JV's Destinations Page

These are links to travel destinations I have enjoyed visiting or plan to travel to in the future. Check the "Travel Links" as well...

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Half Dome Day Hike (Added 6/24/06) For anyone thinking about hiking up the trail on the back side of Half Dome in Yosemite, this site describes the trail. Complete with photos, including a few "borrowed" from my 2004 trip to Yosemite...

Bell's Travel Guide to Alaska Planning a trip to Alaska? Although I suspect they would like you to buy their guides, Bell's site provides information about Highways & Travel Planning for Alaska, Northern BC & the Yukon.

Desert USA If you are thinking of visiting the desert southwest, this is a great site to help plan your trip. Articles, images, links & more.

Western Treks (Added 11/17/05) "Trekker" describes his site as the "Adventures and Photography of a fledgling Explorer." A great place to find information about some wonderful locations for photography or hiking in the Southwest US. Use the "Album Directory" on the left side of the page to look up locations.

Utah Geological Survey Do you want to collect rocks & minerals in Utah? This is the place to start. Specific directions to legal collection locations, rules, suggestions, etc.

Summit Minerals Rockhound Ranch Articles on collecting rocks & minerals in New Mexico.

Lapidary Journal Fee Mining Directory (Added 6/24/06) If you like to try "mining" on your own at a commercial site: (Quoting their website) "Whether you want to find the perfect mineral or fossil specimen or to discover a historic mine, visit these outstanding mines and quarries for a gateway to an unforgettable experience."

Ghost Towns A state by state list of ghost towns throughout the US. Includes locations, directions & photographs.

Ghost Town Explorers This site describes many ghost towns in California & Nevada.

Babcock State Park Babcock State Park in West Virginia contains the Glade Creek Grist Mill, a re-creation built in 1976. Fully operable, on a picturesque stream, it is a favorite for photographers, particularly in the Fall.

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Last Update: March 4, 2012