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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
Lush landscapes, emerald oceans and exotic wildlife await in the National Park of American Samoa. Hike, snorkel and explore a tropical paradise unlike any other, making it a true gem of the USA.🌴 📷:@jonathan_irish #VisitTheUSA #OutdoorsUSA
Good day for a hike at American Samoa National Park. #nps
Cockscomb Rock Formation // Vatia Bay // American Samoa Talofa and Afio Mai! (Hello and Welcome!) This formation at the north end of Vatia Bay features two natural stone arches. It’s a stunning bit of landscape and falls inside @npsamericansamoa ! It’s #veteransday weekend and while there’s no fee to enter this park any day of the year, all #nationalparks are free this weekend! #getoutside #travel #tropical #americansamoa #amsam #nature #explore #neverstopexploring #nationalpark #pacific #work #lucky #green #ocean #waves #npamericansamoa #findyourpark #adventure #bbctravel #yourphoto
The short hike was well worth it to see the Blunts Point Naval Gun Site, part of American Samoa National Park and a National Historic Landmark. #americansamoa
Enjoying the views in American Samoa National Park. I think we were the only visitors today.
This piece of paradise off the coast of American Samoa was captured by the lovely Frida (@soluggla ). We would wade in these crystal clear tropical waters any day. Selected by @rachvulinovich
American Samoa, a Pacific island 2500 miles southwest of Hawaii, contains an incredibly friendly culture and one of the most remote and least visited National Parks
Generic standing in front of signs gram👣🇦🇸📍 #npamericansamoa #travelAmsam #NPS #southpacific
Happy 100th National Park Service!! #saililoupaka #findyourpark #foundmypark #npamericansamoa
first perfect AS sunset! Sending kisses to my loves in 🇵🇭, 🇿🇦, 🇺🇸, 🇨🇦, 🇦🇪, 🇦🇺, 🇸🇬, 🇬🇧 and over the 🌎🌏🌍.. 😘 #americansamoa #sunkissed #instaview #travelgoals #fagamalo #npamericansamoa #sunsets
Point of View 🚢🌏🌄 Worth the hike! 👍 Thank you team vatia-alava!👣👏 #instaview #travelgram #americansamoa #npamericansamoa #firstsummit #alava
"Breathtaking beaches to enjoy, mountains to climb, and an underwater world to explore... the #NPamericansamoa ! I am so grateful for the opportunity to explore this magical place. Sending a big thank you to the service men and women who maintain the trails and care for the park." - @juliadesantis #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NationalPark #NPS #NPSCentennial #AmericanSamoa #SouthPacific #Faasamoa @npsamericansamoa @np_american_samoa #Repost @juliadesantis with @repostapp
Breathtaking beaches to enjoy, mountains to climb, and an underwater world to explore... the #NPamericansamoa ! I am so grateful for the opportunity to explore this magical place. Sending a big thank you to the service men and women who maintain the trails and care for the park. #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NationalPark #NPS #NPSCentennial #AmericanSamoa #SouthPacific #Faasamoa @npsamericansamoa @np_american_samoa
Behind the scenes progress photo: Student artist Pua adding more thick accents while Art Professor Reggie finishes one side of the Siapo Mamanu. #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPSCentennial #NPS100 #NPSamericansamoa #NPamericansamoa #AmericanSamoa #SiapoMamanu #Samoan #SamoanCulture #PreserveProtectConserve
The project is also part of the National Park of American Samoa’s celebration of the centennial of the National Park Service. The national park is one of the 410 national park sites throughout the United States and its territories. #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPSCentennial #NPS100 #NPSamericansamoa #NPamericansamoa #AmericanSamoa #Samoan #SiapoMamanu #SamoanCulture #PreserveProtectConserve
Superintendent Scott Burch and some park rangers from the National Park of American Samoa with the student artists. “We are very excited to partner with ASCC to share these important traditional practices,” added Michael Larson. “One of the reasons the National Park of American Samoa was established is to preserve, protect, and perpetuate the Samoan culture, and to ensure that Samoan cultural traditions don't become practices of the past, but will continue through teaching, especially to the youth.” #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPSCentennial #NPS100 #NPSamericansamoa #NPamericansamoa #SiapoMamanu #AmericanSamoa #Samoan #SamoanCulture #PreserveProtectConserve
