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It’s that time of year when I start dreaming about all the places I want to go this summer. 🏕🏔🏝 National Parks are big on our list for family travel. Have you done a road trip or have a California National Parks bucket list? Check out ours here! 👉 https://explorermomma.com/california-national-parks-bucket-list . . . #joshuatree #yosemitenationalpark #lassenvolcanicnationalpark #globetrotting #wonderfulworld #goparks #everykidinapark #operationusparks #exploremore #kidswhohike #wonderfulplaces #traveljournal #explorermommatravel #explorermomma
Colorful culture on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands at Fort Fredericksted, Christiansted National Historic Site. • • • • • @visitusvi @goparks @npcapics @buckisland.st.croix #nationalpark #nationalparks #stcroix #stcroixusvi #usvi #usvinice #goparks #npca #fypyes #usvistillnice #visitusvi #FortFrederiksted #Christiansted #weekendexplorer #jeffreylehmann #PBS #Cox
Here’s hoping our national parks reopen soon! This is my favorite photo from Joshua Tree. Just after sunset with the full moon at the Jumbo Rocks campsite. This is part of a panorama which I will post in my story if you want to see. . . . . . #joshuatree #nationalpark #jumborocks #joshuatreenationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #ilovejoshuatree #nationalparkgeek #beautifuldestinations #weliketotravel #destination_wow #itsamazingoutthere #fantastic_earth #earthpix #earthofficial #colors_of_day #goparks #california #ig_naturelovers @nikonusa #natgeoyourshot #nikond850
Another shot along the Ledges trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Cuyahoga Valley was made a National Recreation area in 1974, and was officially designated a National Park on October 11th, 2000.
349 | January 8 This whole thing with the shutdown and the national parks has me raging. J and I went to 3 national parks last year: Acadia, Glacier, and Smoky Mountains. We eventually want to reach them all. My dream road trip is to drive up the west coat and stop at every park from Joshua Tree to North Cascades. These lands are supposed to be cared for and looked after by the public, not dumped on. The trees are not meant to be ripped and dragged out, and they're definitely not meant to be shit on. Look up what cat holes are 💩 and follow leave no trace principles to the letter, ya fools! . . . #craftivism #workinprogress #embroidery #hoopart #dmcthreads #stitcheveryday #rioteveryday #handmade #modernembroidery #modernstitches #embroideryart #makersgonnamake #resist #persist #revolution #protestart #earthtones #mandala #plantlife #supportlocalartists #goparks #supportnationalparks
"Any day spent in a national park is a good day" ~~ Christ Nicholson . . . . If you are visiting any of the national parks during the shutdown, please be travel responsible and carry all trash out with you. . . . . Photo credit: @mc_photography406 at Glacier National Park Use #nationalparkobsessed for a chance to be featured . . . . #findyourpark #goparks #usinterior #hiking #hikingculture #adventuretime #optoutside #nationalpark #natgeotravelpic #nationalparkgeek #traveldiaries #travelgram #wanderlust #wander #adventure #travelstoke #travelstoke #publiclands 18 #glacier #glaciernationalparks #glaciernps #lakelily #reflection #alplinelake #idratherbeinnature #seeksthetrails 26 #nature_wizards
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. - John Muir • At 11,043 feet, Telescope Peak is the highest point in Death Valley. Rising steeply from a base of -282 feet (Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America), this is certainly a mountain worth climbing. Or simply one to pull off on the road and admire.
