#picyourparkcontest

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Currently sitting in a rain storm in Iceland with @kencrandallphoto and trying to goad the sun to come out with a sunny photo of our last trip. Cmon Iceland. Be jealous. You can be sunnier than the Tetons I promise! πŸ“Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming πŸ“Έ @nikonusa #nikond850 #mikonnofilter #desidrewphotography #ig_color #nikon_photography_ #grandtetonnationalpark #getoutside #gooutside #optoutside #discoverwyoming #nationalparks #usinterior #picyourparkcontest
Today I visited my 67th Park Site! Thomas Stone was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. A great spot to visit- and for those of you who want to earn a LOT of badges in one swoop- this is the place to do it. I think they had around 10 different junior ranger booklets on hand! #nationalparktrust #explorelearnprotect #juniorranger #iwannabeaparkranger #thomasstone #thomasstonenationalhistoricsite #findyourpark #picyourparkcontest #buddybison #whereisbuddybison #rileyrecommends
#fbf Spent two days hiking in one of my favorite national parks @acadianps in June. There are so many trails and amazing views, it's a must visit if you haven't been. A cloudy morning on top of Cadillac Mountain, but it's still an awesome experience waiting for the sun to rise. #picyourparkcontest #nationalparks #visitmaine #hikemaine #acadianationalpark #newengland #supportyournationalparks #mountdesertisland #barharbor
Proud to have placed 8th in the National Park Foundation’s #picyourparkcontest ! πŸ“·πŸ”But even more pleased with everything I got to see and experience this summer. Thanks to all the friends who supported and followed along😍 @goparks #findyourpark #optoutside #roadtrip #meticulousplanning
Looking Glass Rock Trail. Located in the Pisgah National Forest is a moderate to strenuous 6 mile round-trip hike. The ending views are worth every step though! See for yourself and explore your public lands today! #climbingmountains #lookingglassrock #summit #summitviews #trailing #hikingsport #hikinglife #hikerslife #hikerslifestyle #greatoutdoors #explorersport #americathebeautiful #northcarolina #exploreyourcountry #exploreyourstate #photosthatinspire #outdoorlife #adidas #kswisstubes #greathikes #greatshots #photos #photography #photoghrapher #picyourparkcontest
We need the tonic of wildness, to wade sometimes in marshes. At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be infinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because, unfathomable, we can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder-cloud, and the rain which lasts three weeks... We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.✨ πŸ“·: @rnooraga #quotes #thoreau #deltalake #grandtetons #grandtetonnationalpark #nps #nationalpark #girlswhohike #52hikechallenge #52hikechallenge2018 #wildernessbabes #hikerbabes #hikerbabesorg100 #journeyto100 #photography #landscape #alpinelake #PicYourParkContest #adventure #getoutside #optoutside #explore
#tbt to Last Tuesday where we experienced a cloudy, stormy sunrise @grandcanyonnps πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ It was so cloudy later this day that you could barely see into the canyon. The sky gave off a true blue... this photo is unedited. . . . . #canon_photos #teamcanon #canonusa #canonfanphoto Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7i Lens: Canon 50mm STM F/1.8 ISO: 100 #grandcanyonnationalpark #grandcanyon #gcnp #nationalparkgeek #1916society #arizona #scenicaz #7wondersoftheworld #nationalheritagesite #southrim #keepitwild #arizonavibes #whyihearttheparks #nationsvacations #bienasnacks barnanas #epicbars #beanoutsider #llbeancontest18 #FindYourPark #wanderlust #usparksandmonuments #picyourparkcontest #EncuentraTuParque #supportyourparks #americasbestidea
πŸ™ŒπŸΌ10th place in the #picyourparkcontest by the National Parks!πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ We were the only family in the top ten, and loved every step of the way!πŸŽ’
Lone Rock πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ A short drive from Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Northern Arizona / Utah. This was taken right after storms from Hurricane Rosa came through. . . . . . Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7i Lens: Tokina 11-20mm F/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Aperture: F/9.0 Shutter Speed: 1/20 Focal Length: 11mm ISO: 100 . . . #overexposedandidontcare #glencanyonnationalrecreationarea #page #nationalparkgeek #arizona #scenicaz #lakepowell #utah #keepitwild #arizonavibes #teamtokina #whyihearttheparks #nationsvacations #llbeancontest18 #beanoutsider #FindYourPark #wanderlust #usparksandmonuments #picyourparkcontest #EncuentraTuParque #canon_photos #teamcanon #canonusa #tokina #sigma #canonfanphoto #teamtokina
