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The Natural Bridges of Calaveras County

Wading in Coyote Creek at Natural Bridges The County of Calaveras is on the smaller end of the California counties, ranking 40 out of 58 in terms of acreage, but it does boast a number of hiking trails and outdoor areas in a relatively concentrated area. The eastern portion of Calaveras is protected by the… Continue reading The Natural Bridges of Calaveras County

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The highlight of our Spring Break Southwest Adventure was, in my opinion, definitely Carlsbad Caverns. We had been desiring to visit the national park since we found out about its existence about ten years ago, and on this vacation we were finally staying close enough to make it a reality. The three-hour drive from Ruidoso… Continue reading Carlsbad Caverns National Park