Does it get much better than experiencing a moment like this in our National Parks?
Sometimes it can take a lot of energy to find yourself in moments like these. Blocking off a weekend (or a few weeks) for your trip. Doing so much research about what you want to do while you’re at the park. Packing. Checking the weather forecasts.
But moments like this - that’s when you know it hasn’t been for nothing. When you would do all the planning, packing and hiking one hundred more times to experience a view like this again — something you know at your core that you’ll never forget. And that’s what makes it all worth it.
Finding new perspectives in highly over photographed landscapes helps appreciate the vastness and uniqueness of every national park 🌅
It could be the 18th century. But it’s not.
Reposting an older one, using a better picture
Stood on some more stuff today
Definitely a bucket list national park hike: the Beehive Trail in Acadia National Park 😍
Some campsites live up to their daydreams!
The main appeal of camping in the wild is to go back to the basics. Sleeping on the ground beneath the stars grounds us and adds uncovers the simplicity in our lives.
But whether you’re in the mountains or the desert, some campsites have just the right amount of beauty and familiarity. Sweeping landscapes and a cozy site to set up your tent. And no matter how many weekends are spent camping, a handful of special sites like this are what always linger when we think of wilderness camping.
What special campsites have you come across on your adventures?
It’s about lighthouse time.
Amazing weekend trip with @nalintjaja
to colorful Colorado! It was pretty shocking to step outside of the plane to be greeted by a small snow flurry but made me very excited to start skiing again! Here was a short hike through the Rocky Mountain National Park at Bear Lake!!
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89/100 - Goblin Valley State Park, October 2014. Closest I’ve felt to being on Mars. #bastgeo #nps101
88/100 - Marina State Beach, May 2018. Someone get this succulent a Mai Thai pronto. #bastgeo #nps101
87/100 - San Juan National Forest, August 2017. Go on, take the money and run. #bastgeo #nps101
86/100 - Tahoe National Forest, August 2014. Goodnight room, goodnight moon, goodnight cow jumping over the moon. #bastgeo #nps101
85/100 - Big Basin Redwoods State Park, September 2016. Come on the peace train. #bastgeo #nps101
84/100 - Dinosaur National Park, August 2015. Try your best to go with the flow. #bastgeo #nps101
83/100 - Bryce Canyon National Park, October 2015. Sunrises in southwest all part of a balanced breakfast. #bastgeo #nps101
82/100 - Letchworth State Park, August 2018. Fungus among us. #bastgeo #nps101
81/100 - Green Mountain National Forest, May 2017. I don’t smell a thing. #bastgeo #nps101
80/100 - Mesa Verde National Park, August 2017. Must have been wild living on the side of a cliff for all those years. #bastgeo #nps101
79/100 - Saguaro National Park, October 2015. Nature’s way of saying look, but don’t touch. #bastgeo #nps101
78/100 - Rocky Mountain National Park, August 2016. Sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high. #bastgeo #nps101
77/100 - Capitol Reef National Park, October 2015. You don’t always get what you want, but you get what you need. #bastgeo #nps101
76/100 - Haleakala National Park, May 2018. One of our planet’s rarest plants, the east Maui silversword. #bastgeo #nps101
75/100 - Dinosaur National Monument, August 2015. Petrie, do not feel sad. Many things cannot fly. Rocks, trees, sticks, Spike... - Ducky. #bastgeo #nps101
74/100 - Tahoe National Forest, January 2015. To breathe the same air as angels, you must go to Tahoe - Mark Twain. #bastgeo #nps101
73/100 - Zion National Park, October 2014. I had to run like a fugitive just to save the life I live. #bastgeo #nps101
72/100 - Canyonlands National Park, July 2013. High times in the Needles. #bastgeo #nps101
71/100 - Grand Teton National Park, October 2015. The little bug in the top left is living her best life. #bastgeo #nps101
70/100 - Redwood National Park, March 2015. Life on the forest floor. #bastgeo #nps101
69/100 - Haleakala National Park, May 2018. Volcanoes for breakfast. #bastgeo #nps101
July 28 & 29, 1834 “28th-Through this valley ran a small stream in a northerly direction, which all agreed in believing to be a branch of the Yellowstone. 29th-We descended the stream about fifteen miles through the dense forest and at length came to a beautiful valley about eight miles long and three or four wide, surrounded by dark and lofty mountains. The stream, after running through the center in a northwesterly direction, rushed down a tremendous canyon of basaltic rock apparently just wide enough to admit its waters. The banks of the stream in the valley were low and skirted in many places with beautiful cottonwood groves. Here we found a few Snake Indians comprising six men, seven women and eight or ten children, who were the only inhabitants of the lonely and secluded spot.”
-Osborn Russel, Journal of a Trapper, 1921
Happy 101st birthday, @NationalParkService
! For the last century, the #NationalPark
Service has protected America’s Best Idea, ensuring current and future generations can experience the country’s natural, cultural and historic treasures. Established 44 years before the National Park Service, @yellowstonenps
was the world’s first national park and sparked a worldwide movement. Photo of Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of #Yellowstone
from Artist Point by Jeremy Stevens (www.sharetheexperience.org). #FindYourPark #NPS101
Go where the air is thin and the views are covered in fall’s colors. Colorado’s got some of the best areas to adventure - have any favorites in the state? Share ‘em below!
Crested Butte will always be one of my favorite places to explore. Perfect mountain town, beautiful areas to hike and bike, and plenty of desert further down the valley. After spending a few summers hiking and working in these mountains, they’ll always be special place.
I'm having one of those weeks (months?) where I feel like I just can't seem to keep up with everything. Once I get behind on one thing, everything else just starts to pile up. •⠀
I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, one small step at a time. I stayed up until 2 am last night working so I could get a new blog post up. And I actually woke up early (for me) this morning to get a head start on the day. •
I'm already feeling less stressed knowing that I don't have to pull another late night...at least not to work. But I probably will stay up late, because I'm a total night owl no matter how hard I try to change my habits. 📸 Photo taken at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
“That’s no tree” - Ed Sheeran, probably
Is it just us, or does @BuffaloRiverNPS
have a birthday glow? 🎉 Today the National Trails and National Wild & Scenic Rivers systems celebrated their 50th anniversary. To enjoy these extraordinary places all year, visit in person and learn more about them online. For more ideas, check out the link in our bio. #FindYourWay #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque
[📷: Darcy Sime at via @Share_the_Experience
Across downtown from us, a new @lowellnps
exhibit focusing on the park’s 40th anniversary called “Making Connections” just went up @thebrushgallery
. You can spot some of the logos we cover and see them in a bit more context. You can also purchase 40th merchandise by going to http://brandinglowell.com/lnhp40th — as with out merch, all purchases benefit Lowell High’s graphic design classes! We hope you’ll go check it out! #lowell #nps101 #findyourpark
Although it's not the most comfortable, it is possible to cram a 6'3" adult into the backseat of a Toyota Corolla. For these sights and to be alone in this gigantic park, it was worth the sore neck.
A colder season is closing in.
Directly opposite viewpoint.
New hiking shoes must be located.
Sweden is fantastic could be a slogan?