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Follow the Ranger! . Folks, National Park Week 2018 is from the 21st through the 29th of April, and the 22nd of April is Earth Day. So, take some time out from the never-ending rat race and do plan to visit any of the many beautiful National Parks. Trust me when I say that you won't be disappointed! And while there, participating in Ranger-led activities is highly recommended. . . . . This picture was clicked last Fall during a fun and informative Ranger-led hike to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. The glacier is one of the most accessible and speedily receding glaciers in Alaska. As you drive towards the glacier from Seward, you traverse its glacial recession timeline starting nearly 200 years ago, and it's shocking to see the impact ofย climate change and what it has reduced this glacier to over the years.
๐ŸŸ๐Ÿต๐Ÿ๐Ÿ›คThe Court's authority - possessed of neither the purse nor the sword -ultimately rests on substantial public confidence in its moral sanctions. (Quote by - Felix Frankfurter) ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿž๐Ÿšž#mammothmountain #nationalparkservice #backpackerlife #campingofficial #campingfun #camperlife #climed #climblife #climbingholds #forestspirit #hammockersindonesia #hikethewhites #hikinghk #hikingaddict #huntingdog #lantern #mountainwedding #mountainhike #mountaintherapy #nature_obsession #naturebeauty #outdoorslover #parks #trailrunners #tripofalifetime #waterfallhunting #wildlife_perfection
The Cedar Mesa Citadel Ruins are located in Utah. The 6.5 mile trail is used for hiking, walking, and birding, and it gets heavy use from March until September. ๐Ÿ“ท : Bureau of Land Management #nationalpark #findyourpark #nationalparkservice #parksofamerica #voanews #utah
The U.S.S. Cairoย at the Vicksburg National Military Parkย was one of seven ironclad gunboats named in honour of towns along the upper Mississippi and Ohio rivers, each mounting thirteen big guns (cannon). The Cairo's skipper, Lt. Commander Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr., was rash and ambitious, and on the cold morning of December 12, 1862, Selfridge led a small flotilla up the Yazoo River, north of Vicksburg, to destroy Confederate batteries and clear the channel of torpedoes (underwater mines). However, the Cairo was rocked by two explosions in quick succession which tore gaping holes in the ship's hull. Within twelve minutes the ironclad sank into six (6) fathoms (36 feet) of water without any loss of life. It wasn't until 1965 that the ship was raised from its grave. The recovery of artefacts from the Cairo revealed a treasure trove of weapons, munitions, naval stores and personal gear of the sailors who served on board. The gunboat and its artefacts can now be seen along the tour road at the U.S.S. Cairo Museum. ________________________ To learn more about our Vicksburg trip, check out our latest BESPOKE travel blog post a https://www.tailormadeitineraries.com/single-post/2018/04/13/Exploring-Vicksburg-Mississippi --------------------------------- #visitmississippi #exploremississippi #vicksburgnmp #NPS100 #nationalparklife #findyourpark #nationalpark #nps #nationalparkservice #usscairo #travelslifee #travelwonderfull #iamtb #bestintravel #whereonearth #mytinyatlas #wonderful_places #tailormadeitineraries #willjourney #welltravelled #passportexpress #passionpassport #dametraveler #travel #vacation #wanderlust #travelblogger #worldplaces #travelling #explore
Ktรณry park narodowy w Polsce odwiedzacie najchฤ™tniej? Dzisiaj drugi dzieล„ miฤ™dzynarodowej konferencji w Zawoi: โ€žTurystyka XXI wieku i modele udostฤ™pniania terenรณw chronionychโ€. Celem jest wypracowanie modelu zrรณwnowaลผonego zarzฤ…dzania obszarami chronionymi. #babiogorskiparknarodowy #swietokrzyskiparknarodowy #polskieparkinarodowe #bieszczadzkiparknarodowy #gorczanskiparknarodowy #roztoczanskiparknarodowy #poleskiparknarodowy #drawienskiparknarodowy #wielkopolskiparknarodowy #swietokrzyskiparknarodowy #parkinarodowe #nationalparkservice #nationalparks #emblems #nps #przyrodapolska #ochronaล›rodowiska #natura #natureprotection #rangers #parkranger #polska #poland #poland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ #lovenationalparks #zawoja
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Spring is the perfect time to get out of the house and see the sights and sounds of an impending summer! Celebrate the season with National Park Week. April 22 offers free admission to any U.S. national park. #NationalParkService #Spring #Summer #NationalParkWeek #travel #WhereNext ?
