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California Zephyr train heads east

Image: Steve Collins A few years ago I embarked on a train trip across the United States of America from San Francisco to New York City, simply because I really like trains. This is a video of the first day of the journey from San Francisco to Emeryville, where I boarded the California Zephyr, and then on to Elko, Nevada. I actually travelled to Provo, Utah on that...

The heartbeat of Death Valley

Chaos Ridge… Devil’s Cornfield… Breakneck Canyon… Poison Spring… Coffin Canyon… Funeral Mountain… With names like that, would you want to visit such a place? Oh yes you would. Death Valley is a 3.4-million-acre wilderness of unspeakable beauty in the heart of California’s southeast. It is the hottest and driest spot on the planet, and is one of the most...