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Misty forest.
I was going to post something more relevant to where I am and what I’m doing but am instead deciding to post about what’s on my mind, which often isn’t all that easy. . I just spent an hour surfing an old South America drive looking for images to send a client and am realizing how long it’s been since revisiting that last trip—the Vanajeros trip. . After my previous partner and I split up, I kind of buried a lot of those memories. But shit, there’s so many good ones! How do people deal with stuff like that? . Seems like forgetting is a waste. . These aren’t the hard ones by any means, but they’re a start—each leading down a path to places I haven’t let my mind wander in a long time. . Maybe someday I’ll muster enough courage to dig deeper. . // #shootfilm #stayhonest
Hiking boots? ☑️ Water? ☑️ Unbeatable views that help you appreciate the immense beauty of our wild places? ☑️ Thanks for tagging us on your hike to Angel’s Landing, @nicole.aaronson ! If you haven’t experienced this hike yet, add it to your list - it’s one of the best in the park system! _____ Who’s excited to explore this weekend? So excited to get out on the trail and under the open skies!
Wilderness itself is the basis of all our civilization. I wonder if we have enough reverence for life to concede to wilderness the right to live on? #MardyMurie #grandtetonnationalpark #americasbestidea #findyourpark #theoutbound #theamericancollective #rallieoutdoors #wyominglife #nature #outwiththeold #macrophotography #kindof
White Sands National Monument is unlike any other desert I’ve ever been to. Unlike the dunes of Colorado, the Sahara or the Gobi formed from eroded quartz the dunes of White Sands are formed by dissolved gypsum. Because gypsum is water soluble it would normally dissolve and be carried out to sea. The Tularosa Basin of New Mexico has no path to the ocean so after rain and groundwater evaporates it leaves the gypsum behind to be taken by the wind where it collects as a dunefield in the basin today. At 275 sq. miles it is the largest dunefield of its kind on the planet. Besides having uniquely white and bright brilliant sand because the dunes are not made of quartz the gypsum dunes do not readily convert the suns rays into heat making them conveniently comfortable to walk on barefoot any time of year. 🤘✨ . . . . . #whitesandsnationalmonument #newmexico #nps #landofenchantment #americasbestidea #yourpubliclands #nationalparklife #westbysouthwest #nationalparkgeek #keepitwild #wildernessculture #theoutbound #findyourpark #roamtheplanet #goatworthy #neverstopexploring #ourcamplife #naturelovers #thecreative #livefolk #throughthepines #getoutside #agameoftones #getoutstayout #exploremore #letsgosomewhere #campvibes #optoutside #fujifeed #fujifilmx_us
Shelton Johnson & Teresa Baker in the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Change happens when we all work together to make the dream a reality. #yosemitenationalpark #yosemitevalley #yosemite #yosemitenps #nationalparks #culturaldiversity #worldheritagesite #americasbestidea
Nordenskiold Site 16....the unromantic name of this double-decker cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde. It begs the question, what are the other 15 sites that Mr. Nordenskiold studied? 🧐 I guess archeologists have to keep some secrets to themselves... 😉 —————————————— Now added to my Etsy shop! (Link in bio)
The plains beneath the Grand Tetons are filled to bursting with wildflowers during the summer months. These Yellow Rabbit Brush plants bloom time and time again, and although they're small, they play an important part in adding to the golden glow of the Wyoming plains. • • •#bewild #modernoutdoorlife #hikeandshoot #mylandmark #optoutside #artofvisuals #getoutandstayout #wildernessnation #outdoorliving #exploregreatness #takemoreadventures #theoutbound #wanderout #liveoutdoor #camptrend #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #protectourparks #outside_project #mountainstandard #publiclands #campingofficial #goparks #americasbestidea #protectourparks #grandtetons #wyomingparks #yellowstonenationalpark #ourcamplife #campingcollective
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🔸️CLUE🔸️"Hoodoos" are famous formations in which National Park?🌲 Comment if you know, or find out tomorrow when we share the Paiute legend of these unique spires. 😀 _________________________________ Photo Feature 📸 : @cloud_s33k3r _________________________________ Discover your America and its National Parks with us every week! Will you #see_them_all ?
