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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
“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
“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
Great grey owl - Taken in Yellowstone, 2011. It has been more then 5 years since I have seen one. Maybe I will get a chance this year to visit Northern MN to look for these great owls. #wildlifephotography #nationalparkgeek #npca #findyourpark #nationalparks #owl #greatgrayowl #yellowstone #yellowstonenps
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
Networking at the #EvergladesCoalition with Congressman Brian Mast and Superintendent Pedro Ramos of the #ENP #afishingguide #senditsouth #CERP #CEP #Evergladesfoundation #npca
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
Winter escapes to Yellowstone bring adventure and moments of pristine solitude. Go feel your soul. •••••• Thanks to our friend Jake @jacobwfrank for sharing the wonderful inspiration. -------- Killer views skiing out near Tower with good peeps. Heading to Old Faithful Snow Lodge this weekend and hoping my Geyser juju this year is better than last year. Either way we are gonna have a blast. 🍻 #YellowstonePledge -------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #yellowstone #ski #crosscountryskiing #wintereonderland
One last shot from Zion National Park ☀️
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
Fall in the Narrows - I missed the prime fall season in Zion by a week. It usually peaks in the first week of November but this year it came a week early. Still there was some trees with fall color. This was in the River walk section. #zionnationalpark #zion #landscapephotography #nature #hiking #hikingadventures #utah #nationalparks #nationalparkgeek #fall #glow #naturephotography #mighty5utah #nationalparks #findyourpark #npca #goparks #thenationalparkspass #zionnarrows #narrows #virginriver
We are happy to announce that you can dig up National Park Geek stickers, patches and pins now in Fullerton, CA at Wander Outfitters @wanderoutfitters Swing by, say hello and find your outdoor goodies. ———- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #wanderoutfitters #stickers #stickermule
We can all use more love and cute photos of deer to make our lives better. •••••• Thank you Marc @themarcbacon for sweeting the day. ・・・ ↟↟ I captured this intimate moment between a mother mule deer and her fawn early last summer. It is fun to think about how big this baby deer may be now. . Camera: #Canon 6D Lens: #Sigma 150-500mm ———- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal
Winter is rolling into the Grand Canyon with a dusting of snow. •••••• Many thanks to the good folks at the Grand Canyon Association @grand_canyon_association for the good snow news. ・・・ Do you see the #snow #rainbow ? From inside the #kolbstudio #GrandCanyon ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal
Adventure On. Now on sale at www.nationalparkgeek.com. All made in the USA by the great folks @oxfordpennant in Buffalo, NY, this pennant will spruce up your office, den or bathroom. Get one for yourself and one for a friend. This deal of the week ends Saturday. ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #pennants #oxfordpennant
Icy falls on the Potomac River seen from the bridge to Olmstead Island 2018-01-07. Thirty second exposure taken well after sunset with last glow of day reflecting on the river. #greatfalls #greatfallsmd #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #candocanal #npca #naturephotography #winternature
I planned an entire trip around going out to this point and taking a picture at sunrise. Shooting into the sun is a bit hard on a camera to get proper exposure of everything between bright white lights and dark shadows so you end up with super contrasty shots.  That's why they say "Never shoot into the sun", but at the same time I love doing it. The sun is just peaking over Navajo Mountain, which is known as the "Heart of the Earth" in the origin stories of 3 Native American tribes, Kind of like Mt. Olympus for the Greeks.  So whether you believe in Jupiter, Zeus, Shaash, Christ, Allah, Gaia, Ba'al, Odin, Ra, or just pretty mountains, it's nice to have them winking at you from the top of the mountain when you start your day. #2017BackstoryNine
Need to accessorize for the new year? Check out our sale for all things patches, pins and such at www.nationalparkgeek.com Do a search for "deals of the week" to see all. Sale pricing good until Saturday. •••••• Thanks to NP Geek Ambassador Daniel @danielericmadrigal for the cool shot from the Wave. --------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #thewave
Fill your dreams with thoughts of hiking the Narrows. •••••• Thank you Simon @simonrueger for the cool adventure. ・・・ Hiking in the virgin river to #thenarrows in #zionnationalpark was one of the most impressive things on our trip.💧 ------ #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #zion
Today's #PostforaPark is for #NoatakNationalPreserve @nationalparkservice in #Alaska . Do you know what the Inupiaq speakers are talking about when they mention the itomingmak? ...Annnnnd, could this be the #Hipster spirit animal?..........................................................#FindYourPark #NationalParks #OptOutside #Nature #Language #TinyLakeNeat #Interpretation #NotAYak #americasbestidea #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #digitalart #instagood
Giveaway- Guessing you didn't win the Power Ball either but you can win a pair of NP Geek pins. To enter just tag a friend in the comments. Enter until Wednesday midnight. You can be a winner after all. ••••••• #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal
The long snow weekend was fun while it lasted, but back to reality and warmer temps tomorrow 🤘🏿. Enjoy this shot from the other weekend. #blueridgemountains #virginia #va #swva #botetourt #fincastle #roanoke #mountainsky
#WINNERS #NPCA LEAGUE.##KANBIS ##
Mindful of it all
Experience the amazement of the night at North Cascades NP. ••••• Thanks to our friend Devon @heyguystudios for the awesome night out. ・・・ Friday night lights. ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #northcascades #pnw #astrophotography
"& into the woods I go, to lose my mind and find my soul" Have you and Nigel visited every CA yet, @asapmandy ? #Repost @asapmandy (@get_repost ) • • • Nigel and I are currently working on the goal to visit every conservation park listed on the NPCA map, St Johns isn't new but it's a favourite and for some reason we both feel as though this time we saw it in a completely new & magical way 😚 #hikingwithnigelly #niagarapeninsulaconservationauthority #npca #stjohns #hikingadventures #npcadventures
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