Strawberry hedgehog cactus in bloom Echinocereus engelmannii #redrockcanyon #mojavedesert #mypubliclands #nationalparkservice #nevada_outside
๐Ÿ“ธPhoto credit to @outside_now. Awesome picture! Your IG account is great. Tag #utahnps to be featured! . . #utah #utahgram #igutah #utahisrad #wowutah #utahphotographer #visitutah #instautah #utahphotography #iloveutah #beutahful #beautahful #exploreutah #hikeutah #utahtravels #weloveutah #utahlife #utahbound #utahrocks #utahexperience #utahisawesome #igersutah #utahcaptures #brycecanyon #brycecanyonnationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparkservice Went through my album one last time and found a couple more goodies from Bryce Canyon. I can't get over them! This was us dropping into the Navajo Loop Trail. What a blast!
โ†Ÿ When mornings look just perfect โ†Ÿ Photo: @cbmurtagh โ†Ÿ . . . . . @awake.my.soul @awake.my.soul @awake.my.soul @awake.my.soul @awake.my.soul . . . Want to get a FREE hiking kits? We are giving away 99 of them for free!!! Check out link in BIO. Limited time only! #mountainscape #nationalparkservice #hikinglife
๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”๐ŸœIs fuel efficiency really what we need most desperately? I say what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down. (Quote by - George Carlin) ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿšž#nationalparkservice #adventuretime #camperlifestyle #campfires #campfirecooking #climbers #climbinginspiration #climbingday #fishingtackle #foresthill #hammocklife #hiker #hikingdogs #hikinglove #huntingislife #lantern #mountainlove #mountainbiking #mountaintherapy #naturephotography #natureview #outdoorsession #paddleboarder #tree_enthusiast #tripwithfriends #waterfallchasing #wildlifepage
Every step, every struggle, every triumph, and every trial... God has always been there! What an awesome absolute and an important truth to cling to and remember! He knows what we are going through and He is there for us to run to for strength and wisdom! Thankful for this truth!
If one day I go missing and you can't find me, you won't have to look too far. You'll most likely find me on the banks of Lake Mcdonald, Glacier National Park, in a state of awe and wonderment. Seriously, one of my most favourite places in the world #glaciernps #glaciernationalpark #lakemcdonald #exploreglacier #nps #nationalparkservice #montana #bigskycountry #montanalife #montanalove #momentsthattakeyourbreathaway #neverstopexploring #wanderlust #montanaobsession #ihaveacrazyloveaffairwithmontana
๐Ÿต๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ—ปOrganized Christianity has always represented immortality as a sort of common heritage; but I never could see why spiritual life should not be conditioned on the same terms as all life, i. e., correspondence with environment. (Quote by - Albert J. Nock) ๐Ÿต๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿœ๐ŸŒ…#bigbendnationalpark #nationalparkservice #animals #camp #campingvibes #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbinggym #climbingday #fishinglife #forest_captures #hammockliving #hikerslife #hikersmalaya #hikingtheglobe #huntingbuddy #maps #mountainside #mountainporn #mountainhome #natureperfection #nature_photography #outdoorlovers #paddlelife #trailrunners #walkingday #waterfallhike #wildlifeaddicts
After a week on the road visiting three national parks, two man made wonders across four states and about 1,100 miles, Iโ€™m happy to be at home in my own bed. โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #roadtrip #nationalparkservice #desert #feelsgoodtobehome #vacation #adventure #lifeisanadventure
How do you save a species of bird with a population of 22 living? A controversial plan hatched nearly three decades ago has condors soaring over @pinnaclesnps again. On this weekโ€™s episode of Americaโ€™s National Parks Podcast, the plan to save the California Condor. Find us wherever you get your podcasts or by clicking the link in our bio. . . . . #NatlParkPodcast #RVMiles #FindYourPark #pinnaclesnationalpark #californiacondor #nationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #parkchat #nationalparkgeek #NPS #goparks #podcasts #podcast #podcasting
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Family selfie on the Kayenta trail from Lower Emerald Pool to The Grotto in @zionnps. I consider a photo where AT LEAST three out of five Eppersons are smiling a success, so the fact that four of us skipped making face is ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ in my book. Great hike, and less people on the trail. Bonus! There are a couple of drop offs that made me hold tight to my kids, but nothing too bad. Walked through a cool canyon and saw a deer wading through the Virgin River below. We highly recommend this trail! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ . . . . . #ourwanderingfamily #FindYourPark #nps #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #zion #zionnationalpark #familyselfie #familypicture #outfam #familyhike #hiking #kidlife #buslife #skoolie #camping #nationalparkgeek #RVMiles #goRVing #gooutdoors #getoutandplay #gocamping #goparks
