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“And as he stood, peering into the wild eyes before him, remembering that sad, sweet song, he felt his heart soften and his fear evaporate. His eyes filled and, without warning, he knew why he had come here. He knew in that instant what he had traveled to find, what he had heard in that song, what he had embraced in his lonely bed as he had lain awake, listening and wanting. He knew that the song had been a cry for an end to solitude. The cry was to banish aloneness. It had reached out across the miles and the years and touched him. And it had guided him. He knew this now. And so with his heart full and his eyes afire with understanding, the boy faced the wolf and he spoke back... with his smile. And in that instant, the two... boy and wolf... were one heart.” WolfCountry.net A piece from a Native American tale. #siberianhusky #wolfdog #wolf #husky #folklore #optoutside #rei #spiritanimal #dogsofinstagram #loveis #nationalpark #savetheearth #preserveourparks #furbaby #snowdog
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On #waterfallwednesday get out and explore one of the thirteen well-known waterfalls in Central Oregon.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the closest waterfall a mere 8 minutes from downtown Redmond, you can enjoy a stunning scenic view anytime.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #visitrdm #redmondoregon #visitcentraloregon #preserveourparks #enjoythescenery #centraloregonlife ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #exploremore #getoutstayout #oregonexplored #roamtheplanet #rei1440project #pnw #pnwonderland #thegreatoutdoors #lifeofadventure #getoutside #bestofnorthwest #bendoregon #wildernessculture #visitbend #cascadiaexplored #beautifuldestinations #discoverearth #welivetoexplore #travel #travelgram #waterfall #waterfallsofinstagram #waterfallsoforegon
“Delicate Arch” •homemade scratch board (mixed media) •original 9”x6”
We climbed a mountain hiked 15.5 miles was pelted by hail,sleet and rain was chased by big horn sheep twice and was blown around by the wind on the edge of a cliff. Would I do it again.....hell yes! Look at this view! Totally worth it. Glutton for punishment I guess. #highlandtrail #glaciernationalpark #hiking #hikingadventures #nature #adventure #explore #getoutdoors #travel #Montana #bigskycountry #NPS #nationalparknerd #protecttheparks #preserveourparks
Who would have thought that public park space could be turned into parking for cars in New York City I would have expected it for other places that are more car dependent, but here we are doing it for the #usopen . Clearly we are not charging enough for the negative externalities. #parksareforpeople #notcars #disgrace #parksnotparkinglots #preserveourparks @franciscomoyany @nycparks @streetsblog @usopen
It's a shame that #FlushingMeadowsCoronaPark is underfunded by @nycparks and that the Unisphere is the only thing that is fixed up just when the #usopen comes around every year. This is despite it being the public backyard of underrepresented lower & middle class locals in the rest of the year. #worldsfair #preserveourparks #preserveourhistory #flushingmeadowspark #flushingmeadowscoronapark #fundourparks @franciscomoyany
l i g h t b u l b moment : double arch •pen and ink 🖊 •original 5” x 7” - - Another one of my favorite spots in arches!
l i g h t b u l b moment : delicate arch •pen and ink 🖊 •original 5” x 7” - - - I have a lot of great memories being in Arches National Park - especially at the delicate arch. The first time I went was with my cousins @jennavcarr and @spencer___carroll we got lost in the dark and had a mountain lion scare (another story for another day haha) We ended up going the next morning and had an awesome time. I’ll never forget seeing this arch in person. It is HUGE - way bigger than you would think. I visited it again this year with @_katlynn.nicole and felt just as amazed.
