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Fremont Fire Lookout perched on top of this peak.🏔🌲🚨 . . . . #visitrainier #stayandwander #pnwonderland #washingtontrails #npwest #mtrainier #naturalwashington #greatnorthcollective
Beautiful sunset over Guitar Lake on the last night of our trip in the Sierra. Thankful for those who shared the adventure! . . . . . . #sierra #sierranevada #sierras #guitarlake #mtwhitney #highsierratrail #jmt #pct #alpinelake #abovetreeline #highsierra #sunset #sequoia #sequoianationalpark #sequoiakingsnps #npwest
San Francisco sunset in 2011. The pretty boat is the 1886 square-rigger BALCLUTHA. It also appeared in the 1935 movie Mutiny on the Bounty. #landscapephotography #waterscape #balclutha #1886 #nikon_photography #sunsets #mutinyonthebounty #sanfranciscobay #alcatraz #hydestreetpier #aquaticpark #NPWest
These two are the biggest pains in my butt, but I’m so proud of them for so many different reasons and I couldn’t be more proud of Ethen for sticking with the game and making All Stars #littleleague #baseball #allstars #npwest #npw #hubby #fatherandson #love #family #instadaily
Another rotation round the sun. ... Wishing the happiest of birthdays to this beautiful spirit @molevy
Biking the Carbon River Road is just one way to experience the beauty that the Carbon area holds! -cm #npwest #nps101 #pnw #mora #mrnp #mountrainier #mountrainiernps #mountrainiernationalpark
🌲🌲🌲Can you see the #forestforthetrees ? #NPWest #FindYourPark #mrnp #mountrainier #mountrainiernationalpark #mountrainiernps [Description: A forest of tall evergreen trees.] ~pw
At least the rain/snow makes something happy... [Description: bright green moss and lichen on a rock] -kl #moss #lichen #mountrainiernps #npwest #nps #mrnp #mountrainier
#Winter has a flare for the dramatic. [Description: Dark clouds wrap around Mount Rainier, casting it in shadow.] -kl #mountrainiernps #npwest #nps #mrnp #mountrainier
#finallyfriday ! Are you a snuggle up in front of the fire or a get out and enjoy the snow kind of person? UNehring photo at Naches Peak [Description: A ski track leads down a snowy ridge while a skier descends from higher up the ridge.] #snow #mountrainier #mountrainiernps ​ ​#mountrainiernationalpark #mora #mrnp ​ ​#npwest #nps101 #findyourpark #parks101 ​ ​-pw
Skis? ✔️ Snowshoes? ✔️ Snowboard? ✔️ This road really does lead to a wintry paradise (Paradise!). NPS webcam photo [Description: A wintry mountain scene with a freshly plowed road winding uphill.] - pw #winter #snow #snowshoe #crosscountryski #snowboard #mountrainiernationalpark #mountrainiernps #mountrainier #mrnp #mora #findyourpark #pnw #parks101 #nps101 #npwest
#IcicleWednesday ! ❄️🌲What? Yes, it's a *thing* 😄 NPS photo [Description: Icicles hang in a row with snowy trees in the background] -pw #winter #snow #icicle #mountrainiernationalpark #mountrainiernps #mountrainier #mrnp #mora #findyourpark #pnw #parks101 #nps101 #npwest
Heading up to Panorama Point. Will you ski or snowboard back down? JDHascup photo [Description: People head up a steep snow-covered slope] -pw #winter #snow #snowboard #crosscountryski #mountrainiernationalpark #mountrainiernps #mountrainier #mrnp #mora #findyourpark #pnw #parks101 #nps101 #npwest
Days like this are what I’m talking about! NPS photo taken 12/2016 at Kautz. Description: A wintry landscape with snow covered trees leading to a view of snow-covered Mount Rainier] -pw #winter #snow #mountrainiernationalpark #mountrainiernps #mountrainier #mrnp #mora #findyourpark #pnw #parks101 #nps101 #npwest
Happy New Year! May your year be as bright as the stars in the sky, as calm and reflective as smooth waters, and as epic as Mount Rainier! JDHascup photo. –pw [Description: Night sky photo of Venus and Jupiter shining over Mount Rainier and reflecting in Tipsoo Lake.] #HappyNewYear2018 #HappyNewYear #mountrainiernationalpark #mountrainiernps #mountrainier #mrnp #mora #findyourpark #pnw #parks101 #nps101 #npwest
What goes up, must come down—might as well enjoy the ride! Gotta love working on The Mountain! NPS photo [Description: A telemark skier descends a snowy slope with a glacier and crevasses below.] -pw #rangerlife #telemark #sportsinparks #skiing #winter #snow #mountrainiernatonalpark #mountrainiernps mountrainier #mrnp #mora #findyourpark #EncuentraTuParque #pnw #parks101 #nps101 #npwest
"To be a climber, one has to accept that gratification is rarely immediate." Bernadette McDonald The same lesson learned by alpine climbers persistently pushing towards the summit is also relevant to those of us who prefer to hike to the subalpine on a trail: all our patience waiting for the snow to melt will be rewarded with clear switchbacks to colorful meadows and sweeping views. Soon. In the meantime, please be aware that most hikes above 4-5,000 feet still are covered in snow and will require mountaineering gear and route-finding skills for quite a while. If you're hoping to hike a trail, it's a good idea to check in with a ranger for current conditions. This page of the park website contains phone numbers and hours of visitor and information centers: https://www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/hours.htm Remember: our patience will be rewarded. Soon. #FindYourPark #NPWest #Hurryupandmeltalready #noactuallysnowpackisagoodthing #stillimpatient [Image Description: A lone figure hikes up a snowfield towards a jagged peak.] NPS/Bender photo
