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Make your journey one with nature and take the long road while you are at it. ••••••• Thank you Justin @jstnryn for the sweet view. ------- New year, new adventures 🤙🏼 ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #pointreyes #pointreyesnationalseashore
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! ••••• Thanks Colton @coltondsmith for sharing this important story. ------ - PLEASE READ 💥 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! ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #monumentalmistake #savebearsears #bearsears
Solitude, peacefulness and Yellowstone go together so perfectly. ••••• Many thanks to our friend Jake @jacobwfrank for all the wonderful inspiration and the beautiful photograph. ------- Winter in Hayden Valley: saturation level 0. 🚫🌈 #YellowstonePledge 😍 ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #yellowstone #yellowstonenationalpark #haydenvalley #snow #peace
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⠀ ⠀ #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek
📷 “Black Beauty” at Lake Mead
Happy Birthday to White Sands National Monument founded this day in 1933. It is the most wonderful sand box you will ever play in. •••••• Many thanks to Sandra @nationalparkpatchlady for the goodness of the dunes. ——— 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⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark ⠀ ——— #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #wnpa1938
Find incredible moments in our National Parks. ••••••• Thanks to Grant @grantordelheide for the amazing sunset. ——— A spectacular sunset over the Grand Prismatic spring in Yellowstone National Park. ——- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #yellowstone #yellowstoneforever #yellowstonepledge #sunset #optoutside
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⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark
📷 “Rainbow” at Lake Mead
Perfect views are found in Yosemite. ••••• Thanks to Sonja @thenationalparksgirl for the perfect moment. ------- Over New Year’s weekend @alexspaeth and I visited Yosemite for the third time, but it was only the first time we left the valley floor (thanks to storms on past visits) and wow, was I blown away! ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #yosemitenationalpark #yosemite
Let's head to Yellowstone for this week's #waterfallwednesday •••••• Thanks to Sim @simexposure for the wonderful light. -------- To truly enjoy the beauty of the Yellowstone falls, I'd encourage you to take in the view from different perspectives! Every angle tells a story with its own mood. #yellowstonepledge ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #yellowstone
📷 “Glow” at Lake Mead
from @nationalparkgeek - The view from Angels Landing never seems to disappoint. ••••• Thank you Tyler @azalyne for the sweet sunset. ------- Words can't describe how magical it was watching the sun set from Angels Landing...photos can't do it justice either 💖💖💖 ------ #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #zion #sunset #angelslanding -
The view from Angels Landing never seems to disappoint. ••••• Thank you Tyler @azalyne for the sweet sunset. ------- Words can't describe how magical it was watching the sun set from Angels Landing...photos can't do it justice either 💖💖💖 ------ #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #zion #sunset #angelslanding
Nights in the North are indeed special. ••••• Thanks to the good folks at Alaska National Parks @alaskanps and Kenai Fjords @kenaifjordsnps for the wonderful view. •••••• #northernlights generally occur along the auroral ovals, which center on the magnetic poles and roughly correspond with the Arctic and Antarctic circles. The lights can be visible at lower latitudes when solar activity is high. #auroraborealis over Mt. Alice and Resurrection Bay. Photo / J. Tumidalsky #alaskanationalparks #nationalpark #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #usinterior #nationalparkgeek ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal
I got up early yesterday and logged onto @recreation_gov to make my @Yosemite nps camping reservations for this summer. Scored a waterfront campsite on the Merced river. Can’t wait for summer and glaciated granite views like this one. . . . . . . . . #nationalpark #usinterior #nationalparkgeek #fypyes #nps #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #the59parks #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #getoutstayout #wildernessculture #wearethewild #wildernesssociety #flow397 #visitcalifornia #instagram #instagood #landscape
📷 “Dragon Breath” at Lake Mead
I was asked to make a parks video to share with my students. I can’t share the final “movie” because my students are in it, but here’s the trailer. A HUGE thanks to @jrrangertigran @thebucketlisttraveler and @nationalparkpatchlady for sharing their stories in the full video!! We really hope to get more teachers on board with using the national parks as an educational resource and see more kids in the parks as a result. #notsojuniorrangers #explorelearnprotect #nationalparktrust #kidstoparks #findyourpark #everykidinapark #buddybison #americasbestidea #nps101 #nationalpark #juniorrangers
“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darken life; love illuminates it. “ Dr. Martin Luther King •••••• Thanks to @stephs_trees for sharing the beauty and love of the forest. ———- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #redwoods
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ••••••• Many thanks to our friend Chris @chrisriefphoto for sharing this MLK Day ——-- “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” #MLK @nationalmallnps @nationalparkgeek #NationalParkGeek ———- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal
Half dome peaking through
📷 “Blue Peak” at Lake Mead
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ⠀ ⠀ 📍: Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, Washington, DC⠀ 📅 : April 2014⠀ ⠀ #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek
