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Explore the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve

The Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve is the crowning jewel of old Florida. Located in the backyard of Jacksonville, Florida it is famous for its unique mission of protecting not only the salt marshes and unique ecology of coastal Florida but also preserving the local historical and cultural sites.

The Five Most Awesome Ways to Summit Mt Baldy

Are you ready to climb a mountain? How about the tallest 10,000-foot mountain overlooking Los Angeles? Just a forty-five-minute drive from that concrete jungle, the city of angels, you can find many different trails ascending to the top of Mt Baldy, the local's name for Mt San Antonio. So lace up your favorite Keen hiking boots, fill up your Nalgene with H20 and ask yourself "Which is the best route to summit Mt Baldy?"

Caves and Caverns of the Southeastern United States

These three sites--Russell Cave, Ruby Falls, and Mammoth Cave--represent a range of karst landscapes that played varying historic roles in the southeastern United States. There's Russell Cave, which provided shelter to people for millennia; Ruby Falls, excavated only in the 20th century and opened as a tourist site, now renowned for its stunning formations and underground waterfall; and of course the incomparable Mammoth Cave, with its seemingly endless trails.

Escondido Falls: Malibu’s Tiered Waterfall Hike

Located about 35 miles west of LA, Escondido Falls is the tallest Waterfall in the Santa Monica Mountains. From smooth paths to rock climbing, the trail offers a little bit of everything for everyone.

The Spectacular Chitna Pass Traverse – Solo backpacking in Alaska

The map of the area is wrong. The trail on the map continues due west from the pass, then descends a steep embankment down to Boulder Creek. In reality, the trail turns south and follows a sharp ridgeline gradually to the water. This way down to the creek was stunning. When I reached that ridge, I stopped and stood there in total awe of the valley unfolding before me.

Seminole Canyon – A Gem In The Rough

Seminole Canyon is a Texas State Park in the west with the main attraction being the preserved Native American pictographs. Along with this, the...

Culver City Stairs: The Outdoor Stairmaster of Baldwin Hills

The Culver City Stairs offers an intense climb up 282 uneven stair steps leading to the Baldwin Hills Overlook with amazing views of LA and some quirky sculptures along the way.

The Art of Wilderness Cooking – Tools, Tips & Tricks

There are far too many food options for the field for me to mention all of them here, but needless to say, I’m a big fan of oat meal and quinoa. For lunch, I’ll typically just snack along the trail instead of actually stopping. Granola, almonds, peanuts, cashews, even chocolate.

Hiking Crveni Kuk – Exploring the Bosnia countryside

The initial part of the hike involved tramping through a meadow, then climbing up through a mossy forest. Although we did this hike in late March, conditions were still pretty wintry, with snow lying in uneven patches on the ground. Small, interlocking streams wove like ribbons down the mountainside.

Exploring the Honey Island Swamps – Alligator Swamp tour!

Located about 35 miles northeast of New Orleans the Honey Island Swamp is over 20 miles of preserved swampland filled to the brim with abundant wildlife and swamp tours to get you there to see it all. From alligators to bald eagles, the Honey Swamp is a wildlife sanctuary to see.