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“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” - Gabriel Garcia Marquez. We hope your dreams are as big as the Giant Forest! PC: David Dinette #LatinoConservationWeek #LatinoHeritage #EncuentraTuParque
We learned a lot about volcanoes at a recent trip to #LassenNP 🌋 Lassen Peak, seen here, last erupted in 1915 and is still considered active. We also learned that we don’t really enjoy kayaking. #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #weareparks #optoutside #getoutside #nationalparkgeek #tlpicks #shasta #lassenvolcanicnationalpark #shastacounty #manzanitalake #swimmingismorefun
The before and after shots! We earned 41 site-specific badges, 3 extracurricular badges, and 2 intrasite badges during this trip!! There were incredible hikes, AWESOME ranger-led programs, and some terrible drawings of bison and other animals along the way. Both of us are proud to EXPLORE, LEARN, and PROTECT as Junior Rangers and highly encourage you to try it out no matter how old you are!! #notsojuniorrangers #explorelearnprotect #nationalparkservice #juniorranger #juniorrangerbadge #nationalparkgeek #nationalparksroadtrip #findyourpark #encuentratuparque
As a Globally Important Bird Area, Congaree National Park sees many winged visitors and residents alike each year. This past week, the first ever sighting of a Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) was recorded deep in the wilderness of the park. This bird is typically seen only in Florida, where it feeds almost exclusively on apple snails. What brought this unique bird to the park? While we do not know exactly, it seems to be finding food and is healthy. We do not know how long it will stay here, but if you plan to come to the park to see this rarity, please be prepared for hiking in wilderness in the summer with plenty of water and insect repellent. . . . #bird #birdsofinstagram #rarebird #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #congareenationalpark #congaree #nationalpark #nps #findyourpark #encuentratuparque
Sadly this my family and i didn't go this year to relax in the nature. Going to the river, hikes, seeing the wildlife, and playing board games. #Repost @sequoiakingsnps (@get_repost ) ・・・ You never know what you might find walking around the sequoia trees! Have you gone for an evening stroll in the Giant Forest? #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque Photo Credit: James Hoang
You never know what you might find walking around the sequoia trees! Have you gone for an evening stroll in the Giant Forest? #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque Photo Credit: James Hoang
“Do you like my new bonnet?” asked the threatened California red-legged frog about the spring azure butterfly sitting atop its head in the Santa Monica Mountains one fine summer day. 🐸 📷: @sparxfly_. #herplove #herp #santamonicamountains #californiaredleggedfrog #frog #rana #ranadraytonii #herpetology #wildlife #springazurebutterfly #butterfly #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #threatened
It was the largest dam removal in the world, it took over 20 years to orchestrate and complete, and when finally released, its flow was anything but predictable. On the latest episode of America’s National Parks Podcast, freeing the Elwha River in @olympicnationalpark. You can find us wherever you get your podcasts, or by clicking the link in our bio. . . . . . #findyourpark #natlparkpodcast #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #beanoutsider #encuentratuparque #nationalpark #olympicnationalpark #elwahriver #podcasts #podcast #podernfamily #podcasters #nationalparkgeek
#EncuentraTuParque by completing a scavenger hunt at Mission San José & win a water bottle! #LatinoConservationWeek #NPS #LCW2018
You’ve heard of Baywatch, now get ready for Beachwatch. Lifeguards have been responsible for the safety and well-being of those enjoying the beach for decades.  Come on down to Sandy Hook and learn all about water rescue techniques from the Sandy Hook Lifeguards during our Jr. Ranger Lifeguard - Water Rescue Techniques program. The program is on Thursday, July 19th, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Center Beach Chute in Beach Lot E. . . . . #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #goparks #optoutside #americasbestidea #nationalparks #usinterior #nps #forthancock #sandyhooknj #nationalparkservice #gatewaynps #gatewaynra #just_newjersey #njbeaches #lifeguard #beachwatch #juniorranger #npslifeguards
View of the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park, a challenging 11.6 mile point to point trail with a 700' elevation gain and the far more painful elevation loss of 2,346' over the last four miles. . . . #hiking #glaciernationalpark #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #teampixel #hike #Montana #sore #cantfeelmylegs
