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Above all ,always be capable of feeling deeply any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world. Che Guevara. #pacificocean #exploreresponsibly #bymyself #nevergiveup #almostdone #california #ilovenature #globetrotter #freedom #trailrunning #futureformykids #respectnature #scuoladicilloni #oceanbreeze #climbing #justice
We miss these trails. On a trip, several months ago, we backpacked, slept out here, then went back out with heavy cameras the next day… the trails were clear and there were so many Joshua Trees. It’s a beautiful trail and hopefully it’s clean and enjoying some raindrops. #wanderingalways
My favorite thing about climbing is meeting people. My best experiences have been in terrible conditions but sharing them with people from all over the world. #climbing #bouldering #climbingculture #boulderinglife #climbinglife #liveclimbrepeat #optoutside #getoutstayout #JoshuaTree #JTree #jtnp #foreveroutside #exploreresponsibly #lnt #leavenotrace #climbingislife
At first glance the desert may seem harsh and uninhabitable but it contains a very fragile ecosystem of plants and animals. The environmental sensitivity means the deserts face many threats. We, as humans, need to do our part to help protect and preserve these beautiful lands for future generations. Please, when you are out exploring follow the rules, stay on trails, keep dogs on leashes and pack your trash. #nationalparks #joshuatreenationalpark #joshuatree #rockviewhouse #packyourtrash #exploreresponsibly #followtherules #takecareofourplanet #deserts #mojavedesert #fragileecosystem #treadlightly #plantsandanimals #hike #climb #enjoy #travel
It was a cold hike, but with the big rocks in the distance, and the endless forest of trees around us, we couldn't resist hiking and then hiking just a little further! Winter hiking in the desert is just the best. #wanderingalways
I’m still working on this shot. I’ll definitely be back to shoot it again after this storm passes. But in the meantime, enjoy this monument under starry skies, the other night. Any tips on the best way to pass the time will taking night photography? ••• New prints up at www.TylerGatesPhotographt.com Link in the bio👆
Thank you so much for all your comments on our latest post! So nice to learn more about you all!⠀ 😊⠀ If you've been following us for a while, you probably already know that, besides Slovenia, we also love Scandinavia. And we thought now, just before we leave on our next big adventure, was a good time for a little recap of the trip we took there in summer⠀ ☀️⠀ The reasons we love Scandinavia are similar to why we love visiting Slovenia that much: the incredible nature! But the weather at the coast of Norway can be a bit dreary. Luckily, photographing clouds is awesome!⠀ 🤩🌦⠀ What's your favorite European country and why do you like it?
Joshua Tree’s grow vertically before they bloom, and the blooms create branches… this one apparently opted to keep shooting for the stars rather than blooming. Each one is unique, but this one is a delight. Protect them. #wanderingalways
Always celebrate the first light. 🌄 Wishing you all very happy and prosperous Makar Sankranti. Hope you all always soar high. #ShotoniPhone
The sun sets on the sentinels of Tenaya Canyon, Half Dome and North Dome. ••• This and other new images are for sale on my website. www.TylerGatesPhotography.com
Our face looking up at the work week ahead 😫 . #barkeaters #beadventurous #neature #exploreresponsibly
Staring into oblivion - Keep your head in the clouds, stars in your eyes and love in your heart and you will be happy forever. These cirrostratus clouds make my heart swell. 🙌🏻 #WHPmood
Going on week 4 of the partial government shutdown, many national parks and federally managed lands are affected - from the employees to the wildlife. Some parks are using state budgets and/or funding from partners to stay open and other sites remain closed. AOA is still operating in most of our usual parks, and we're working hard to be responsible public land users. We want to encourage all of you to take responsibility for YOUR public lands as well and minimize your impact when out exploring in national parks, forests, and other federal lands. See our stories for tips on how you can do your part. ... #protectourparks #weareparks #doyourpart #lnt #publiclands #govtshutdown #nationalparks #leavenotrace #wildplaces #keepnaturewild #respectnature #exploreresponsibly
A photo with a slight tweak taken at Joshua Tree National Park. This negative caught my eye, so I thought I'd scan it and post it. Shot with Canon EOS1-N with a 15mm Fish-Eye lens using the built-in red filter. And Kodak HIE Infrared film. Hope you like it. Repost image. . . . . . . . . . . . #jtnp , #joshuatreenationalpark , #nature , #bnw , #blackandwhite , #canonusa , #photo , #photography #kodakhie , #nps100 , #exploreresponsibly
In between light and shadow, I feel more rhapsodic. 💓 #WHPjoyful