Late night Predators
Vicksburg City Hall (which played a major role in the siege of the city during the Civil War looks like it could have inspired #Disneyland ’s Haunted Mansion. #FindYourPark
🆕 Get also inspired by: @paradisiac.vacations & @paris.vacations 📷 Picture by: @itsbigben ≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔ 📍Location: #yosemite #usa 🔎 Chosen by: @clemi1064 ≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔ #⃣ Tag your pictures with: #california_vacations
🆕 Get also inspired by: @paradisiac.vacations & @paris.vacations 📷 Picture by: @sebastiancomsa ≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔ 📍Location: #cienfuegos #cuba 🔎 Chosen by: @clemi1064 ≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔ #⃣ Tag your pictures with: #cuba_vacations
The 105-mile vista-to-vista ridgetop Skyline Drive carries you through Shenandoah National Park from Front Royal to Rockfish Gap, just outside of Waynesboro, where the drive continues via the Blue Ridge Parkway. Along the route, 75 overlooks offer views of the Shenandoah Valley to the west and the piedmont of Virginia to the east. The drive is lovely in any season but most colorful in the fall. Spring buds and wildflowers and jewel-green summer mountains are other seasonal attractions. 📷 courtesy of Moon ambassador @kidsareatrip . . . #shenandoahnationalpark #shenandoahvalley #virginia #blueridgeparkway #skylinedrive #roadtrip #blueridgemountains #scenicview #travelingram #nationalparks #usa #wheretonext #wanderlust #awesomeearth #getoutside #travelamerica #nationalparkgeek #americasbestidea #traveltips #wildernessculture #naturelovers #placetogo #travelcaptures #gohike #beautifuldestination
⭐💈 Barber Pole and The Stars⭐
Observing a new moon tidal swing; we appreciate the intricacy between the tides and our way of life.
Singing my little heart out under a sea of stars⭐
In exactly one month, these dorky dudes (and the Matarazzo ladies, too) will be participating in RATPOD - a 127 mile road bike in Dillon, Montana. Each year RATPOD brings together hundreds of bikers from around the world to raise funds for Camp Mak-a-Dream, a nonprofit that provides a cost-free Montana camp experience to children affected by cancer. HeartStone is thrilled to be a part of this event, and will match any donations given via the attached link (in bio.) Thank you all!
Hi Yosemite, I miss you
Congrats to @justinthewild_ make sure to tag us and use #np10k for a chance to be featured on your national park posts 🌎🐻🍁🌲 Also, tag people in the comments who you think deserves a feature 😁 Selected by: @johnny.visuals . . . Repost from @justinthewild_ using @RepostRegramApp - Surrounded by the Chihuahuan Desert inside of Big Bend National Park is the most southern mountain range in the United States. The Chisos Mountains are a rugged oasis inside of the West Texas desert. While Emory Peak the highest mountain in the range only reaches 7k feet the mountains are home to a crazy amount of wildlife you wouldn’t normally find in the middle of the desert. An ornithologists paradise the Chisos house over 80 known species of birds. 🦉☀️🌵⛰ . . . . . #bigbend #nationalpark #nps #texas #americasbestidea #yourpubliclands #np10k #westbysouthwest #nationalparkgeek #keepitwild #wildernessculture #theoutbound #findyourpark #roamtheplanet #goatworthy #neverstopexploring #ourcamplife #naturelovers #thecreative #livefolk #throughthepines #getoutside #agameoftones #getoutstayout #exploremore #letsgosomewhere #np10k #optoutside #fujifeed #fujifilmx_us
Don’t be fooled by this picture . The Babe hiked approximately 0.01% of this hike . Having successfully raised three robust hikers we’re at a loss as how to get the Babe to go more than 10ft without collapsing into a pile of whining mush. 😔 sigh
Yellowstone a few weeks ago.