Have you seen any bighorn sheep in the park? If you've only been to the South unit, it's unlikely; these animals are only found up in the North Unit! One of our education technicians took this photo with a spotting scope, but these animals can sometimes even be found close to the road. Keep an eye out for their distinctive white rump to help spot them. NPS photo: A. Davis #THRO #TRNP #TheodoreRooseveltNationalPark #NPS #NationalParkService #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque
For the first time in my short photography career I took my adventures out east to the @greatsmokynps ! Expectations did not fall short. With dark green forests, rolling fog and clouds, misty waterfalls, and continuous rain showers this amazing park was a photographers dream. ________________________________________________________ #tennessee #GreatSmokeyMountains #instagramtennessee #TN #tennesseephotographer #naturaltennessee #madeintn #OnlyTennISee #AppalachianTrail #TrektheAT #appalachianbackpacking @visitgatlinburg @appalachianmountainclub #FindYourPark #Parks101 #GoParks @the59parks @usinterior #ShareTheExperience #EncuentraTuParque #nationalpark #nps #SupportYourNationalParks #usinterior #findyourpark
I went to the arboretum in Asheville. It was pretty. My phone dropped, the screen cracked. The whole thing didn't feel right. I drove to the Smokies. Yep. That was where my soul needed to be. #nps #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #oconaluftee #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #smokies #getoutside #nature #moodygrams #travel #travelerlife #travels #travelsocialworker #wanderlust #wanderlusters #northcarolina #nc #travelgram #naturepics
Short hike along AT at Hogback Overlook in Shenandoah. Stopped at Blue Wing Frog in Front Royal for lunch afterwards, the veggie sandwich was delicious and big! #vegetarianva #vegetarianvirginia #vegetarianfrontroyal
WAIT FOR IT......GO, TURTLES, GO! Another 89 Kemp’s ridley hatchlings were released this morning, continuing in our 40-year effort in the species’ conservation! . #40YearsofSeaTurtleConservation #kempsridley #hatchling #endangeredspecies #npscuteness #babyanimals #seaturtle #slowmode #padreisland #padreislandnationalseashore #northpadreisland #nps #usinterior #corpuschristi #southtexas #gulfcoast #findyourpark #encuentratuparque
Have you ever wanted to see the cavern the way early explorers did--by candlelight? Then the Left-Hand Tunnel might be what you are looking for! This two-hour tour will take you through a fascinating passageway in Carlsbad Cavern. To sign up for this tour and all the other tours that are offered, visit https://www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777. NPS / Eymard Bangcoro #FindYourPark #NationalPark #EncuentraTuParque #CarlsbadCaverns
Normally I don't take pictures of sunset or sunrise because they don't turn out very well. This is the first one I've posted on Instagram! It's a special photo because it's from Isle au Haut; a part of Acadia National Park that's only accessible by boat! I'm also posting this one because it reminds me of one of my grandpa's paintings. He was from an island in Greece, and painted beautiful seascapes that I didn't think I would ever see in person. However, here at Acadia some of the lanscapes are almost identical! This is the first place I have been where you can watch the sun set behind mountains with the Ocean in the foreground, and it's because we're on an island. Just like he would have been in Greece! @acadianps #acadianationalpark #acadia #isleauhaut #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #nps #island #sunset #ocean #waves #coast #eastcoast #newengland #travel #boat #maine #mainelife #maineoutdoors #nofilter #canonfanphoto #canon PowerShot SX530 HS
Hike to Iceburg Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana . . . #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #montana #radparks #glaciernationalpark #iceburg #hiking
WE ARE LIVE! And our first few orders are about go out! We can’t wait see how everyone chooses to showcase their new national park flair! Check us out - link in bio 🏜
The bison rut has started! While solitary for most of the year, starting in the last week bull bison have begun joining the rest of the herd. These bulls will begin looking to breed, tending to cows and fighting with their rivals. Keep an eye out for wallowing, flehming (curling the lip back with the mouth open; this helps the bison to detect female readiness to breed), and fighting. You should always give bison plenty of room when you encounter them in the park. During the rut, it's especially important to observe this rule, as the animals can become aggressive. NPS photo: S. Hammell #THRO #TRNP #bison #NPS #NationalParkService #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque
New York City Park Ranger Surviving Package. Paquete de Sobrevivencia para un Guarda Parques en la Ciudad de Nueva York. #NationalParkService #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #ManhattanSites #Manhattan #NYC #NewYork #Mangual #Mangustyle #UnBoricuaenlaLuna
#ScienceSaturday - Why do alpine sunflowers always face the same direction? Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve has significant areas of alpine tundra - mountaintops above treeline where cold temperatures prevail year round. A hot July day on the tundra is 50 degrees F, and lows drop below freezing on most summer nights. Alpine sunflowers always face east to capture the first rays of the rising sun after a cold night. If you're ever lost on the tundra, alpine sunflowers can help you get oriented to find your way back. This recent photo shows the precision of alpine sunflowers' sense of direction! Photo: NPS/Patrick Myers #GreatSandDunes #Tundra #AlpineTundra #Sunflower #AlpineSunflower #SangredeCristoMountains #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque
This morning, a group of Boy Scout and Girl Scout alumni volunteered in Beaver Valley! Thank you all for your help!! If you are interested in volunteering at the park, please message us! #firststatenhp #inwilm #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #nps #npsvolunteer
“Mount Katahdin at the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail is not a hike, but a climb. It's technical, it's dangerous and it's only for those who are serious about the trail. To get to the top isn't just about the four thousand feet of elevation delivered in the form of boulders over the five miles to the peak, it's about the journey there. For the Northbounders, it's the final step of their long journey, a last hurrah before they return to a more traditional life. For us Southbounders, it's getting our butts handed to us before we even make it to mile Zero, it's the first of many hard days on our feet, joints, and muscles. It's one great view before descending into the green tunnel. It's the first day of our new lives.” -Alexis / @transploration ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pronouns: she/her ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: Katahdin, Maine #katahdin #trektheat #appalachiantrail2018 #appalachiantrail [Abenaki, Wabanaki, Penobscot + ancestral lands.] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers or #unlikelyhiker to be featured ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: person stands victoriously, arms outstretched, behind Katahdin summit. Large rocks and rolling mountains fade in the distance.]
The fifth annual Latino Conservation Week is today, July 14, through July 22. “Latino communities are passionate about the outdoors and hold a strong belief that we have a moral obligation to be good stewards.”-Hispanic Access Foundation CEO Maite Arce. Tree Fresno has planted 43,000 #trees in the Fresno area in the past 30 years. #latinos #fresno #centralvalley #vamosoutdoors #conservation #outdoors #nature #optoutside #encuentratuparque #findyourpark #latinooutdoors #latinoconservationweek 🏜🏔🧗🏽‍♂️🚵🏽‍♀️
Pectol’s pyramid @capitolreefnps This was the view we saw from the Hickman Bridge Trail. To see all the National Parks I’ve visited check out my new page: https://vezzaniphotography.com/national-parks/ @nationalparkservice #pectolspyramid #capitolreefnationalpark #capitolreef #capitolreefnps #vezzaniphotography #hiking #hikingadventures #encuentratuparque #landscapephotography #travel #travelusa #desert #utah #visitutah #findyourpark #pictureyourself #pictureyourselfinapark
Here is the Manhattan Project Oak Ridge staff posing inside the control room of the X-10 Graphite Reactor. The reactor has been a National Historic Landmark since 1966 and has some very amazing history tied to it. #oakridge #x -10 #manhattanprojectnps #findyourpark #encuentratuparque
Yosemite, I’m ready to see again on Thursday! 😊 #outdoorlos - 📸: @supertubes
We are very excited to welcome Morgan Geelsin as our newest SCA Community Outreach Coordinator at Manhattan Project NHP Oak Ridge. #manhattanprojectnps #oakridge @the_sca #findyourpark #encuentratuparque
Oregon is amazing. This is one of the best camp views we've ever had! There is a flat spot right at the edge of this cliff overlooking the Crooked River, which was the perfect place for us to put our chair and sit and drink a beer. A few minutes into sitting there we noticed that there was a huge birds nest in the tree right in front of us, where not one, but two raptors sat and tore at their meal. We watched through binoculars, but couldn't tell what kind of raptor they were. 🦅 Peace. #crookedriver #brownpeoplecamping #letscamp #centraloregon #bendoregon #travelOregon #exploreOregon #getoutthere #optoutside #campviews #onthetrail #camping #thegreatoutdoors #exploremore #exploreeverything #neverstopexploring #findyourpark #encuentratuparque
