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Sleep now, play later, just like this toad! 🐸 Join us this Saturday for Junior Ranger Day activities (10 am-3pm) and WildHeart family concert (3 pm-4 pm). See you then! . . . . . . [PC: NPS | D. Newmann] #ulsg #FindYourPark #NPS101 #NPS #NationalParkService #NationalPark #usgrant #ulyssesgrant #civilwar #military #civilrights #president #presidential #history #historic #farm #plantation #stl #missouri #familyfriendly #vacation #goparks #getoutside #neverstopexploring #fun4kids #juniorrangerday #nationalparkweek #parkweek #amphibian #toad
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!
View of the James River from Drewry's Bluff near Richmond, #Virginia . This site was home to an earthen fort and post for the #Confederate Army beginning in 1862. The Battle of Drewry's Bluff took place May 15, 1862. The #Union attempt to take Richmond by river failed. This site is now part of @richmond.nps , Richmond National Battlefield Park. #FindYourPark #va #vahistory #SpreadTheHistory #nps #nps101 #goparks #nationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #goparks #americanhistory #nationalparkgeek #travelblog #travelblogger #explore #blog #blogger #exploreva #earthenfort #fort #CivilWar #drewrybluff #richmond #richmondva #jamesriver #nationalparkweek
Our mules Lou, Jack, Doris and Millie, led by mule packer Mark and his horse El Capitan, ride off to carry supplies into the Guadalupe Mountains wilderness... @usinterior @nationalparkservice @naturenps #nps101 #findyourpark #encuentratuparque
Although #juniorranger Day was this past Saturday. April 21, it is never too late to start the program. In fact, passport stamp collectors will LOVE the program in 2018! #JewelCave #JECA #nationalparkservice #midwestnps #FindYourPark #nps101 #parks101 #southdakota #blackhills #hifromsd #juniorrangers #npspassport #npspassportstamp
Bighorn sheep can be found in the western mountain region of North America.  They are named for their distinguishable large, spiral horns, which can grow up to 3.3 ft. long and weigh up to 30 lbs.  The horn size is an indication of rank in herds, where they use their horns to ram into opponents at speeds of 20 mph.  These fights can last up to 25 hours until one male concedes. . . . . #wildlifewednesday #wlw #bighornsheep #badlandsnps  #southdakota  #roadtrip #nationaldestinations #nps101 #nationalparkgeek #optoutside #getoutside #findyourpark #sharetheexperience #adventure #outdoors #landscapephotography #landscapelover #discoverearth  #outside_project  #jnaphotos #takemoreadventures #rei1440project
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!
River of Stones. It's been a while since I've posted a sunset, so here is a sunset from Acadia last night. The clouds looked like they had a lot of potential, but they all dissolved right before I found this composition, leaving only jet contrails to catch the color. At least the rocks have enough color to compensate. . . #sunset #acadianationalpark #acadia #mainecoast #nationalparks #nationalparkgeek #exploremaine #maineisgorgeous #capturemaine #mainething #nationalparklife #igerslandscapes #ig_naturelovers #nature_of_our_world #findyourpark #usparksandmonuments #np10k #acadianps #parks101 #nps101 #wilderness #longexposure #long_exposure #longexposure_shots #longexposurephotography #worldtravelscapes #roamtheplanet #earthofficial
📍Big Bend National Park || Texas, U.S.A #bigbend #bigbendnationalpark #riogrande
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
Still one of my favorite day hikes ever: the Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point in Grand Canyon National Park. Where are you hiking this #NationalParkWeek ? . . . . #arizonahiking #visitarizona #naturalarizona #grandcanyon #brightangeltrail #nationalpark #nationalparktrust #findyourpark #nps101 #nationalparklife #arizona #outdoorlife
Dreaming about my insane hikes over the past few gorgeous spring days on this freezing snow day #getoutside #doingthings
The Badlands National Park in South Dakota received it's name by the Lakota people, who called the land "mako sica" or "land band". It was aptly named due to the lack of water, extreme changes in temperature, and the very rugged terrain. . . . . #badlandsnps  #southdakota  #roadtrip #nationaldestinations #nps101 #nationalparkgeek #optoutside #getoutside #findyourpark #sharetheexperience #adventure #outdoors #landscapephotography #landscapelover #discoverearth  #outside_project  #jnaphotos #takemoreadventures #rei1440project
​ 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 📷B. Schwieger
I get weak!