This is easily one of my favorite photographs ever taken. I spent two weekends exploring Spring in the Great Smoky Mountains, and as the second trip was a solo one, I explored for hours in total silence enjoying my surroundings. When I came up on this waterfall, I got as close to it as the water level would allow, and let nature do the rest. #roaringforkmotornaturetrail #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #greatsmokymountains #nationalpark #nationalparks #findyourpark #americasbestidea #travelphotography #travelphotographer #travelmore #travelgram #traveljunkie #travelpic #optoutside #longexposure #longexpoelite #longexpohunters #longexposhots #long_exposure #longexposure_shots #longexposureshots #lazyshutters #waterfall #waterfalls #waterfallsfordays #waterfallwednesday #breakthroughphotographyfilters #national_park_photography #nationalparkgeek
We collectivly demonstrated these creative signs that were made by us at Joshua Tree National Park. *---*---*---*---*---*---*---*--- It was fun exploring with Maryna and Adan. We were in search of a heart shaped rock. We didn't find it, and that's okay. We were right where we were supposed to be. 💕
🐾 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ If you haven’t been to Yosemite National Park (or any US National Park) & you’re wondering if it’s for you, trust me it is. We had the time of our lives in Yosemite. It’s basically like an incredibly beautiful adult playground. We hiked, we climbed, we ‘boulder-hopped’ in rivers and we had so much fun. And also, look at this view. I mean, c’mon. I’d been to the Grad Canyon before, but that’s more of a ‘go there and look’ NP - mainly because if you tried to climb in there you’d probably end up falling and dying. Yosemite was different and it created a spark in me for hiking and exploring and adventuring, and now I’m desperate to go to other U.S National Parks. Including Death Valley, I’m 3 down already & have my heart set on Zion NP next... although god knows when I’m going to fit that in 🤷🏻‍♀️ Have you been to any National Parks? Where is your favourite? ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #gltlove #girlslovetravel #beautifuldestinations #wonderfuldestinations #travelogue #traveldiaries #prettylittletrips #travelust #acolorstory #neverstopexploring #girlsthatwander #lifewelltraveled #travelbug #doyoutravel #darlingescapes #sheisnotlost #traveldreamseekers #theeverygirltravels #dametraveler #wearetravelgirls #girlsborntotravel #girlaroundworld #sevenmagicmountains #nevada #nevadadesert #usroadtrip #magic #girlsjustwannatravel #prettylittlecities #darlingescapes
This trail was really beautiful! You should see for yourself sometime. Its the Split Rock trail in JTNP.
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Last week, took a trip out west with a close friend. We flew to Denver and rented a 4x4 truck. Our first destination was the Great Sand Dunes National Park. This place was amazing and traveling in a 4x4 truck is the best way to do it. I put on my Singh-Ray Gold-N-Blue polarizer to bring out those two colors. I think it worked out beautifully. #amazing_shots #americasbestidea #colorado #coloradoadventures #coloradobound #coloradogram #coloradolove #colorfulcolorado #explorecolorado #explorers_of_light #findyourpark #goparks #greatsanddunes #americansouthwest #greatsanddunesnationalpark #landscape_photography #national_park_photography #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #nationalparklife #nationalparkservice #nationalparkstraveler #np10k #onlyincolorado #singhrayfilters #usparksandmonuments #viewcolorado #visitcolorado #weareparks #yourpubliclands
📍Ross Castle || Killarney, Ireland #ireland #killarney #rosscastle
Incredible 💙 @jordankimmons ・・・ Had a blast camping up at Bowman Lake last night with some old friends. Also, big shoutout to @samshreff and @mariahkan for walking out into the lake at 1am last night (multiple times I might add) and somehow standing still for this long exposure. I was cold on the shore just taking this, but I think the end result was worth totally it. Kicking off the Summer season in style! ———————————————— #montana #glaciernationalpark #getoutside #gnp #ourwild #goodtimesoutside #wildernessculture #travelstoke #optoutside #mountains #americasbestidea #testedtough #goatworthy #goglacier #getoutstayout #bestofmontana #visitmontana #hike #mountains #outdoors #photography
Bright jackets and skis are not the only highlights of color in Utah’s high country at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon. The snow melt gives way to meadows carpeted with 1200 species of wildflowers, luring outdoor enthusiasts to the mountains. • • • • •#bewild #modernoutdoorlife #hikeandshoot #mylandmark #optoutside #artofvisuals #getoutandstayout #wildernessnation #outdoorliving #exploregreatness #takemoreadventures #theoutbound #wanderout #liveoutdoor #camptrend #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #protectourparks #outside_project #mountainstandard #publiclands #campingofficial #goparks #americasbestidea #protectourparks #utahgram #utahisrad #wowutah #igutah #zionnationalpark
Back in the city and already restless
Had a blast camping up at Bowman Lake last night with some old friends. Also, big shoutout to @samshreff and @mariahkan for walking out into the lake at 1am last night (multiple times I might add) and somehow standing still for this long exposure. I was cold on the shore just taking this, but I think the end result was worth totally it. Kicking off the Summer season in style! ———————————————— #montana #glaciernationalpark #getoutside #gnp #ourwild #goodtimesoutside #wildernessculture #travelstoke #optoutside #mountains #americasbestidea #testedtough #goatworthy #goglacier #getoutstayout #bestofmontana #visitmontana #hike #mountains #outdoors #photography
Goading goat. Looking forward to days with these friends soon! 👅
You will not know how deep blue can be until you go to Crater Lake.