Some trails just amaze from top to bottom. ••••• Thanks to Ron @emergingeye for the great hike. ------- Nice as Bryce... Definitely had to add Bryce Canyon to my 2017 top 9! One of my favorite places outside of Oregon! This adventure was with the entire Wolfpack including my Mom who enjoyed Bryce Canyon even more than the Grand Canyon! There is something truly special about this place! But the blue skies are not to be trusted here! It was late March and the weather was perfect the whole way down. Shortly after we made it to the bottom, the blue quickly turned gray and started snowing hard! I had to grab my six month old son and rush him back to the rim top to the car! This is when I realized how thin the air is here and that the rim top is at 9000ft! Gasping for air, I made it back to the car as fast as possible! By time we took off everything was already covered in snow! We had to change our plans and headed south to Arizona! ------ #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #bryce
Oh beautiful Biscayne! It won't be long until my toes are in your warm waters again!⠀ Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne protects a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs. Here too is evidence of 10,000 years of human history, from pirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents. Outdoors enthusiasts can boat, snorkel, camp, watch wildlife…or simply relax in a rocking chair gazing out over the bay.(nps)⠀ ⠀ 📍: Biscayne National Park, FL⠀ 📅 : January 2017⠀ ⠀ #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark
An important story of Japanese detention by the US government during WWII is told at Manzanar NHS this #smallparksaturday •••••• Thanks to Sandra @nationalparkpatchlady for sharing from this historic location. --------- The countdown of my favorite NPS sites I visited this year with #3 from the Western US: @manzanarnps ⠀⠀ A swirl of emotions occur when you visit MANZ - anger, peace, beauty, frustration, and the dichotomy of understanding and not understanding all at the same time. Wow this place does a phenomenal job of telling the stories of the Japanese-Americans who were interned here during WWII. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ One of the big takeaways for me: each internment camp contained people from a specific geographic region, so Manzanar interned people from the Los Angeles area. At this time in the 1940's, a common occupation for Japanese-American men was landscaping (think Japanese gardens in Hollywood - they were all the rage!). When relocated to this basin in the Eastern Sierras, many realized that water flowed down the mountains into this alluvial plain. Taking advantage of this, many landscapers created beautiful parks, gardens, and koi ponds. The park has found over 30 so far and is currently excavating and restoring these artifacts.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 📍: Manzanar National Historical Site, CA⠀⠀ 📅 : June 2017⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #nps #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek .⠀⠀ -------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #historytold #manzanar
One year ago today, I visited one of the most beautiful and wild places on the eastern seaboard - Cumberland Island National Seashore. ⠀ Today, it looks as though it will end up being the victim of development. It saddens me to no end how reckless and selfish people can be, with no regard to the idea of public lands for all. #SaveCumberland ⠀ ⠀ 📍: Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA⠀ 📅 : January 2017⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark#FYPyes#parks101#npcapics #nationalparklife
Under the leadership of César E. Chávez and others such as Dolores Huerta and Larry Itliong, along with support from millions of Americans, the farm worker movement joined forces with other reform movements to achieve unprecedented successes that greatly improved working and living conditions and wages for farm workers. During the 1970s the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) grew and expanded from its early roots as a union for farm workers to also become a national voice for the poor and disenfranchised. The enduring legacies of César E. Chávez and the farm worker movement include passage of California's Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975, the first law in the U.S. that recognized farm workers' collective bargaining rights. (nps)⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 📍: Cesar Chavez National Monument, CA⠀⠀ 📅 : June 2017⠀⠀ ⠀ #nps #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday ⠀⠀
One day left in our accessories sale. Show the world you love parks everyday with our sweet pins. Check out the good stuff on sale now until Saturday midnight at www.nationalparkgeek.com Thanks for your support and for being a National Park Geek. ——- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #pin #pins #parklovers
One last shot from Zion National Park ☀️
📷 “Follow The Leader” at Lake Mead
It's hard to beat an everyday view at Grand Teton National Park. ••••••• Thanks to @tetoncollective for sharing the beautiful view. --------- Hard to beat this place! 🤩 ====================================== 📸 = @rach_stew Selected by @packtography ___ Make sure to check out the rest of her awesome gallery! ___ Keep tagging #tetoncollective for your chance to be featured. ___ #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal
Crater Lake is a winter wonderland. ••••• Thanks to Nikki @niksterd for the wonderful adventure -------- A throwback from Christmas Eve 2016 with my family. The gate to the rim was closed but the snowshoes didn't care. Crater Lake is pretty darn spectacular. #whatodoinsouthernoregon #craterlake #favoriteplaces #pnwisbest ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal
Mornings are better in Yosemite. •••••• Thanks to Felix @felixsunphoto for the great view. •••••• Took this photo at tunnel view during sunrise while on my way to climb half dome. The wild fires in the area created this amazing sunrise 🔥 ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #yosemite #yosemiteconservancy
📷 “Sailor’s Delight” at Lake Mead
Lets do this... #RiseAndClimb Mk. l Location: Snowdonia NP Date: 10/03/18 Goal elevation: 1000m Mk. ll Location: Yorkshire Dales NP Date:18/08/18 Goal elevation: 1400m Yeehaa! #RiseAndGrind #Snowdon #Snowdonia #YorkshireDales #Running #FellRunning #Mountains #NationalParkTrust #FitFam #Endurance #Inspire #NeverStopExploring
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