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One of the Best Hikes in This Area
To get to the trailhead, follow I-19 south past Rio Rico to the Ruby Road turn off. Follow Ruby Road for about 12 miles to a large dirt parking area and FS Trailhead sign. The road is paved the first 8 miles to Pena Blanca Lake but is unpaved and often washboarded beyond with narrow hairpin turns. A…
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Wallowa Women's Backpacking Trip 2018
Joseph to Hell’s Canyon Overlook:   https://goo.gl/maps/Cv63i3Dru932 Hell’s Canyon Overlook to PO SADDLE CAMP:   https://goo.gl/maps/sgfNBPWQM7G2 END:  Joseph to Hat Point:  https://goo.gl/maps/1LEs21UbX2M2 Don’t Worry!  We’re not going all the way to Dug Bar!  (Maybe next year??)  Start Near PO…
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Finally some snow! Almost too much powder. Enough to get us stuck in a hidden ditch…
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TRIP REPORT
The snow was about as good as it gets for the Alpine Trail. A foot of fresh powder, but with a decent track worn in to get you through the flat spots.
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TRIP REPORT
Beautiful 45 degree day. As usual snow on top of the ridge on was awesome. Down below was a bit sticky and required some bootpacking on the way down.
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GUIDE
A Short Hike with Great Views
At one time many years ago Great Hill had several popular hiking trails on it, including the Bracken Trail, the Fern Trail, Trail to Duck Brook Bridge, and Summit trail.  After the great fire of 1947 the Park Service abandoned all trails in this area of the park, including all trails on Great…
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Exploring caves in Acadia national Park.  The Bear Cave or Bears Den is not an official site but the map I created shows you how to locate the Bear Den.  Just beyond the Bear Brook Picnic area along the One Way section of the Park Loop Road is a beaver pond on the right, and just past the pond is a…
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TRIP REPORT
I made an 8-mile, out-and-back hike on prairie near a rocky canyon. Beautiful waterfall to start out the hike. Lots of varied terrain. Map shows possible trail loops of 30+ miles, which are pretty incredible for a day-use recreational area. A little busy at the trail head on a weekend, but after…
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Went out with hopes of splitboarding, but there wasn’t enough snow. Still a beautiful day.
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GUIDE
Panoramic Views of the Salmon River Meeting the Pacific
Atop the grassy summit of the Cascade Head is a great place to sit and take in the many sights of the Oregon Coast: the meandering Salmon River, the smooth sandy beaches, the rugged basalt headlands, and of course the ocean. It is accessible year-round via an easy-to-moderate 2 mile hike from the…
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Naturally Carved Monuments to An Ancient Landscape
The Valley of the Gods offers a magnificent display of natural rock formations and is often compared to Monument Valley. Once part of the former Bears Ears National Monument, the area’s no longer protected under that designation but is still managed as BLM public land.   This valley sees far fewer…
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ARTICLE
New Features and Improvements
Since launching Natural Atlas nationwide, our team’s been hard at work continuing to improve the experience and add new features. It’s about time we gave you a full update on the latest and greatest! Highlights: New iOS Release: adds all the new features below and improves usability. Download the…
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OVERVIEW
Experience Firsthand the Forces That Shape Our Planet
Few places in the United States contain as much geological diversity as California’s Mono County. While its many mountains and valleys prominently showcase the processes shaping our earth’s crust, the Mono Basin captivates one’s imagination with dramatic evidence of its volcanic nature.  This region…
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Steady Climb Through a Rebounding Burn Area
In 2012, the Pine Creek Fire (started by the spark of an excavator) burned a 12,000+ acre swath south of Livingston, MT. Today, it’s a scene of dead trees juxtaposed by the beautiful sight of forest rebirth. The hike has no particular destination, but the creek and foliage make up for it –…
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PLACE DESC
1870's Steam Locomotive Water Refill Complex
Allen water station and historic dam is a well-maintained scenic location hidden in the Dallas suburb of Allen. The historic complex is located on a broad hard-surface walking path with adjacent parking for quick access. Quick off-trail access to disused rail is perfect for a photographer looking to…
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Views of the Russian River Just Outside of Downtown Healdsburg
This 155-acre preserve with 2 to 3 miles of hiking trails is a great option for somebody looking for an easy to moderate and rewarding hike close to downtown Healdsburg.  The trail gently climbs through wetlands, oak forests, and rolling grasslands to great viewpoints of the surrounding landscape…
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GUIDE
Explore a WWII-Era Radar Installation
Hill 88 is a great dog-friendly hike packed with relics of a once-heavily-fortified bay in the World War II days. The popular loop in the Marin Headlands and Golden Gate National Recreation Area takes roughly 2½ hours to complete is about 5.7 miles with about 1,000 feet of elevation gain. Old…
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Alpine Lakes Surrounded by Dramatic Cirque
At Lost Twin Lakes, thousand foot cliffs tower over a pair of pristine alpine lakes – making it one of the classic destinations in the Cloud Peak Wilderness and Bighorn National Forest. At a round trip distance of close to 12 miles from West Tensleep Lake Trailhead, it is a good candidate for a…
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GUIDE
Help USGS Document Glacial Retreat
The glaciers of Glacier National Park are melting at alarming rates and the USGS wants volunteers to help document their retreat. By taking geotagged photos at the exact same places as photographers in history you can help scientists and the public understand more about the rate in which the…
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