Photo: Paul Schultz
Names can be deceptive. The following places may sound morbid, but they are actually amazing.
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1. Cutthroat Pass
2. Diablo Lake
3. Lost Lake Resort
Lost Lake ResortCascade Locks, United StatesA sweet view of Mount Hood reflecting on the lake? Check. Tent sites, cabins and a general store? Yup, it’s all here. I’ll be back… #mountain #lakes #camping #hiking #photoop
4. Damnation Creek
Damnation CreekKlamath, United StatesDamnation Creek Trail is a beautiful 4 mile walk through the redwoods. We went early in the morning and had some fog rolling through the trees which made the place extra special.
5. Devil’s Creek Trail
6. Danakil Depression
Danakil DepressionAfar Zone 2, EthiopiaThe lowest and hottest place on earth looks like another planet. The colors are incredible and formations could have been the inspiration for a comic book. The sulfuric pools and bubbling geysers are worth the long, hot journey to see. #extreme #Ethiopia
7. Hell’s Gate National Park
8. Hooker Valley Track
Hooker Valley TrackMount Cook National Park, New ZealandHooker lake is an easy 1 1/2 hr hike from Hooker valley car park. Once you reach the end you are greeted by a perfectly reflected glacier lake with Mt Cook situated right in the middle. End of winter and start or spring is when you can see the most icebergs in the lake. Instagram @capturezeworlr #hiking #snow #lake #hookerlake #mtcook #glacier #reflection #photography
9. Lost Lake
Lost LakeVail, United StatesTake the time to walk around the lake for the best views of the surrounding mountains. (Don’t forget the bug spray!) Bring a snack to enjoy at this secluded oasis before heading back. Don’t be afraid to jump in to cool off! #hiking #camping #views #scenery #outdoors #vail #colorado
10. Puerta del Diablo
Puerta del DiabloPlanes de Renderos, El SalvadorA decent hike upto the top, The Devil’s Door gives an amazing landscape view outside of San Salvador. You can take the local bus from San Salvador to get here for a day trip. There’s also rock propelling nearby. #landscapes
11. Badwater Basin
Badwater BasinInyo County, United StatesThe salt flats in Badwater Basin are 282 feet below sea level. In the summer it is extremely hot walking out on the salt flats. It was about 115 degrees when I was there. Bring lots of water! The salt crystals are really a cool sight to see. If you want you can taste the salt. #nationalpark