Hiking in Badlands National Park

A trip to South Dakota is not complete without visiting the awe-inspiring landscape of Badlands National Park. Ancient animals like alligators, saber-tooth cats, early horses, and rhinos called the Badlands home millions of years ago. When Lakota Native Americans discovered fossilized seashells and turtle shells, they correctly theorized that the area had once been under […]

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The Impossible Railroad

The sun is beating down on the isolated stretch of the unforgiving California desert. Laborers, mainly immigrants, dot the rugged landscape. Miles upon miles of rail disappear into the skyline. This railroad, dubbed the ‘Impossible Railroad’, was vital in connecting San Diego with Arizona. It stretches for more than a hundred miles over jagged mountains […]

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