The Incandescent Rocks Area of Critical Environmental Concern features a myriad of banded multi-colored rock formations.
Reached by descending a steep and rickety wooden ladder into the opening of a coastal limestone formation, the Indian Cave is renown for its collection of well-preserved petroglyphs from the [...]
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A 3-mile hike with 2,000 feet of elevation gain, the trail up Mckissick Canyon leads to a stunning view over the Winnemucca Valley, with rock-scrambling access to the peaks of the Dogskin Range.
Known as Seventeen Palms since at least 1889, this oasis in the Borrego Badlands has seen palms come and palms go.
When leapfrog development threatened a tract of private land north of Reno, environmental organizations worked to demonstrate the site's scenic value to the community.
This may be one of the most picturesque beaches in the world, on a calm crystalline bay nestled between the the Pitons in St. Lucia.
The diverse and thriving reef offers adventures for both the casual snorkeler and the scuba diver. But the main feature here is the sunken tugboat, located about 300ft from the beach.
Soon after I turned five we bought a house about a half mile from the beach. The fact that now, in my 70s, I take this experience for granted may be a confession of a lifelong hubris.
While not as distinctly formed as Devils Postpile National Monument, this thousand-foot long ridge, located high above Storey County’s Long Valley Creek, is still an impressive sight.
Perhaps a few hundred years ago, or as many as 10,000, Native Americans gathered at this spot above the Truckee River to the east of the broad meadows that would become the city of Reno.
Standing more than 6,300 feet above downtown Reno’s 4,500 feet, Mount Rose looks daunting. But its summit trail begins high up the mountain pass road (SR 431), at 8,911 feet.
Angkor Wat The 292 temples remaining in the Angkor complex represent but a fifth of those once build here by the Khmer civilization. Angkor Wat was built by Surayavarman II during the early 12th [...]
In places so narrow that you’ll need to turn sideways, the Slot Canyon is not stout-friendly.
Split Mountain, in the southeastern corner of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, is described perfectly by its name.
California's largest state park, at 600,000 acres, encompasses stunning scenic and cultural treasures. Here are a selection of them, with more to be added as we visit new locations in the park
This is Judy Strauss (at Burning Man 2011), who loved the Black Rock Playa so much that she set up her gongs each year to provide a meditation experience for all comers.
Wheeler Peak Glacier, at the base of Wheeler Peak, is an “alpine rock glacier” around 120,000 square feet in size.
Great Basin Bristlecone pines are remarkable for their great age and ability to survive adverse conditions. The Wheeler Peak bristlecone pine grove is the most accessible grove in the park.
If you were at the Reno Aces final home game of 2016, zoom in and find yourself in this gigapixel panorama.
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