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Snapped this pic of my kicks while I was chillin at the harbor on Ta’u island, waiting to hitch a ride to Ofu. 🌴 My choices were to go hitchhiking on the cargo ship that was being unloaded here, or wait for one of the fishermen who was helping unload the ship, and catch a ride in his fishing boat 🚣‍♀️ 🎣 Which would you choose? 🤷🏻‍♀️ #adventurelife . This was my first time on the Oceania continent...lucky number 6! 🤗 There’s a super quick read about one of the things that makes the islands of American Samoa special on my new blog site! Link in bio! . #Samoa #AmericanSamoa #Tau #Oceania . #theearthlyvagabond #travelblogger . #travel #traveling #womenwhoexplore #girlswhotravel #feet #chucks #view #wanderlust #travelstoke #adventure #adventureanywhere #pacificisland #island #turquoise #water . #nationalparkofamericansamoa #americansamoanationalpark #nationalparkweek #nationalparks #protectourparks #supportnationalparks
National Parks can be found near and far. One incredible escape is to the National Park of the American Samoa. Who’s been to this far off park? #nationalparkweek •••••• Thanks to @squirmyfeet_explores for sharing this far out Park. ——-- A look at Pola Island and the beautiful pebble beach at the end of the short Pola Island Trail near the village of Vatia. National Park of American Samoa. 🌴☀️😄👍🏽 ——- #findyourpark #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkofamericansamoa #samoa #nationalpark
Earth Day 2018 🌏
Home is where the heart is... or right on your back!
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” -Beverly Sills
In the mixed-species of American Samoa, no single tree or plant dominates 🌿🌴🌺🌸🌼
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Rainmaker Mountain
Look at this...
Down below sits the Capitol of American Samoa, Pago Pago (pronounced Pango Pango because Gs in Samoan are pronounced ng)
Top of Mt. ‘Alava pt. 2
From the top of Mt. ‘Alava
Matafao Peak
You know what they say... another day, another flower
“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Crêpe Ginger
We were invited to join the Maiava Family, who opened their home for us while staying on Tutuila, to church. The service was all in Samoan but they welcomed us to their village and did a blessing for us in English. These are the kids of the Maiava Family, who were so much fun to be around!
Although American Samoa is 117,500 miles (about the size of Oregon), only 76 miles or .1% is actually dry land
And even after all these years, we’re still cousins
Paka Fa’asao o Amerika Samoa
Crab!
Giant clam shell
The National Park of American Samoa was established in 1993 when village chiefs signed a 50 year lease, enabling NPS to manage the rainforest, coral reefs, and beaches spanning over 3 of the 5 islands formed by volcanos that make up this US territory
Brain coral
Is it the lighting or am I really just this dark?
Tuafauna Trail- switchbacks up a mountain, then all ropes and ladders down the other side to end at a beach only accessible by this trail
National Park of American Samoa- Samoa means “sacred land”. The National Park helps protect fa'asamoa, the customs, beliefs, and traditions of this 3,000 year old culture
It was forecasted to thunderstorm (probably why it’s called a rainforest) on us every hour of each day we were in American Samoa but we lucked out and this is the only hour out of the entire week we were stuck in the rain
Off to the right is Pola Island with the Vaiava Strait separating it from Tutuila Island, American Samoa’s largest island
By far American Samoa is the most unique place I’ve ever been yet and I loved it
Lower Sauma Ridge Trail
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Loved listening to the tropical birds and roosters every morning as the waves gently rolled into the bay, I just wish they’d wake me up a little later than 6am
View from my window while staying on the main island of American Samoa, Tutuila
@mikahmey is on a 3 year journey to visit all 417 sites protected by the National Park Service. Check out his page to follow this awesome trip #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #nationalpark #nps #nature #ocean #beach
One of the best parts of our journey is all the friends we meet along the way, some of which walk on four legs. 🐶🐕😍
Views from the World War II Heritage Trail. National Park of American Samoa. 👍🏽😀
