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Photograph the Sawtooth Mountains

Stanley, Idaho

The Sawtooths are best enjoyed from within them; hundreds of trails lead through the wilderness to amazing alpine lakes and to the top of mountain peaks.

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Backpack the Alice Toxaway Loop

Ketchum, Idaho

The Alice/Toxaway Loop is a standard loop in the Sawtooth Mountains, ID.  The basic route is around 20 miles and takes 2-3 days.

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Winter Camp at Colter Bay Campground

Moran, Wyoming

Just a 45 min drive from Jackson Hole, the Colter Bay Campground on Jackson Lake is a great spot to camp overnight, fish and canoe in the spring and summer time when the ice has melted.

79 Saves

Explore Salt Creek Falls

Lane County, Oregon

Located off of the 58 Freeway, Salt Creek Falls is the second tallest waterfall in Oregon. The powerful cascade pours into a scenic canyon below, with beautiful surrounding views.

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Hike to Diamond Creek Falls

Lane County, Oregon

The beginning of this trail starts at the parking lot of Salt Creek Falls, right off of the 58 freeway. During the winter months, there's a gate blocking the road to the parking lot.

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Hike Red Rock Canyon to Calabasas Peak

Topanga, California

When you get to the parking lot be sure to pay the $5 parking fee. You will need to place this in the provided envelope and drop it in the iron ranger.

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Hiking Torrey Pines

San Diego, California

The beach trail brings you from the parking lot across the lodge from the bluff down to the beach. You can choose to visit the Red Butte, the Razor Point, and the Yucca Point trails along the way.

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Hike the San Emigdio Trail in the Wind Wolves Preserve

Bakersfield, California

This area is a family friendly hiking area for beginners. The farthest place to hike on the map is call Reflection Pond and is about a 7 mile hike out and back.

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Hiking Onion Valley to Kearsarge Pass Trail

Independence, California

This trail starts at the Onion Valley Trailhead. This trail is in the John Muir Wilderness and ends at Kearsarge Pass, the boundary for Kings Canyon National Park.

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Hike to Hidden Lake Lookout

Skagit County, Washington

Be careful when heading up this 4.5 mile trail since there can be snow coverage into the summer. When you start the trail, you'll get a little tree coverage as you start climbing up.

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Summit Mt. San Gorgonio

Forest Falls, California

A hiking permit is required to hike in the San Gorgonio Wilderness.

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Summit Mount San Jacinto

Mountain Center, California

Mt. San Jacinto is the second tallest peak in Southern California at 10,834’.

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Backpack to Wetterhorn Basin

Lake City, Colorado

This trip is for the lover of solitude and the appreciator of the unscathed backcountry. Wetterhorn Basin is in the heart of the beautiful San Juan Mountain range in Southwestern Colorado.

98 Saves

Backpack Mount Langley

Inyo County, California

Mt. Langley sits four hours north of Los Angeles and is one of the easier 14ers to bag in California. Mt. Whitney absorbs most of the foot traffic, so enjoy the relative quiet and seclusion.

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Hike and Kayak on Santa Cruz Island

Ventura, California

As California’s largest island, Santa Cruz Island of the Channel Islands is the perfect little getaway from Los Angeles.

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Summit Mt. Baldy

Mount Baldy, California

Located only an hour’s drive from Los Angeles is the top of highest mountain in LA County—at 10,064 feet. Bear Flat Trail (also called the Old Mt.

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Explore Eureka Dunes and Hidden Dunes

Inyo County, California

THE HIDDEN DUNES HIKE From the well, you will want to hike towards a gap in the mountains off to the West.

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Hike in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Rastovača, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia's largest national park and is just a few hours away from the capital city of Zagreb.

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Backpack Isle Royale NP's Greenstone Ridge Trail

Eagle Harbor Township, Michigan

Isle Royale National Park consists of Isle Royale, a fifty mile long and nine mile wide island in Lake Superior, and about 45 smaller islands around (and within) it.

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Backpack the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Anta, Peru

Day 1: Cusco to Soraypampa to Wayracpunku (9 miles) The trail starts at 12477 ft and proceeds towards Salkantay Pass at 15090 ft. It's a gradual climb and incredibly beautiful.

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Hike to the Summit of Mt. Whitney

Inyo County, California

Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the contiguous United States. It stands over 14,500ft high at its peak and it sure feels like it when you are up there.

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Camp at Panther Meadows

McCloud, California

The Panther Meadows Campground is located in the timberline on Mt. Shasta. The free campsite has 10 sites with a fire ring and a table.

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Watch the Sunrise at Crater Lake

CRATER LAKE, Oregon

Drive to the overlook at Crater Lake well before sunrise. Actually, you should probably just sleep in your car for a bit to make sure you're not late for this incredible sight.

374 Saves