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#mypubliclandsroadtrip 2016: Our Camping Picks, Sand to Snow National Monument

Summer Roadtrip Week 2, Our Camping Picks! After a night in San Gorgonio Wilderness, #mypubliclandsroadtrip hikes the Sand to Snow National Monument in California.

 

The Sand to Snow National Monument extends from BLM lands on the Sonoran desert floor to the San Gorgonio Wilderness on the San Bernardino National Forest.

 

The 11,500-foot San Gorgonio Mountain within the monument is the highest peak in California south of the Sierra Nevada. The area has some of the most rugged topography in Southern California, with steep slopes culminating in a granite ridge over seven miles long and two miles high. And the monument includes 30 miles of the 2,600-mile Pacific Crest Trail.

 

A series of preserves owned by the Wildlands Conservancy are managed for public access and serve as entry points from the north, south, and east of the monument. By day, enjoy hiking and backpacking, climbing, mountain biking and horse packing, and fishing. By night, camp in solitude under the stars. Explore #yourlands!

 

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Uploaded on June 22, 2016