Horsehead Arch is a natural granite arch high up above Blodgett Canyon b/w hanging valleys outside of Hamilton, Montana. It is one of the most unique arches I've seen so far, being 160 feet in height w/ the window itself 60 feet in width. Granite from around has collapsed overtime leaving this self-supporting arch to sustain itself to its current appearance. However it is riddled w/ ice-wedge cracks making it susceptible to collapse at any moment. It has been an objective for technical climbers. Horsehead Arch is visible from the main trail 1,800 feet below, particularly at the bridge where the trail crosses the creek, looking exactly as the name implies (or even a giraffe). Reaching the base of it however requires a steep bushwhack that is littered w/ ticks - I had four of them latched onto me by the time I got down.
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.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 Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.