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  • Hiking to Horsethief Falls and Pancake Rocks
    Hiking to Horsethief Falls and Pancake Rocks
    El Paso and Teller County hikers seeking a moderately rigorous hike on Pikes Peak well away from the traffic and crowds of the city will find refuge on the Horsethief Park Trail #704 to Horsethief Falls and Pancake Rocks on the west face of the...
  • Falls in Wash Hollow
    Falls in Wash Hollow
    There is an unnamed stream flowing through Wash Hollow that meets up with Sam Branch right at the base of Sam Branch Falls. A very nice waterfall can be found a short distance up this stream into Wash Hollow.From the intersection of NC 215 and The...
  • Four Mile Creek Preserve
    A Little Bit of Heaven?
    This 72-acre parcel of spacious woodlands has frontage along Four Mile Creek. The preserve is mainly flat with moderate slopes along the basins of Four Mile Creek and Salt Creek. Its variety of ecosystems represents old growth forest and wetlands...
  • Sam Branch Falls
    Sam Branch Falls
    From the intersection of NC 215 and The Blue Ridge Parkway, take 215 north for close to 4 miles. On the outside of a hairpin curve to the left, you can park along the guardrail. Back up the hill just a few feet is a trail that climbs a steep bank...
  • Los Altos Fine Art
    Stockton day trips 2015 review
    The Stockton day trips 2015 half year in review consists of articles examined during the first six months of 2015 which center on local getaways including parks and kite flying topics. Readers may click on each title to read the full article or...
  • Goat Cheese from a goat farm
    Looking for a place that makes good cheese, good luck in finding it
    If you ever want to go to a cheese making place, what do you ask for: cheese making factory, cheese making company, or cheese making farm.We thought a cheese making factory was a place where they made cheese--wrong, you bought cheese there; then...
  • Upper Bubbling Spring Falls
    Upper Bubbling Spring Falls
    Locating Upper Bubbling Spring Falls is easy once you’ve found you way up Bubbling Springs Branch to the lower falls. The upper falls are just upstream from the lower falls and are accessed by a short spur trail found at the base of the...
  • Sun Star on Dog Creek
    Summer solitude in the Columbia Gorge in two easy steps
    When the mercury soars, Portlandians scatter to the hills. Instinctually, they go in search of falling water, and the cascades of the Columbia Gorge are the lowest hanging fruit. From June through September, families swarm Oneonta’s slot...
  • Yosemite National Park
    REI to present free beginner backpacking seminar on July 21
    Are you new to backpacking? Wondering how to get started? An upcoming free seminar at REI Fresno will help backpacking beginners with basic planning and preparation. The presentation, Backpacking Basics, will take place on Tuesday, July 21, 2015,...
  • Upper Cascade Falls, Ouray
    Hiking in Ouray: Upper Cascade Falls Trail No. 213 and the Chief Ouray Mine
    Up for a challenge in Ouray? Then check out the trail to Upper Cascade Falls and the Chief Ouray Mine. It's a challenge because you'll be hiking up some 1,700 feet in 1.75 miles.The trail starts at the upper end of the Amphitheater...
  • Big Bear PCT
    Checking Out Mammoth’s Sister Resorts in Summer
    Last fall Mammoth Mountain Ski Area announced it had entered an agreement to acquire Big Bear Mountain Resorts in Big Bear Lake, Calif. The deal was completed by the end of the ski season, and Mammoth Resorts now provides access to Mammoth...
  • Loon Lake Mountain Summit
    One can see forever?
    Rocky Loon Lake Mountain summit reveals views of Buck Pond, Catamount Mountain, Debar Mountain, Lyon Mountain, High Peaks Wilderness area, Whiteface Mountain and other mountains.Route 26 road can be seen looking northward or east. Along the road...
  • Ballston Pond bees being rescued
    Ballston Pond bees getting rescued
    The now famous Ballston Pond bees that have returned year after year to a hole in a tree adjacent the Ballston Pond are getting rescued by professional beekeepers with support from Arlington County. That is terrific because often the local bees...
  • Lower Bubbling Spring Falls
    Lower Bubbling Spring Falls
    Lower Bubbling Spring Falls is both easy to find and hard to find. From the intersection of NC 215 and The Blue Ridge Parkway, take 215 north for 0.4 miles. There, in a wide turn to the left, you will find a large parking area on the inside of the...
  • Cliff-side suites at Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos
    Nature at your doorstep in Cabo San Lucas
    A natural locationA lot of very nice resorts today are able to accomplish blending that oft sought after combo of lavishness and easy access to nature merely by location. One of the best examples of a region that hosts such places is Cabo San...
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