70 days until summer, but #whoscounting ? 🏕[Description: A woman and man cross a footlog at the base of Martha Falls.] -pw #mountrainier #mountrainiernps #mountrainiernationalpark #mrnp #npwest #nps101 #parks101 #findyourpark
Peek a boo! I see you! 🏝️ Please continue to keep our ocean and our national park clean. Respect these beautiful creature's habitat. #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS101 #IYOR2018 #OceanMonth
This is one of the many coral nurseries in Ofu, Manua. #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS101 #OceanMonth #IYOR2018
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses and we will put them in hand cuffs, take there children away and put them in cages like animals. Way to go Trump and ice.👏🤮. #childkidnappertrump #childrenincages On a positive note, I think Trumps latest antics just lost him the 2020 Election. . . . . #usinterior #wanderwashington wanderlust #pnwonderland #visitrainier #naturalwashington #stayandwander #naturephotography #washingtontrails #seattlepulse #mountrainiernps #npwest #greatnorthcollective #upperleftusa #wildernessculture #campvibes #optoutside #upperleftusa #mtrainier #ourpnw #trump
#WeekendofWonderfulWaterfalls One of the most accessible waterfalls along State Route 20 is Ketchum Falls. This 161-foot tall waterfall is located near mile post 124 and is often missed by passing motorists. Tucked in a cleft alongside the road, you may only get a glimpse of it as you cruise by at 45 miles per hour. To enjoy this waterfall it is best to come early in the season, as it will be a trickle by the end of July. Simply park your car at the first highway pullout east of mile post 124 and walk back along the shoulder of the road to get an up close and personal view of Ketchum Falls. Where did Ketchum Falls get its name? It was named by members of the pioneering Davis Family after Seneca Ketchum, the newspaper editor in Sedro-Woolley from 1898 to 1901 sent a photographer into the Cascades to capture pictures of the scenery. Have any of you caught glimpses of Ketchum Falls as you drove along the highway? [Image description: Water tumbles down a series of cascades.] 📷: A. Killion
This starfish is one to look at, but not touch. The upper surface is covered with nasty spines. There are toxic chemicals in the spines, and once you are stuck, it will hurt, and continue to hurt for hours if not days. Such evidence to support it is that unusually heavy rainstorms wash nutrients from the land into the water, which feed the tiny plants and animals that are the food of the young starfish, so more juveniles survive and they grow up into the invading hordes of coral-killers. From this viewpoint it makes sense to reduce the amount of soil, piggery sewage, and high phosphate laundry detergents that flush down our streams into the ocean. These nutrients might help more crown-of-thorn juveniles survive and grow up to eat our corals. #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS101 #IYOR2018 #OceanMonth
Please help us welcome Yatia Lancaster to our park's summer team! Yatia is an intern through the Greening Youth Foundation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities internship program and a student at Claflin University. We're excited to work with her this summer to continue to connect young people with national parks. #FindYourPark #HBCUI #NPwest
Today was road trip Tuesday. Got my adventure and now I'm dead tired with sore legs and toes. This river was from last week's visit to Paradise. Today felt like paradise. Today felt like my normal. A little side note - where are all the Washingtonians? I chatted with people today from Virginia, San Francisco, Minnesota and Maryland, but no one from Washington. Isn't that something? . . #godislove #optoutside #pnwroamers #pnwparadise #pnwunplugged #pnwonderland #mrnp #mountrainiernationalpark #mountrainiernps #nps #npwest #findyourpark #findyourselfoutside #cascades #naturelover #northwestnature #upperleftusa #wanderwashington #godscreation #herpnwlife #womenwhoexplore #sheisnotlost #sheadventures #stayandwander #adventureawaits #herwanderfullife #adventurenthusiast #friendsoftahoma #visitrainier
My brother and I reached the summit of Mt. Whitney. Best part was the 1200' glissade down the chute. An awesome, spontaneous trip! . . . . . #mtwhitney #sequoianationalpark #kingscanyonnationalpark #sequoiakingscanyonnationalpark #sekinps #nps #npwest #14505 #14505ft #backpacking #14er #sequoia #kingscanyon #rei1440project #adventure #getoutside #inyonationalforest #sierra #sierranevada
“If an animal’s eyes are in the front, it likes to hunt. Eyes on the side, it likes to hide.” #Repost @ncascades with @get_repost ・・・ Check out our latest blog post (link in bio) about mountain school’s partnership with the National Park Service and how we work together to teach lessons about North Cascades National Park’s wildlife, cultural and natural history.