On Tuesday, Sandy Hook's Natural Resources Rangers rescued a Great Horned Owl from the area around Fort Hancock's Officer's Club. He had fishing line wrapped around his legs and talons, preventing him from flying. Our rangers took him to the Raptor Trust (@theraptortrust ) so that he can receive medical attention and be rehabilitated back to health. Remember that when you come and enjoy Sandy Hook, we ask that you participate in the Leave No Trace movement. Take your trash home with you, especially since trash left behind negatively impacts the wildlife that call Sandy Hook home. http://theraptortrust.org/ . . . . #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #goparks #optoutside #americasbestidea #nationalparks #usinterior #nps #forthancock #sandyhooknj #nationalparkservice #gatewaynps #gatewaynra #just_newjersey #scenicnewjersey #njbeaches #photographnj #greathornedowl #parkranger #owlrescue #wildlife #leavenotrace
"You trust the quality of what you know, not quantity." - Mr. Miyagi ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Great Sand Dunes NP seems to bring out the child within us. Dennis naturally channeled his inner #karatekid and showed off his moves on top of Star Dune. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is still a lot we don't know in life but we do know one thing for sure. Be silly, laugh often, and most of all, always make time for fun! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #greatsanddunesnationalpark #greatsanddunes #radparks #encuentratuparque #bigkidatheart #lessismoreoutdoors #getoutsidemore #everydayadventures #wanderlusts #roamfree #findmeoutside #natureaddicted #fulltimetravel #goadventuretogether #havesomefun #igusa #visitusa #ustravel #usroadtrip #optoutdoors #livingourbestlife #roadtripvibes #livethelifeyouwant #neveridle #ditchingsuburbia #travelfeels #lifeoftravel #tinybigadventure #freedomvessel
Visitors to Carlsbad Caverns National Park often marvel at the mass exodus of Brazilian free-tailed bats from Carlsbad Cavern each evening. With long, narrow wings, these creatures of the night are built for speed and distance, and in a single night they can fly close to 70 miles (113 km) round trip in search of food and water. But what happens when the cover of darkness fades and dawn’s light appears on the horizon? It is something you can hear before you can see. It’s a sound like ripping plastic as the bats whiz by, free-falling into the cavern to find shelter once again. Join us on Saturday, July 21 to greet the dawn and thousands of Brazilian free-tailed bats as they return home. We will meet in the Bat Flight Amphitheater at 5:30 am. Bat-related activities will continue throughout the day. A schedule of the day’s activities is available at http://go.nps.gov/b3cy16. NPS Photo #FindYourPark #NationalPark #EncuentraTuParque #CarlsbadCaverns
Mule deer shed their antlers in the winter through early spring. When the antlers grow back later in the spring and early summer they're covered with a layer of fuzzy material called "velvet" that keeps them nourished. So then when do the mule deer here enjoy views of Mt. Shasta? All year long! . . . Photo by Brian Powers of a mule deer with velvet-covered antlers with Mt. Shasta in the background. . . . #ilovelavabeds #ilovelavabedswildlife #muledeer #antlers #mtshasta #cascades #findyourpark #encuentratuparque
Oh no! Is that a rattlesnake? Nope, it's just a bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer) doing a heck of a rattlesnake impression! When threatened and unable to escape, these harmless constrictors will flatten their head to mimic the shape of the rattlesnake's head, hiss loudly, and coil into a s-curve resembling the rattlesnake defensive posture. If you're not sure what kind of snake you're looking at, check the tail. Is it elevated and does it have distinctive rattles? That's probably a prairie rattlesnake and, while not too venomous, you should give it a wide berth. Tail held low and no visible rattles? A bullsnake is trying to scare you away! But you should still give it plenty of room: always be respectful of the wildlife! NPS Photos: M. Thompson #THRO #TRNP #NPS #NationalParkService #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque
Can you find these plants around the mission? #EncuentraTuParque through #LatinoConservationWeek beginning tomorrow, with a nature-based scavenger hunt! #NPS #FindYourPark
Major holds bird in his hand, to take Ivy and the bird to wonderland. It's better than two in a bush and none in the hand, when they visit Adams NHS . . . #majormuskrat #wheresmajor #nationalpark #nps #battlefield #history #follow #nature #naturelovers #findyourpark #encuentratuparque
