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The Very Pretty Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

19 June 2017
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Introducing the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

Featured Photo by Famartin


The Wild West Challenge is a minimal assistance adventure challenge between two of America’s most notorious cities — Los Angeles and Las Vegas — but, in between, participants will also pass some truly incredible nature. From otherworldly lakes to colorful deserts, teams visit some astonishing scenery, and no trip to America wouldn’t be complete without seeing a forest. There are few better than Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest, the largest such forest in the contiguous United States.


Where is Humbolt-Toiyable National Forest?


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Photo by David King

You can find Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest in North-Western Nevada and (partially) in Eastern California. It spreads between Eastern California, across Nevada to the borders with Idaho and Utah.


How Big is Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest?


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Photo by USDA

Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest is an unbelievable 6.3 million acres. This makes it comfortably the largest forest in the 48 lower States (it’s beaten by Alaskan forest, but everything is bigger in Alaska).


What’s So Special about Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest?


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Photo by Kathy Burnett

The forest area’s sheer variety makes it a special place to explore. There are canyon, mountains, and cliffs, plus the remains of ancient volcanic rock. Within the area one can find prehistoric rock art, and the remains of once-prosperous mining towns. There are many tracks for walking, backpacking, and horse-riding.


Does Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest Have Nice Flowers?


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Photo by Famartin







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