Happy Birthday to this special lady. I appreciate all that you do, from planning all our trips to helping me meal prep for my parents. Mahalo, Love! And may God continue to bless you with many more years of good health and happiness 😘
It's #travelstampthursday - did you guess it? Tell us your favorite landmark or experience in Grand Canyon National Park!
M-W: Test your NP recognition skills
Th: Travel Stamp reveal
F-S: Highlights of the featured park
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South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It is hard to perceive the vastness of this wonder.
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Mid-December sunsets in the Estes Park area of Colorado happen around 4:30 PM. This is bizarre to me and seems very unnatural. But it’s science. Or something. And for someone with limited experience in the mountains (something I am working hard to change), it’s not an automatic assumption that you have to account for the height of the mountains when trying to figure out how much time you have for good light. Again, science. With a little topography and geometry mixed in.
This had me scrambling around (frozen) Bear Lake looking for compositions as the sun was quickly descending behind the Rocky range, the light fading more rapidly than I had planned. Oh, and this was also my first experience wearing microspikes, so that added another layer of adventure to this comedic episode.
It paid off, though. This is Longs Peak from the far side of Bear Lake. Reaching 14,259 feet, Longs Peak is the tallest mountain in the park and one of 58 “14ers” in the state of Colorado.
#Nikon D7200, 24-70mm f/2.8
I’m still new to southwestern archaeology but I’m enjoying every moment I spend looking for buried treasure down in southern Utah. A great example of ancestral Puebloan granaries can be found in the Island in the Sky district of CNP off the Aztec Butte trail. These structures were constructed ~800 years ago to store domesticates (corns, beans, squash) and wild foods.
When @madelineb33 walked up these snow-covered steps ahead of me, the perfect frame appeared in the landscape.
@canonusa 1DX MkII
1/160 sec | f/6.3 | ISO 320 | 70mm
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Big shout out to @roofnest for helping keep the dream alive!
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The Traveller Rod GIVEAWAY!! We are taking a one of a kind prototype rod out of the Sola vault and giving it away!
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Winner is announced February 1! 🙌🏻 GOOD LUCK
Our General Sherman patch is right at home amongst the Sequoias! While The General Sherman is the largest tree in the world today, it is not the tallest, widest, or the oldest. 100 completely useless internet points to the first comment with those 3 trees. #SPIRIToftheWEST // #SOULoftheWILD
Although I enjoy the desert adventure a lot - you probably can tell that by seeing my profile full of desert colors, the morning fog and golden sun light in the redwood forest is just irresistible! This misty forest is the famous Muir Woods. The oldest tree here is at least 1200 years old!! To beat the crowd you need to get up early and reach the entrance when it opens. New parking and reservation rules started in min Jan. so make sure to reserve a spot beforehand 😎.
Happy birthday to one of my favorite National Park sites, White Sands National Monument. ⠀
Gypsum rarely occurs as sand because it is water-soluble. Normally, rain would dissolve the gypsum and carry it to the sea. The Tularosa Basin has no outlet to the sea, so it traps rain that dissolves gypsum from the surrounding San Andres and Sacramento Mountains. Thus water either sinks into the ground, or forms shallow pools that subsequently dry out and leave gypsum on the surface in a crystalline form called selenite. ⠀
⠀ 📍: White Sands National Monument, NM⠀
📅 : July 2017⠀