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“I’ve said this many times, hiking is such a metaphor for life.... there are obstacles, some that are easier than others and some that seem nearly impossible, but there is always a point where you’re so grateful for every hurdle you’ve tackled because the reward is oh so sweet. I sometimes get discouraged because those beautiful moments seem fleeting, but such are the ebbs and flows of life. The lesson that I continue to learn is to enjoy the present moment, the hurdles and the rewards because in the end it all makes up our story. These adventures and lessons this year have taught me so much and I’m so grateful.” -@michellecanfly of @outdoorjournaltour ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: Rabun Bald, Georgia. Ancestral land of the Cherokee & Chickasaw. #rabunbald ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers or #unlikelyhiker to be featured! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: person stands at a railed summit viewpoint with arms victoriously in the air. Whispy clouds above low rolling mountains in background.]
The Badlands looking baaaad. This was the last photo I took before the storm swooped in and destroyed our tent, forcing us to sleep in a cabelas parking lot.
Happy Birthday to White Sands National Monument founded this day in 1933. It is the most wonderful sand box you will ever play in. •••••• Many thanks to Sandra @nationalparkpatchlady for the goodness of the dunes. ——— Happy birthday to one of my favorite National Park sites, White Sands National Monument. ⠀ ⠀ Gypsum rarely occurs as sand because it is water-soluble. Normally, rain would dissolve the gypsum and carry it to the sea. The Tularosa Basin has no outlet to the sea, so it traps rain that dissolves gypsum from the surrounding San Andres and Sacramento Mountains. Thus water either sinks into the ground, or forms shallow pools that subsequently dry out and leave gypsum on the surface in a crystalline form called selenite. ⠀ ⠀ 📍: White Sands National Monument, NM⠀ 📅 : July 2017⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark ⠀ ——— #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #wnpa1938
The wording on these signs are so important. The distinction that it is OUR land. And I’ll be damned if some real estate developer out of New York City (who only sees the value of a places for what’s under the ground or can be harvest from it, instead of the true irreplaceable value as it is), is going to tell us what’s worth protecting. There’s a lot more to life than the dollar to be made at any cost. #protectourpubliclands #openspace
Find incredible moments in our National Parks. ••••••• Thanks to Grant @grantordelheide for the amazing sunset. ——— A spectacular sunset over the Grand Prismatic spring in Yellowstone National Park. ——- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #yellowstone #yellowstoneforever #yellowstonepledge #sunset #optoutside
Happy birthday to one of my favorite National Park sites, White Sands National Monument. ⠀ ⠀ Gypsum rarely occurs as sand because it is water-soluble. Normally, rain would dissolve the gypsum and carry it to the sea. The Tularosa Basin has no outlet to the sea, so it traps rain that dissolves gypsum from the surrounding San Andres and Sacramento Mountains. Thus water either sinks into the ground, or forms shallow pools that subsequently dry out and leave gypsum on the surface in a crystalline form called selenite. ⠀ ⠀ 📍: White Sands National Monument, NM⠀ 📅 : July 2017⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark
the geothermal magic of old faithful #igniteyouradventure
This world is full of visual wonders. Let us work to keep it that way. For with each piece we lose, we will lose many others that are intricately connected . . . #yellowstone #hydrothermal #sohot #scienceiscool #publicland #youownthis #ournationalparks #protectourpubliclands
Last year, more than any other year, I explored and enjoyed wild places. This year, my goal is to do my part to protect them. I’ve registered to run the Bryce Canyon Ultras for Team Sierra to benefit the Sierra Club, an environmental organization dedicated to exploring, enjoying and protecting our planet. To train for this event, I’ll be running 1000 miles from January to June. During this time, my goal is to raise $1000. Running the 50-mile ultramarathon in June will be a celebration of accomplishing this goal. To learn more and follow along, please visit my fundraising page (link in bio). #sierraclub #teamsierra #doinggoodbynature #optoutside #protectourpubliclands #protectwildutah
📷 “Rainbow” at Lake Mead
“The desert wears... a veil of mystery. Motionless and silent it evokes in us an elusive hint of something unknown, unknowable, about to be revealed. Since the desert does not act it seems to be waiting -- but waiting for what?" - Edward Abbey •• #nevada #explorenevada #nevadagram #southernnevada #nevadaadventures2013 #blm #protectourpubliclands #keeppubliclandsinpublichands #sierras #easternsierras #desertlife #reiproject1440 #backcountry #edwardabbey #throwback #neaturewalk #naturephotography #nature
The glistening white sands of New Mexico. Did you know that you can rent a sled at the visitor center at White Sands National Monument and zip down the sand dunes? It's so much fun!! 😄 #KuzmaPhotography #whitesandsnationalmonument #findyourpark #nps #nationalparkgeek #getoutside #sanddunes
The Boundary Waters is home to some of Earth’s cleanest water. It’s a special place for reflection, clarity, and play. It’s simply too beautiful to risk. Let’s speak loudly for this quiet place. Head to our website to download the free poster. Link in bio. . . . #WaldenHyde #DesigedByWaldenhyde #Design #FreeArt #WaldenHydeFreeArt #Illustration #Typography #DontTrumpOurPublicLands #ProtectOurPublicLands #SaveBWCA #BWCA #Boundarywaters #MonumentsForAll #SaveOurMonuments #AntiquesAct #KeepItPublic #KeepItWild
