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the ocean is waking up
Drive to the end of the road and then keep going.
I woke up to serious overcast skies and no view to be had, but the mountain forecast said sun at MRNP, so off I go. I saw the REI van at Eatonville getting coffee and thought how do I get on one of those? Once I made it into the park, I went on two side trips before getting up to Paradise and there was the van again. If you want to snow hike and are hesitant, the folks at REI will teach you everything you need to know. 2nd pic is the class headed up the mountain. Couldn't have asked for a better day than today. It was perfect! November 29, 2018. . . #pnw #optoutside #rei #pnwroamers #pnwparadise #reiadventure #herpnwlife #herwanderfullife #adventurethatislife #sheisnotlost #sheexplores #womenwhoexplore #welivetoexplore #mrnp #mountrainiernationalpark #mountrainiernps #visitrainier #friendsoftahoma #nps #npwest #findyourpark #findyourselfoutside #neverstopexploring #greatoutdoors #outdoorlife #washingtonexplored #explorewashington #wanderlust #wanderers
It's a beautiful and breezy day, so lace up your hiking boots and #optoutside . #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS102
Yellowmargin triggerfish, pseudobalistes flavimarginatus is one of many species in park waters. #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS102
Life in Manu'a island is slower and more traditional than Tutuila. There are no restaurants, bars, or shopping centers. The isolation and small population of these islands has limited the amenities and made life simple. #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS102
Visitor's thank you post on Instagram for one of our Homestay program hosts, Flo Maiava. “Faafetai Maiava family! You’ve been so hospitality for letting us stay in your home while visiting American Samoa. To anyone who visit this territory, I highly recommend using the homestay program and taking the time to spend with the locals.” #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #homestayprogram
From the staff at the National Park of American Samoa, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. In Samoan, we say "Manuia Le Aso Faafetai." #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS102
Rangers Tai and Ronald successfully took a field trip with Kanana Fou Elementary School, home of the "Stallions" fourth graders to visit their national park, "Special Place" for their very first time. The students and teachers enjoyed their time interacting with nature and learning about how they can help protect their natural resources by keeping their environment clean. #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS102 #EKIP2018
Once or twice a year, palolo swarm to the surface of the sea in great numbers. Samoans eagerly await this night and scoop up large amounts of this delicacy along the shoreline with hand nets. This gift from the sea was traditionally greeted with necklaces made from the fragrant moso’oi flower and the night of the palolo was and still remains a happy time of celebration.The rich taste of palolo is enjoyed raw or fried with butter, onions or eggs, or spread on toast. #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS102
Efforts to establish the National Park of American Samoa date mid-1980s when a group of private citizens expressed their concerns about the decline of fruit bats and wanted to preserve their habitats the tropical rainforest. #BatWeek #SaveTheBats #BatHero #FindYourPark #SailiLouPaka #NPWest #NPS102
My love for the golden hills of California runs deep. It so hard seeing the hills disappear into the smokey air we are experiencing, especially this late in the year. Hope the rains come soon putting an end to the fire season and the hills return to green, at least for a few months.
One of the best feelings coming into the park was the knowing, the familiarity that I had options. So many choices and I knew I wanted to get to this spot that I came to earlier this Fall. I love hiking around Mt. Rainier in winter conditions without having to put on snowshoes! 11-15-18 . . #rainierwatch #friendsoftahoma #visitrainier #visitpnw #mountrainiernps #nps #npwest #findyourpark #findyourselfoutside #neverstopexploring #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored #explorewashington #pnwroamers #pnwparadise #optoutside #reiemployee #rei #cascadiaexplored #choosemountains #themountainsarecalling #sheisnotlost #sheexplores #herpnwlife #herwanderfullife #womenwhoexplore #welivetoexplore #stayandwander #upperleftusa #pnwcollective
Taking flight for southern shores.
Take me anywhere Welcome to our Instagram Page! For Direct Message Adventure Time photos Just send @nationalparkilove to be featured. Thank you very much. Don’t forget tag your Friend, Family… Who love Backpack Nation! #nationalpark #nationalparks #outdoorlife #campfirelife #campfire #hikingworld #hikingnation #vanlife #moutainiscalling #mountaincalling #savebear #outdoornation #hikemoreworryless #hiking #backpack #backpackworld #backpacknation #adventurenation #adventure #discoveryworld #iloveoutdoor #ilovehiking #usanationalpark Credit @nationalparkgeek Ranger walk and talks are some of the best experiences you will have on a visit your National Parks. What has been a favorite for you? ••••••• Thanks to our friends at Whitman Mission @whitmanmissionnps for sharing with us their newest Rangers. ・・・ Join us in welcoming our new summer Rangers! Come take a walk and learn more from them with daily programs at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 4pm! #whitmanmission #npwest #findyourpark #nps100 #wallawalla ---------- #nationalparkgeek
The sun is almost gone the rainy season is among us. I felt so much older standing in the sun today. . . . . #campvibes #wildernessculture #naturalwashington #greatnorthcollective #npwest #wanderwashington #pnwanderland #explore #washingtontrails #wilderness_kids
Amazing session introducing “The Science Behind Respectful Care” at the Nannypalooza West conference this morning. A pleasure engaging with passionate, motivated and experienced nannies and newborn care specialists 🙂 Streaming video version of the full-day “Respectful Care for Newborns, Infants & Toddlers” course (including the full section on “the science behind...”) will be available online via Newborn Care Solutions in just a few weeks! In-person courses will be scheduled in 2019 in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and Dallas - let me know if you would like the in-person course to come to your city 🙂 #nannypaloozawest #NPwest #nannypalooza #newborncaresolutions #followtheleader
NannyPalooza Day One! So excited 🤩🤗 #NannyPalooza #NPWest #NannyLife
Standing on the shore of Bench lake with no benches to be found.🤷‍♀️ . . . . #mtrainer #wanderwashington #pnwonderland #naturalwashington #npwest #greatnortherncollective
Looking out over the ocean and into the future.
