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Places visited in Homer, Alaska
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The Salty Dawg Saloon's "Lighthouse".
Homer, Alaska

Salty Dawg Saloon

Buy your friend a drink or staple some cash to the wall for the next guy at the Salty Dawg Saloon.
59.6064, -151.4339
Mount Denali
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Denali

The king of US high points towers over every other peak in North America.
63.7366, -148.8975
Cantwell, Alaska

Igloo City

Four-story concrete hotel never opened to customers.
63.2453, -149.2499
Fixtures from the "sidewalk's" former use as a working aqueduct can still be found along the path
Fremont, California

The Secret Sidewalk

The old Niles Canyon Aqueduct in the San Francisco Bay Area now acts as a bemusing and secret trail through nature for wayward travelers.
37.5912, -121.9510
San Jose, California

Santana Row Chess Plaza

A giant chess set, minus the psychedelic drug trip.
37.3211, -121.9473
South Lake Tahoe, California

Vikingsholm Castle

One woman's Viking Castle on Lake Tahoe.
38.9523, -120.1069
The refracting telescope.
Mount Hamilton, California

Lick Observatory

The world's first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory continues to report on the stars.
37.3414, -121.6429
Mammoth Lakes, California

Devils Postpile National Monument

Towering basalt columns, a creation of fire and ice.
37.6501, -119.0740
General Sherman
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
36.5817, -118.7514
Beautiful copper stills at St. George Spirits. (Press photo)
Alameda, California

St. George Spirits

One of the best absinthe distilleries in the United States.
37.7876, -122.3097
Treasure Island as seen from Yerba Buena Island
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
37.8160, -122.3713
Oakland, California

Mazzariello Labyrinth

Spiral labyrinth hidden in the hills above Oakland, CA.
37.8524, -122.1954
Heinold’s First and Last Chance 2007. (Wikimedia Commons)
Oakland, California

Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon

Dive bar built out of the remains of a whaling ship.
37.7938, -122.2746
Cyclisk stretches 65 feet straight into the air
Santa Rosa, California

Cyclisk - Santa Rosa Monument

340 bicycles, 65 feet high.
38.4265, -122.7137
Sebastopol, California

Patrick Amiot's Sonoma County Yard Art

Monumental sculptures of Patrick Amiot, constructed from debris, detritus, and determination.
38.4026, -122.8293
Group and private baths
Clackamas, Oregon

Bagby Hot Springs

Hollowed out cedar log tubs set in an ancient towering forest.
44.9432, -122.1721
Longview, Washington

Nutty Narrows Bridge

This bridge provides safe passage for squirrels.
46.1401, -122.9395
Hareo, one of the center's many sloths
Rainier, Oregon

The Sloth Center

Home to the largest captive population of adult sloths in the world.
46.0890, -122.9359
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel.
45.5318, -122.2913
Berkeley, California

Urban Ore

An vast warehouse of everyday treasures in Berkeley, CA.
37.8508, -122.2905
Berkeley, California

Berkeley Car House

A celebration of once forgotten materials.
37.8656, -122.2770
Berkeley, California

Fish Shaped House

A private home built to resemble the shape of a microscopic creature.
37.8563, -122.2859
The Magic Castle during the day - slightly less ominous than at night
Los Angeles, California

The Magic Castle

The private clubhouse for the members of the Academy of Magical Arts.
34.1045, -118.3419
Abandoned Neverland Ranch
Santa Ynez, California

Neverland Ranch

The abandoned personal amusement park of the King of Pop.
34.7454, -120.0883