Are there trees where you live? If you live in a city, do you notice the urban trees? They are so important! They provide shade and cooler temperatures, they help prevent erosion, keep our air clean, and reduce storm water runoff keeping our drinking water and oceans clean..🌳🌲🌴 • • • #optoutside #sustainability #inspiration #healthytreeshealthylives #liveadventurously #trailrunning #running #tree #mytreeourforests #adventure #rei1440project #outdoors #health #travel #plasticfree #dreambig #nonprofit #adventure #getoutside #findyourpark #goparks #naturephotography #vanlifeproject #igers #bethechange #trailrun #explore #motivation #love
You guys wouldn’t believe how giddy I got when I discovered a castle on our hike, totally unexpected. If you’re from around here, it’s no surprise, but it was for me and made hike number 2 of the #52hikechallenge quite memorable. 😌
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#Repost @mattandkarensmith • • • Most people visiting Utah for the first time usually head straight for the Big 5 National Parks. That’s what we did. Since then, however, we’ve explored a lot of amazing places outside of the Big 5, like Monument Valley. With some of the most iconic images of the American West, this stunning landscape on Navajo land features towering sandstone buttes rising as much as 1,000 ft from the desert floor. . Monument Valley and 19 other gems are featured in a piece we’ve written called 20 Amazing Places in Southern Utah That Aren’t in the Big 5 National Parks. (We tried to think of a longer title but this was the best we could come up with.😉) We’ll email you a link to the PDF that you can download for free when you sign up for our weekly newsletter. Go to mattandkaren.com and look for the subscribe tab on the menu. The link is also in our bio. . . . #utah #monumentvalley #wowutah #utahrocks #utahisrad #beautahful #utahunique #findyourpark #goparks #visitutah #exploreutah #xputah #roadtrip #exploremore #loveutah #travelutah #stayandwander #wanderlust #getoutstayout #navajonation #southwest #desertvibes #adventureisoutthere
Another trip around the sun complete. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many thanks to the people who’ve been a part of my adventures this past year. Excited to see where the next one will lead us... 🙏🏻
My first trip to the Grand Canyon was this past December and the second visit for @julieboydphoto. We visited during the early stages of the seemingly never ending government shut down, but the park was doing its best to maintain some sense of normalcy thanks to the efforts of volunteers. So much has already been said about the shut down and what an unfortunate mess it’s become, but has affected a lot of lives. We ended up only being able to visit one of the four National Parks we had planned to on this trip as two of the other three were closed due to lack of funds. It was really unfortunate, but we will be back. I can only imagine what it must be like for the workers not getting paid, and the families who may only have one opportunity to visit some of these places. On a lighter note, as a Parks & Rec fan, I had to ask when we made it to the Canyon: Where are all the faces of the Presidents? . . #findyourpark #goparks #grandcanyon #optoutside #liveyouradventure #alltrails #goatworthy #takemoreadventures #sharetheexperience #nationalparkgeek #everydaywild #adventureculture #wildernessculture #exploretocreate #hikingculture #theoutbound #idhikethat #forceofnature #takemebackpacking #lifeofadventure #wildtribute #exploremore #staywild #findyourselfoutside #wanderlistoutdoors #keepitwild #themoderndayexplorer #trailchat #choosemountains
This watercolor was painted from a photo taken by my husband in Yosemite a couple summers ago on a road trip we took through California. On this cold winter day in New England, it’s definitely giving this gal some serious wanderlust! . original watercolor of Yosemite Falls // now available on Etsy, link in bio 🏞
Last night I made myself a cup of tea before bed, and set it on my nightstand. Shortly after setting it there I fell asleep without touching it again. I never even took a sip of my tea. Sadly this isn't first time, nor will it be the last. I miss joshua tree. Unnamed V3 | Joshua Tree. - 📸: @definedbypassion - - - - - #rockclimbing #bouldering #climbing #climbingwonderland #desertwonderland #joshuatree #joshuatreebouldering #jtree #jtreelife #jtnp #girlsboulder #boulderdenim #wcw #humpday
wild sage and pine 🌿
😱😱😱 Follow @nationalparksguide for more bucket list ideas! - 📍Utah 📸: @chrisburkard
Walk among giants 🌲🌲🌲 Follow @nationalparksguide for more bucket list ideas! - 📍Avenue of the Giants 📸: @j.scud
