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An area that looked like brittle cardboards to me ๐Ÿค” Note: @carolhkim playing it cool while really she was thinking how do I get down from there. Your true #rideordie faces their fear of heights for you, remember that! ๐Ÿคฃ #optoutside #grandstaircaseescalante #americanwest #publiclands #FindYourPark #usinterior #blm #americathebeautiful #yesvisitutah #nikonnofilter
I recently started looking into hiking Mt Whitney which happens to be the tallest peak in continental United States. It has been on the top of my bucket list of things to see in California because of the arduous hikes and the breathtaking views that surround the summit, both at day and at night. . I also simultaneously happened to be editing my backlog of pictures from my trips over the last few months and came across this picture which was taken on the outskirts of Death Valley. The drive was absolutely breathtaking because just a few minutes, we were transported from the lowest lying areas in the continental US to the behemoths of the Eastern Sierras. . I remember reading that the highest point in the continental US (Mt Whitney) and the lowest point (Death Valley) were separated only by a 100 miles and wondered if I could catch a glimpse of the famed Mt Whitney from the road. I couldnโ€™t really discern the peaks with my naked eye, so I forgot about it during the trip. But when I came back to this picture over the weekend, I was ecstatic to realize that we had actually seen Mt Whitney (Iโ€™m 99% sure, Whitney summiteers can confirm). Mt Whitney and the eastern sierras still deserve a dedicated visit and I canโ€™t wait to get there! . . #easternSierras #DeathValley #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #npcollective #nationalparkservice #nps101 #nps #nationalparkphotography #goparks #theoutbound #outdoorwomen #usinterior #deathvalleynps #california #SoCal #californialiving #unlimitedcalifornia #california_igers #californiaadventure #roads #wildcalifornia #westbysouthwest #moutains #nikon #nikonphotography #nikonUSA
Coming back from game night, we were startled by a massive brown furry body emerging from the darkness. After jumping away, we realized it was just Steve, the neighborhood bison. We proceeded to wake up the rest of the government housing area trying to shoo Steve off of Alanaโ€™s front steps by rattling jars of snack food, yelling, and shaking my tyvek drop cloth. . . . . . . #summer #yellowstone #yellowstoneforever #yellowstonenp #nationalparks #loveourparks #nps #wyoming #visitwyoming #bigsky #mountainlife #liveyouradventure #FindYourPark #GreatOutdoors #PicYourParkContest #nationalparkservice #seasonaljob #outdoorwomen #sheexplores #sheadventures #bison
ร‡ubuk gรถlรผ Bolu 11 km from Gรถynรผk. Covering an area of โ€‹โ€‹15 hectares in the north, the lake is the result of the flood of landslide descending from the kayabaลŸฤฑ hill. There is a hiking trail in the vicinity of ร‡ubuk lake which is a completely natural lake. It is an ideal place for those who want to trek to ร‡ubuk highland from the dead. . . #bolu #turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท #goodmorning ๐ŸŒž #nationalparkservice #lakeview #trakking #beautifulpictures #scenic_roads #scenicview #travelgram #trip โœˆ๏ธ #tourism . . PC: Pinterest
Posing near the cutest Joshua Tree at the @nationalparkgeek meet up, watching sunset and stars on Geology Tour Road.
I'm speechless
Our 10 year anniversary trip, each year we looked, this year we found you! What a great send off! See ya again in another 10. #bears #redrivernm #4thofjulyweekend ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #familyvacation #ithinkitsabear #carsonnationalforest #bobcatpass #sundaymorningstroll #nationalforestservice #nationalparkservice
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Congratulations to @kstowz ... you won a new book by following @visitglacier during our 7 night takeover.
Last batch from my trip out to @lakeclarknps. Go #findyourpark , ok? #nps #nationalparkservice #Alaska
Started a grown up job today. Seems like less fun than this trip was //. . . . . . . . . . #photo #instablogger #nationalparkservice #nationalpark #instapic #pinnacles #craterlakenationalpark #craterlake #summer #forest
๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿ–๐ŸIf you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, then you will have betrayed yourself. (Quote by - Rollo May)๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿ#adirondacks #nationalparkservice #backpacker #campingadventures #campers #campingwithdogs #climbingisbliss #climblikeagirl #climbingshoes #fishinglife #flashlight #gear #hikers #hikewithdogs #hikinglove #huntingisland #kayaklove #mountain #mountainguide #mountainscenery #naturelife #outsideculture #scenerypic #tree #walking #wildlifeaddicts
๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿž Are you camping with family? GRAB some FREE CAMPING GEAR ๐ŸŽ’, WATCHES โŒš and BRACELETS ๐Ÿ“ฟ! SMASH the link on the profile and grab yours before they run out! ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ•โ›บ #archesnationalpark #nationalparkservice #adventuretime #campingadventures #campeveryday #campingwithdogs #climbing_lovers #climbingframe #fishinglures #forestporn #hammockindonesia #hike #hiketrail #hiking_lifestyle #huntingfamily #kayakbassfishing #mountainrun #mountainriver #mountainpeak #nature_obsession #nature_photography #outdoorsman #sceneryphotography #trail #triparoundtheworld #wildlifelovers
At Sandia peak taking in the view of the monsoon clouds and rain passing through Albuquerque.
