When the “tough” days happen, I remind myself of quiet moments like this. The problems I experience are put into perspective when I’m wandering through the woods, sitting thousands of feet above, or simply spending time with the ones I love most. Our jobs, belongings, successes, and failures don’t make up who we are or dictate our value. Cheers to the weekend! 🙌🏼
. We spent our last day in beautiful #BryceCanyonNationalPark
hiking as much as we could and taking in the phenomenal sites starting bright and early at sunrise. We still didn't get to do everything we wanted to, but we certainly made the most of the time we did have! Read all about our last day here: http://lotsasmilesphoto.com/2018/06/21/bryce-canyon-hiking-the-rim-trail/
(linked in my profile)
I couldn't dream this up, even if I tried.
Got questions regarding the wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon? We’ve got answers!
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is hosting an informal open house on Monday, June 25th between 4 and 7 p.m. at the King Gillette Ranch Visitor Center in Calabasas.
You will be able to meet the primary project partners, which include the National Park Service (NPS), Caltrans, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA).
The event will be held at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Interagency Visitor Center (King Gillette Ranch), 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302
Representatives from these agencies and organizations will be on hand to answer questions about the project, the newly finalized Environmental Assessment, and about coexisting with area wildlife. If you need more information, email April Gilbert at GilbertA@nwf.org.
Clocking in at 275 feet tall and 1,385 tons, with a circumference of 103 feet, the General Sherman tree is the largest living thing on Earth by volume 🌲💚
If you’ve never been to @oozlefinchbeers
before, you need to make the trip ASAP! 🚙💨 Amazing craft beers right around the corner from Fort Monroe. Have you already been before? If not, check it out so I can hear about your experience❕
To help give you that push, check out their legend I pulled directly from their website 💻: TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT... One night in 1905, Captain H.M. Merriam (while quite possibly under the influence of our favorite beverage) swore he saw a strange, large-eyed bird outside the Fort Monroe Officers' Club. His outlandish tale quickly spread throughout the community, and the bizarre creature later became the mascot of the club. Merriam's fellow officers dubbed the bird the "Oozlefinch" and placed a figurine of its likeness on a shelf behind the bar. The Oozlefinch rose to mythic status on Fort Monroe and regular sightings reportedly occurred.
Today our brewery bears the name of the Oozlefinch, drawing inspiration from its legendary status, the celebration of good times with friends, and the traditions of Fort Monroe.
And if you're lucky, you just may catch a glimpse of the infamous bird yourself. •
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Ruby Mt from the waters of Ross Lake. Fun fact, you can camp on this island (w/ the proper permit of course!).⛺️
Sunset at Tuolumne meadows
"Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment." - Ansel Adams
It turned out to be a very successful day but it's not what it looks like. In the begining, I was struggling to find a composition that I like. I spend a quite bit of time shooting the beautiful Tuolumne River but for some reason I can't seem to find my shot. I got very discourge and decided to pack up. My fiancée who is always with me when I go shoot. (I am very lucky to have her) 😊 She spotted a deer going through the field and she immediately called me over. I got excited again and brought out my camera then the whole herd show up. It was so cool to see so many deers. As I was discreetly trying to take some photo of the deer and out of nowhere she pat my shoulder and told me to look at the mountains. In my head, the whole composition just came together. I pulled out my tripod, trying to frame the mountains and the herd. It was a bit difficult because the herd keep moving. Again with my fiancée help she was waving and jumping and was able to get 3 of them to look at my direction and this is what I got. Maybe its a good photo or maybe not but its definitely a memory that is hard to forget.
There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of giant sequoias and redwoods, the Canyon of the Colorado, the Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Three Tetons; and our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children's children forever, with their majestic beauty all unmarred. --Theodore Roosevelt