An ode to @southwestair co-founder Herb Kelleher. Ask me about the time SWA hosted a paper airplane contest in the terminal for the kids and i’ll smile ear to ear. Now that’s above and beyond. . . . . #travel #travelphotography #adventure #travelmore #goexplore #optoutside #exploreresponsibly #honoringherb
Golden vibes - Every day is a golden opportunity. Make the most of it. Happy Weekend World! Hopefully, everyone will have a good weekend. 🙌 #WHPunexpected
We are so happy to be having significant rain in Southern California today! It’s pouring at home and the radar shows rain in Joshua Tree, too. We had reservations to go camp there this weekend, but because of the government shutdown, we chose to stay home. It was a tough decision. We try to be good stewards of our parks, we follow LNT ethics everywhere we go, and we encourage those around us to do the same. The question was difficult to answer... should we go to be a good influence on others, to clean up after those that leave a mess? Or should we stay away as so many have asked, to not strain the limited resources available to our parks? What do you think? #wanderingalways
Seeking the sublime - Being contented 🙌🏻
Joshua Tree National Park is open again! 🙌🏻 It’s been sad to see how some have treated the park during this shut down...Let’s all continue to do our best to protect and preserve the park and all of its creatures. Tread lightly, follow all posted rules, stay on the designated roads, pack out what you pack in, respect the Joshua trees, and leave no trace 🌈🌵💕#joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #leavenotrace #exploreresponsibly #governmentshutdown #landstewardship #protectourparks #nationalparks #desertlife #wanderlust #desert #desertvibes
One of my favorite places anywhere. Unfortunately during the government shutdown a large amount of f-bags trashed it. Thank you assholes who had to use this as an opportunity to drive your 4 wheel drive vehicles wherever you felt while destroying some of the Joshua trees in the process. . . . . . . . . . #exploreresponsibly #joshuatree #nationalpark #naturalcalifornia #explorecalifornia #trek #hiking #hikingadventures #adventureculture #desert #liveoutside #southerncalifornia #getoutside #gooutside
Heaven and earth. And also, if you look closely, someone who decided it was way more important to get a shot from a (dubiously) unique vantage point than to respect the barriers erected to protect this landscape from erosion. #dontdoitforthegram #exploreresponsibly
When you have awesome people that motivate and support you, now that‘s the best feeling ❤️ ** side note** This road was blocked off to cars entering and exiting 😊
~Tengo que decirlo ..... Esta mañana mi hermano me compartió la noticia de lo que está pasando en los parques Nacionales #nationalparks durante lo que ha sido el cierre del gobierno especialmente en Joshua Tree donde se han destruido árboles, se ha pintado graffiti en las piedras, la basura está por todos lados, se han destruído plantas de cactus por hacer nuevos caminos donde no es permitido. Y yo me pregunto pero qué les pasa? Porqué no tienen respeto por nada? es tan triste cuando tienes la opción de elegir que hacer entre lo que está bien y lo que no y ver como destruyen estos lugares sabiendo que está mal!!! No necesitas que el gobierno te diga que pintar graffiti y destruir árboles y dejar la basura cuando no hay una opción de eliminación adecuada está mal!!! Así que no “echemos” culpa de que el Presidente o el gobierno la tienen. Si llevas basura a los parques o a cualquier lugar público que visites, porqué no puedes llevarla de regreso contigo cuando te retires?? Haya cierre de gobierno o no.... El sentido común debería dictar nuestras acciones. Le estoy mostrando a mí hija el sentido de conservación, de amor y de respeto por la naturaleza y la importancia que es dejar los lugares naturales que visitamos mucho mejor que como los encontramos y ver esto me enfurece.... Lo mínimo es tener decencia humana y respeto y si no saben apreciar el valor único de estos lugares.... simplemente NO VAYAN!!!! - - - - - #joshuatreenationalpark #joshuatree #protectnature #wildernessculture #joshuatreenp #mojavedesert #stargazing #barkerdam #hikingtrails #goparks #exploreresponsibly #desert #california #adventureculture #oasis #reflection #hikingwithkids #travel #ig_nature #hiking #findyourpark #thegreatoutdoors #optoutside #familyadventures #cuidemoselplaneta #naturaleza #nationalpark #parquesnacionales
The beauty never goes away. There are many thing wrong with what is currently going on in the world, but this is a reminder that beauty and solace are there for the taking. #exploreresponsibly #enjoywildly #parksnpints #nationalparks
Faded glory. This is Morning Glory - a once vibrantly blue hot spring at Yellowstone. Over the years, people have tossed coins and other debris into the hot spring, reducing its hot water supply and altering its color. This is an example of what can happen when we don't cherish and protect our National Lands. While the government is shutdown and parks are operating at reduced staff, we need to be even more vigilant to protect these treasures. #leavenotrace #exploreresponsibly #nationalparks #weareparks
