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One, of the many things, about mountain Sunrises (and sets) that I love is how every time you go you get to see so many different angles and details that even a place you’ve been to five times can feel completely new and unique. Its easy to forget how much the sun really moves through out the year and how that effects the scene, along with the changing seasons, and weather I can never say I’ve really seen a place. • • • • • #hiking #colorado #outdoors #nationalparks #nps100 #findyourpark #denver #mountain #coloradotography #mobileapp #nps #hike #parks #rmnp #coloradogram #nationalpark #americasbestidea #camping #goparks #coloradolive #nationalparkgeek #yosemitenationalpark #getoutside #nationalparkservice #rockymountains #wilderness #roadtrip #coloradocameraclub #optoutside #alps
View from an abandoned mine in Wrangell-St Elias National Park. I still can't quite grasp the size of this park--it's bigger than Switzerland! We drove two hours down a dirt road crossing streams and dried up river beds (sorry Enterprise!) and around every corner there were more sweeping views with glaciated mountains and pristine lakes. The landscape felt so immense and this was only a tiny, miniature fraction of the park. . . . #thelastfrontier
A mule deer buck in velvet that popped out of the woods at lower elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park. This year was also my first visit to this park, but the place is truly amazing! Moose, deer, and elk abound at low elevations; with pika, marmot, bighorn, and mountain goats taking over at higher elevations. I’ll definitely be hitting this park again very soon. #muledeer #rmnp #rockymountainnationalpark #nps #nationalparks #nationalparkgeek #americasbestidea #findyourpark #nationalpark #colorado #onlyinco #coloradowildlife #bd_pro #tv_fauna #marvelouz_animals #nature_brilliance #1natureshot #best_wildlife_images #marvelshots #Wildlifeaddicts #nanpapix #wildlifeplanet #shots_of_animals #Loves_United_Animals #wildlife_perfection #wildlife_seekers #nationalgeographic #worldwide_fauna #nikonwildlife #tamronlens
We explored the northern unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park this weekend and although we find mountains and forests more our jam, this park is beautiful in its own regard. Standing on this bluff, we imagined we were standing in the same spot Teddy Roosevelt had all those years ago and it brought history alive more than any book could offer.
#triviatuesday ⠀ ⠀ Happy Birthday to one of my favorite small parks!⠀ ⠀ The site of this National Monument, for thousands of years, was the ancient trail that connects the Mohawk River and Wood Creek served as a vital link for people traveling between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Ontario. Travelers used this well-worn route through Oneida Indian territory to carry trade goods and news, as well as diseases, to others far away. When Europeans arrived they called this trail the Oneida Carrying Place and inaugurated a significant period in American history--a period when nations fought for control of not only the Oneida Carrying Place, but the Mohawk Valley, the homelands of the Six Nations Confederacy, and the rich resources of North America as well.⠀ ⠀ Name this park! ⠀ UPDATE: congrats to @sweetandsauercreations for correctly identifying @fort.stanwix.nps ! ⠀ Good luck!⠀ ⠀ #popquiz ⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns
Yesterday, we woke up very early (😩🤤) to drive to Rocky Mountain and hike to Cub Lake. We had heard that the parking lot fills by 5:30 am, but when we arrived, we found the lot empty of humans but full of elk. A dozen or so females and another dozen babies were passing through with a single male, who, when he saw us, let out the most majestic call to lead his herd away from the danger (us). It was magical. . Then, we began our hike without a single other soul and witnessed three moose grazing in a meadow. We were finished the 5-ish mile trail by 8:30, even with lots of stops for pictures and spending awhile by the lake once we reached it. Then, we still had plenty of time to visit Estes Park, tour the Stanley Hotel, and drive the Old Fall River Road. It was a perfect national park day. ✨ . I think maybe we should get up before the sun more often. 🤔 Do you like to wake up early and accomplish a lot in the wee morning hours, or do you prefer to explore in the afternoon/evening? (We’re typically afternoon explorers 🙈).
