Where will you explore this year? This is @charlie.hoving
ascending the eastern ridge of Edwards Mountain above Sperry Glacier Basin in 2011. I loved this climb! There was very little scree and the folds in the mountain (seen in phot) were a lot of fun to climb through.
This week is National Park Week, a good time to celebrate “America’s best idea” and reflect on what the protection of these public lands means for us. One of my favorite things about our parks is that they protect some of the last remaining spots in the country where you can truly experience dark skies. Modern technology can make us lose perspective in all sorts of ways, and we’re quickly losing the physical ability to look to the heavens above for a sense of place in our universe. Eighty percent of Americans can no longer see the Milky Way, and in many cities you can barely see the stars at all. What would a world be like if there was no place to go to see the stars? I don’t want to find out, and that’s why I find it so important to support our National Parks.
Glacier National Park, Montana | July 2016
I played tee-ball when I was a little girl, but I wasn’t very good. Mom says I would let everything fly by me because I was way more interested in picking flowers (or grass, probably grass). If we’re lucky, sometimes these little quirks stay with us as we grow older. I hope you never feel like you’re too busy to stop and appreciate the flowers. 🌼
#GoParks #FindYourPark #Yosemite #LateEarthDayPost
as in nature, life is about balance✨
“There was a time I’d try to mold myself into perfect; until I realized that perfection is as slippery as attempting to capture and cling to a leaf, expecting it to never change color. That holding so tightly to reins in a world that turns and wants and reaches for the new, only boxes us into basements. Step off the treadmill of destruction. Open the door. Let the light in.”🙌🏼
It's National Park Week! I love these places. They've taught me so much about myself, nature, and my fellow travelers. "Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods..." - John Muir #findyourpark #goparks #npx10
Following the blue lines.
Still celebrating National Park Week by looking at old photos.
This one is from Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska.
I don't really understand the science behind why the glaciers are blue, but I do know they are blue-tiful! 🤣
Fun Fact: There are approximately 100,000 glaciers in Alaska and approximately 1000 in Glacier Bay National Park.
Happy National Park Week!
I know I should have had my feet hanging over the cliff in this shot but honestly traversing the canyon walls down the Hermit Trail was enough excitement for me 😳🤣
I miss this place the most.
The National Parks are definitely America's Best Idea!⠀
My celebration of National Park Week continues because I just can't stop talking about our parks. Every single one is so rich in scenery. ⠀
My favorite national park? I'm gonna have to go with Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming!⠀
What's your favorite national park in the U.S.?⠀
If you want to see more of our national parks, head to the link in my bio to read my latest national park posts!
🔸️CLUE🔸️ Which state hosts our nation's 🇺🇸 largest military tattoo 🥁🥁🥁 this weekend? Hint: George Washington and Thomas Jefferson also called this state home.
Proto Feature 📸 : @virginiaflair
Discover your America and its National Parks with us every week! Will you #see_them_all
Sol Duc Falls is the perfect low effort, high reward hike. It’s 1.6 miles round trip with very little elevation gain and the entire forest feels like something Disney dreamed up!
Summit of Humphreys Peak, the high point of Arizona at 12,633 ft! ⛏👍🏻
I see you there... 👀 Another wish of mine was realized last week in YNP - to see a moose! In fact, we saw EIGHT moose on this trip, after years of hoping for a sighting. Go figure. Such a treat!
We know we're not alone when we say that Glacier National Park is our favorite! 🥇#amiright
In fact, when we hit the road a year ago, #glaciernationalpark
was the only spot we made a reservation for because it was our top bucket list destination in the U.S. ✅
It absolutely blew us away and we actually plan to return for a quick visit this summer on our way to Banff! 🙌🏼
Can you believe the color of that water in Grinnell Lake?? 😲