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Deadwood From Forest Hill, 1888

Today's West


We had a recent comment that said: "Pictures like this are heartbreaking to me. The world will never be the same. I can't go anywhere without seeing fences and electric poles, highways and factories." Maybe the problem is you're going to the wrong places! The pictures above are from a trip I made not too long ago to Arizona. There are plenty of similar spots in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Oregon, Montana, Alberta, British Columbia etc. Get a map, a cooler, a tent and a sleeping bag and hit the road. Stay away from the national parks and stick to the national forests and forest roads (unpaved). Pics above, from the top: Forest road in Apache-Sitgreaves NF near Big Lake in the White Mountains; Long Park on the Mogollon Rim; Thompson Trail along the West Fork of the Black River in Apache-Sitgreaves; East Clear Creek in Barbershop Canyon on the Mogollon Rim; FR near Big Lake. These pics and more at TurnpikeCruiser.



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