I wasn’t going to eat it, I was just going to taste it. ~ Winnie the Pooh 🐻 TITLE: Toklat 🌎 LOCATION: Denali National Park, AK
Going in for another lap.
I'm going away for a little while tomorrow morning... So I should probably pack my bag now, right? Anyways, here's one of my favourite photos from Glacier Bay National Park!
Gorgeous #GrandCanyon #sunrise for this newly #engaged couple! Mario & Julia
Dusk settling in 🌝 #loveyourmother #americasbestidea #znp
Just some elves in a chasm. 🧝‍♀️ 🧝‍♂️
Yosemite National Park, August 2017, with @fonix2015 @rachiehd Link to full vid in bio (I've always wanted to say that).
The busiest part of the busy season is currently upon me, so I’m taking the time to reflect on how peaceful this sunrise in Grand Teton National Park was as a little Monday motivation. #nationalphotographyday #mountainmonday . . . . . #findyourpark #americasbestidea #jhdreaming #visitwyoming #grandtetonnationalpark #grandtetons #thatswy #nationalparks #mountainviews #sunrise_madness #sunriseporn #wyo #jacksonhole #goatworthy #mountaincrushmonday #outwest #americanwest #rockymountains #tetoncollective #usinterior #mountainaddict #neature
The post hike huckleberry ice cream is the real cherry on top of this hike. The Mount Rainier views are pretty great too. | #TheGoodDaysAreMade // 📷 : @cbschulm
Fall on Lake Clark often means gray skies against turquoise waters. Never gets old. #lakeclarknationalpark #tulchinaadventures #nationalparkgeek #travelalaska #youneedalaska #findyourpark #americasbestidea #nytimestravel
Mammoth Hot Springs is like being in another world. 🌫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The thermal features in this area of the park are unlike the rest of Yellowstone. There are striking white travertine terraces that have geothermal water slowly cascading down them. The boardwalk twists and turns throughout the terraces allowing you to experience old formations (that have since dried up) and new ones, flowing with thermal activity. Watching the steam rise into the cool air was something else. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -------- 🤙-------- Follow us for more of our American RV road trip 📺 www.youtube.com/eatseerv ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mammothhotsprings #thermalfeature #americasbestidea #yellowstonepledge #ynp #yellowstonenps #yellowstone #yellowstonenationalpark #visitwyoming #discoverwyoming #thatswy #onlyinwyoming #usnationalparks #usparksandmonuments #nationalparkfoundation #radparks #nationalparkgeek #wanderlusts #findmeoutside #natureaddicted #igusa #ditchingsuburbia #getoutsidemore #fulltimerving #freedomvessel #ustravel #usroadtrip #natureisawesome
Aside from my phobia of being eaten by a bear while backpacking, sitting there in the dark under the stars is one of the best memories of this summer for me. This was the result if that.🐻🐾😟 . . . . . #aloneinthedark #ididntdie #nightscape #amazingearth #americasbestidea #natureswonders #hikingadventures #roadtrippin #adventuretime #nationalparkgeek #natureswonders #coloradolife #naturephotography #themountainsarecalling #lanscapelovers #epic_captures #instatravel #instagood #nps
🔸️CLUE🔸️ Tomorrow is National Senior Citizens Day! If you aren't following #grandmajoysroadtrip yet, prepare yourself for one of the most heartwarming accounts there is! We ❤️ following this adventurous veterinarian and his grandma as they travel to all our beautiful national parks. Can you name this park they visited? What can you do to make the senior citizens in your life feel loved and appreciated? _________________________________ Photo Feature 📸 : @doctorhellbender _________________________________ Discover your America and its National Parks with us every week! Will you #see_them_all ?
Hearing that it’s raining in Glacier! Hope that quells the wildfires! _______________________________________________________ #Glacier #glaciernationalpark #glaciernp #glaciernps #gnp #montana #FindYourPark #GoParks #parks101 #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkobsessed #usinterior #wnpa1938 #experienceyouramerica #protectingparks #americasbestidea #naturephotousa #npcollective #protectpubliclands #natparkexplorer #monumentsforall #optoutside #parksoflife #thenationalparkspass #sharetheexperience _______________________________________________________ Two Medicine Lake, August 2016
Last light. As the sun sets, the light slowly crawls up this enormous rock face. Because of the sheer height of these cliffs, the ground will be in shadow long before it actually gets dark.
