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Hike travelogues are grouped by location.  Selecting a location, e.g. "Sierra Mountains" takes you to a page containing individual hike descriptions plus a link to the detailed  travelogue itself.

Originally, these travelogues were written for the entertainment of those who did them.  However, interest from fellow hikers visiting the Web sites has caused a change in strategy.  The travelogues now contain information on how to get to the trailheads, hike maps, and in some cases, GPS routes / coordinates.  Anyone seeking more information is encouraged to contact me - gary@stowell.org

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Anza Borrego SP, CA - Located in south central California, Anza Borrego begins at the Mexican border and extends northward almost to Los Angeles.  It is a rich hiking environment for the adventurer that likes to get off trail.  Borrego desert contains a wide variety of terrain an vegetation from stark desert sand to rock scrambling and barren lands to tree, cactus and shrub choked ravines.
 

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Joshua Tree NP, CA - Just north of Palm Springs / Palm Desert, J Tree sports both low and high desert environments.  There are many old mines to explore, historic early settler sites to discover, and endless rock scrambling
 

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Grand Canyon NP, AZ - What can I say... the GC is the GC.  There are no bad views from any camp or trail in the canyon.
 

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San Bernardino Mts, CA - Located NNW of San Diego and due west of Los Angles with Palm Springs directly adjacent to the east, the San Bernardino mountains are one of my favorite day hiking and sports car driving spots.  Important features include Mt San Jacinto 10,850ft, Mt San Gorgonio 11,500ft.  Despite the fact that this mountain park is so close to LA, the visitor population is low.  It is easy to get off by yourself and out of the LA, Orange County, San Diego megalopolis and into pristine wilderness with only a short drive.
 

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Sierra Mountains, CA - Extends from below Mt Whitney in the south past Yosemite in the north.  Some of the most beautiful mountain hiking in the US.  Lots of on and off trail hikes are possible.
 

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Other Hikes - One-off hikes go here.  When enough others are written up in the same area, they get their own grouping.  Stay tuned!