#Repost @waldenhyde with @get_repost ・・・ The Boundary Waters are at risk of contamination from sulfide-ore copper mining. Let’s take mining out of the picture. Head to our site and download the full poster for free. Link in bio. . . . . . . #WaldenHyde #DesigedByWaldenhyde #Design #FreeArt #WaldenHydeFreeArt #Illustration #Typography #DontTrumpOurPublicLands #ProtectOurPublicLands #SaveBWCA #BWCA #Boundarywaters #MonumentsForAll #SaveOurMonuments #AntiquesAct #KeepItPublic #KeepItWild
So turns out you can kinda see Catalina Island from the Baldy Notch on a clear day...who knew 🤷🏻‍♀️ . . . #mtbaldy #california #neverstopexploring #seekadventure #hiking
Perfect views are found in Yosemite. ••••• Thanks to Sonja @thenationalparksgirl for the perfect moment. ------- Over New Year’s weekend @alexspaeth and I visited Yosemite for the third time, but it was only the first time we left the valley floor (thanks to storms on past visits) and wow, was I blown away! ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #yosemitenationalpark #yosemite
Let's head to Yellowstone for this week's #waterfallwednesday •••••• Thanks to Sim @simexposure for the wonderful light. -------- To truly enjoy the beauty of the Yellowstone falls, I'd encourage you to take in the view from different perspectives! Every angle tells a story with its own mood. #yellowstonepledge ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #yellowstone
The Boundary Waters are at risk of contamination from sulfide-ore copper mining. Let’s take mining out of the picture. Head to our site and download the full poster for free. Link in bio. . . . . . . #WaldenHyde #DesigedByWaldenhyde #Design #FreeArt #WaldenHydeFreeArt #Illustration #Typography #DontTrumpOurPublicLands #ProtectOurPublicLands #SaveBWCA #BWCA #Boundarywaters #MonumentsForAll #SaveOurMonuments #AntiquesAct #KeepItPublic #KeepItWild
Sunrise on Glacier Peak
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Man oh man I love waking up in this place.
Minnesota is a special place to a number of us at Walden Hyde. As part of our poster series, we felt the need take a stand and protect the Boundary Waters from the Trump administration’s mining proposal. Head to our site to download the full poster for free. Link in bio. . . . . . . #WaldenHyde #DesigedByWaldenhyde #Design #FreeArt #WaldenHydeFreeArt #Illustration #Typography #DontTrumpOurPublicLands #ProtectOurPublicLands #SaveBWCA #BWCA #Boundarywaters #MonumentsForAll #SaveOurMonuments #AntiquesAct #KeepItPublic #KeepItWild
Super stoked that a film I edited for the @wildernessworkshop will be playing at the @5pointfilm festival @wheeleropera this Saturday night in Aspen. This short film - It Only Needs Defenders - was made to inspire others to protect our public lands and to tell the story of the Wilderness Workshop - a grassroots organization that fights to protect our lands. Hope to see y’all there...tickets are going fast! #5pointfilm #5pointfilmfestival #wilderness #protectourpubliclands #wildernessworkshop directed by @gregposchman - lots of footage by @pedromcbride
A couple watches the sunset on Half Dome in Yosemite Valley. . . . #findyourpark #yosemite #goparks
I almost never play video games. They stress me out and make me very tense. However the other day I played a game called Firewatch, you solve a mystery while stationed in a lookout tower. I enjoyed it. I also enjoyed this lookout tower at the top of Elliot Knob, which is the of highest point in I heard the tower went out of use in the early 60s just a few years after it was built. There are a few more fire lookouts around Virginia I would like to check out. #elliotknob #georgewashingtonnationalforest #publiclands #protectourpubliclands #firelookout #firetower #firewatch #virginia #hiking
📷 “Glow” at Lake Mead
from @nationalparkgeek - The view from Angels Landing never seems to disappoint. ••••• Thank you Tyler @azalyne for the sweet sunset. ------- Words can't describe how magical it was watching the sun set from Angels Landing...photos can't do it justice either 💖💖💖 ------ #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #zion #sunset #angelslanding -
#DiversifyYourFeed update! @ImmigrantsOutdoors centers the immigrant experience and celebrates diversity and cultural differences while sharing a love for the outdoors. Follow along and tag to be featured! #immigrantsoutdoors ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What do you think the next #diversifyyourfeed update should be? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers or #unlikelyhiker to be featured! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: large, diverse group of people smiling in the sunny outdoors.]
Joshua Tree Night Hike
The view from Angels Landing never seems to disappoint. ••••• Thank you Tyler @azalyne for the sweet sunset. ------- Words can't describe how magical it was watching the sun set from Angels Landing...photos can't do it justice either 💖💖💖 ------ #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #zion #sunset #angelslanding
Nights in the North are indeed special. ••••• Thanks to the good folks at Alaska National Parks @alaskanps and Kenai Fjords @kenaifjordsnps for the wonderful view. •••••• #northernlights generally occur along the auroral ovals, which center on the magnetic poles and roughly correspond with the Arctic and Antarctic circles. The lights can be visible at lower latitudes when solar activity is high. #auroraborealis over Mt. Alice and Resurrection Bay. Photo / J. Tumidalsky #alaskanationalparks #nationalpark #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #usinterior #nationalparkgeek ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal
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