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Island in Time Trail 41

Island in Time Trail – a harkback to the past

  Location: Sheep Rock Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon Roundtrip: 1,3 mile Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: 220 feet GPS Coordinates: N 44 35.730 W 119 37.856 Visitor’s Information Open: all year round No Pass Required   Blue Basin is an incredible and unparalleled area of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. At first glance you see only the beauty and unicity of landscape, the enchantment of the colors, but when you look deeper, you understand the whole historical importance of this place. Its paleontological significance cannot be overestimated. Starting from 1860s, when Thomas [...]

Artist's Drive 46

Unusual Color Palette: Artist’s Drive and Artist’s Palette

Location: Death Valley National Park Area: Furnace Creek GPS Coordinates:  N 36 19.798 W 116 49.792 Artist’s Drive, as well as famous Artist’s Palette, is located in the Black Mountains on the territory of Death Valley National Park. This is a scenic drive (one way road) that takes visitors through the colorful area. Artist’s Drive is a nine-mile road that travels from south to north. It ascends above the salt flat of Badwater and opens impressive, fabulous and unforgettable views. This road carves through the high [...]