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.
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.
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. 😌
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... 🙏🏻
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 🏞
“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
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!
One of my favorite places in the world #linkinbio
Mr. Bear heartily approved of our snowshoe hike last weekend. 🐻♥️