📷: @fouronesevenadventures // The Island Trail at #WalnutCanyon National Monument descends 185 vertical feet via many, many stairs... and you return the same way. Anyone up for #legday ? Thank you @fouronesevenadventures for tagging us! . Do you have a picture of a WNPA park you'd like to share? Tag us or use #wnpa1938 for a chance to be featured. . . Stairs on stairs on stairs on stairs... ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀. Took the many flights of stairs down the Island Trail in Walnut Canyon the other day. Great views and great quad workout. What’s better than that?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ =============================== #findyourpark #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkservice #NPS #nps101 #NPSpassport #nationalparkbox #thenationalparkpass #americasbestidea #nationalparkadventurers #nationalpark #nationalmonument #nationalparks #outdoorwomen #adventureisoutthere #adventure #exploremore #explorer #exploreamerica #womenwhoexplore #travelblogger #girlswhotravel #optoutside #nature #naturelovers #walnutcanyonnationalmonument ( #📷 @fouronesevenadventures via @latermedia )
At Custer State Park in South Dakota, while driving along the Wildlife Loop, one of the main highlights is seeing bison along the road.  Be sure to not approach the bison, since they are wild animals, and also the largest mammal in North America.  A male can get up to 2000 lbs and stand 6 ft. tall.  While the calves may not look as intimidating, they are still large mammals, weighing 30-70 lbs at birth. . . . . . #southdakota  #sd #custerstatepark #buffalo #bison #roadtrip #nationaldestinations #nps101 #nationalparkgeek #optoutside #getoutside #findyourpark #sharetheexperience #adventure #outdoors #instadaily #natgeo #nationalgeographic #landscapephotography #landscapelover #discoverearth  #outside_project #roamearth #BDAmerica #MNTfolk   #jnaphotos #takemoreadventures #rei1440project
➡️ Outside: the world’s largest playing field #happyearthday #nps101 #hoodooworld
It was good to see fellow @nationalparkservice Volunteer & @nationalparkgeek Ambassador Linda M (@thebucketlisttraveler ) during yesterday's #JohnMuir Birthday/#EarthDay Celebration at @johnmuirnps. I'd like to thank her again for the #NationalParkGeek lapel pin, it'll go well with the rest of my collection. #FindYourPark #NationalParkWeek #EncuentraTuParque #NPS101 #Parks101
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
8:00am this morning I looked out the window, and realized I couldn't let such a beautiful day go to waste. Moosilauke without a cloud in the sky was the perfect trip! . . . . . . . . . . . #mtMoosilauke #Moosilauke #bluebirdskies #notacloudtobeseen #getabovetreeline #snowshoeing #hikethewhites #whitemountains #hikenh #NPS101 #findyourpark #getoutside #beanoutsider #roamtheplanet #whitewalkerwalks
Owls Head kicked my ass yesterday! Lots of slipping and sliding for 17 miles, but we managed to bag the peak, and make it back to the car before sunset. . . . . . .. . . . . #owlshead #bushwhacking #snowshoeing #hikethewhites #whitemountains #hikenh #NPS101 #findyourpark #getoutside #beanoutsider #roamtheplanet #whitewalkerwalks
Gotta love nature's diversity. Happy Earth Day!
Prairie Dog Xing ⚠️
Grand View Point – three views. On this Earth Day 2018 I revisit one of the most beautiful national parks in our nation: @CanyonlandsNPS. Established President Lyndon B. Johnson on September 12, 1964, the park covers 337,598 acres and offers breathtaking views of canyons and buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. For camera information and the story behind these photos, please visit my blog, egidio.photography. . . . . . #brazilianeyes #ExploreMore #FindYourPark #GetOutside #GoParks #greatoutdoors #IHeartParks #nationalpark #NationalParkFoundation #NationalParks #NationalParkService #NeverStopExploring #npca #npcapics #NPF #NPS #NPS101 #OptOutside #ourparks #ourpubliclands #Parks101 #parkstagram #PledgeToProtect #protectingparks #RockthePark #ThoseParkGuys #Travel #usinterior #Wanderlust #canyonlandsnps
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 🌎💚
Happy #EarthDay 🌎 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)
Gorgeous day in the #blackhills . Sure, yard work needs to be done ... but, the #outdoors cleanses the mind and re-energizes the body. Plus, it is #nationalparkweek ... #getoutside and #FindYourPark ! #nationalparkservice #midwestnps #nationalmonument #nps101 #parks101 #outside #getoutsidemore #getoutdoors #forest #pineforest #southdakota #hifromsd
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.
Happy #nationalparkweek !!! 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!
