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The Auburn State Recreation Area trails and rivers map is available at Fleet Feet Sacramento.
The Auburn State Recreation Area trails and rivers map is available at Fleet Feet Sacramento.

A guide for what you need to buy, read or consume to enhance your recreation and travel experience

Buy

Good Wipes

$8; goodwipes.com

Out in nature, it’s hard to find a shower – or, heck, even sometimes a lake to jump in and clean off trail soot.

One option is to carry with you a package of wipes.

And for those who want wipes with style, try this brand, which features tree and peppermint oil for a pleasant scent (there are men’s and women’s scents).

Also, there’s a gentler wipe for each gender called “down there” for women and “below the belt” for men. Those wipes are $7.

Buy

Auburn State Recreation Area Trails & River Map

$6.50 (paper version); $9.50, waterproof; www.parc-auburn.org/#ASRAMap

Even if you’re a veteran of the American River Canyon trails and think you know all the paths, you’ll be surprised by little-known spots unearthed in this new definitive map, designed by Eric Peach of the nonprofit Protect American River Canyons.

It’s an invaluable resource. Spring for the extra few bucks and get the waterproof map; it’s worth it.

In addition to the PARC website, you can get it at Fleet Feet Sacramento.

The List

“6 Unknown Wonders of the World”

www.aluxurytravelblog.com

First, it probably should be called “little-known” wonders because at least one person, blogger Colin Matthews, knows about them. Anyway, the list:

1. The Tunnel of Love, Kleven, Ukraine

2. Lake Hillier, Middle Island, Western Australia

3. The Crystal Cave, Vatnajökull, Iceland

4. The Great Blue Hole, Belize

5. Library of Celsus, Ephesus, Turkey

6. Sigiriya (Lions Rock), Sri Lanka

Compiled by Sam McManis/smcmanis@sacbee.com

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