Learn what makes Bears Ears National Monument so special by tuning into @rocktheparkabc with Colton @coltondsmith and Jack @jackfsteward this weekend. Rock the Park always inspires us to go explore! •••••
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This weekend our Bears Ears National Monument episode will air on @rocktheparkabc on ABC. It was an honor to film this incredible desert landscape and walk on ground that is held as sacred by so many Native American Tribes. The combination of beauty, history and spirituality I found at Bears Ears is unlike anything I’ve experienced before. Bears Ears is a story that to many has been in the making for the past 4,000 years, it’s a story that needs to be heard, shared and protected. We all have a right to have our voices heard and when others have their voices suppressed it’s our responsibility to raise ours for them. .
Since we filmed this episode the decision was made to reduce the size of Bears Ears significantly. I can’t promise that everything shown in our episode still falls under protection. After watching this, that shouldn’t sit well with you- infact that should flat out anger you. It’s never to late though to raise your voice. So share it, spread it and tell as many as you can that Bears Ears needs our help and we must do everything we can to protect it.
Go to bearsearscoalition.org to take action!
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Geysers have astonishing colors in Yellowstone National Park! The earth really is beautiful!
To contribute to my fundraiser for the National Park Foundation, use the link in my bio!
We aim to create the highest quality sunglasses using innovative and reliable material, such as rubber frames coated in polycarbonate, and a gradient finish on the lens that is FDA and CE approved.
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This morning’s Citizenship ceremony at @biscaynenps was so moving. It was the children’s swearing in and to see so many people from 18 different nations embrace the United States as their home, was heartwarming⠀
⠀ 📍: Biscayne National Park, FL⠀
📅 : January 2018⠀
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⠀
"Don’t just sit here and look cute!” (A.K.A. an unofficial motto for #DitchYourResolutionDay 2018)! 😊🐇 Don't feel bad about resolutions that may already be slipping. You can always swap them out for some #FindYourPark -inspired ones! There are still more than 11 months to complete some very attainable park-focused goals. See the details in our bio. #EncuentraTuParque [📷: Walter Bonora in @RockyNPS via @Share_the_Experience ]
😍 For my fundraiser for the National Park Foundation, I'm sharing this picture I took of a marmot in Grand Teton National Park last summer during a hike to Lake Solitude.
Tina Lasisi spotted this little marmot 20 yards away from where we were next to the trail. This rodent was amazingly brave and curious and did not shy away as we cautiously got closer. For 15 minutes, we gawked at each other until Tina and I decided to leave our new friend in peace.
This is also why I created this fundraiser. National Parks are full of surprises and you experience encounters you will not forget.
If you are a wonderful person and want to participate in the fundraiser, the link is in bio!
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We'll never forget his vision for what this country could be. And we'll continue to honor his legacy today and everyday to move us closer to making his dream a reality. #FindYourPark#EncuentraTuParque [📷: Rip Rippey at @devilstowernps via @share_the_experience ]