How does a #parkranger engage his audiences on a #trail ? Teach 'em the #yonder pose at a beautiful #scenicoverlook , of course. Goal accomplished ... getting 'em #outside . #FindYourPark #nationalparkservice #nps101 #parks101 #southdakota #blackhills #hifromsd #getoutside #getoutsidemore #hike #hikers #lovemyjob #JewelCave #JECA
Happy #nationalparkweek ! #npsvolunteer Chris Pelczarski is presenting a talk about #cave exploration. With standing room only, #JewelCave is thrilled to see so many visitors learning about their #publiclands . #JECA #nationalparkservice #midwestnps #caver #caving #cavingadventure #npsvolunteer #FindYourPark #parks101 #nps101 #southdakota #blackhills
Who’s ready for some waterfalls?! Tag someone with whom you’d like to go waterfall hiking this spring.
Both #NPS Ranger Jess and Volunteer Frank aka #JohnMuir are ready for today's Birthday/#EarthDay Celebration at @johnmuirnps. #FindYourPark #NationalParkWeek #EncuentraTuParque #NPS101 #Parks101
On this day, we honor and thank all the volunteers like Bailey who give of their time, their talents, and their tireless energies to make this #nationalpark so meaningful, safe and welcome to so many visitors. If you see one of our incredible volunteers in the visitor center, the campgrounds, the trails in the frontcountry or backcountry, the peaks, the canyons or in our facilities, please join us in saying a big THANKS! @npsvipnetwork @naturenps @nationalparkservice @usinterior #volunteer #ParkWeek #NPS101 #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #NationalVolunteerDay
Old man of the ocean. This was taken at Little Hunter's Beach the day after the storm blew through. The waves were still pretty epic, and I found this spot at Little Hunter's Beach that was shooting waves at least 30 feet above the water's surface. I thought this rock looked like some sort of creepy face, so I lined it up and waited for a big wave to come shooting up behind it to give it some hair. This wave ended up soaking the rock (and nearly got me), so I was glad I got some pictures before it got darkened by water. I did two black and white conversions for this image then blended them in Photoshop, one with a blue filter to darken the orange rocks around the face, and another with a red filter to make the wave pop against the clear blue sky. . . #acadianationalpark #acadia #mainecoast #nationalparks #nationalparkgeek #exploremaine #maineisgorgeous #capturemaine #mainething #nationalparklife #igerslandscapes #ig_naturelovers #nature_of_our_world #findyourpark #usparksandmonuments #np10k #acadianps #parks101 #nps101 #wilderness #worldtravelscapes #roamtheplanet #earthofficial #blackandwhitelandscape
Since #NationalParkWeek starts today on #JohnMuir 's Birthday it only seems fitting to share a few photos of his beloved @yosemitenps. #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #NPS101 #Parks101 #OptOutside #ParkChat #HikerChat #LeaveNoTrace
Happy National Junior Ranger Day! Today marks the start of National Park Week. It’s also the birthday of naturalist John Muir. We plan to celebrate accordingly, and we hope you do too! . . . . . . . . . #findyourpark #nationaljuniorrangerday #jrranger #bigsouthfork #nationalparkgeek #ditchingsuburbia #johnmuir #optoutside #forceofnature #natureschooled #homeschool365 #familyfernweh #familytravel #backroadbum #nps101 #nationalparkweek #juniorrangers #tnlife #getoutstayout #roamschooling
#Repost @ebeyslanding_nhr with @get_repost ・・・ Tomorrow (Saturday April 21st) we are celebrating National Junior Ranger Day with a special activity about local food at the Coupeville Farmer's Market. Learn about Barns, Beans and How to Eat a Rainbow. Earn a badge. Celebrate Ebey's Reserve and the National Park Service. You might even meet a Ranger! #juniorranger #nps101 #whidbeyislandgrown #nationaljuniorrangerday #coupeville #coupevillefarmersmarket #local #localfood #whidbeyislandgrownmember
Are you ready to celebrate #NationalParkWeek ? All @NatlParkService sites will be #FREE today (4/21) so get out there and #FindYourPark ! Need ideas on what to do? Check out the link in our bio and then let us know how you plan to join the festivities this week! #EncuentraTuParque [📷: Morgan Trimble in @mesaverdenps via @Share_the_Experience ]
If you are surrounded by concrete and buildings, quit dreaming of the #outdoors . #nationalparkweek starts on Saturday, April 21. #getoutside and #FindYourPark in the #blackhills of #southdakota . #JewelCave #JECA #canyonstrail #nationalparkservice #midwestnps #nps101 #parks101 #hifromsd #urbanart #cityart #nature #naturelover
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