I received this sweet note in the mail today from my friend’s daughter. πŸ’• Last week, the National Park Foundation notified me that I’m the official winner of the #picyourparkcontest . I am beyond excited; my friend and I are planning a trip to Dry Tortugas (near Key West)! One fun thing about this contest was seeing how many other people love the national parks. I get teased all the time for my stamp addiction; it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who’s obsessed. 😊 Thank you to my friends and students for all the cheerleading and encouragement, thank you to @schlaxathon and @bethjbiggs for their kind words, and thank you to the National Park Foundation for coming up with this awesome contest! #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkfoundation #nps #americasbestidea #findyourpark
I have 2000 more pictures to process but here are a few shots from our hike down South Kaibab Trail to Cedar Ridge. Thanks to our friends at @goparks and @grand_canyon_association for making this dream a reality. Our guide Sherri was outstanding and taught us more about the Grand Canyon and its geology than any pamphlet could! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Please SUPPORT YOUR PARKS! . . . . . (Mix of iPhone and Canon T7i 50f/1.8) . #canon_photos #teamcanon #canonusa #canonfanphoto #CanonEOSRebelT7i #amerocasbestidea #grandcanyonnationalpark #grandcanyon #gcnp #cedarridge #oohahhpoint #southkaibabtrail #nationalparkgeek #1916society #arizona #scenicaz #7wondersoftheworld #nationalheritagesite #southrim #keepitwild #arizonavibes #whyihearttheparks #nationsvacations #beanoutsider #FindYourPark #wanderlust #usparksandmonuments #picyourparkcontest #EncuentraTuParque #supportyourparks
Made it to Lake Powell in Utah/Northern Arizona for leg 2 🦎 Had to drive through the Navajo Nation during Hurricane Rosa... Lake Powell and its canyons didn’t reveal themselves till the next day β˜€οΈ (iPhone photos) . . . . . . #keepitwild #lakepowell #nationalparkgeek #NPS #findyourpark #glencanyonnationalrecreationarea #wanderlust #keepitwild #arizonavibes #whyihearttheparks #nationsvacations #beanoutsider #FindYourPark #wanderlust #usparksandmonuments #picyourparkcontest #encuentratuparque
One thing nice about the west are the jagged peaks which always are perfect for creating sun stars. If you like doing it the old fashioned way. Or you can be like 90% of Instagram and just create them in photoshop πŸ™…πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Ps, don’t do that!! πŸ“Grand Tetons National Park, WY πŸ“Έ @nikonusa #nikond850 #nikonnofilter #nikon_photography #nikonphotography #grandtetonnationalpark #nationalparks #nps #optoutside #picyourparkcontest
Frozen rain on the hand rail today! #picyourparkcontest
In the last two months, I took three road trips through 24 states! Normally I would have so many photos to post but I was on such an intense and focused quest to visit National Parks for #picyourparkcontest , which required my face in the entry photos, leaving me with little time to get other photos. I thought I would be so relieved when it was over, but honestly my normal life feels pretty boring without the quest 😳😁 I’m trying to sit quietly and figure out what I’m suppose to be doing with my life. Reflecting. See what I did there 😁 #wander #wanderlust #adventure #explore #optoutside #nps #adventureenthusiasts #roamtheplanet #findyouradventure #inspireadventure #washingtondc #findyourpark #discoverearth #reflection #roadtrip #nationalpark
I'm standing in the middle of what was a giant Sequoia redwood this particular one was cut in the late 1800's you can see it for yourself at Sequoia National Park! Go see America it's your home get out of the box, explore this great land, see the parks and public lands that we're set aside for us to enjoy! And remember pack it in pack it out! #packitinpackitout #sequoias #sequoianationalpark #redwoods #ancientgiants #naturesgiants #treesofinstagram #getoutdoorsandplay #godblessamerica #beautiful #americathebeautiful #publiclands #nationalparksservice #california #kingscanyon #@bridgett_souligne #picyourparkcontest
Amazing views and you can hike down to the river! #picyourparkcontest #riograndedelnortenationalmonument
Well, the #picyourparkcontest is over! Confusing rules and we have no idea which entries counted or didn't and why... but it was fun playing! Made our commutes between Denver/Chicago/Cleveland more interesting, and we visited some places we maybe wouldn't normally have gone out of our way to see, and got a few friends in on the fun as well (shoutout to @jenniferjen24 & @doublej102 ). And, we ended up in 2nd place (if you look at the Full Leaderboard)...or 5th place (if you look at a different part of the site). We'll go with 2nd 😁. A few more days in the DC area (gold mine for points) would've given us a shot at first place! Thanks @schlaxmobile for trip planning and @ras0723 for telling us about the contest!
