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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.

Hiking Horseshoe Lake, Denali – A Beautiful Wilderness Hike

The rain was falling lightly, enough to ensure that I had the entire trail to myself. About half a mile in, the trail seemed to fall away at a bluff. I stood there in silence, looking out over a medium-sized lake framed by mountains, with a few tiny cabins in the distance. Join me on my journey as I Hike Horseshoe Lake of Denali National Park get lost in its quiet beauty.

Death Valley Misconceptions

The words “Death Valley” used to create in my mind images of barren land littered with nothing but a few cow skulls. While the...

Great Sand Dunes National Park Day Trip Guide

There seems to be some gravitational force between mountains and sand dunes that naturally calls my name. I can always hear them whispering and...