Fleeting light in the canyon. One epic act fades out in preparation for the next.
Someone wise once told me, “There is a time and a season for everything.” I try to remind myself of this mantra when I get overwhelmed by my ever-expanding list of dreams, goals, and to-dos. 🤪 There is simply not enough hours in the day, in a week, or in a month to get all that I want to accomplish done. Does anyone else feel this way? 🤷🏻‍♀️ It’s easy to let the anxiety and exhaustion set in when you start to feel overwhelmed with life. One thing I am constantly working on is trying not to take on too much all at once. I tend to say “yes” too often. Why? Because I’m the kind of person that doesn’t want to let someone down. And because what drives me to the core is the feeling of accomplishment after meeting a challenge or goal. Learning to say “no” is hard for me, just as prioritizing my goals can be too. I want to do it ALL right NOW! I recognize that this is a character flaw or weakness and if I don’t continually keep myself in check, I will burn out, lose patience or even worse, give up all together. . Patience is a virtue. I know that if I want to achieve my dreams, I need to focus more intently on setting smaller goals and working on one thing at a time, making sure that I prioritize what is most important first (family!) and letting everything else wait. Remembering that there is a season and time for everything has to be something that I LIVE everyday. Slowing down, taking it a day at a time, and remembering that I can’t do it all (and that’s ok!) is how I will eventually reach my goals. And of course, enjoying the journey is the most important part! ❤️ . Feel free to add any advice or insight below or if you know any good podcasts or books that talk about this topic. I would be so grateful! 🙏🏼😘 @wandrd . . . . . . . . . #pnwonderland #pnwlife #pnwhiking #pnwphotographer #mtrainier #mountrainier #mtrainiernationalpark #mountrainiernationalpark #seekadventure #liveyouradventure #natureaddict #roamfree #simplyadventure #beautifuldestinations #findmeoutside #getoutdoors #adventureseeker #freshairandfreedom #natureisbeautiful #amongthewild #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparks #nationalparkgeek #usinterior #nps100 #americasbestidea #protectpubliclands
Made it to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park--my 40th park!! We spent the last few days in this rustic cabin in the absolute middle of nowhere, hiked to an abandoned mine, and met some great people at the only bar for 60 miles. So in love with Alaska! . . . #thebigfourzero
It was crazy last night watching the Howe Ridge fire burn towards us. If you look just below where the flames are the brightest, you can see a light in the tree line. That’s the Fish Creek campground which they evacuated yesterday. I left the park around 1am worried about what today might bring. But I woke up relieved, hearing the sound of rain coming down like crazy outside of my window. Just in time, the skies opened up and gave us the rain we needed. Now fingers crossed we got enough to stop the blaze from going any further 🤞
Come on down to Fort Hancock out at Sandy Hook on Tuesday, August 21st, for our Jr. Ranger History House Detectives program! Children will explore one of our Officer's Row houses while they look for historical items to discover and develop an understanding and appreciation of history during the 1940s. The program is from 10:00 am - 11:30 am at History House on Officer's Row. The program is free, but call (732)872-5970 to reserve a spot. . . #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #goparks #optoutside #americasbestidea #nationalparks #usinterior #nps #sandyhooknj #exploreyourparks #nationalparkservice #gatewaynps #gatewaynra #juniorranger #officersrow #forthancock #historyhouse
Catch of the day on Yellowstone Lake. 🎣 #Repost @carmenrmurphy ・・・ Fishing in Yellowstone was the best! Our fishing guide Gregor helped us catch a beautiful native cutthroat trout and a lake trout. Declan ate the lake trout for dinner. #Yellowstone #Yellowstonepledge #yellowstoneforever #YNP #nationalparks #yellowstonenationalpark #ynp #findyourpark #parks101 #nationalparkgeek #americasbestidea #awesomeglobe #discoverearth #earthfocus #NatGeoInspires #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #ourplanetdaily #travelstoke #wanderlust #Wildernessculture #travel #optoutside #wyoming #thatsWY #fishing #trout
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Spending the past few days in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho was great, but driving back home into the valley... not so great. We need rain dances and snow dances to put these wildfires to rest!
