Monthly Archives: June 2013

Crater of Diamonds State Park – Arkansas

If may come as no surprise that there are not many known diamond-producing areas that are open to the public.  In fact, there is only one.  And for interested diamond hunters, especially those of us from the United States, you’re … Continue reading

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U.S. Constitution Ratified – 225 years ago today

Although I’m sure you remember that the Declaration of Independence was written in 1776 (convenient that approval came on the 4th of July, don’t you think?), and you may even remember that the Articles of Confederation were ready for ratification … Continue reading

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Hail on Freel Peak

Our original plan had been to hike Freel Peak on Saturday.  But owing to predicted record-setting temperatures and an unexpected hike in our flip flops earlier in the week (that’s another story), we decided to put it off until Sunday. … Continue reading

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Old roads/hiking trails in Lake Tahoe

Although Lake Tahoe was first seen by Lt. John C. Fremont in 1844, that span of nearly 170 years has seen the construction and abandonment of numerous roads and trails that can still be explored and hiked by interested adventurers. … Continue reading

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