Meredith-Fitiao recalled that the last Siapo Mamanu of a comparable size was created in 2000 by a team that included Marilyn Pritchard Walker and Adeline Pritchard Huff, daughters of master siapo maker Mary Jewett Pritchard. “Auntie Mary and her daughters have passed on,” said Meredith-Fitiao, “but my husband Su’a and I were both students of Auntie Mary, and we’re proud to trace the lineage of this work back to her.” #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS100 #NPSCentennial #NPSamericansamoa #NPamericansamoa #AmericanSamoa #SiapoMamanu #Samoan #SamoanCulture #PreserveProtectConserve
The student artists included (from L@to R) Shalina Prescott, Puataunofo Tofaeono, Warren King, Loimata Siona, and Queen-Grace Tiumalu. Siapo making is one of three Samoan traditional practices taught in ART 161 #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS100 #NPSCentennial #NPSamericansamoa #NPamericansamoa #AmericanSamoa #SiapoMamanu #Samoan #SamoanCulture #PreserveProtectConserve
Under the direction of Reggie Meredith-Fitiao and Master Practitioner Su’a Fitiao Tupuola Wilson, students in the Indigenous Arts Forms (ART 161) class learned about and created a Siapo Mamanu. The traditional methods used to make the siapo included the layering and adhering of the u’a (bark), collection and making of the natural dyes, and the applying of the Samoan mamanu or patterns painted in the freehand style using a paogo (pandanus key). #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPSCentennial #NPS100 #NPamericansamoa #NPSamericansamoa #AmericanSamoa #Samoan #SamoanCulture #PreserveProtectConserve #SiapoMamanu
Chief of Interpretation and Education, Michael Larson trying it to stay between the lines as he tries painting the Siapo Mamanu. “This Siapo Mamanu will become a permanent part of our visitor center,” explained national park Chief of Interpretation and Education Michael Larson. “This will allow local and off-island visitors the opportunity to not only enjoy it, but also to learn about its importance in the Samoan culture as well as the incredible effort and creative process that went into making it.” #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPSCentennial #NPS100 #NPSamericansamoa #NPamericansamoa #SiapoMamanu #AmericanSamoa #Samoan #SamoanCulture #PreserveProtectConserve
Project Produces Largest Mamanu Siapo Since 2000. As part of a collaborative project with the National Park of American Samoa, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Art Department unveiled a new eight foot by eight foot Siapo Mamanu, the largest siapo in this style to be created since 2000. #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPSCentennial #NPS100 #NPSamericansamoa #NPAmericansamoa #Samoan #AmericanSamoa #SiapoMamanu #SamoanCulture #PreserveProtectConserve
About as remote as remote can be, the National Park of the American Samoa would be an excellent adventure. •••••• Thank you NCPA #Repost @npcapics ・・・ #SeeAmerica : A remote and relatively new park fit for adventure-seekers, National Park of American Samoa offers visitors rainforests, tropical wildlife, secluded villages, and coral-sand beaches. Situated on three of American Samoa’s islands, what the park lacks in visitor facilities of more established sites, it makes up for in uncrowded beaches, stunning hikes, exotic birdwatching, a view into Samoan culture, and opportunities to snorkel among more than 950 species of fish and 250 types of coral. Click the link in our profile read more about See America artists, their designs, and how you can get a copy of this must-have book. Pictured here: National Park of American Samoa © National Park Service #NPCA #npcapics #FindYourVoice #nationalparks #nationalpark #publiclands #instagood #history #historygeek #nationalparkgeek #art #illustration #book @CreativeActionNetwork #NPS100 @np_american_samoa #NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #Tau #AmericanSamoa #ManuaIslands #SouthPacific #Polynesia @ChronicleBooks --------------------------------------- #nationalparkgeek
#SeeAmerica : A remote and relatively new park fit for adventure-seekers, National Park of American Samoa offers visitors rainforests, tropical wildlife, secluded villages, and coral-sand beaches. Situated on three of American Samoa’s islands, what the park lacks in visitor facilities of more established sites, it makes up for in uncrowded beaches, stunning hikes, exotic birdwatching, a view into Samoan culture, and opportunities to snorkel among more than 950 species of fish and 250 types of coral. Click the link in our profile read more about See America artists, their designs, and how you can get a copy of this must-have book. Pictured here: National Park of American Samoa © National Park Service #NPCA #npcapics #FindYourVoice #nationalparks #nationalpark #publiclands #instagood #history #historygeek #nationalparkgeek #art #illustration #book @CreativeActionNetwork #NPS100 @np_american_samoa #NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #Tau #AmericanSamoa #ManuaIslands #SouthPacific #Polynesia @ChronicleBooks