A cholla cactus skeleton is almost more interesting than the cactus in full bloom. Side note: If you must visit our national parks during this government shutdown, be sure to leave them better than you found them! Consider donating the uncollected fees, perhaps to @joshuatreefriends or @jtnpa or other agency who is working to protect and care for our public lands! #wanderingalways
Finally the weekend #Barkeaters ! The most exciting part of ours will be watching a black lab puppy named Lloyd and I’m not mad about it! Where will your adventures take you? #Barkeaters #BEadventurous #exploreresponsibly #whyihike
I've sort of been in a state of anger and disbelief since hearing vandals have cut down Joshua Trees in the national park. This park is a special place to me. It's the first national park I ever visited and had my first experience camping in. I've visited many times and each time I came across people who knew how to respect the environment and leave the park better than we found it. - The state of affairs of the park now is shocking. Without the proper managenent of the National Park employees chaos has taken over and people with 0 respect for the landscape are able to have their way. There is a common etiquette known among visitors, stay on the designated trails, clean up after yourself, and don't disrupt the wildlife. If you can't or won't follow these rules then don't visit. Plain and simple. - The Joshua Tree is a symbol of the Mojave, it is the only place where it grows. We're already in danger of losing it to extinction due to climate change, we don't need this rate accelerating due to human stupidity. Please #exploreresponsibly - - - - - #Nikonnofilter #NikonLove #photography #visualsgang #igmasters #naturephotography #adventure #wanderlust #travel #exploreeverything #justgoshoot #wildlifeplanet #peoplescreative   #visualsoflife #theoutbound #outdoorproject #outdoorproject #straightvisuals #earthcapture #natgeotravel #natgeoyourshot #natgeoadventure #conservation #visualambassadors #nakedplanet #artofvisuals #instagoodmyphoto #joshuatree #findyourpark
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” ~ John Muir : Dirt. Not dirty. 💔 #leavenotrace #protectourparks #exploreresponsibly #nps #findyourpark #nationalparks #glaciernationalpark #mountains #nature #landscape #landscapephotography #naturelovers #explore #wanderlust
***UPDATE: J-Tree is being forced to remain open by higher ups in Washington that only care about their careers and not the lands that they’re hired to manage**** @joshuatreenps is shutting its gates. Many other smaller parks already have, and hopefully @yosemitenps isn’t far behind. If you want to help our national treasures out write your representatives to end this govnt shutdown and donate to the non-profit stewards that are doing all they can to help out in the meantime! @yosemiteconservancy @yosemitefacelift (aka Yosemite Climbing Association) @joshuatreefriends @goparks @wnpa_1938 @sequoiaparksconservancy @grand_canyon_conservancy @grandcanyontrust or reply with the steward of your favorite federally run public land!
What’s more attractive than a man volunteering to help keep Joshua Tree clean? My fiancé 💖
Joshua Tree National Park will remain open, and as of January 10, all campgrounds and previously closed areas such as Rattlesnake Canyon, Keys View Road, Stirrup Tank Road, and Lost Horse Mine Road have been reopened. By using Federal Land and Recreation Enchancemet funds, additional staff have been brought back, including maintenance crews. Entrance stations will be open and staffed in order to provide safety and resource protection messages to incoming visitors, and the privately owned and operated visitor center in Joshua Tree has also reopened. While Black Rock, Cottonwood, and Oasis visitor centers remain closed, our Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce is now restocked with maps and is open daily from 10am-4pm. Let's all continue to do our best to tread lightly, pack out everything we pack in, stay on designated roads, respect the Joshua trees, and remember dogs are not allowed on hiking trails. #ExploreResponsibly #LeaveNoTrace #StewardYourLands
The desert never appealed to me much before we saw it in person. But damnnn does it give the mountains some competition! . 📷 @fourpaws.twofeet . #barkeaters #beadventurous #neature #exploreresponsibly
Fresh snow after the rain ❄️ - #exploreresponsibly #snowhiking #hikeandseek
Non stop rain and fog in the Valley has me dreaming of summer adventures in the mountains. ••• www.TylerGatesPhotography.com
Should I keep or delete? That is the question lol
A repost from @thenorthface for @goparks , a non-profit organization dedicated to our national parks. These are wonderful words encompassing the passions we share for our outdoor spaces. Please look into the ways you can contribute to maintaining the beautiful North American wilderness. We will continue to find, develop, and share with all of you more information on how we can all contribute. #weareparks
Something a lot different for me with this 25 second exposure in the beautiful Cuyahoga valley national park.
