Misty mountaintops of the Santa Cruz Range fall away sharply to the semi-arid savanna known as the Pedro Plain.
To the north is the southern border of the Cockpit Country, an area of Karst topography where 17 Century runaway slaves found refuge and today remains unexplored and uncharted. Elizabeth has long been ignored as a tourist destination and the small farming and fishing communities still retain the flavor of 'old-time' Jamaica, making it a prime destination for the truly adventurous.
Adventure today is about much more than braving the elements: it's also about embracing unique experiences.
From a classic kayaking trip through Yellowstone to a training session with a Hollywood stunt team, here are 50 ways to seek your thrills in the United States. When you board the small-scale boats and sail past this gorgeous landscape, the Dall's porpoises, Steller's sea lions, bald eagles, and other wildlife come close, and the local humpback whales are nearly half the size of the ships.
Bay beaches are separated by rocky headlands where crabs scurry in tide pools populated by chitons and an assortment of small sea creatures.