Saki Nagae attends the Nagasaki University in Japan. She’s also a member of the Nagasaki Youth Delegation, whose focus is peace education and the abolition of nuclear weapons. She is here for ten days as a student intern/volunteer, visiting Pearl Harbor and other community organizations to help develop new peace programs back in Nagasaki. Part of her goal is to get young people involved. The survivors are passing away," she said, "[so we are] trying to create something new, to involve the young generations. This place has lots of activities here, going to the Missouri, [and] good opportunities for people to think about what happened. The war started at Pearl Harbor, and it ended in Nagasaki. I think there’s a meaning to connect these two places together and create something new for us in peace education," she said. #InternationalPeaceDay  #PearlHarbor  #WWIIValorNPS  #NPWest
I really enjoy meeting people on the trail. There weren't many on this one, but back in the Goat Rocks besides Wonder I chatted with 6 people in groups of 2. Always older men surprised to see me alone. Maybe they worry about me I don't know. I sure don't worry. God is good to me and so faithful. . . #pnw #optoutside #rei #pnwparadise #pnwroamers #olympicpeninsula #olympicnationalpark #visitolympicpeninsula #getoutstayout #outdoorlife #nps #npwest #findyourpark #findyourselfoutside #neverstopexploring #greatoutdoors #sheisnotlost #sheexplores #sheadventures #herpnwlife #herwanderfullife #womenwhoexplore #welivetoexplore #washingtonexplored #explorewashington #olympicmountains #stayandwander #hikevibes #takemoreadventures
So after sitting at Les Schwab I wasn't sure if I should just go home or continue on. I wouldn't be able to hike as far with a late start, but that foolish talk didn't last long. I drove out to Hurricane Ridge again and drove on one of the scariest roads in Washington. Well, that's what Google says! After driving in Deer Park, I didn't feel scared at all. I mean you could accidentally kill yourself by admiring the views and all and drive off the cliff, but whenever another car came in the opposite direction I had good sense to take it slow. . . #pnw #optoutside #rei #pnwparadise #pnwroamers #reiemployee #pacificnorthwest #washingtonstate #onlyinwashington #stayandwander #olympicnationalpark #obstructionroad #herpnwlife #womenwhoexplore #sheisnotlost #sheexplores #welivetoexplore #findyourselfoutside #neverstopexploring #findyourpark #nps #npwest #adventureawaits #adventureculture #herwanderfullife #adventurethatislife #adventurenthusiast #adventurer #washingtonexplored #explorewashington
I had quite the adventure coming out of Deer Park. I recently got an oil change and they found a nail in my tire. I said no when they wanted to charge me $30 to patch and took it to Les Schwab for free. As soon as it was done, I drove it to Deer Park and had a killer time. I was almost out of the Park when I heard the noise. I knew it wasn't good and knew the patch had failed. It was dark and if you have ever driven up here the road is sketchy and not that wide. I drove it hard as far as I could til I found a safe spot. And that's when I said this will be a good place to go to sleep. I woke up the next morning called Les Schwab and they said to call the Les Schwab in Port Angeles, but to be aware that they would charge me $100 and up for the service call. I called and so thankful the manager was so nice and worked me in between jobs for free. Woot! Thank you Jesus! #godisgood #thankyoulord . . #adventurer #adventureawaits #wanderers #wanderlust #welivetoexplore #ourplanetdaily #fantastic_earth #lifeofadventures #keepitwild #stayandwander #staywild #upperleftusa #findyourselfoutside #findyourpark #nps #npwest #neverstopexploring #olympicnationalpark #visitolympicpeninsula #visitwashington #visitpnw #washingtonstate #optoutside #reiemployee #rei #northwestnature #outdoorlife #pnwparadise
Check out this amazing video from @wwiivalornps exploring the waters of the #USSArizona . . #REPOST What does it look like inside the USS Arizona today? Brett Seymour, deputy chief of the National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center, is an audio visual production specialist who’s logged hundreds of research dives at the USS Arizona. Here he talks about exploring Arizona with a remotely operated vehicle, and about one of the unusual discoveries made a couple years ago of a personal item belonging to a USS Arizona survivor. The ship’s wreckage is the final resting place of over 900 sailors and Marines killed during the Pearl Harbor attack when a Japanese bomb landed in the forward part of the ship, causing a massive explosion. Full video can be found at www.facebook.com/valorNPS. Underwater video: Brett Seymour #USSArizona  #PearlHarbor #NPWest
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