The Hills of Mars (Saudi Arabia)

Madakhil Camp, Madain Saleh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In the high-sandstone cliffs of Al-Hajar there are slot canyons more spectacular than anything in the American Southwest. This is part of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site at Madain Saleh, featuring enormous tombs reminiscent of Petra in Jordan, which makes sense as they were connected to the […]

Starved Rock State Park in Utica

Starved Rock is a special state park in Utica, Illinois with towering trees, canyons and waterfalls that beckon adventure. Hiking through History in Illinois Starved Rock is a huge stony hand that lords over the landscape above the Illinois River. According to legend, in the 1760′s the Potawatomi and the Ottawa surrounded a band of […]