l i g h t b u l b moment : zion •pen and ink 🖊 •original 5” x 7” - - I have a hard time putting it into words how this place made me feel. @theannamichele and I went together for this first time a little over a month ago and we were in awe!! The size and beauty of the mountains and landscapes are unreal. I felt such clarity and peace venturing around the park. Nature brings me such inspiration and peace of mind. I love this park and our national parks and I want to try to do what I can to help preserve them 💚
"I actually saved the hike to Angel’s Landing until our last day in Zion so I could climb it on my birthday this year. We woke up pretty early to hit the trail before too many people showed up. There’s something special about doing something that makes you feel so alive to celebrate another year of life! Thanks for asking about the photos!"- Kirsten on her experience in Zion! 📸 : @girl.gonewild • • • • #wonderfulwildwomen #mountainsplease #mountaingirls #nps #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #girlswhohike #girlswhoexplore #hikemore #exploremore #exploretx #exploretexas #preserveourpubliclands #preserveourparks #optoutside #forceofnature #getoutgirluk #outdoorbella #alpingirls #desertvibes #likeawildernessgirl #likeamountaingirl #hikerbabes #wanderwoman
Sneaking in a #tbt with a shot from Mono Lake taken in May. Funky smell but well worth seeing in person. I recommend stopping at the visitor center first for a cool history of the lake, its surroundings & how the tufa (those otherworldly formations) are created. #monolake #california #roadtrips #travelswithmygirlfriend #havecamerawilltravel #naturephotography #leaveitlikeyoufoundit #preserveourparks
This #thankfulthursday I am #thankful for Florida parks that allow us to truly experience all the beauty this state has to offer. ALOT of times I am stuck in my own head but being able to just take a walk out and about makes a world of difference. Lettuce Lake is actually a conservation park used to preserve Florida wild life. This park is maintained beautifully by hard-working park rangers. This election cycle please remember to vote for candidates who respect nature and will preserve our parks so that future generations can enjoy them too! I started out using filters but quickly realized that this beautiful Queen needs no help. 😍💕🙌👑 #optoutside #floridaparks #florida2018 #lettucelakepark #floridawildlife #conservation #mothernature #hillsboroughcounty #beautiful #magical #preserveourparks #nature #naturelovers #naturehike #outandabout #adventure
I saw no bears ... but they saw me ... dun dun duuuuh! #greatsmokymountains #preserveourparks
Being eco-friendly and living sustainably is not a lifestyle ‘choice’ ... it is a duty we have towards future generations. #sustainableliving #sustainability #americaisbeautiful #preserveourparks #socofalls
I appreciate having a good time in the outdoors just like everybody else. I was shocked seeing this. I enjoy beer and eating outside, but please, please take out what you bring in. Protect this resource for everyone. #wissahickoncreek #wissahickon #devilspool #nolittering #preserveourparks #preserveourplanet 🌏 #keepitniceforeveryone #phillycleanup #cleanupphilly
Impact begins with I 🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏿‍♂️#TakethePledge Help keep our parks clean and our oceans safe. #LitterisforLosers #BetheChange invest in a more #sustainablelifestyle invest in our future. . . . . #PreserveOurParks #SaveOurOceans #LoveFL
Great Basin National Park in Nevada is home to the oldest organisms on Earth. These beautiful, twisted Bristlecone Pines can live to be 5,000 years old. The wood has such a high resin content that it erodes like stone instead of rotting like wood. Touching a tree that sprouted when the pyramids were built is the very definition of perspective. . . . #bristleconepine #greatbasinnationalpark #preserveourparks #getoutside #naturalcuriosity #alwayslearning #naturefacts #welltravelled #optoutside #exploremore #traveldeeper #openmyworld #stayandwander #roamtheplanet #travelgram #lifeofadventure #letsgosomewhere #exploreeverything #visualwanderlust #keepitwild #welivetoexplore #exploreeverywhere
Haven't walked through Minekill since Sunship Earth in Middle School! Even more impressed and appreciative now by NY's initiative to preserve these lands while running the states largest power plant! When nature and technology can align its amazing what can be done. NYPA is definitely a win for the state, providing some of the lowest cost electricity in the nation along with some pretty sweet views ✌ #preserveourparks #align #regenerate #newyorkpowerauthority #minekillfalls #minekilllstatepark #waterfalls #dontgochasingwaterfalls #mushrooms #horticulture #permaculture #summer #indiansummer #laborday