When your Dad nails the IG poses 😆 ⠀ Last September my Dad came and joined us for a week of our parks road trip. We all stayed in Ruby (the van) and showed him places like Alabama Hills, Death Valley, and Valley of Fire. We slept under starry skies and shared memories around the campfire. It was week to remember and I’m so thankful to have been able to share it with him. ⠀ People often ask me how I found the love for travel. From a young age, my parents always taught my sister and I that experiences are worth more than possessions. They did crazy things like pull us out of school to spend months road-tripping up the east coast of Australia (when I was 5). We spent a Christmas exploring the South Island of New Zealand when I was 10. They took us around South East Asia for a month in our late teens to show us how beautiful the word can be, and to remind us how fortunate we are to live in a first world country. I will forever be grateful for these opportunities and for the value system my parents passed onto me #bestparentsever ⠀ How did you find the love for travel? Was it shown to you or did you gravitate there yourself? Share in the comments!
The floor is lava! (But literally it is though...) #cratersofthemoon #americasbestidea #nps100 #idahome
Clinton Birthplace. I had just finished the latest episode of the @slate series Slow Burn about the Clinton Era. This episode talks about friends of Clinton’s who served in the White House during his administration, including the service and death of Vincent Foster. I learned at the house that he had been the neighbor of Clinton when he lived in Hope. Interesting morning. #sarahsdailyadventures2018 #nps101 #npsbucketlist #findyourpark #americasbestidea #nationalparkgeek #clintonbirthplace #presidentclinton #arkansas
Happy birthday Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument!⠀ The name Florissant comes from the French word for flowering. In the late 19th century tourist and excavators came to this location to observe the wildlife and collect samples for collections and study. The Petrified Forest, that is now one of the main attractions at the monument today, lost much of its mass due to collectors removing large amounts of petrified wood from the site. During the 1860s and 1870s the area was mapped by geologists for the first time. Paleontologists followed soon after to collect fossils for research.In 1969, the Florissant Fossil Bed National Monument was established after a long legal battle between local land owners and the federal government. Today, the park receives approximately 60,000 visitors a year, and is the site of ongoing paleontological investigations. [wikipedia]⠀ ⠀ 📍: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, CO⠀ 📅 : August 2017⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns
A watchful protector.
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Ben and I visited Capitol Reef NP this past weekend for the first time. I can't believe this beautiful National Park is only a few hours away! 😍😍 We spent two nights at the park and there were still so many more places to explore! . . . . . . . #capitolreefnationalpark #findyourpark #national_park_photography #grandwashtrail #hikinginutah #usparksandmonuments #capitolreef #utah #beutahful #utahisrad #hikeutah #werutah #nationalparkgeek #naturegrampixels #capitolreefnps #pictureline #americasbestidea #utahphot
16 days of sandy magic and the biggest whitewater I’ve ever seen.
“When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.” - Wendell Berry Feeling free and light and full of beauty after a day hike in @mountrainiernps . Our view of Mount Rainer was impeded by the smoke from forest fires around Washington, Oregon and BC, but if you squint you can see her! Not sure I’ll ever get over the fact that this is a mere 60ish miles from where I live now— and definitely not sure how I lived the first 20 or so years of my life without climbing up into the mountains every weekend. 10/10 would recommend, y’all. 💗 hope you had a beautiful Sunday and enjoyed some nature, big or small! #findyourpark #mountrainiernationalpark #maggieonamountain #maggieinseattle
This photo was taken exactly one year ago today! I remember the smoke cleared out for a few brief hours, and we jumped on the opportunity to get outside and breathe some fresh mountain air. Hoping for brighter days ahead 🙏🏽
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