Saved the best for last! #picyourparkcontest
Love the rock formations in Yellowstone. #yellowstonenationalpark #picoftheday #picyourparkcontest #nature
Saw this little fella on the side of the road in Yellowstone #yellowstonenationalpark #picyourparkcontest #deer #yellowstone #wildlife #picoftheday
Wow! Dunes surrounded by the mountains.#picyourparkcontest #greatdunesnationalpark
I just wanted to end #picyourparkcontest with one of my fav pics from the summer. I may not win, but dang if I didn’t try, despite finding out about it a month after the start, and really, can’t think of a better prize than to have you by my side for all our NPS adventures @mvweiss1969 😘❀️ Thanks to all who followed along, happy adventures and love to y’all πŸ’•
140 foot ladder climb to reach the Alcove House. #picyourparkcontest #bandeliernationalmonument
My final entry for the contest! πŸŽ‰ Tomorrow I’ll be back for the tour since this is a new park for me. 😊 When I first heard about this contest, I thought that the only parks that counted were ones that you visited this summer. Otherwise, theoretically, someone could just post pictures of every park they’ve ever been to and win the contest without visiting any parks this summer. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I did post pictures from previous parks once I saw that that was how others interpreted the rules, but I am proud that 210 of my entries are from parks I visited this summer. πŸ’ͺ It was how I’d planned on spending my summer, anyway; I’m on a mission to see all 417 parks, whether there’s a contest or not. By next summer, I plan to be done with all 383 parks in the contiguous U.S. I’m looking forward to seeing park number 313 in a few weeks- The Channel Islands! ❀️✌️#picyourparkcontest #findyourpark #nps #nationalparkgeek #eugeneoneill
Summer Superlatives: Most Unexpectedly Awesome Sites Morristown- Hanging out in the same house as Washington, Hamilton, and Lafayette?? #swoon Hopewell Furnace- I don’t know why, but I found the process of steel making just fascinating! Steamtown- I’m not into trains, but there were so many of them here! It was fun to explore them all. #picyourparkcontest
Summer Superlatives: Best artifacts- FDR Museum. I looked at his speech that brought us into World War II with all his handwritten edits and thought, β€œWhen he spoke these words out loud, it changed the world.” #picyourparkcontest
At Fort Pitt Block House, Pittsburgh. #picyourparkcontest
Lower Delaware River #picyourparkcontest
Summer Superlatives: Worst Day- When I was visiting my parents and needed to go see the Chicago Portage site and the I&M Canal. I woke up with a stomach bug that morning and had a barf bag and ginger ale in the car with me that day. #picyourparkcontest
Fort Point was a new park for me! 😍 More Summer Superlatives: Least favorite historical figure-Martin Van Buren Most favorite historical figure- Eleanor Roosevelt #picyourparkcontest #findyourpark #nps #nationalparkgeek
More Summer Superlatives: Best Rangers- The best storytellers were Paul at Harriet Tubman NHP, the lady who gave the tour at the Vanderbilt Mansion, and the lady who gave the tour at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural NHS. Their genuine enthusiasm and depth of knowledge made these visits so enjoyable and memorable. I don’t normally enjoy forts, but the ranger at Fort Stanwix had me enthralled as he told me weird and interesting stories about the fort. The ranger at the interpretive center in Lowndes County, Alabama spoke to me for almost an hour about civil rights issues, both past and present. And the ranger at the temporary location for Arlington House engaged me in a philosophical discussion about ethics and passport stamps. #picyourparkcontest #presidiopicnic #sanfrancisco #goldengatelove #findyourpark #nps #nationalparkgeek
Such an amazing place! Prarie dogs, elk, deer, coyote....we saw them all. #picyourparkcontest #vallescaldera
Wolf River is along the Ice Age NST #picyourparkcontest
Summer Superlatives: Best Day- Running all over D.C. with Damon and Allison. They were so into it, wanting to make sure I didn’t miss out on any monuments. Damon seemed to enjoy being the photographer, and it was a nice break from taking all those selfies. I was also just so impressed with the beauty and intentionality of all the monuments. There is so much symbolism and so much to notice. And also, very different vibes from the crowds at each monument. #picyourparkcontest
#picyourparkcontest #jordanpond I am looking forward to visiting all of the 59 spectacular national parks πŸ’š I’ve visited 13 so far βœ…
This morning I watched the sunrise from the Pacific Crest Trail. 😍 It’s the last day of the #picyourparkcontest , and I’m in California. I thought it would be fun to post some summer superlatives today as I reflect on the summer. It also gives me something else to think about besides what’s happening in the news today. So, as I hike on the PCT I’m thinking about the most beautiful places I saw in the U.S. this summer. And the winners are... Assateague National Seashore and New Hampshire! (All of it. Everything I saw. 😊)
I wanted so bad to kayak down this bad boy. Not a bad view from the top #yellowstonenationalpark #rainbow #nature #nikon #picyourparkcontest #waterfalls #yellowstone
O pequenos detalhes na vida que faz Grandes Diferença 🀩 #picyourparkcontest #palmas #goias #somautomotivo #belem #maraba #araguatins #saopaulo
Courthouse Towers at Arches National Park, under a pastel cotton candy skyπŸŒ„πŸ’—πŸ’™πŸ’˜πŸ’›πŸ¬πŸ­πŸŒ₯ I loved hiking through and exploring the zigzagging valley, and looking up to these stunning, gargantuan rock formations overhead!πŸ§—πŸ½β€β™€οΈ β€’ Any sharing of this image is always greatly appreciated!#archesnps #werutah #utahunique #findyourpark #roadtripusa #visittheusa #outdoorsusa #utahnps #naturalutah #archesnationalpark #utah #outdoors #hike #sunset #silhouette #balancedrock #unedited #nature #naturephotography #landscape #landscapephotography #rockformation #mountains #depthoffield #canon #canonphotography #clouds #wowutah #courthousetowers #picyourparkcontest
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