California Condors hanging out on the south rim of the Grand Canyon, for a few minutes I thought I might be on the lunch menu!
From our first trip to Zion back in December 2016. Trying to make it a point to visit this majestic place at least once a year. Who’s down for a road trip this summer? | Zion National Park, Utah
Make sure you capture my good side!
The National Parks are definitely America's Best Idea!⠀
My celebration of National Park Week continues because I just can't stop talking about our parks. Every single one is so rich in scenery. ⠀
My favorite national park? I'm gonna have to go with Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming!⠀
What's your favorite national park in the U.S.?⠀
If you want to see more of our national parks, head to the link in my bio to read my latest national park posts!
Happy National Park Week! We celebrate "Park Stars"
Mystical southern night sky from Ofu Island! We get a brighter, richer view of the Milky Way in the southern hemisphere due to our location on the globe. Earth is part of the Milky Way Galaxy. It is our home!
Because we are part of this galaxy, when we look up into the night sky, we are looking at it on-edge, thus it appears as a whitish band across the sky. It's as if we held a round hand mirror at arms length and then turned the mirror to the right or left, we would then see only its straight edge.
Some groups of stars called constellations have been given fanciful names like the Big Dipper or Orion the Hunter. Several of these constellations provide important navigational guides to travelers, including the early Polynesians who crossed vast expanses of open ocean. But one key reference point is missing in the southern sky-there is no South Pole Star to act as a compass point like there is a North Pole Star (Polaris) in the northern hemisphere, so an important southern constellation is the Southern Cross (sumu). #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS101 #IYOR2018
Dreaming about my insane hikes over the past few gorgeous spring days on this freezing snow day #getoutside #doingthings
Williams Ranch Road vehicle access has reopened.
To access Williams Ranch, check out a gate key from the front desk at the Pine Springs Visitor Center; you must present a valid I.D. Only 4X4, high ground clearance vehicles are allowed along this rough, one-lane, dirt road.
From Pine Springs, drive west on highway 62/180 for 8.3 miles to a brown metal gate off the north side of the highway; the gate has a National Park Service arrowhead on it.
The drive to Williams Ranch is 7.3 miles, one way, and takes approximately one hour. Drive through the aforementioned gate and lock it behind you. Drive 0.75 miles north to another gate, pass through, and lock behind you.
This is a day use area; overnight parking/camping is not allowed. Please return the key to the Visitor Center after completing your tour.
Please carry water, food, first aid kit, and sun protection. Make sure you have a jack and a good spare tire. @usinterior @nationalparkservice @naturenps #nps101
#findyourpark #encuentratuparque #4x4
These trees were here long before we were, and if we are adequate stewards of the earth, will hopefully be here long after we're gone. #earthday
Gotta love nature's diversity. Happy Earth Day!
Last month while visiting Guadeloupe Mountains NP I pulled over to take a picture. When I looked down I noticed the bushes were filled with trash. I took a few minutes to pick up what was around me - enough to fill an entire trash bag (2nd pic). While this made me extremely sad/angry, I felt better knowing there was something I could do about it.
So in honor of Earth Day and National Park Week, I decided to spend the weekend picking up trash from my local parks, beaches, and road sides... 21 bags of trash later (11 of those filled with just plastic) became an eye opener to just how much litter really pollutes our beautiful land. If I could make this much of a difference in two days, image what a whole community could do.
#earthday #nps #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkweek
Our planet deserves to be celebrated everyday 🌎💚
🌎 also it’s the start of #nationalparkweek
✌🏼 so I’m throwing it back this Sunday to one of my favorite #nationalparks
♥️ Let’s be responsible lovers of nature and tread lightly! Exploring this world is a great privilege that we all have so let’s respect #mothernature
| 📍Canyonlands National Park, UT (2016)
Happy Earth Day to all! Let us remember today and everyday that we must share this dwindling planet with one another, as well as our fellow animals and plants. Let us do all we can to preserve it for future generations and for the sake of those endangered. This is a California Condor I captured over the Grand Canyon - once their population was as low as 22, is now nearly 500 thanks to reintroduction in the Grand Canyon.
!!! Where will you and your family visit this week? This is me and heddur at @sequoiakingsnps
last summer. While our family won’t be traveling this week, our next 2 months has 12 National Park units on our itinerary! 🌲👉Follow our adventures on our blog. Link in the bio! #findyourpark #nps101 #followgreg
It’s National Park Week! Through April 29, you can visit as many national parks, monuments, historic sites,... as you want, for free. These places are the heart and soul of America, protecting its history, cultures and landscapes, so get out this week and explore the best the country has to offer!
Who’s ready for some waterfalls?! Tag someone with whom you’d like to go waterfall hiking this spring.