Day 3. #sunshinecoast hinterland great walk. All set up at for the last night at Thilba Thalba Walkers camp. Another beautiful camp spot with a great outlook to the valley that you have just walked down then back up again. Couple of #possum said hello ๐Ÿ‘‹, my only real wild life encounter this trip, except for lots of birds and a couple leeches! . . . . . . . . . #adventurelover #backpackerstory #backpackerlifestyle #backpackerlife #campinggear #camping โ›บ๏ธ #day3 #denali #exploresolo #explorequeensland #forests #bushwalk #bushwalking #bushwalks #climbingrocks #holidaymemories #overnighthike #qldparks #qldlife #nationalparkservice #greatwalk #sunshinecoasthinterland #longwalks #longwalk #hikingtrails #hikingtrip #happyhiker #happyhiking
The Grizzly Giant tree in Yosemiteโ€™s famous Mariposa Grove is one of the largest Sequoia trees in the world. At over 2,700 years old, the Grizzly Giant is one of the oldest and most weathered trees in the grove. How do you #repyourpark ? . .. ... .. . #nationalparks #travel #wanderlust #nationalparkservice #nps #freedom #landofthefree #trekwest #yosemite #findyourpark #exploreamerica #optoutside #findyourpark #exploreresponsibly #joshuatreenationalpark #channelislandsnationalpark #exploreresponsibly #13daysofparks #trekon #trek #getoutside #yosemitenationalpark #exploreamerica #grizzlygiant
#Repost @chiricahua_nps with @get_repost ใƒปใƒปใƒป On this day in 1924, President #calvincoolidge established #chiricahuanationalmonument for our amazing #geology like this birthday cake rock! #happybirthday #findyourpark #arizona #hikeaz #geologyrocks #nationalparkservice #usinterior
๐Ÿธ๐ŸŸโ›บ๐ŸžIt has become impossible to give up the enterprise of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure of building up a collective peace system. (Quote by - Arthur Henderson) ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒตโ›บ๐Ÿž#banff #nationalparkservice #backpackingpr #campingtrip #campers #campgrounds #climber #climbinglovers #compass #foresthills #hammocklife #hikeoregon #hikingtrails #hikingarizona #huntingdogs #kayakingadventures #mountainside #mountainbiking #mountain_world #naturelife #naturelove #outdoorgear #scenery_lovers #treesofinstagram #walkingday #waterfallporn #wildlifephotography
Art glass panel in the bedroom of the mother of President Garfield. His home, Lawnfield, is preserved by the #nationalparkservice . She outlived her son โ€” he was assassinated after 200 days in office. Tragic.
Aim big and fly high, another picture of my favorite spoon bill. ๐Ÿ˜#eye_spy_birds #eye_catching_photos
Whats on the other side of fear? VICTORY! Standing in awe of the Lord's faithfulness this week as I've watched a prayer be answered. We serve a God who not only can move mountains but HAS moved mountains! And when the days get long, we can be reminded of the things He's already done and know He WILL do it again and again! ............."Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me." Isaiah 46:9
Tomorrow (April 19) is the 23rd anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing when Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols set off a massive truck bomb at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people. Here's the kids having a quiet moment at the Oklahoma CIty National Memorial this past October. This is looking through the eastern gate of the Gates of Time (the eastern gate has 9:01 on it) towards the western gate in the opposite end (which has 9:03 on it, the gates bracket the time of the bombing at 9:02 AM). The reflecting pool is what was once NW 5th Street. The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building stood on the left side of this photo. The explosive laden Ryder rental truck was parked by Timothy McVeigh on this street which was on the north side of the federal building. The right side of 5th Street was a parking lot and the Journal Record Building, home of one of Oklahoma City's newspapers. Today that building houses the museum to the bombing. The truck bomb left a crater here 30 feet across and eight feet deep. 324 buildings in a 16-block area around the federal building were either damaged or destroyed by the blast. The blast was felt as far away as 55 miles. There is an intense gravity of emotion here that's different from other places we've taken the kids that we felt were important for them to see. You can see it in the faces of all the visitors, too. #AlfredPMurrah #OklahomaCityNationalMemorial #OKCNatlMemorial #FindYourPark #NPS #NationalParkService #History #HistoryGeek #architecturephotography #architecture #architecturelovers #Oklahoma #thenationalparkspass #squawking1200_OklahomaCity #squawking1200_Urbanism