For those who haven’t been to American Samoa, we highly suggest visiting there! The people are friendly, the weather (although hot and humid) is nice, and as you can see, the scenery is gorgeous! 🌴☀️😊
Many of the trails in American Samoa require you to use ropes and ladders and get dirty. However the views at the end of the trail are well worth it! 😍
A look at Pola Island and the beautiful pebble beach at the end of the short Pola Island Trail near the village of Vatia. National Park of American Samoa. 🌴☀️😄👍🏽
Been a few weeks since we visited, but yes we did make it to the National Park of American Samoa. Park #52 in our journey to see all 59 in one crazy year of traveling! 😮
HPPA is a #nonprofit #cooperating #association working in partnership with the National Park Service in Hawaiʻi and American Samoa. Proceeds from our park stores support interpretation, educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities. Our core purpose is to inspire visitors and foster meaningful connections to the parks—for the preservation and enjoyment of the parks forever—all with a spirit of aloha.⠀ #Hawai 'iVolcanoesNP⠀ #HaleakalāNP#Kaloko -#HonokōhauNHP#Puʻuhonua o #HōnaunauNHP#PuʻukoholāHeiauNHS#NationalParkofAmericanSamoa
Need a Winter getaway to warm up? The National Park of the American Samoa can solve that problem. •••••• Many thanks to Mikah @mikahmey for sharing from his incredible journey to visit ever NPS site. Follow along on his adventure. ———- Bright skies and big clouds on view at the National Park of American Samoa 🇦🇸 ——- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #samoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa
HPPA is a #nonprofit #cooperating #association working in partnership with the National Park Service in Hawaiʻi and American Samoa. Proceeds from our park stores support interpretation, educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities. Our core purpose is to inspire visitors and foster meaningful connections to the parks—for the preservation and enjoyment of the parks forever—all with a spirit of aloha.⠀ #Hawai 'iVolcanoesNP⠀ #HaleakalāNP#Kaloko -#HonokōhauNHP#Puʻuhonua o #HōnaunauNHP#PuʻukoholāHeiauNHS#NationalParkofAmericanSamoa
HPPA is a #nonprofit #cooperating #association working in partnership with the National Park Service in Hawaiʻi and American Samoa. Proceeds from our park stores support interpretation, educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities. Our core purpose is to inspire visitors and foster meaningful connections to the parks—for the preservation and enjoyment of the parks forever—all with a spirit of aloha.⠀ #Hawai 'iVolcanoesNP⠀ #HaleakalāNP#Kaloko -#HonokōhauNHP#Puʻuhonua o #HōnaunauNHP#PuʻukoholāHeiauNHS#NationalParkofAmericanSamoa
HPPA is a #nonprofit #cooperating #association working in partnership with the National Park Service in Hawaiʻi and American Samoa. Proceeds from our park stores support interpretation, educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities. Our core purpose is to inspire visitors and foster meaningful connections to the parks—for the preservation and enjoyment of the parks forever—all with a spirit of aloha. #inspire #connect #preserve#Hawai 'iVolcanoes NP #HaleakalāNP#Kaloko -#HonokōhauNHP#Puʻuhonua o #HōnaunauNHP#PuʻukoholāHeiauNHS#NationalParkofAmericanSamoa
HPPA is a #nonprofit #cooperating #association working in partnership with the National Park Service in Hawaiʻi and American Samoa. Proceeds from our park stores support interpretation, educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities. Our core purpose is to inspire visitors and foster meaningful connections to the parks—for the preservation and enjoyment of the parks forever—all with a spirit of aloha. #inspire #connect #preserve#Hawai 'iVolcanoesNationalPark⠀ #HaleakalāNP#Kaloko -#HonokōhauNHP#Puʻuhonua o #HōnaunauNHP#PuʻukoholāHeiauNHS#NationalParkofAmericanSamoa
One of the most elusive national parks in America. American Samoa 🇦🇸 2,500 miles south of Hawaii. Obviously no filter needed . . . . #AmericanSamoa #Samoa #🇦🇸 #NationalParkofAmericanSamoa #NPS #NPAS #Tutuila #Pacific #SouthPacific #Island #PagoPago #MtAlava #Vatia #Pola #Mountains #Sky #Rainforest #NonrevLife #Nonrev #PPG #NSTU @np_american_samoa @npsamericansamoa
