If you're only in Durango, Silverton, Ouray area for a few days these seven trails and passes will give you a great experience of history, wildlife, mountain summits and valley views to last you a lifetime and you too will see why they call this the Switzerland of America and the Jeep Capital of the world.
Several hours later, I stood atop the mountain feeling an overwhelming amount of exhaustion mixed with my first sense of what clarity means. I was only 16 years old when I embarked on my very first hike; Care to guess where it was? Why I...
The rolling green hills of San Luis Obispo County and California's central coast can take your breath away as you drive up Highway 101 along the azure blue crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. There is more to do along the Santa Lucia Mountain Range then just touristy Hearst Castle, the Madonna Inn and the giant aquarium in Monterey. Hike the trails of Carmel, visit with Elephant Seals beachside, explore giant sand dunes and mountain bike in eucalyptus forests on this seaside road trip.
A transition from lush greenery to dry and desert-like terrain, Ernest E. Debs Park offers an intimate perspective into the rolling hills and busy lifestyle of Los Angeles.
A victim of a 2017 brush fire, Wildwood Canyon Park is a deceivingly long ascent to four radio towers, nestled within a recovering environment that offers up panoramic views of Burbank and downtown Los Angeles.
The 10th mountain hut trips provide more than just a landscape of Colorado’s majestic mountains and the best pow out there. They share the spirit of the honorable individuals who fought in the war and a lesson in self reliance and survival.
I’m lying in snow, 14,000 feet above sea level on a volcano known as Nevado de Toluca, when I feel warm breath against my hand. Exhale, groan, roll over. It’s a dog, come to investigate my motionless form. “Good dog,” I slur and raise a hand to pat her head. Her name is Maya, I think, and she’s been tagging along with our hiking group since this morning.
A 12-foot polar bear slowly lumbers across the frozen lake. Two heavily bundled children shout gleefully as they bounce each other up and down on a Ouijatotter. College students dance their cares (and thick winter shells) away in a small hut pounding with music. All this and more is par for the course at Minnesota’s Art Shanty Projects, an annual experiment in public art and community.
One of the most historical hiking trails in all of Los Angeles includes a demolished Nazi Compound chock full of graffiti-plastered ruins and scrap metal, which requires a steep descent down a long staircase.