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  • I'll be back(bone): 10 more day hikes on Malibu's Backbone Trail
    I'll be back(bone): 10 more day hikes on Malibu's Backbone Trail
    It might not be of the same scale as the Appalachian, Pacific Crest or John Muir Trails, but the nearly 70-mile Backbone Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains is one of the most varied, challenging and easily accessible hiking resources in the L.A....
  • Kalalau Valley
    Kauai’s south shore: Best eight-day itinerary, part 4
    Day 5: Explore Waimea Canyon Legend has it that Mark Twain once called Waimea Canyon “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” So instead of desert yellow and red, think tropical green and red. Located on the west shore, the canyon is 10...
  • Sneak peek at new GM smaller pickups
    New Chevrolet Colorado pickup sneak peek
    General Motors is releasingteaser photos of its two new pickups. The next generation Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will go into production early next year.The smaller pickups will be more fuel efficient that the full size trucks, while still...
  • Hike the trail to the Lighthouse, Beacon of Texas's Palo Duro Canyon
    Hike the trail to the Lighthouse, Beacon of Texas's Palo Duro Canyon
    The best way to see the Lighthouse in Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the Texas Panhandle is close up, via a strenuous hike on the Lighthouse Trail. The Lighthouse is a spectacular 300-foot, mostly sandstone, monolith, the most commonly...
  • Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
    Drainage ditch & junk yard? - Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area (Photos)
    A park that has a huge drainage ditch and an auto junk yard as its major focal points sounds like a sad, stereotypical Saturday Night Live skit about the rural South. Yet, that just about sums up Georgia’s Providence Canyon State Outdoor...
  • Robert Muse Canyon County Sheriff candidate
    Independent making Idaho Sheriff’s race interesting
    September 5, 2012. Nampa, Idaho. The race for Sheriff of Canyon County, Idaho is shaping up to be an interesting contest. In one corner is a pro-labor, union-endorsed Republican. In the other is Robert Muse, a Constitutional conservative running...
  • Sedona Hyatt
    Vacation drives: Sedona, AZ
    Tucked away in some massive canyons in the center of Arizona is Sedona. Soaring cliffs, towering trees, and a palate of rich colors make for a beautiful vacation spot. The cliffs are primarily a rich, rusty red with large sections of white rock...
  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
    Great canyons of the American West: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
    The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is Yellowstone National Park's most overwhelming natural feature. Stretching northeasterly for 20 miles from the ancient caldera of the Yellowstone plateau, the canyon is between 1500 and 4000 ft. wide and...
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    Dolly Steamboat scenic nature cruise on Arizona's Canyon Lake
    As part of an Apache Trail tour with Arizona Scenic Tours, I finally, finally went on the Dolly Steamboat Canyon Lake cruise. I had put the cruise off as something to do in my more "golden years," but since it was part of our all-day...
  • Pueblo Bonito examples Chaco Canyon's expert use of geometry constructed approximately 800 A.D.
    Just the beginning of Chaco Canyon's experiences
    Situated at approximately 6,200 feet on the Colorado Plateau’s southeast corner, Chaco Culture National Historic Park’s abundant and distinguished collection of ancestral Puebloan public and ceremonial buildings, over 1 million...
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    Coal Mine Canyon - Amazing beauty south of Tuba City
    Coal Mine Canyon - A Beautiful Surprise Near Tuba City, ArizonaCoal Canyon, located on Navajo Nation property, close to the border of the Hopi Reservation,is a breathtaking sightif you can find it. Many beautiful areas on the reservationwhere you...
  • Red Rock Canyon Quarry Site
    Red Rock Canyon - contribute and contemplate on June 20 - Summer Solstice
    While everyone in Colorado Springs eventually finds his or her way to the Garden of the Gods, just south of US 24 lies another noble sight to behold, subtler in its view, quieter and a bit less ostentatious. Red Rock Canyon is the private chapel...