The oldest National Park by age, Hot Springs National Park. It has history, hiking, great views, and a great staff. In 1936 President Andrew Jackson set this land aside for the people of the United States, making it the first national reservation of its kind. After the creation of the National Park Service, it became a National Park. For hundreds of years people have been coming here for its waters, which you can still bottle and take with you today. A fully functional bath house still operates in the park today, as does a brewery which uses the springs water. Worth a visit if you are ever in Arkansas. #npsbucketlist #findyourpark #americasbestidea #nationalparkgeek #nps101 #sarahsdailyadventures2018 #arkansas #hotspringsnationalpark
Home for the next few weeks.
Nothing to see here after dark.
Congratulations to Lassen Volcanic National Park's🌋 newest Junior Ranger, Penny! ❤ @littlesinginghiker
The Ranger let Penny wear the official Ranger Flat Hat
Now off to the next park, Crater Lake.
18+ miles hiked today, 4200ft+ elevation change, stood on some things, saw some stuff. Pretty damn happy.
Ted Barone is a long-time park #Volunteer
with an eye for composition. In a project called “Now and Then,” Ted matches up modern landscapes with those appearing in historic photographs of #Alcatraz
and other #GGNRA
sites. "I'm fascinated by the stories that are hidden behind what we see," Ted explains. "Matching beautiful archival photographs with photos from today forces us to consider what has been, what is, and what will be. Hopefully, these photos can become part of the archival record of the GGNRA and maybe 75 to 100 years from now, someone will replicate this project and share their findings with the Bay Area community of the future." Click the links below to check out the collections!
--- Now and Then: Alcatraz Island ---
--- Now and Then [GGNRA] ---
📷 John Cantwell, NPS
It has been a WILD summer. Now, I am all packed up and getting ready to leave. It is going to be hard to leave a place that is constantly blowing your mind and leave such an excellent team that has become family, but I am very excited to get back to my friends and family that I miss a whole frickin lot.
The Lord has shown me so much through this experience, some things new that I hadn't experienced before, some things old that He reminded me of. Most notably, He has stressed to me that His plans are better than yours, and that the Gospel is more important than anything you thought was important, and people's lives depend on it.
Anyway, enjoy this picture of Connor getting eaten by Death Canyon.
For us that live in Scandinavia, Iceland is our exotic Hawaii. Or the Moon. Or Mars.
Picture from the trip in July. Going back asap!
The humpback whales are known to be protective of other species, even humans. In September 2017 in Rarotonga, the Cook Islands, two adult humpback whales were observed protecting snorkeler and whale biologist Nan Hauser from a huge tiger shark, with one whale pushing the woman away from the shark while the other used its tail to block the predator's advances. Cool or what?
Take me back to Yellowstone...
You drive to the northwestern most end of Washington and then hike a good little while and find this...
My entry for tonight’s @rebels_united
Rebel Pops #ru_landscape_18
Dog Canyon - a secluded, forested canyon on the north end of the park at 6,300 feet - stands at the edge of the wilderness boundary and offers an ideal location for quiet camping, birding, hiking, and solitude.
Trails from Dog Canyon offer excellent access with relatively easy grades to the highcountry of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. A variety of one-day or shorter day hikes, overnight backpacking trips, and horseback riding trips can be made from this area. A tent and RV campground (no hookups) provides lodging options from which to begin your adventure.
Hike to Marcus Overlook and enjoy the view down West Dog Canyon or cross open meadow through juniper, oak and pine to the summit of Lost Peak. .
However you decide to experience this remote portion of the national park, you’ll enjoy both the destination and the journey.
@naturenps @nationalparkservice @usinterior #findyourtrail #nps101 #encuentratuparque #findyourpark
The 3 of Us.
Its nice to have our picture taken. Sometimes, we don't always have someone to take it for us. Its fun to share pictures with one another! ❤ 📸Photo by: Linda, the rock lover, better known as The Bucket List Traveler 🧡
So glad we brought Linda and Sal to honey pooh bear. 🐻🍯They snapped some pretty cool shots of us high up on the rocks from down there!
🧡 He said I look like Aunt Jemima
Yesterday, we saw hundreds of "shooting stars🌠" on a moonless night in Joshua Tree. ❤
In a town with summers that have never ending heat waves - I manage by editing my shots of cooler days in Washington (and keeping the thermostat at 72)...
In the land of blazing sun and dark shadows
This week Alcatraz Island welcomed back some familiar faces. Alcatraz Alumni – Former correctional officers, family members, and prisoners – celebrated their final reunion gathering on the island. The roughly 30-year-old tradition, co-organized by the National Park Service and Alcatraz Alumni Association , along with Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, has been a unique way for visitors to learn about life on the rock from those who lived it. The prison closed in 1963, and most former residents have passed away or moved out of the area. Although the decision was made to end the beloved tradition due to shrinking numbers in participation, some alumni plan to continue coming back to share their stories with the public.
Thank you to everyone who joined us in making history with Sunday’s memorable event!
#FindYourPark #NPS101 #LivingHistory
Photos: Richard Mayer
Original Post: NPS
Not quite sure why that star looks like a bird, but I'm alright with it!
First milky way shot of the year and it was worth the wait. Last Friday @joeleeisnotjolie @jaysadventurecircus
and I got in to Flagstaff around 11pm after a 3 hour drive. Aftern spending almost a month in Kingmen,AZ, you get used to 100deg plus temperatures, so being greeted by a cool 50deg night was more than welcome.
Today kicks off our National Park Tour for this week. This is park 1 out of 3 that we we will experience. We Caught so many Meteors last night. ☄Perseid Meteor Shower in Joshua Tree National Park. 🌵❤ we were so lucky to have witnessed this astronomical event in such a dark sky park.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is actually a female
Who is the leader of the wolfpack?
i’ve shared this before on this account (and also on my personal), but it’s one of my all-time favorites... this scene was one of those things that just makes you feel so blessed to be alive. i hope y’all can stop listening to my rambling and see it one day in person 😂😊
Visiting this place evokes a similar feeling in me as to how I’d imagine it would feel to win the lottery. Oh, wait...
Layers of time and earth.