This place is pretty surreal. It feels like open, relatively untouched land and then one of these mounds appears. Pictured here are Great Bear and the Marching Bears, some of the more prominent burial mounds created by the Woodland Indians pre-European contact. Just knowing that this has long been a site of spiritual importance to native peoples makes one quite reflective when walking the trails. #onlyiniowa #effigymounds #nationalpark #findyourpark @nationalparkservice @passporttonationalparks
The Ledges Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park reminded me, surprisingly of NW Arkansas. Only Arkansas has more mountain biking.
We were planning to take a few days near the park to recover from Cedar Point and get caught up on life but one thing led to an insane dash and we only had an afternoon.
We made the most of it. Loved learning about the early canal and lock system (fascinating way of life - our next house might be a river boat), got sweaty on a humid hike (I hate those), earned a Jr. Ranger badge (we've lost count) and saw Brandywine Falls. ✔️
One of my favorite landscape shots from Yosemite. Three Brothers 👀
I crave the wild like many crave chocolate. I think my exact quote today was, “the wild is in my blood”. Today we saw some incredible beauty and I wanted nothing more than to be out in it instead of driving through it. We saw: Windcave National Park, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, and had some delicious lunch at Purple Pie Place! Fingers crossed we have some time to get back into Custer tomorrow! 🤞🏽
58/443 John Muir National Historic Site. “Keep close to Nature’s heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” John Muir
“If you don’t challenge yourself, you will never realize what you can become” 🇺🇸❤️
“Se você não se desafiar, você nunca vai sabe até onde poderá chegar” 🇧🇷❤️
Crater Lake in all its glory.
That lil’ land mass out there is Wizard Island 🧙🏻♂️ #magical
was nice to backpack away from the 4Runner for a night
This part boyfriend part brown trout part mountain goat aka @piwaoka
officially moves to Denver tomorrow after a year of long distance and no words in an Instagram caption can describe my excitement 😆🙌💃
We live for quiet moments with nothing but red rock beneath your feet and a big sky overhead, where self and nature blur after days spent in the wild.
When you wake earlier in the morning and with a hot cup of coffee with the sunrise. When the trail stretches long beneath your feet. And when you lie beneath the stars knowing you’ve get to do it all over again tomorrow.
Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium.
Happy 🇨🇦 Day! Always grateful to be living in such a beautiful place. ❤️ #Alberta #Canada
I am not sure why favor has been shown upon me in so many ways lately, but I don’t take it for granted and I am aware enough to appreciate it in the moment. ❤️❤️❤️