#SeeAmerica : Artist Roberlan Borges, who lives in Brazil, researched some of America’s national parks and became captivated by the shapes and colors of the National Park of American Samoa. “I tried to make a geometric design as a way of enhancing the natural beauty of the park.” – Roberlan Borges Click the link in our profile read more about See America artists, their designs, and how you can get a copy of this must-have book. #NPCA #npcapics #FindYourVoice #nationalparks #nationalpark #publiclands #instagood #history #historygeek #nationalparkgeek #art #illustration #book @CreativeActionNetwork #NPS100 @np_american_samoa #NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #Tau #AmericanSamoa #ManuaIslands #SouthPacific #Polynesia @ChronicleBooks
Your National Park of American Samoa supports the vast marine and coral reef ecosystem on its coastal waters. These reefs exists with a wide variety of underwater wildlife such as this. #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest Photo by NPS Paolo Marra-Biggs #NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #NPS #NPSCentennial #AmericanSamoa #SouthPacific #CoralReefs #PreserveProtectConserve #Samoan #SamoanPride #SamoanRoots #Faasamoa
It seems inconceivable that these tiny coral polyps can build the hard coral "rocks" that we see on the reef. They do this by secreting layers of a hard substance (calcium carbonate) beneath their living cells. It's as if each tiny polyp built a rock-solid house for itself but then, as it grows bigger, it decides to close-off the bottom rooms in its house, then it grows some more and closes-off another layer of bottom rooms, and so on. ‪#FindYourPark ‬ ‪#SailiLouPaka ‬ ‪#NPWest ‬ Photo by NPS Paolo Marra-Biggs #NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #NPS #NPSCentennial #AmericanSamoa #SouthPacific #Polynesia #Samoan #SamoanPride #SamoanRoots #SamoanCulture #Faasamoa #CoralReefs #ProtectPreserveConserve
An ʻie tōga is a special finely woven mat that has the highest cultural value in the Samoan Archipelago. ʻIe tōga are valued because of the quality of the weave and the softness and shine of the material. ‪#FindYourPark ‬ ‪#SailiLouPaka ‬ ‪#NPWest#NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #NPSCentennial #AmericanSamoa #SouthPacific #Polynesia #Samoan #SamoanPride #SamoanCulture #Faasamoa
Over thousands of acres on Tutuila, Ofu, and Ta'u island spans from mountain peaks to underwater reefs, make up the National Park of American Samoa. Just like a village chief, this park is a servant of its people—you—and a caretaker of the land. We are here to protect the Samoan's rich cultural and natural resources. Come explore them with us!#FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #Tau #AmericanSamoa #ManuaIslands #SouthPacific #Polynesia
Corals are like large trees-- the inner part is hard and provides structural support, the outer part are the living, growing organism. Remember that corals are made up of living organisms and can be easily damaged. It is unlawful to collect corals--and other marine life. ‪#FindYourPark ‬ ‪#SailiLouPaka ‬ ‪#NPWest ‬ Photo by NPS Paolo Marra-Biggs #NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #NPS #CoralReefs #PreserveProtectConserve #AmericanSamoa #SouthPacific #Polynesia #Samoan #SamoanPride #SamoanRoots #SamoanCulture #Faasamoa #Ofu #OfuIsland #Manua
Breadfruit ('ulu in Samoan) is a very large evergreen tree found in most tropical rainforest. This is a subsistence food in line with other tropical staples such as rice, potatoes, taro, and banana plantains. Fruits such as this can come in variety of colors, size, and shapes. These are readily available in most of the Samoan backyard. Where do you get your groceries? ‪#‎FindYourPark‬ ‪#SailiLouPaka ‬ ‪#NPWest#NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #NPS #BreadFruit #AmericanSamoa #SouthPacific #Samoan #SamoanPride #SamoanRoots #SamoanCulture #Faasamoa
The very last minute of sunshine in the USA can be enjoyed every evening in American Samoa. We sure enjoyed this bit.
