass Trail. This trail allows you to hike in the John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, and Sierra National Forest in one 20 mile section of t...

    21 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Backpack the La Verkin Creek Trail

    I've visited Zion National Park twice this year and the experience between the two visitations were like night and day. Zion National Park is by no means a secret, and for good reason. Hikes such as Angels Landing, and the Narrows are locations wh...

    14 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Photograph the Tree of Life In Audubon Park

    The Tree of Life as the Locals call it, is an iconic staple of the Uptown New Orleans area. Families have been climbing, swinging and getting married under this beautiful tree's canopy for years. The tree is estimated to be nearly 500 years old an...

  • Hike to Sweet Creek Waterfall

    Make sure you add this hidden gem to your waterfall chasing plans on your road trip to Oregon. This underrated Oregon waterfall is the perfect hike for the entire family. The trail offers four different falls from 10-30 feet high. The trail slowly...

    2.2 miles 100 ft gain

  • Climb to the Top of The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

    Add Cape Hatteras to your summer plans! The cape is isolated and never too crowded. The opportunities for adventure are endless on the cape. Of course, as you first arrive, you will see the Historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Enjoy climbing to the ...

    0.2 miles 120 ft gain