Most people visiting Utah for the first time usually head straight for the Big 5 National Parks. That’s what we did. Since then, however, we’ve explored a lot of amazing places outside of the Big 5, like Monument Valley. With some of the most iconic images of the American West, this stunning landscape on Navajo land features towering sandstone buttes rising as much as 1,000 ft from the desert floor. . Monument Valley and 19 other gems are featured in a piece we’ve written called 20 Amazing Places in Southern Utah That Aren’t in the Big 5 National Parks. (We tried to think of a longer title but this was the best we could come up with.😉) We’ll email you a link to the PDF that you can download for free when you sign up for our weekly newsletter. Go to mattandkaren.com and look for the subscribe tab on the menu. The link is also in our bio. . . . #utah #monumentvalley #wowutah #utahrocks #utahisrad #beautahful #utahunique #findyourpark #goparks #visitutah #exploreutah #xputah #roadtrip #exploremore #loveutah #travelutah #stayandwander #wanderlust #getoutstayout #navajonation #southwest #desertvibes #adventureisoutthere
Some days are the lake is as smooth as glass. Other day it is full of movement. . . . . If you are visiting any of the national parks during the shutdown, please be travel responsible and carry all trash out with you. . . . . Photo credit: @brakefornature at Rocky Mountains National Park Use #nationalparkobsessed for a chance to be featured . . . . #findyourpark #goparks #usinterior #hiking #hikingculture #adventuretime #optoutside #nationalpark #natgeotravelpic #nationalparkgeek #traveldiaries #travelgram #wanderlust #wander #adventure #travelstoke #travelstoke #publiclands 18 #rockynps #rockynationalpark #rockymountains #lakelily #reflection #alplinelake #idratherbeinnature #seeksthetrails 26 #nature_wizards
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” - Teddy Roosevelt . . . As the government shutdown is now the longest in history, my heart is with our national parks, monuments, lands, and all of the furloughed park employees. Please take a moment to visit @goparks to read about ways you can help. The best help is exactly as Teddy Roosevelt said above. Do what you can, where you are. Visit state parks or city parks and treat them well. Pack out what you pack in. Help clean up trash. Be respectful of the natural resources and if you see something, say something. Educate others , with kindness, about leave no trace principles. Consider the actions you take today to be good stewards of the greatest gift we can give our future. Thank you, friends. . . . . #wildandfreechildren #luckeywanderers #runwildmychild #optoutside #outdoorfamilies #goparks #findyourpark @rei @archesnps #archesnationalpark #utahisrad #visitutah #yesvisitutah
Not sure this is the best place to go camping but it is definitely worth a visit! #adventure #wanderlust #explore #travel #traveler #roadtrip #havefun #sandy #findnewroads #Repost @nationalparkgeek • • • White Sands NM will not only surprise your senses but fill you with a desire to return moments after you depart. ••••••• Thanks to Carmen @carmenyvr for the most excellent adventure. ——-- Spring in New Mexico ✨ . This trip not only topped my 2018 highlights but is up there for one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I must have taken over 100 photos but no amount of camera equipment can capture what it’s like to be here in real life. Mother Nature is amazing 💖 . . . . . . . . . . #newmexico #whitesandsnationalmonument #nps #goparks #findyourpark #fypyes #nationalparkgeek #optoutside #shotoniphone #nofilter #theoutbound #neverstopexploring ——- #nationalparkgeek #wnpa1938
The red, orange, and white colors of the spectacular hoodoos, geological structures formed due to frost, wind and water erosion • • • • • #nationalpark #brycecanyon outdoors #hiking #trees #naturelover #wildlife #forest #water #instanature #tree #parks #mountain #goparks #nature
I love this photo of our crew! Everyone on their own boat, tending to their nightly chores. The hardest working bunch of river-rats out there! As amazing as the Canyon and river are themselves, our crew made our trip! Thank you Wilderness River Adventures! @grandcanyonrafting . . . . #grandcanyonnationalpark #leavenotrace #ourwild #staywild #letskeepitwild #grandcanyonnps #outdoorculture #hikingculture #wildernessculture #findyourpark #grandcanyonrafting #themountainsarecalling #keepnaturewild #findyourpark #goparks #roamfree #wildernessnation #outdoortherapy #bethechangeyouwishtosee #amongthewild #positiveimpact #wildkeepers #welcometonature #seekthetrails #peoplewhoadventure #lifehappensoutdoors #bingedrifting
Acadia National Park is an East Coast gem all seasons of the year. And, with a little help from Friends of Acadia, who has received permission to carry out some limited grooming, winters are great for cross-country skiing in the park. To read more about this, go to www.nationalparkstraveler.org. While you are there, read about the collaboration that has formed in Florida to keep national parks there open and clean, or run a search about your favorite park to pull up past articles, park history, hikes to try and photo tips and techniques for getting the perfect picture of your visit. It’s all there in the #nationalparkstraveler #nationalpark #nationalparks #maine #acadia #acadianationalpark #cadillacmountain #landscapephotography #landscape #canon #canonusa #canonphotography #scenery #exploremore #optoutside #findyourpark #goparks
