Sara SheehyExplorer

Writer | Nomad I Adventuress | Photographer

Explore Shoshone Falls

Kimberly, Idaho

From Highway 93 in Twin Falls turn east onto Falls Avenue. After two miles turn left onto Champlin Road and continue to the entrance of Shoshone Falls Park.

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Hike the Bruneau Sand Dunes

Bruneau, Idaho

Set off from the Bruneau Lake parking lot and circumnavigate the lake in a clockwise direction. The hike traverses small rolling dunes before beginning it's ascent of the big dune.

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Hike Trinidad Head

Trinidad, California

Park in the large parking lot at Trinidad Beach. The trailhead is at the south end of the parking lot. The loop trail can be hiked in either direction.

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Hike the Rim of Bruneau Canyon

Bruneau, Idaho

From the small town of Bruneau turn east on Hot Springs Road (set odometer) and continue for 15.6 miles on a well maintained dirt road.

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Ski to Redfish Lake

Stanley, Idaho

Park in the turnout west of Redfish Lake Road on Highway 75. The turnout is plowed to fit 10 to 15 cars. Walk over the bridge and turn right onto Redfish Lake Road.

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Hike to the Top of Lower Mesa Falls

Ashton, Idaho

The Mesa Nature Trail begins on the dirt road to the Upper Mesa Falls overflow parking lot. The first mile of the trail is wide and smooth.

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Photograph the Camas Lilies on the Camas Prairie

Hill City, Idaho

Each spring the Camas Prairie comes alive with acres of vibrant Camas lilies. The bloom lasts from late May to mid-June.

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Hike the Devil's Den Trail

Winslow, Arkansas

The Devil's Den Trail, in Devil's Den State Park, is a haven of vivid green along Lee Creek. This is the perfect hike for families, photographers, and those new to the Ozarks.

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Hike to Johnstone Pass

Hailey, Idaho

Johnstone Pass is a diamond in a valley flush with hidden gems. Turn east onto East Fork Big Wood River Road from Highway 75.

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Hike the Little City of Rocks

Gooding County, Idaho

Located near Gooding, Idaho, the Little City of Rocks provides endless wandering through volcanic ash hoodoos and sagebrush desert.

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Hike through Draper Preserve

Hailey, Idaho

Draper Preserve is a family friendly, dog friendly, photograph friendly hike accessible from the center of Hailey.

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Hike the Rockefeller Forest Loop

Humboldt County, California

From the Avenue of the Giants turn west onto Mattole Road. Continue 1.5 miles to the Rockefeller Forest trailhead. Rockefeller Forest is a less well known grove in Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

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Mountain Bike to the Petroglyphs at Wees Bar

Murphy, Idaho

At Wees Bar, a remote area accessible only by bike or foot, explore hundreds of petroglyphs carved into glacial boulders by Native Americans 12,000 years ago.

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Hike to Big Fall Creek Falls

Mackay, Idaho

Access the trailhead for Big Fall Creek Falls via Trail Creek Road. From Sun Valley the road is typically passable for sedans but is prone to producing flat tires.

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Hike Along Silver Creek

Bellevue, Idaho

From the intersection of Highways 75 and 20 drive east on Highway 20 for 7.3 miles. Turn right onto Kilpatrick Bridge Road and drive another 1.5 miles to the Silver Creek Preserve Visitor Center.

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Hike the Pioneer Cabin Loop

Hailey, Idaho

The hike to Pioneer Cabin is a Sun Valley classic, combining incredible mountain views with fields of wildflowers and a steady climb. Begin the hike at the Pioneer Cabin Trailhead.

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Hike Tumamoc Hill

Tucson, Arizona

Tumamoc Hill is urban adventuring at it's finest. Park on Anklam Road, directly across from St Mary's Hospital, and follow the other hikers and runners to the trailhead.

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Explore Big Springs and Johnny Sack's Cabin

Island Park, Idaho

Big Springs is the headwaters of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River.

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Hike the River Trail and Ranch Loop at Harriman State Park

Island Park, Idaho

Located at 6,100 feet above sea level, Harriman State Park (also called "the Ranch") is renown for it's fly fishing along the Henry's Fork.

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Hike to the Oak Hill Fire Tower

Concord, New Hampshire

Climbing to the Fire Tower on Oak Hill is a great urban adventure, short enough for a lunch break trail run or a morning hike with the family.

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Mountain Bike at Corral Creek

Hailey, Idaho

Park at the Trail Creek trailhead 2.5 miles north of Sun Valley. Pedal north and cross a wooden bridge over Trail Creek. Climb onto the bench and bike straight across toward the burned trees.

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Bike the Beaches of Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida

Park at one of the many beach parking lots to the north of downtown St Augustine. A great place to start is the parking lot at the corner of 1st Lane and the A1A.

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Hike to the Shay Trestle

Mackay, Idaho

Mine Hill Tour is a self-guided driving tour focused on Mackay's mining history. Stops showcase artifacts of the once-vibrant towns that housed miners and their families.

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Bike around the Coba Mayan Ruins

Tulum, Mexico

A short 45 minutes from Tulum, Mexico lies the partially excavated Mayan ruins of Coba. Encompassing 80 square kilometers, ancient Coba was connected via a network of elevated roads called sacbes.

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Explore Virginia's High Bridge

Farmville, Virginia

The High Bridge is the highlight of the 31 mile High Bride Rail Trail in central Virginia. The trail, paved with crushed limestone, is nice for biking, walking, and running.

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Hike to the Ruins of Fort Bowie

Bowie, Arizona

Fort Bowie is an abandoned military outpost and the site of many bloody battles between the government and Native Americans.

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Bike the Loop Road at Craters of the Moon National Monument

Arco, Idaho

Biking Crater of the Moon National Monument's seven mile loop road provides an intimate experience through a wild landscape. Park at the Visitor's Center.

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Explore the Town Walls of Piran

Piran, Slovenia

From Tartini Square walk east on Ulica IX Korpusa. The short 1/4 mile trek is mostly uphill. Enter the town walls at the turnstile entrance on your left.

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Hike Little Bear Canyon to the Middle Fork of the Gila River

Catron County, New Mexico

After driving the winding mountain road from Silver City to Gila Hot Springs, I knew I had to do more than just see the Gila Cliff Dwellings (which are stunning, don't miss them).

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Hike the Dismal Swamp Loop

Pocahontas, Tennessee

Civil War history buffs may find themselves near the tiny town of Shiloh, Tennessee. While in the area be sure to explore Big Hill Pond State Park, in nearby Pocahontas, and hike Dismal Swamp.

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Backcountry Ski on a Cinder Cone at Craters of the Moon

Arco, Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument is 1100 square miles of basalt lava and sagebrush. It looks like another planet: desolate in macro, beautiful in micro.

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Hike the Victoria Mine Trail

Ajo, Arizona

The Victoria Mine Trail is a gentle traverse of the Sonoran Desert landscape.

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Camp at Twin Peaks Campground

Ajo, Arizona

Twin Peaks is the primary campground at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, minutes from the Mexican border in southern Arizona.

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Hike the Desert View Trail

Ajo, Arizona

The Desert View loop trail begins in the Twin Peaks Campground's group camping area. Hike it in either direction, but be sure to get to the top before the sun goes down.

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Hike the Estes Canyon/Bull Pasture Loop

Ajo, Arizona

The trailhead for Estes Canyon/Bull Pasture is on the Ajo Mountain Road scenic loop. Ajo Mountain Road is a dirt, windy, sometimes steep, one way road.

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Hike the Bar Canyon Loop in the Organ Mountains

Las Cruces, New Mexico

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