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฏ๐ŸŒ‹๐Ÿ—ปAn adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia. It is the woman wearing it who makes it the one thing or the other. (Quote by - Norma Shearer)๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿ—ป#theodorerooseveltnationalpark #nationalparkservice #backpackers #campingwithkids #campers #campers #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbingframe #fishingpicoftheday #blackforest #hammockliving #hikenaked #hiketrail #hikingwithfriends #huntingfoto #kayakingadventures #mountainesia #mountainriver #mountaingram #naturephotographer #mothernature #outdoors #parks #treescape #walking #waterfallsofinstagram
@aaasocal_westways Senior Writer Paul Zieke visited #yosemitenationalpark recently and checked out the results of the $40-million restoration project in Mariposa Grove, which adds more protection for the grove's 5,800 #sequoias . ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ Paul's report: "My wife and parked our car at the new Arrival Area located about 2 miles from the grove. We boarded a shuttle bus that runs every 10 minutes to take you to the giant trees. We took about 90 minutes to hike 2 miles, mostly with our necks craned upward. If you go, the #nationalparkservice says to arrive by mid-morning. That's because the parking lot can fill up early." #Yosemite #nationalpark #mariposagrove #sequoia #sequoiatrees #sequoiagrove #gianttrees #gianttree
"It's like the growing lotus flower. You cannot grow lotus flowers on marble. You have to grow them on the mud. Without mud you cannot have the lotus flower. Without suffering, you have no way to learn how to be understanding and compassionate." - Thick Nhat Hanh . . . Taking a Galapagos break to bring you some sweet sweet DC nature. Who here has been to @kenaqgardens @kenilworthnps ? Make sure you get there while they're still blooming. Flip through these four pics to soak in some lotus-y goodness and maybe you'll be inspired and learn about compassion or whatever. . . Also, sorry I legit only ever post at night apparently. . . #findyourpark #nationalparkservice #nationalcapitalparkeast #kenilworthaquaticgardens #kenilworthpark #districtofcolumbia #dc #npsnature #flowers #waterlily #lotus #lotusblossom #macrogardener #floweroftheday #insta_pic_blossoms #flowerstalking #naturephotography #nature_perfection #naturelover #biology #biologist #quotes #urbannature #dcnature #theotherDC
I could sit and stare at this view all day. ๐Ÿ˜ // #findyourpark #nationalpark #southdakota #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkservice #nationalparklife
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try not to stare ๐Ÿ˜‰
I had the great Fortune of hitting up one of the lesser known parks this week. Lassen Volcanic National Park is a mix of barren Volcanic wasteland and lush, green fields fed by the many lakes and streams. It is a park of contrasts that captured my imagination. If you're in California or Oregon Lassen is a great spot. Thanks to @uglybisondesign for the sweet Buffalo decal. You'll be seeing more of it around on my travels. #lassenvolcanicnationalpark #iphoneography #iphone8 #nationalparkservice #usnps #uglybisondesign #optoutside #chasingdreams #fstoppers #lakemanzanita
I faced a big fear of mine and did my first solo backpacker in Lassen NP. Itโ€™s not that Iโ€™m afraid to do things by myself-in fact I prefer it. Iโ€™m in a rut and need to scare myself a bit. Find some inspiration if you will. Fantastic Lava Beds did just that. #lassenvolcanicnationalpark #wilderness #inspiration #gratitude #solitudeisbliss #nationalparkservice #salmonsonadventure
Bear watching in Lake Clark National Park with #akbearmountainlodge Here, in my 28th National Park, we found a sow with her 1.5 y/o cub and watched them munching grass in a field. Pictures were taken with my iPhone by our guide, Mike Cowan through a spotting scope. #bearmountainlodge #grizzly #brownbear #lakeclarknationalpark #lakeclark #nps #bearwatching
This picture does not do this moose justice. This mother was huge. Her baby was not far ahead keeping close to the pine trees as cover.