A very special friend took me to the Echo Amphitheater. It was cold. There was snow. It was quiet. At first I wanted to stay quiet. I stood in silence. Then one by one... powerful words escaped me... vibrating loudly back toward me from the red rock. My voice and the messages got clearer and clearer. Louder and louder. We imagined what the vibrations would feel like, of the natives sacred drumming in this very spot. We thanked Mother Earth and continued on our adventure. This image was able to capture a very special message. I feel love, peace, and happiness every time I sit with it. . . #newmexico #newmexicolove #newmexicotrue #newmexico_igers #newmexicobeauty #newmexicophotographer #travelnewmexico #hikenewmexico #instagrammersnm #passionpassport #discoverearth #theglobewanderer #travellerspath #treadedtravels #leavenotrace #goparks #protectourparks #saveourparks #womenontheroad #westbysouthwest #earthoutdoors #goforahike #redearth #landscape_love #roadtripusa #optoutside #travelphotography #exploretocreate #togetherweroam #letsgosomewhere
We come alive by doing things that challenge our human spirit. The significance isn’t about doing it. It’s about our relationship to that place and how it changes us. To have something that has the ability to do that is such a powerful thing. There’s no personal growth in the familiar. A simple reminder to live & experience. “My biggest fear is to die and discover that I had not lived” - Thoreau. #grandcanyonnps #nationalparkgeek #grandcanyon #rim2rim2rim #ribbonfalls #hike #backpacking #choosemountains #optoutside #forceofnature #thoreau #nature #ishome #selfjourney #moreexperienceslessthings #radparks #findyourpark #goparks
During our time in Utah, we took a break from Zion and headed East to cross another park off our list: Bryce Canyon. Not entirely sure what to expect, walking around Bryce felt like we were on another planet. The scene seemed to changed every few hundred feet, going from bright orange rocks and sand, to dry woodlands, then to white sand. Each step felt like a whole new park, and walking among the hoodoos kind of felt like being on the set of a Star Wars movie. We left Bryce and headed Southeast, on the hunt for a waterfall in the middle of the desert. With just a few trail tips from a website, we got to Grand Staircase Escalante and set off to find this mythical waterfall. After a few hours of hiking, we were convinced that it didn't exist, as the surrounding landscape was nothing but dry sand and canyons. Right as we were about to head back, we could hear the thundering of a waterfall - we finally found it, hidden behind lush grass and trees of all things! We hopped in, cooled off, and headed back to Bryce to catch the sunset. Between Zion, Bryce, and even Grand Staircase, all three had such completely different landscapes, making it tough to believe these are all in the same state!
Freedive adventures! #day217of365 #usvi #tb #gopro #freedive
Where are you wandering to? We are journeying around with Diamond Brand Kindred Spirit Shelby as she explores the scenic mountains of North Carolina with our Freedome 2 ½ tent. . . . . . . . . #diamondbrandgear #optoutside #camping #ashevilletrails #visitasheville #visitnc #blueridgemoments #blueridgeparkway #ashevillenc #mysouthernliving #northcarolina #camp #campingcollective #tent #natgeoyourshot #blueridgemountains #goparks
In one of my favorite places on Earth. #badlandsnationalpark #badlands #southdakota #discoverblackhills
One of my favorite places in the world #linkinbio 👆
Unfortunately this beautiful place has been trashed and vandalized due to lack of authority in the park during the Federal government shutdown. It’s sad that people simply cannot act properly without the presence of a governing official. Hoping for the government shutdown to end soon so @joshuatreenps officials can start their recovery efforts. For information on how you can assist please visit @goparks . . . . . . . . . #nature #naturelover #optoutside #roadtrip #travel #hikingadventures #publicland #love #adventuretravel #goparks #choosemountains #sunsetmag #wanderlust #weareparks #mthrworld #joshuatree #campvibes #winter #amongthewild #hikevibe #staywild #imtb #purenature #visitcalifornia #hikingtheglobe #travelblogger #iamtb #hiking #travelgram #earthescope
Rocky Mountain National Park has been mostly inaccessible since the end of December due to the #governmentshutdown . We learned last last night they were reopening the main road and then today midday we learned that they reopened Bear lake road, the road to all of our favorite hikes. The funding comes from The National Park Service allowing highly visited parks to fund basic services by using money from user fees to pay for entrance gate staffing, bathroom upkeep and road maintenance. I am thankful to have gotten a few hours inside of the park today and to have finally made it to emerald lake with my boo in winter conditions. I am thankful for the rangers, the @nationalparkservice and @rmconservancy for keeping the park we all love safe and clean. If you go, buy a ranger a cup of coffee, donate to @goparks or @rmconservancy and remember to leave no trace. I am so thankful for this view today. . . #rockymountainnationalpark #visitcolorado #colorado #estespark #goparks #nationalpaekgeek #dreamlake #emeraldlaketrail #travel #hike #optoutside #leavenotrace #adventure #explore #coloradotography #moodygrams #nationalparkservice #alpinelake #usparksandmonuments