This #smallparksaturday is one of the 59 National Parks, National Park of the American Samoa. Located deep in the South Pacific is paradise waiting to be found. ••••• Thank you Matt and Karen @mattandkarensmith for sharing the Pacific. ・・・ Feeling the need for some strenuous exercise? 🙋‍♀️ In a tropical paradise? 🙋‍♂️ The climb to the top of Mt. Alava is an intense workout with some killer views. 👌 😅#pagopago #mtalava #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #goparks #findyourpark #the59parks #nps #usinterior #optoutside #nationalparks #nationalparkgeek #idratherbeinnature #hikingculture #theoutbound #npamericansamoa #exploremore #adventuretravel #fypyes #todsl #southpacific #adventurethatislife #getoutstayout #npwest #paradisefound ------ #nationalparkgeek
Feeling the need for some strenuous exercise? 🙋‍♀️ In a tropical paradise? 🙋‍♂️ The climb to the top of Mt. Alava is an intense workout with some killer views. 👌 😅#pagopago #mtalava #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #goparks #findyourpark #the59parks #nps #usinterior #optoutside #nationalparks #nationalparkgeek #idratherbeinnature #hikingculture #theoutbound #npamericansamoa #exploremore #adventuretravel #fypyes #todsl #southpacific #adventurethatislife #getoutstayout #npwest #paradisefound
Bring your explorer’s spirit and go hiking through lush tropical rainforest or snorkeling in crystal clear waters at National Park of American Samoa. Find your adventure with MySitti.com. #NationalParkofAmericanSamoa #AmericanSamoa #Discover #Explore #Travel #Nature #NationalPark #Oceans #Sharks #NatureLovers   #LandScape #Outdoor #FindYourPark #Wanderlust   #Beaches #Tour #NaturePhotography #USA #TravelUSA #NationalParkTour #Beautiful #Water_Captures   #Seaview #Refelctions #BeachVibes #HolidayVibes
Coming up with captions is the hardest part! 😜
HPPA is a #nonprofit #cooperating #association working in partnership with the National Park Service in Hawaiʻi and American Samoa. Proceeds from our park stores support interpretation, educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities. Our core purpose is to inspire visitors and foster meaningful connections to the parks—for the preservation and enjoyment of the parks forever—all with a spirit of aloha. #inspire #connect #preserve ⠀ Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park⠀ #HaleakalāNP#Kaloko -#HonokōhauNHP#Puʻuhonua o #HōnaunauNHP#PuʻukoholāHeiauNHS#NationalParkofAmericanSamoa
*click the location above to see where this location is on the map* The National Park of American Samoa is a National Park in the United States Territory of American Samoa, distributed across three separate islands: Tutuila, Ofu, and Ta‘ū. American Samoa as a whole is made up of 10 highly eroded volcanic mountains and 2 coral atolls, only 5 of the 10 are inhabited. Overall, this land contains rugged cliffs, tropical rain forest, coral, and volcanic activity. There are five known rainforest communities: lowland, montane, coast, ridge, and cloud. About 70% of the land is ferns or trees leaving the other 30% made up of beaches or grassland. The highest point in American Samoa is 964 meters tall, known as Lata Mountain. As a whole, American Samoa is a living volcano that is moving 3 inches towards China every year. It is located on the Pacific Plate, which is home to many other hotspots, like Hawaii. These islands were formed by remains of extinct volcanoes, making the land very rocky. The water is warm and very clean, making it possible for species not found in U.S. waters to live. There are many different rocks/minerals but the most common are: Diamond, Gold, Silver, Quartz, Opal, and many different Igneous rocks. #geology #geologyadventures #nationalparkofamericansamoa
The first time I went to Ofu, it stormed nearly the entire week I was there. The first moment the rains stopped I walked the beach to finally get a view of this place, and even though it was rainy with cloudy skies, it immediately became my favorite place in the world 😍
The National Park of American Samoa was designated on this day in 1988. Happy anniversary! This is Ofu Island, one of six images in the National Park of American Samoa chapter of Treasured Lands (click link on profile for info). #AmericanSamoa #nationalpark #nationalparkofamericansamoa
Celebrating my last day in A.S. with a visit to the national park 🌴 The NPS employees here are SO helpful! #nationalparkofamericansamoa
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