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? ☑️
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!
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)
🔸️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
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
⭐💈 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!
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.
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. 💕
This trail was really beautiful! You should see for yourself sometime. Its the Split Rock trail in JTNP.
Back in the city and already restless
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.
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
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