The 15th day of the new year, 25th day of Government shutdown somethings got to give. I am thankful and saddened being aware of so many people with out work due to this government shutdown. Hoping this comes to an end on good terms sooooon! Today was a beautiful day in the park and capped off with a spectacular evening of wildlife watching with Nathan Varley & the wild sides @wolftracker Here's a feel good photo that #Yellowstonenationalpark is still thriving! . . Government shutdown will not stop our education taking place here in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem! Looking to stay involved tune in @ynpforever @yellowstonenps @greateryellowstone . . #Lastfrontierinthelower48 #Protect #preserve #educate #greateryellowstoneecosystem #Yellowstoneenthusiasts #Wildsides #Yellowstoneforever #Yellowstonestrong
Mr. Bear heartily approved of our snowshoe hike last weekend. 🐻♥️
White Sands NM will not only surprise your senses but fill you with a desire to return moments after you depart. ••••••• Thanks to Carmen @carmenyvr for the most excellent adventure. ——-- Spring in New Mexico ✨ . This trip not only topped my 2018 highlights but is up there for one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I must have taken over 100 photos but no amount of camera equipment can capture what it’s like to be here in real life. Mother Nature is amazing 💖 . . . . . . . . . . #newmexico #whitesandsnationalmonument #nps #goparks #findyourpark #fypyes #nationalparkgeek #optoutside #shotoniphone #nofilter #theoutbound #neverstopexploring ——- #nationalparkgeek #wnpa1938
I'm pretty pleased with how my 2019 Collection is turning out so far! It's been awhile since I've done some landscape and wildlife work, and words can't describe how good it feels to allow myself this kind of creative freedom! Also, I don't normally display my own photos in my home, but I might have to make an exception for this one! If you love it too, you can purchase wall art and view the rest of my 2019 Collection at the link in my bio! . . . #yellowstone #wyo #goparks #yellowstoneforever #nationalparks #nps #usinterior #usfws #leavenotrace #yellowstonepledge #nationalparkgeek #parkspreserve #fineart #preservation #nature #wildlife #wild #findyourpark #followmefaraway #thephotographersclub #nikon #natgeo #bison #nationalmammal
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Our national parks need our help now more than ever. Ways to help during the gov shutdown: write to your senators, donate to @goparks and/or join a clean up team. If you visit the parks during the shutdown follow no trace and pack it in, pack it out. Let’s hope this all comes to an end soon! 💛 • @capitolreefnps#nationalpark #nationalparkservice #nps #findyourpark #goparks #utah #youtah #capitolreefnationalpark #nature #explore #roadtrip #roadtrippin #roadtripping #nationalparkgeek #sixbyland #protectourparks
A month or so ago, I had a chance to explore a new part of Yosemite (outside of the main valley). It was absolutely stunning. The first thing we encountered was a controlled burn that filled the valley with smoke. At times it was super thick and hard to breathe and in other areas, we were driving through smouldering ground cover. Fascinating to experience and impressive at the same time. . . . . . . #ig_nature #travelstoke #bestnatureshot #nationalparkgeek #theoutbound #landscapephotography #testedtough #resourcetravel #earthofficial #landscape_captures #depthsofearth #ourlonelyplanet #yourshotphotographer #chaseyourgoat #wildernessculture #liveyouradventure #bpmag #goatworthy #roamtheplanet #yosemitenationalpark #findyourpark #goparks #yosemite #feedyouradventure #ourlonelyplanet #usinterior #waycoolshots #beautifuldestinations #nakedplanet #visualsoflife @yosemiteconservancy @yosemitenation @yosemitenps @yosemitefacelift @nationalparkgeek @usinterior
"I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees!" Pack out your trash and no more chainsaws please ✌🏻 . . . #optoutside #protectourparks #goparks #butnotrightnow #joshuatreenationalpark #nationalparkservice #shutdown #keepitwild #keepnaturewild #packitout #leaveitbetter #leavenotrace
Healthy habits are coming back into season! #florida #sunset #bikeride #tbt
Not far from the road, a couple of bull elk catch the last bit of sun while looking for something to eat. Grabbed my new Z7 and got a few photos before the elk moved up the hill. ——————————————————— #elk #yellowstonenps #sunset #Nikon #NikonNoFilter #NikonZ7 #world_bestanimal #wildlife_vision #winter #snow #nps #nanpapix #explore #outdoorphotography #stellar_shots #wildlifephotography #instagood #instatravel #instadaily #adventure #outdoors #photography #insta_wild #featured_wildlife #marvelouz_animals #world_bestanimal #bbcearth #exclusivewildlife #InstaNatureFriends #ig_wildlife #goparks ——————————————————— Nikon Mirrorless Z7 Nikon Z 24-70mm f4
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