The remote Manu'a Islands (Ofu, Olosega, and Ta'u) are home to several birds not found in Tutuila island. The absence of the invasive Myna birds makes it easier to observe and enjoy more common native birds such as this fellow. ‪#FindYourPark ‬ ‪#SailiLouPaka ‬ ‪#NPWest#NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #NPS #NPSCentennial #AmericanSamoa #SouthPacific #instaSouthPacific #Polynesia #Ofu #OfuIsland #Manua #Samoan #SamoanPride #SamoanRoots #SamoanCulture #Faasamoa #Polynesian #FYPyes
When you strolling, sort your trash properly and dispose them only to their proper bins. Let's keep our national park and islands clean for everyone especially these little creepy crawlers! ‪#FindYourPark ‬ ‪#SailiLouPaka ‬ ‪#NPWest#NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #NPS #NPSCentennial #AmericanSamoa #SouthPacific #Ofu #OfuIsland #Manua #Polynesia #Polynesian #Samoan #SamoanPride #SamoanRoots #SamoanCulture #Faasamoa #FYPyes
Oge Beach Trail on Olosega Island! Distance: 2.7 mi / 4.3 km roundtrip This trail traverses the shoulder between Mata'ala Ridge and Maga Point, where boobies and frigate birds are often seen. Follow the trail down slope past Maga Point to emerge at Oge, a remote coral rubble beach that faces Ta'u. The hike continues as a beach walk to Leala Point. This trail in maintained by NPS in partnership with the village of Olosega. #FindYourPark ‬ ‪#SailiLouPaka ‬ ‪#NPWest#NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #NPS #NPSCentennial #OgeBeachTrail #AmericanSamoa #Ofu #OfuIsland #Manua #Polynesia #Polynesian #Samoan #SamoanPride #SamoanRoots #SamoanCulture #Faasamoa #FYPyes
RANGER SPOTLIGHT!!! Shout Outs to our dedicated Manu'a Rangers John Sua and Ricky Misa'alefua for all the hardwork these guys are doing out there in the remote islands of Ofu, Olosega, and Ta'u. Something to look forward to as they are in the midst of helping us out for the completion of a new visitor center at our ranger station on Ofu Island. #FindYourPark ‬ ‪#SailiLouPaka ‬ ‪#NPWest#NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #ParkRanger #ParkRangers #RangersOfNPS #AmericanSamoa #Ofu #OfuIsland #Manua #Polynesia #Polynesian #Samoan #SamoanPride #SamoanRoots #SamoanCulture #Faasamoa #FYPyes
Discover a land where nature reigns and to a land of natural beauty. The national park here on Ofu Island features an array of marine wildlife on its pristine tropical waters. Hop on a plane from Tutuila Island as Ofu is now accessible for weekly flights (every Thursday), so get up... get out and ‪#FindYourPark ‬! ‪#SailiLouPaka ‬ ‪# #NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NPWest#NationalParkService #AmericanSamoa #Ofu #OfuIsland #Manua #SouthPacific #instaSouthPacific #Samoan #Polynesia #Polynesian #SamoanPride #SamoanRoots #SamoanCulture #Faasamoa @instasouthpacific
Ghost crabs are responsible for most of the holes you see on the beaches, where they hide during the daytime. They have sharp eyesight and can run fast. You might surprised one and it freezes still, hoping you will walk on by without noticing it. ‪#FindYourPark ‬ ‪#SailiLouPaka ‬ ‪#NPWest#NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #NPS #NPSCentennial #AmericanSamoa #SouthPacific #Ofu #OfuIsland #Manua #Polynesia #Polynesian #Samoan #SamoanPride #SamoanRoots #SamoanCulture #Faasamoa #FYPyes #instaSouthPacific
Happening now... here on Ofu Island! The moon is Earth's only natural satellite and one of the largest natural satellites in the Solar system. Follow us in the next few days for its progress to a full moon. ‪#FindYourPark ‬ ‪#SailiLouPaka ‬ ‪#NPWest#NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #NPS #NPSCentennial #AmericanSamoa #Ofu #OfuIsland #Manua #SouthPacific #Polynesia #Polynesian #Samoan #SamoanPride #SamoanRoots #SamoanCulture #Faasamoa #Moon
In everyday Samoan staple, breadfruits ('ulu in Samoan) is preferred a little immature and starchy. The tough outer surface is usually scrapped to make the sap come to the surface, afterwhich the outer surface will be scrapped again. It will be then baked on the embers of an open fire called "umu." Take part in these island experiences and ‪#FindYourPark ‬! ‪#SailiLouPaka ‬ ‪#NPWest#NPamericansamoa #NationalPark #NationalParkService #NPS #NPSCentennial #AmericanSamoa #Ofu #OfuIsland #Manua #SouthPacific #instaSouthPacific @instasouthpacific #Polynesia #Polynesian #Samoan #SamoanPride #SamoanRoots #SamoanCulture #Faasamoa #BreadFruit #Ulu #Umu
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