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Cottonwood Mountains

The Cottonwood Mountains are the second-highest range in Death Valley National Park behind the Pantamint Range. The highest Cottonwoods rise nearly 8,000 feet above the surrounding valleys. Much more remote than the Pantamints, the Cottonwoods offer the adventure-seeker dozens of…
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Grapevine Mountains

The Grapevine Mountains straddle the border between California and Nevada and form the northeastern “wall” of Death Valley. Many colorful starta of rock can be scene in this range, as well as some forested peaks, a rare phenomenon in the…
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The Racetrack

The Racetrack is one of the most famous landmarks in Death Valley National Park and home to the world-famous “moving rocks”. The Racetrack is actually a playa, or ancient lake bed. The hard-packed mud surface is incredibly flat and becomes…
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The Minarets

The Minarets are a small, extremely craggy range of volcanic peaks near Mammoth Lakes, Califonia. These breathtaking sculptures of nature are found in the Ansel Adams Wildernesss, directly between Devil’s Postpile National Monument and Yosemite National Park. Most of the…
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Bishop Pass

The Bishop Pass Trail starts on its east end at South Lake near Bishop, California. The popular hike leads past a stunning row of alpine lakes, most of which are excellent fishing spots. The trail gradually gains elevation, culminating at…
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Mt. Agassiz

Mount Agassiz stands at 13,893 feet above sea level, along the Sierra Crest. Swiss-born Louis Agassiz was a man of many sciences, trained as a geologist and biologist, but perhaps his most well-known work was his founding of the science…
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Mono Pass

Mono Pass sits above the Little Lakes Valley, the only way to exit the valley by trail. The Mono Pass Trail provides relatively easy access to the interior of the Sierra Nevada, starting out at over 10,000 feet in elevation….
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Little Lakes Valley

The Little Lakes Valley lies at the end of the gorgeous Rock Creek road, which ventures high into the High Sierra from Tom’s Place along Highway 395. The trailhead at Mosquito Flat is at 10,300 feet, one of the highest…
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Yosemite

Yosemite National Park is one of the most well-known national parks in the world. The white granitic domes tower 3,000 feet above beautiful Yosemite Valley. Aside from its status as one of the flagship National Parks in the US Park…
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Little Black Mountains

The Little Black Mountains lie on the border of the northern portion of Capitol Reef National Park. While not exceedingly high or difficult to climb, the geology of the Little Blacks amidst the eery desolation of the South Desert makes…
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