One of the best things about wilderness is there’s always more to explore. 📸: @rejoicing_with_rach _____ Wilderness is an incredible place to be humbled, to get away from the busy-ness of our lives. But the truth is, the need the wilderness for is bigger than ourselves. Entire ecosystems depend on these remote places - endangered species of plants and animals - and they also help to keep the local climate more regulated. Only 23 percent of Wilderness now remains - but there’s hope. More and more advocates, large and small, are helping to proactively protect our remote areas. We couldn’t be more thankful to be joined by people like you, who care about our beautiful outdoor places and feel a sense of duty to protect them. Together, our voices are stronger and louder, and we’re making a difference for these cherished places.
When a Volcano 🌋 erupts with enough force, a caldera or pit is formed. One of the biggest and most beautiful on the planet 🌎 is Crater Lake in the remote wilderness of Oregon. Happy 116th Birthday Crater Lake National Park. 🎉🎉 The best season to visit is during the summer, since the park gets a vast amount of snowfall from October to April. Oh and just a little tip, there is a safe swimming point at the end of Cleetwood Cove trail. Keep exploring peeps 🤟🏽🌲😎 . . . #moderndayexplorer #craterlake #craterlakenationalpark #nationalparkservice #daretoexplore #asblueasitgets #nationalparkgeek #hiking #americasbestidea #treearmy #camping #oregon #oregonlife #thegreatoutdoors #nature #oregonsunrise #summertrails #summeradventures
We explored all over #ZionNationalPark , hiking this short, one-mile trek to Canyon Overlook twice during our visit. We kept trying for an epic sunrise shot of the canyon, but we were thwarted both times. Good thing the hiking in the park was so amazing!
The source of Badwater’s salts is Death Valley’s drainage system of 9,000 square miles—an area larger than New Hampshire. Rain falling on distant peaks creates floods that rush ever lower. Along the way, minerals dissolve from rocks and join the flood. Here, at the lowest elevation, floods come to rest, forming temporary lakes. As the water evaporates, minerals concentrate until only the salts remain. After thousands of years, enough salts have washed in to produce layer upon layer of salt crust. [nps.gov]⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 📍: Death Valley National Park 📅 :⠀May 2018 #nationalparkgeek #deathvalleynps #getolympus #np10k #parksunsetwars
Surrounded by the Chihuahuan Desert inside of Big Bend National Park is the most southern mountain range in the United States. The Chisos Mountains are a rugged oasis inside of the West Texas desert. While Emory Peak the highest mountain in the range only reaches 7k feet the mountains are home to a crazy amount of wildlife you wouldn’t normally find in the middle of the desert. An ornithologists paradise the Chisos house over 80 known species of birds. 🦉☀️🌵⛰ . . . . . #bigbend #nationalpark #nps #texas #americasbestidea #yourpubliclands #np10k #westbysouthwest #nationalparkgeek #keepitwild #wildernessculture #theoutbound #findyourpark #roamtheplanet #goatworthy #neverstopexploring #ourcamplife #naturelovers #thecreative #livefolk #throughthepines #getoutside #agameoftones #getoutstayout #exploremore #letsgosomewhere #campvibes #optoutside #fujifeed #fujifilmx_us
Celebrated finishing up the rough draft of Book 2 in the Valley of the Broken series by visiting Chaco Canyon. Did some more research for Book 2, Desert of the Damned (which is set in Chaco), and got to spend several days in this magical place! #chacocanyon #nationalparksaremyhappyplace #americasbestidea
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