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Hiking to Lower Monarch Lake in Mineral King Valley

October 9, 2016

Hiking to Lower Monarch Lake really rewards you for climbing nearly 5 miles uphill. Even though there is the option to travel further to Upper Monarch Lake and Sawtooth Pass, I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything, and let me say - my fear of missing out on any hike is pretty substantial. Lower Monarch Lake was spectacular enough to call it a final…

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Racetrack Valley
In California/ Death Valley National Park

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Racetrack Valley

March 7, 2016

Despite the name, Racetrack Valley sees far less action in Death Valley National Park because it’s so far remote. While it's only ~90 miles from Furnace Creek, 27 miles require driving down Racetrack Valley Road - a rough, washboard, off-road-only ordeal that makes visiting kind of tricky. However, that’s not the half of it. You need to drive a little further if you want to see those…

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