Favorite National Parks day 2: Grand Tetons! Celebrating the 102nd birthday of the National Park System by showcasing photos of our favorite parks over the last year. . . I feel like the Grand Tetons get overshadowed by Yellowstone and I'm so sad that it happens. The Grand Tetons NP is a fantastic place to visit and get out in nature. Jenny Lake is gorgeous and we even saw a mother moose and her calf getting a snack and then taking a nap. The wildlife is abundant and the nature hikes are peaceful. Bonus? The best boondocking (free camping) spot in all the land. . . Have you ever camped in a National Park or in a National Forest just outside the park? . . #happybirthdaynps #nationalparkservice #nps #grandtetons #mustsee #favoritenationalpark #harddecisions #boondocking #nationalparkcamping #preserveourparks #jennylake #themountainsarecalling
This past week, Sharon Winnick made an appearance at the Hunterdon County 4-H Fair. The 4-H fair is a great festivity that occurs every year to help encourage and inspire the surrounding communities. This type of involvement is needed between its leaders and the community in order for Raritan Township to fully flourish.🇺🇸 . . . #4hfair #democrat #environment #preserveourparks #raritantownshipnj #flemmington #community #communitypool #protectourchildren #communitycenter
Big Springs is one of the many sources of the snake river. Directly above this bridge the water springs forth from the earth crystal clear and pure. Directly below this bridge beautiful rainbow and brown trout swim freely in great numbers. ==================== . . #preserveourparks #beforetheregone #bigsprings #bigspringspark #rivers #kayaking #flyfishing #fish #mountains #islandpark #mntana #idaho #nature #thetugisthedrug #onthefly #crystalclear #beautiful #beautifulnature #naturephotography #lifeinthemountains #float #peace #zen #findyourzen
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than one seeks”. John Muir. One of my favorite shots from today’s peaceful healing walk through the redwoods.
That is over 35 million Americans. The truth is the future of our community is in our young American citizens. This Community of Raritan Township is not just for the older generations but for you, Millenials. In fact, the very basis on why we need to create a stronger community now is to build a strong foundation for generations to come. Your vote is important. . Are you registered to vote? A great way to tell is to go to www.Vote.org. There you can find out if you registered for our upcoming election. . Tag a millennial who needs to see this! . . . #registertovote #vote #election #democrat #newjersey #preserveourparks #community #raritantownshipnj #communitypool #communitycenter #centralnewjersey
the celebration continues ✨⛰✨ happy monday!! #protectourparks ✌️ thank you @thecarlamarie for your awesome photo and wise words ・・・ Happy 102nd Birthday to our beautiful National Park System. Grateful for people like Lincoln and both Roosevelts who chose to protect these parks for the PEOPLE. And to John Muir for discovering and writing about our parks! If it weren’t for them these beautiful places wouldn’t be available for us they’d be privately owned and I probably wouldn’t be able to take my top off in front of an active volcano. Thanks to my girl @lindsayy_dye for encouraging to do this on our hike it felt fucking awesome! @braless_adventures . . . 📷: @lindsayy_dye . #braless #bralessadventures #nationalparks #hike #hiking #rainier #nationalpark #nps #mountrainier #womenwhohike #tolmiepeak #findyourpark #girlswhohike #girlswhoexplore #preserveourparks #getoutside #wanderwoman #womenwhoexplore #strongertogether #freespirit #optoutside #livingmybestlife #bralesstravel #forceofnature #herwanderfullife #wanderlust #nationalparkgeek
Happy 102nd birthday to the @nationalparkservice ! The National Parks have been one of the guiding forces of my travels across the country. It is so humbling to visit these magnificent places in my home country. I've met so many people that come from around the world to experience America's beauty. This is a sunset from my visit to the north rim of the Grand Canyon last spring. Experiencing the Grand Canyon was stunning. I hope my country's sacred natural places can continue to be preserved for the education & enjoyment of many generations to come. #exploremore #wanderlust #photographtheworld #visitAZ #travel #grandcanyonnationalpark #travelphotography #exploreAZ #southwest #sunset #grandcanyon #hbd #arizona #preserveourparks #nationalparkroadtrip #exploresouthwest #intuitive #exploration #minimalistphotography #mothernature #roadtripUS #optimism #roadtrip #girlsthatwander #sheisnotlost #womenwhoexplore #naturephotography #begrateful #gratitude