In this time of a government shutdown, please respect others and the national parks when visiting. Lots of people visit yearly and many future people will want visit; let's preserve the parks. As @thenorthface says, explore responsibly, leave no trace, and pack it out. 🌎♻️ . . . . #Project365 #WeAreParks #OptOutside #StayWild #LoveOurPlanet #MonumentsForAll #ExploreResponsibly #LeaveNoTrace #PackItOut #TheNorthFace
Things to look forward to today: Our Vlogging camera coming in the mail AND taco/Rainer Beer Wednesday’s! What’s keeping you afloat this hump day Barkeaters? . 📷 by the great and talented @brian_hikes_all_day . #barkeaters #beadventurous #neature #exploreresponsibly
Mt. Moran - Grand Teton National Park
A week ago I got the opportunity to spend a few days with my sisters climbing around Joshua tree national park. It was a pretty stormy day for the desert and once you reached the top of the boulders the wind up there was insanely strong. Getting this shot was almost impossible because of the balance required to stand on top but the feeling of standing up there was incredible.
2019 calls for more road trips and adventures with friends 💖
Ordered to keep the gates open without employees to staff them, YOUR national parks are suffering years worth, and millions of dollars worth, of damage during this government shutdown. Some of this damage could be irreversible. If you are still heading out to enjoy our parks during this time, practicing Leave No Trace is more important than ever. Do your part to protect what you can! . . @leavenotracecenter @nationalparkservice #lnt #leavenotrace #nationalparks #nps #enjoyresponsibly #exploreresponsibly #parksnpints #shutdownstories
“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” - Lord Byron 📸: @charjarr #repost
Do you have a picture wearing our #Barkeaters gear? We’re updating our website and want to feature you! Send ‘em our way! Click the email link on our Instagram page or email to barkeatersapparel@gmail.com . #BEadventurous #exploreresponsibly #neature
Here is another photo of the Milky Way from Joshua Tree last year. . This photo took me a while to setup, and shoot. Only because I was trying to escape the masses, and workshops with their flashlights. I was happy with the shot, but definitely not with the edit I was able to do.. Well that has changed, and I am finally happy with the photo, and my edit!! Let me know what you think!! . Exif: Single exposure Canon 5D MK IV Canon 16-35 f/2.8 ISO 6400, 18mm, f/2.8, 25sec 🌌 #milkywaygalaxy #milkywaychasers #joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #desertlife #milkyway #nightscape #nightphotography #exploreresponsibly #milkywaychasers
Camping under the stars makes it hard to sleep, especially when you have your camera out, and the Milky Way is high in the sky! . This is another re-edit, what do you think? Keep, it let it go for good?? ⛺🌌 #milkywaygalaxy #milkywaychasers #joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #desertlife #milkyway #nightscape #nightphotography #californiaadventure #exploreresponsibly
Opening up your inbox on Monday. #amiright 👨‍💻🙅‍♂️
What a way to start 2019 in Joshua Tree. I decided to join @joshuatreefriends to help clean and maintain one of my favorite national parks. Please during the government shutdown please make sure to pack out what you pack in. Also if you would like to donate please feel free to donate toilet paper to @joshuatreefriends thank you guys for doing what you guys are doing and welcoming me to the group 💖
Check out these three goobers. Tomfool, Goose and the Pooper. My three amigos 😅😚
We all need to do our part to protect our parks during this challenging time. Next time you go to a park, make sure to thank the folks that work there. They do a great deal behind the scenes to make our experiences amazing @nationalparkservice #publiclands #exploreresponsibly
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