Our team is honored to be a part of the Hire Our Heroes event today at @safecofield. Rangers from our park and @lewisandclarknps are helping veterans learn about job opportunities with the @nationalparkservice. #FindYourPark #HireOurHeroes #NPwest
This Saturday is #NationalTrailsDay ! Where will your feet take you? #hiking #findyourpark #mountrainiernps #mrnp #pnw #npwest #mountrainier [Description: A hiker with a red pack looks up at the glaciated summit of Mount Rainier.] -kl
Who’s excited for NOCA50? 🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏼‍♂️ Join the park and the Washington’s National Park Fund as we turn 50!! The season in the park is underway and we turn 50 years in 2018. What do you want to see in the next 50? @wanatlparkfund
Throwback to our looming stairs up to Paradise Lost before they were redone in the 1980s. Did you visit the Caves around the same time plaid bell bottoms were in fashion? #OregonCaves #NPS #NPWest #PNW #TBT #kitsch #bellbottoms #Caves
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. PC: @megonmountains
National parks are great places to see wildlife. Just remember to keep your distance. Have you had a memorable wildlife watching experience? #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS101
Milky skies. #portlandoregon
Found this post from a few years back still relevant tho🤣 #badmoms . . Ways to cure a kid with a bad attitude on the trail. 1. Place cranky child on snow to chill them out. 2. Fill baseball cap with snow. 3. Apply snow filled cap to child's head. 4. Continue on hike. Know that a snowball to the back of head is imminent. Giggles from child soon to follow after snowball attack.🌞⛄️ If you need any other parenting advice, you should ask someone else.😜 . . . . #mtrainier #hikingwithkids #wanderlust #pnwonderland #naturalwashington #stayandwander #naturephotography #washingtontrails #seattlepulse #mountrainiernps #npwest #greatnorthcollective #upperleftusa #wildernessculture #campvibes #optoutside #upperleftusa #ourpnw
Where is this in the park? Who is ready to return? 🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️ #ncascades #northcascades #northcascadesnationalpark #hike #outside #noca50 #findyourpark #npwest #cascadelife #nps #doi
New interpretation seasonal staff have arrived at the park and are training for the upcoming season. Keep an eye out for visitor programs this summer! #nps #ncascades #noca50 #npwest #newstaff #rangerlife #northcascades #hitthetrail
Shout out to all my fellow Nurses. Happy Nurses week! 🤗💗 . “You save one life and you are a hero. You save 100’s of lives and you are a Nurse.” . . . . Hehe I just stole this quote:) #criticalcarenurse #nursesofinstagram #nurselife #wanderlust #pnwonderland #sun #naturalwashington #stayandwander #naturephotography #washingtontrails #seattlepulse #mountrainiernps #npwest #greatnorthcollective #upperleftusa #wildernessculture #campvibes #optoutside #upperleftusa #mtrainier
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Ended our National Park Service and Earth Day Week with a WAVE. END PLASTIC POLLUTION NOW is the theme for this year 2018 Earth Day and Celebrating Parks Stars is the theme for the National Park Service Week. Today, NPSA and partner agencies (Park Stars) such as EPA, CRAG, ASCC Landgrant, and NMSAS greeted morning commuters Samoa style with messages to end plastic pollution. Plastic pollution poses a big issue for our small island, and its important that we act together to tackle this important issue. Many thanks to all those who showed their support. Together we can make a difference. ("E mama le avega pe a tatou galulue fa'atasi"). #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS101 #NationalParkWeek #EarthDay #IYOR2018
Healthy corals mean healthy fish! #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS101 #IYOR2018
Reach for the ⭐️🌟 or a galaxy far, far away @MountRainierNPS. #maythe4thbewithyou #nightskies #starwarsday [Description: The Milky Way from glaciated Mount Rainier.] 📸Delton Young -pw #mountrainiernatonalpark #mountrainiernps #mountrainier #mrnp #mora #findyourpark #EncuentraTuParque #pnw #parks101 #nps101 #npwest
There are a lot of stories out there waiting for you to live them... PC: @brendanbordato
Soaked up the sun’s rays while we buried our toes in the sand, spotted a peregrine falcon overhead and listened to the crashing waves.
Gorgeous Portland. Home sweet home. #pdx
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
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