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Glorietta Canyon, Borrego Springs

Glorietta Canyon, Borrego Springs

In March of 2017 the winter rains delivered a once-in-a-lifetime display of flowering extravagance that became known as the “Superbloom” in the deserts of Southern California.

Sacatone Overlook

Sacatone Overlook

This gigapixel panorama shows the “Seven Sisters” trestles of the former San Diego and Arizona Railway as the line snakes its way through Carrizo Gorge.

Font’s Point Overlook of the Borrego Badlands

Font’s Point Overlook of the Borrego Badlands

Here four million years of the earth’s history is dramatically expressed. Font’s Point is one of the best places in North America to note the passing of geological time. Explore two gigapixel panoramas.

The Impossible Railroad

The Impossible Railroad

The rugged peaks and forbidding desert temperatures of the Laguna Mountains were to be conquered by John D. Spreckels when he built what was to be called “The Impossible Railroad.”

A Remnant of the Old Lincoln Highway

A Remnant of the Old Lincoln Highway

Dedicated October 31, 1913, the Lincoln Highway spanned America from New York’s Times Square City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. This quarter-mile section of pavement is intact, but abandoned.

Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain

At the age of 36 Leonard Knight experienced a spiritual awakening that settled upon him with the message that “God is Love.” For the last three decades of his life, Salvation Mountain was a passion designed to bring this message to the world.

Tropical Paradise

Tropical Paradise

This is not nearly Nevada. But it is the first virtual-reality environment I created, back in 1997. This five-node tour of The Baths on Virgin Gorda will even take you on a dive to the coral reef, where you’ll find a virtual damselfish.

Donner Summit RR Tunnels

Donner Summit RR Tunnels

After nearly five years of construction, in often abominable conditions, the Central Pacific Railroad broke through the summit of the Sierra Nevada at Donner Pass in the spring of 1868.

Atop Mt. Tallac

Atop Mt. Tallac

Mt. Tallac, at 9,735′, is one of the tallest peaks surrounding Lake Tahoe. From its peak the climber can enjoy the rare, uninterrupted panoramic view of 360 degrees.

Amargosa Opera House

Amargosa Opera House

The ghost town of Death Valley Junction included a recreation hall used for dances, movies, and town meetings. In July of 1968, Marta Becket, a transplanted dancer from New York, discovered the recreation hall and began its transformation into the Amargosa Opera House.


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