Even though Yosemite is one of the more popular "wilderness" destinations on the continent, the crowds can't take away from the grandeur and timelessness of this place.
These five islands off the coast of Southern California make up one of the most overlooked national parks. Ironically, sitting just twenty-two miles off shore from one of the largest concentrations of people in the U.S., the Channel Islands present one of the most untouched Californian landscapes.
This was one of my favorite trips because of the solitude, the constant ocean views, the simplicity of an untouched landscape, and, of course, the foxes. Since there are no natural predators here, the Channel Island fox, one of the smaller foxes in the world, is at the top of the food chain.