Monument to the north and the south, placed by the veterans of the 128th New York Volunteer Regiment, dedicated October 15, 1907. This monument is located at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in #Virginia . This park was authorized on December 19, 2002 to protect several historically significant locations in the Shenandoah Valley of Northern Virginia, notably the site of the American Civil War Battle of Cedar Creek and the Belle Grove Plantation. The Battle of Cedar Creek was fought October 19, 1864 and resulted in a Union victory. The authorized boundary of this park covers over 3,700 acres but much of the land is privately owned. This park is a partnership park, with much of the land owned by nonprofit preservation groups, including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation, Belle Grove Plantation, and the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation. Approximately 1,500 acres are owned by the park's partners. The @nationalparkservice currently owns about 90 acres of land at the park. #va #vahistory #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #nps #nps101 #goparks #nationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #goparks #americanhistory #nationalparkgeek #travelblog #travelblogger #explore #blog #blogger #explorevirginia #FindYourPark #optoutside #cedarcreek #bellegrove #nationalhistoricalpark #civilwar #battleofcedarcreek #battlefield #battle #landscape
Posters available at .. http://www.kolandscapes.com . I call this "Little Rock Big Rock" ... Arches National Park ... known for its unique rock formations and Arches of course, is something of a photographer's paradise much less very challenging if you're hoping to birth a new interpretation of its iconic rocks. I had but a few days to even attempt such a thought and hardly a judge as to whether I ever come close to acomplishing the very thought. I was struck though by the enormity of these formations juxtaposed to fairly normal sized bolders. In particular I found the tuft of this one offset Courthouse rock somewhat humorously :) . . #nationalpark #nature #nationalparkgeek #nationalparks #findyourpark #travel #nps #roadtrip #nationalparkservice #naturephotography #nationalparklife #optoutside #naturelovers #hiking #landscape #wanderlust #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #nationalparkusa #nationalparkweek #adventure #explore #nationalparkcentennial #landscapephotography #nationalparktrust #neverstopexploring #nationalparksusa #nationalparkthy #nationalparksweek @bruceleetags
Mystery violet! Does anyone know what species this is? @juliakmill ? Found @greatsmokynps and captured for the Great Smoky Mountains Series.
New in the shop: @bflouw โ€™s poster of The #appalachiantrail . 5% of each sale is donated to The @nationalparkservice and the timed edition poster is available through May 2nd. #59ps #fiftynineparks #nationalscenictrail โ€ข #naturestuff #findyourpark #nationalparkservice #poster #posters #printmaking #screenprinting #ilustration #design #hiking #parksprintseries
I promise you, even when youโ€™re standing right there and looking at it with your own eyes - it looks like a dream then, too. @yosemitenps is one of my favorite places on earth. Film: @kodak | Film Processing: @richardphotolab | Photo: @robertandkathleen #yosemite #richardphotolab #california #nationalparkservice
California is home to immensely diverse ecosystems. Here along the North Coast of Humboldt County there is a narrow band of steep bluffs between the Pacific and the dense forest covered hills. A small portion of this area is too harsh or unstable for larger plants like trees and shrubs. In these areas hardy little plants cling to the hills and thrive in the wind and salt spray. Among them, the Dudleya. A few weeks ago suspicious packages we're discovered at a local post office. Upon inspection the boxes destined for Asia we're discovered to contain 2000+ of these beautiful plants. California Department of Fish and Wildlife investigated and we're able to determine the origins of the poached plants. On Tuesday April, 17 individuals from state, federal, and nonprofit organizations came together to return the plants to their native habitat.
Anyone else crazy about exploring the desert lately? ๐Ÿ“ธ: @g.i._jenna
Devils Tower was such an impressive place. Great camping, great hiking, great wildlife, great scenery. And I am super proud of myself for finally spotting the original Tower Ladder, which was first constructed in 1893. Took me forever to see it. . ๐Ÿงก . #traveltribe5 #finleyfive #climb #devilstower #nps #findyourpark #devilstowernps #wyoming #familyadventures #getoutdoors #devilstowernationalmonument #towerladder #ladder #nationalparkservice #nationalparkroadtrip
U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell sponsored the 1998 legislation to establish a Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The site opened to the public in 2007. Senator Campbell, who is of Cheyenne ancestry, says that every Cheyenne and Arapahoe bears the scars of Sand Creek on their souls. Yesterday I was able to join our incredible NPS rangers, the gifted editor of the Kiowa County Independent, a local author and former Senator and Mrs. Ben Nighthorse Campbell out at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site for a return visit honoring the Senator to include a private tour of this sacred land. Was an absolute honor. This image is of Senator and Mrs. Ben Nighthorse Campbell looking out to where the massacre occurred. #sandcreek #nationalpark #infraredphotography #ig_shotz_bw #bnw #bnw_just #irphotography #everything_bnw #excellent_bnw #creativeir #kolarivision #sacredland #bnwphotography #bnwmood #ethereal_moods #history #massacre #ig_shotz_bw #all_bnwshots #forgottenplaces #coloradolife #colorado_creative #coloradogram #nationalpark #bnw_creatives #nationalparkservice
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