I wonder if Dr. Seuss ever visited the Badlands of South Dakota? These colors seem like some serious inspiration! The Yellow Mounds, as they are called, are the weathered remains of mud from an inland sea that covered North America around 100 million years ago! . . . #npsbirthday #badlandsnationalpark #becurious #naturalcuriosity #yellowmounds #getoutside #preserveourparks #welltravelled #optoutside #exploremore #traveldeeper #openmyworld #stayandwander #roamtheplanet #travelgram #lifeofadventure #letsgosomewhere #exploreeverything #visualwanderlust #keepitwild #welivetoexplore #exploreeverywhere
America’s Best Idea ⛰🏜🏕 #nps #102
//Living only 7 minutes from the Lake Norman State Park is the best thing ever. If I could live in the park, I would, but apparently you have to be a ranger for that privilege// #gooutside #dirtonthetires #quickburner #ncmtb #rideoutside #singletrack #lakelife #supportstateparks #lknliving #preserveourparks
On the road today and thinking about my favorite adventures from this trip. Towards the top is swimming in Crater Lake, Oregon. At 1,949 feet deep, it’s the deepest lake in the US! . . . #craterlake #craterlakenationalpark #preserveourparks #roadthoughts #getoutside #bluewaters #welltravelled #optoutside #exploremore #traveldeeper #openmyworld #stayandwander #roamtheplanet #travelgram #lifeofadventure #letsgosomewhere #exploreeverything #visualwanderlust #keepitwild #welivetoexplore #exploreeverywhere
One of the main reasons we are striving for the necessary change in Raritan Township is to build a stronger community. Community is the backbone of our society and we intend to continue the growth for Raritan Township and make the changes needed once and for all. Check out this article we shared on our Facebook page. . . . #puziowinnick2018 #environment #community #raritantownshipnj #preserveourparks #newjerseyelection #newjersey
My heart is still 8,000 miles away with the animals and #elephants of #southafrica . Encouraging all my friends to follow @amivitale for phenomenal, unique photos of these creatures and their caretakers. For those who want to donate, I recommend @r.e.s.c.u.e , enabling care for these gentle giants on the ground, #savingthespecies , one by one. #wildlifephotography #safari #nationalparks #preserveourparks #saveourplanet #banivorytrade #banpoaching #prosecutepoachers #southafricathroughmyeyes #africa #iphonephotography #shotwithiphone #pachyderm #naturallight #nofilter
Volunteer work makes the dream work. The efforts of a collective of individuals can have a ripple effect beyond our perception. Join The Upstate Experience September 16th from 2-6pm as we work to rehabilitate the trail system at the Marcy Town Park on Toby Road. Bring gloves, a rake, and a water bottle... Be prepared to get dirty in trail maintenance! 👍 Stick around after the event and let's talk about how we can raise more community conservation awareness!
I was born to parents who left the farm fields of Kansas for the mountains of Oregon. Though I was born between the Cascades and the Coast Range, I have grown up in Idaho, and the mountains I see daily are the Lost River Range, the Lemhis, the Beaverheads and the Tetons, a view that spans central Idaho to the border of Montana and into western Wyoming. . . It's rather remarkable when I sit with that fact for a moment and consider my good fortune. . . I grew up with a pack on my back, or paddling a canoe down the Snake River. As a boy, I was as comfortable sleeping under the stars in the Sawtooth Mountains or a beach along the Salmon River as I was in any conventional bed. . . But there were about 15 years as an adult when the responsibility of school and children and work and all the normal obligations of adulthood overwhelmed the boy I grew up with, and I nearly lost him. . . I will forever be grateful for Janet the day I sat with her in our living room and told her I was losing myself. She could have blown me off, telling me that obligations are what they are and to just accept it or be miserable. . . But she didn't. "Go," she said. And then did one better. "And when I can, I'll go with you." . . That's how I survived adulthood while reclaiming the boy I was born to be. And sometimes I still just have to put on a pack, and exhaust myself in the mountains all by myself remembering who I am, who I've always been, and who I hope to be until someone finds my bleached bones somewhere far from the normal obligations of adulthood, and far from miserable. . . Just the latest installment of the "Paul Found Project".
Have you ever been on top of a 🌈 rainbow!? We were at the top of Haleakalā Mountain in the National Park, feeling as if we were standing at the very point of creation. In the distance, the active volcano Hilo, beyond that, the ocean. We were above the clouds, marveling at the sight of it all, when suddenly a rainbow appeared in the crater BELOW us! Incredible! We were, literally, on top of the rainbow! A picture can’t quite capture it ... but I tried!
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