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Photo by Chris Collard Exploring Central America's Costa Rica
Iguanas, toucans, volcanoes, beaches, jungles, caimans and crocodiles! Costa Rica is truly a place of beauty. With friendly people, tropical climates, favorable exchange rates and almost unlimited recreational opportunity, Costa Rica is one worth marking on your "Places to go" map. Read about Chris Collard's exciting adventures in this Central American land and then view its countryside in the scenic photo gallery.
Photo by Michal Warzecha Love Affair with an Icy Goliath
Read the epic tale of Mike Warzecha's obsession with the Cascade volcanoes and one of his latest climbing escapades, featuring Mount Shasta. Unexpected obstacles abound, but this climber makes his summit!
Photo by Kammy Caruss Burleson Trekking on Scenic Backcountry Sierra Roads
Sierra Trek's SUV run is a great way to learn some of the historical tidbits of the California gold country as well as a way to learn just how far your sports utility vehicle can take you in the great outdoors. Come along for the ride!
Photo by Ron Hollatz A Trip of a Lifetime to Alaska & Canada
Follow the Hollatz family's wonderous journey as they travel by ferry, plane, and jeep to see the coast of Alaska and then continue the trip down the Alaskan Highway to Canada.
Photo by John Stewart Where in the Hills is Cerro Gordo?
Cerro Gordo, California is located at the 8,500 foot level in the Inyo Mountains overlooking the Owens Valley. Like many of the western ghost towns from the glory days of mining, Cerro Gordo is now a distant memory for many people. ORN's Land Use Editor John Stewart, along with the Tierra del Sol 4WD Club, found where it is and tells us of their travels there.
Photo by Len Wilcox Sierra National Forest & Central Sierra Trails
With 63 campgrounds, 11 reservoirs and lakes, five wilderness areas and hundreds of miles of hiking, horse, and off-road vehicle trails, the Sierra National Forest, located east of Fresno, California, is a popular area for outdoor recreation.
Photo by Len Wilcox Jawbone/Butterbredt Management Area. Mojave, CA
With all the miles of trails, and the nearby El Paso mountains, Randsburg, and Red Rock State Park, a visit to the Jawbone/Butterbredt area is a must for any desert rat in central California.
Photo by Jeff "Jefe" Reynolds Making it All Fit
For more than 50 years, 4 wheelers and family campers have been facing the problem of limited cargo space. If you own a large four-wheel drive SUV, wagon, or pickup, then perhaps this is not a problem. But if you have a smaller 4x4, Jeep or SUV - or if you need to get all of your stuff and your family to your camping spot or onto the trails - then you will surely be able to use some of these tips presented by our resident guru - Jeff "Jefe" Reynolds.
Photo by Kammy Caruss Burleson Welcome to California!
California, with its huge expanse of land, offers many opportunities for all types of outdoor recreation. Here are a few California destinations currently highlighted on the Outdoor Recreation Network:
Red Rock Canyon and the El Paso Mountains
Over on the western Mojave there's a place that's been a favorite of western movie-makers and outdoor recreationalist alike: Red Rock Canyon. Nearby are two spectacular OHV areas, desert wilderness, and the El Paso Mountains. Come check it out.
Rainbow Basin
Rainbow Basin. It's one of those rare places in the world that lives up to its name and exceeds its advance billing.
Welcome to Nevada
Beyond the city lights and casinos there is a different Nevada - one of wide open public lands and innumerable trails. Check the information from these BLM offices:

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