••• #RAWANDUNEDITED ••• I realized it's not dying I'm afraid of. I am not afraid to die, I am afraid to live. When I initially got my tattoo is was for my mother who beat breast cancer. My older siblings and I all got a tattoo in honor of her. But when I look at my tattoo today, I am not reminded of my mother. It's become much more personal. When I look at my tattoo now, I am reminded to keeping living. Life has not been an easy journey. When people look at my life, they tell me I'm independent and free-spirited. But I do the things I do to find a reason to live. I have to find a reason to live. Trust me. They are out there. So if you're struggling to live today, me too. But you must. I must. We are still here, so we have to LIVE. #keeponliving #liveauthentic #truestory #heartandsoul #reasonstolive #freespirit #healingvibrations #thebestdayofmylife #soulful #RMNP #encuentratuparque #sandbeachlaketrail #getoutandlive #loveyourselffirst #wildflowers #wildbasin #refreshingmind #rainydaze #thisishome #themountainsarecalling #vscocam #vsco #coloradogram #coloradotrails
Along with many different species of birds, the ladder-backed woodpecker can be found year round at Rattlesnake Springs, a picnic area located south of the park’s main entrance. This oasis is a great area to have lunch and enjoy the beautiful colors of the desert birds. Charles Reed #FindYourPark #NationalPark #EncuentraTuParque #CarlsbadCaverns
Ospreys are some of the most noticeable birds out here at Sandy Hook. If you’re looking up at the sky, ospreys have a distinct “M” shape to their wings during flight. The ospreys here at Sandy Hook have been busy hunting, building nests, and raising their young. Up at Fort Hancock, many of the buildings and chimneys are home to osprey nests. If you’re patient, sometimes the young ospreys will poke their heads over the nest to see what’s going on. Photos courtesy of Kris Bonello . . . . #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #goparks #optoutside #americasbestidea #nationalparks #usinterior #nps #forthancock #sandyhooknj #nationalparkservice #gatewaynps #gatewaynra #just_newjersey #scenicnewjersey #njbeaches #photographnj #osprey #chicks #birdsofprey #uponthechimneytops
“I'm gay. I'm Asian. I go backpacking with my dog, summit mountains, and ford creeks. I'm not a common sight on the trail, but being Gaysian doesn't prevent me from enjoying the mountains. We say the outdoors are for everyone, but it’s usually for the privileged – early and higher education, three meals a day everyday, a warm bed every night. I can be a trailblazer because of my hard-working immigrant parents; I can represent diversity on the trail because of their sacrifices to invest in my future and give me the opportunities they never had. That's what I'm going to do with my privilege: show up, represent, and contribute to a world where the call of great outdoors is more equitable and accessible for all.” -Nathan / @mountainsandthyme ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pronouns: he/him ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: Green Mountain Lookout, Washington #greenmountain [Salish, Wenachi, Skagit + ancestral lands.] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers or #unlikelyhiker to be featured ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: person stands on snowy peak with ice axe, wearing tank top despite snow, in classic selfie.]
Heading out to explore your national parks this weekend? Pepper Jack, one of our Spanish goats, would like to remind you to stay hydrated! #jimmycarternhs #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #nps #georgia #exploregeorgia #jimmycarterboyhoodfarm #farmanimals #goats #goatsofinstagram
Glacier National Park is a must see... This was from a hike to the Hidden Lake viewpoint. . . . #glaciernationalpark #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #montana #hiking #LoganPass
Advice from a Waterfall: Go with the flow. Roar with excitement. Let your cares fall away. Create your own music. Immerse yourself in nature. Stay active. Make a splash! 🌊 #SpahatsFalls #WaterfallsForDays #Waterfall #WellsGrayProvincialPark
Climb to new heights on the Notch trail! This hike includes some fantastic views and fun adventures with this 30 foot ladder. #notsojuniorrangers #explorelearnprotect #badlandsnationalpark #nationalparksroadtrip #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #optoutside
Beep beep! 🚙 What is your favorite mode of transportation when you set off to #FindYourPark ? #EncuentraTuParque #NPS
Safety First Gente! Please stay hydrated and take advantage of the shade ⛰🏃🏻‍♀️🍑🌴🦎🌼🌞🔥💦 #nalgains #safetyfirst #hikingtips #iloveLA #ilovehiking #latinx #optoutside #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #lahikes #h2o #idratherbehiking #water #agua #healthyish #xicana #pch #temescal #naturetherapy #selflove #nature
#tbt to hiking Lakes Trail in Sequoia two year ago. I’ll be back in Sierras for another overnight trip one week from today 🙃 - 📸: @supertubes #outdoorlos
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