“One just principle from the depths of a cave is more powerful than an army.” - Jose Marti
53/443 Alcatraz - Golden Gate NRA
Yellowstone Lake | Be careful not to fall in 💧 The lake is around 5 degrees Celsius all year
53/443 The Presidio - Golden Gate NRA
Good morning Corona Arch! First time out here - awesome scenery and a fun hike. Corona Arch is 140’ by 105’ in case you were wondering just how big that thing is! #coronaarch #moab #utah #utahisrad
Clamberin’ around Canyonlands! Don’t overlook this park and Mesa Arch specifically if you are in the area!
Photo credit: @alexandra_abroad
We made it to our 20th National Park! Crater Lake is GORGEOUS. The water looks inviting, but honestly it was like 45 degrees and I can’t deal with that. Only Jordan was brave enough to swim -Emma
A line of cars is seen in the distance as the sun sets over Delicate Arch in Arches National Park.
And finally a view from near the campground as another day ends. Have a good night!
One of these times when I visit Delicate Arch I’ll have to take the shorter hike to the viewing area just to get a different perspective on it, but I just love how rewarding the longer hike to the arch is.
Dropping down into the arch area after hiking up the incline and along the cliff side is just so satisfying, I tend to hang out until long after the sun sets, just because the area has such a cool feel to it.
On our mission to #KeepAmericaWild
, we’ll be exploring a different park each week. First up is the very first National Park: Yellowstone. Check our stories to learn more! 📷: @2cloudpeak
After experiencing the craziness of the park on Saturday, we decided to just attend the park worship service instead of driving out to Estes for normal church (serious, the lines to get IN the park were ridiculous). Afterwards, we drove up the Old Fall River Road to the top of the pass and the Alpine Visitor Center. It was quite the scenic drive! The old road is one-way, dirt, and switchbacks up the mountain to the tundra with some incredible views along the way.
The Alpine Tundra is it's own unique environment - the growing season is a short 6 weeks and animals must adapt to the strong, ultra violet light and harsh temperatures. We live on a pretty amazing planet! 🌎
Looking for a fruitful summer vacation? #FindYourPark
to explore a beautiful landscape with plenty of outdoor recreational activities, including the opportunity to pick fresh fruit in the park's orchards. Learn more about what and where to harvest via the link in our bio! #EncuentraTuParque
[📷: Dustin Baugh via @Share_the_Experience
We spent a long weekend off grid playing in Rocky Mountain NP with my extended family. While the hike to Emerald Lake was the most crowded of any hike we have ever been on in a NP (and that's saying something!), and the park has a thing for afternoon thunderstorms, we still had a blast. Soaking up family time before we head east for 5 months was just perfect.
My kids were amazed at how similar the feel of the area was to Banff and Jasper which we visited last summer. Turns out....they are all the Rockies so it totally makes sense, right?!
When summer storms start to roll over the Southwestern deserts, don't run for the nearest building to escape. Head to the nearest scenic area (obviously still stay safe from lightning etc.), and get ready for some of the best picture opportunists you'll get.
For one thing summer desert storms rarely last more than a few minutes. Water will pour like a monsoon but the storm is so small it will blow over in 15minutes or miss you completely.
Secondly, you're in a desert. Water pouring from the sky in vast amounts is a rarity and you were lucky enough to be a part of it. Dance in the parking lot as it rains and enjoy it. With summer temperatures what they are it won't take more than a few minutes to dry off when that sun comes back out anyway.