Yes, the water really is that blue. North Cascades is a hidden gem.
The first time we camped at a place with no fire ban. That means... CAMPFIRE! Xylia roasts a marshmallow for smores just the way mom and dad like it: flaming! #smores #marshmallow #camping #campfire #madisoncampground #yellowstone #yellowstonenationalpark #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #artscriber #stopiwanttotakeapicture #nikon #nikond850 #d850 #familyvacation #familytrip
I canโ€™t imagine a better way to soak in the majestic views of the #GrandCanyon then at sunset. The landscapes are intricate, the colors unforgettable. Have you witnessed an incredible sunset here?
I always crack up at people I see in the front county of national parks taking pictures of the deer. Somehow I couldn't resist this one in the orchard at Capitol Reef. ยท ยท ยท ยท ยท ยท ยท ยท ยท ยท ยท ยท ยท ยท ยท #outdoors #utah #nationalpark #nature #nationalparkgeek #nationalparks #findyourpark #travel #nps #nationalparkservice #naturephotography #nationalparklife #optoutside #naturelovers #hiking #landscape #wanderlust #goparks #canyoncountry #southernutah #nationalparkusa #adventure #explore #landscapephotography #nationalparktrust #neverstopexploring #nationalparksusa #nationalparksweek #photography #capitolreefnationalpark
It has been a while since I posted something on my feed. There were too many thoughts and events going through my life and I needed that time off to reset myself and cope with all the transitions. At one point, I felt like I was living my life with the purpose of meeting the expectations of others. I felt like I was constantly drowning in uncertainties and anxiety. I felt the distance between the relationships of my friends/family and I, I struggled to figure out if I make the right decision everyday. I wondered if I pleased and made everyone happy. But then I realized, people will judge you and they always will do. It doesnโ€™t matter who you used to be, what matters is who you decide to be today. You are not your mistakes. You are offered a new opportunity every brand new day. You deserve love and respect. Find your escape, discover yourself. Nature and adventures are my wonderland. To all the people who stand by me and support me, I cannot be more happy and appreciative. To all the people who I once held so dearly but we all drifted away, I wish you so well and I wish we cross path again. (do not hesitate to say hi or show me some love, that is what I am trying to do everyday) Be yourself, live for yourself because there is no one better. Eat that loaded fries. Jump in the ocean. Be silly. Apply for that job. Date that person. Move to that country. love, love and more love. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
Badlands National Park did not disappoint ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ. Iโ€™m so glad we decided to stop on our way back from Mount Rushmore. (Sharing my experiences #roadtrippin to this national monument on the blog now!) ~~ This gives me the itch to plan more road trips across America. Whoโ€™s with me? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ - Michele ๐Ÿฆ„ โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #mountrushmore #mountrushmorenationalmemorial #nationalparksusa #nationalparkservice #badlandsnationalpark #badlands #activetravel #mountaingoats #natureisawesome #natureisincredible #roadtrip #travelamerica #america #iloveamerica #outdoors #summertravels #familytrip2018 #familytravels #roadtrippingusa #roadtripping
"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads".
Twists and turns ๐ŸŽ๏ธ
Today is the Birthday of @mypubliclands. Which is more commonly known as the Bureau of Land Management. The agency was created July 16, 1946, when the General Land Office and the U.S. Grazing Service were merged. More than 70 years later, it remains a small a1946, when the General Land Office and the U.S. Grazing Service were merged. More than 70 years later, it remains a small agency with a big job --ย managing public lands for multiple-uses like recreation and natural resource developmentย for the benefit of present and future generations. #mypublicland #publiclandowner #happybirthday #bureauoflandmanagement #departmentofinterior #optoutside #parkranger #fzj80 #toyota #LandCruiser #toyotalandcruiserassociation #ih8mud #valleyhybrids #letsgoplaces #optoutside #keepitpublic #lifeofaparkranger #findyourpark #explote #rei1440project #itsallyours #nationalparkservice #nps #conservation #overland #overlandbound #overlanding #cvttents
Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature heโ€™s destroying is this God heโ€™s worshiping. -Hubert Reeves
Anyone planning a trip to Yosemite soon? ๐Ÿ“ธ: @evaschmitt9 _____ Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another. -John Muir ____
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