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 […]Read more "Hiking in Badlands National Park"
The Phoenix Trotting Park has had a short history operation and a long history of abandonment. In recent decades, it has been a hotspot for urban explorers and photographers, but the 100,000 square-foot building is finally set to be demolished by the end of 2017. Built in 1963, the Phoenix Trotting Park in Goodyear, Arizona cost […]Read more "Phoenix’s Large Abandoned Race Track to be Demolished"
Concealed by dense forest that invaded the bank of a murky river lies a ship, abandoned for decades. Year after year, eerie green water trickles over the rusting, forgotten piece of history. The rain continues to fall, a muted, metallic cacophony of tip-tap tap-dap tip-tap tap-tap filling the air. Water floods the lower levels, while nature advances, […]Read more "Exploring the Ghost Ship of Petersburg"
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 […]Read more "The Impossible Railroad"