Rings Loop Trail Start, Mojave National Preserve
Start of the Rings Loop Trail at the Mojave National Preserve. The trail starts south east of the parking lot at the Hole in the Wall information center and is approximately 1.5 miles.
At the 1/3 mile mark, there are some Petroglyphs on a large boulder. At this point the trail turns to the West, followed by heading slightly to the North arriving at the mouth of Banshee canyon and Hole in the Wall.
The very last section of Banshee canyon consists of climbing out using metal rings that are secured to the wall which the trail is named for.
Visitors center for Hole In The Wall, at the Mojave National Preserve. The visitors center is at the...
The end (or start if you want to decend into Banshee canyon) of the Rings Loop trail at the Mojave Pr...
These petroglyphs are along the Ring Loops Trail, at Hole in the Wall, Mojave National Preserve.
Climbing rings near the end of the Rings Loop Trail in the Mojave National Preserve. The Rings Loop ...
Hole in the Wall canyon at rings loop trail, Mojave National Preserve, California
Entrance to Hole in the Wall Canyon on the Rings loop trail at Mojave National Preserve, California.
Mojave Desert, Government Holes dug in 1859 by teamsters employed by Phineas Banning. Originally name...
The water occurs at the lower eastern end of Rock Canyon and rises at several places through the crac...
Crruthres Stone House. It is not abandoned, and should not be approached or disturtbed in any way. In...
The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.
The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.
The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.
The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seatle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer.
Text by Steve Smith.