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The last little bit of #wednesdayfriendsday has me super pumped for the weekend’s upcoming reunion! . . . #womancrushwedensday #pumped #bluelakes #colorado #publiclands #sweatydirtyhappy #bfw #sanjuanmountains
Today the rocks asked me to send a message to Zinke.......I stand with Grand Staircase of the Escalate...I stand with Bears Ears....I stand with National Monuments #istandwithgrandstaircase #istandwithbearsears #istandwithnationalmonuments #protectourpubliclands #deptofinterior
The Shenandoah NP trip was super spontaneous + nothing was really planned, so I ended up camping out in my car at the the Big Medows Campground (which is inside the park). It was freeeezing + I had difficulty sleeping, so I drove down the road to catch the sunrise. Best. Decision. Ever. 🌅
Before I leave the West Coast in a few weeks, this was the one place I had to visit one more time. This place changed my life two years ago when I first came here. Out here is where I fell in love with nature and began to seek a life full of adventure in the outdoors. Yesterday, I took a walk through this meadow and realized just how much I’m gonna miss it...but I’ll be back ❤️ East coast will have a hard time topping the Sierra Nevada Mountains. #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #halfdome #findyourpark #protectourpubliclands
Fungus on fungus, a different perspective from the Pine Creek project area. Relatively little is known about mushrooms and other fungi in our region. The scene here shows what seems to be a #mycoparasite , a fungus, such as a mold, feeding on another fungus, in this case a mushroom. ---------------------------- Comments on the Pine Creek project are due by May 14, 2018 (the due date was originally Monday, April 23rd). 🌳 The Pine Creek project is a complex vegetation management project centered on the lower Rockcastle River, from near I-75 to the confluence with the Cumberland River. The area includes a wide diversity of forests and rare species, the Rockcastle wild river corridor, and some of the most popular hiking and camping areas in the Daniel Boone National Forest. The Forest Service has proposed some good management activities that we support, and some not-so-good management activities that we oppose. While we still need more time to analyze things and check conditions on the ground, on our website we offer our take on some of the main proposed actions to help you understand the project and submit comments. Just click through the link on our bio and follow the Pine Creek link from there. These are your public lands, and your voice matters. Directions on how to submit comments are on our website. Now is a good time to get familiar with the project, especially noting any areas that you are personally familiar with, so you can make your comments as specific and personal as possible. Kentucky Heartwood is in the process of writing up a comment letter on this project and we will post it as soon as it is ready. Please feel free to use Kentucky Heartwood's comments as a point of reference for writing your own. You are also welcome to copy our comments and state to the Forest Service that you agree with them, if that makes it quicker or more likely for you to submit comments. #appalachianlovestory #fungusonfungus #lifeisamazing #biodiversity #protectourpubliclands #danielboonenationalforest #explorekentucky #publicland #appalachia #cumberlandplateau #endangeredspecies #mycology #treehugger #optoutside #kentuckykicksass #kentucky #mushroom
An especially scenic overlook on the Rockcastle River in the Pine Creek project area. ------------------------------- ​The Pine Creek project is a complex vegetation management project centered on the lower Rockcastle River, from near I-75 to the confluence with the Cumberland River. The area includes a wide diversity of forests and rare species, the Rockcastle wild river corridor, and some of the most popular hiking and camping areas in the Daniel Boone National Forest. The Forest Service has proposed some good management activities that we support, and some not-so-good management activities that we oppose. While we still need more time to analyze things and check conditions on the ground, on our website we offer our take on some of the main proposed actions to help you understand the project and submit comments. Just click through the link on our bio and follow the Pine Creek link from there. Comments on the Pine Creek project are due by May 14, 2018 (the due date was originally Monday, April 23rd). 🌳 These are your public lands, and your voice matters. Directions on how to submit comments are on our website. Now is a good time to get familiar with the project, especially noting any areas that you are personally familiar with, so you can make your comments as specific and personal as possible. Kentucky Heartwood is in the process of writing up a comment letter on this project and we will post it as soon as it is ready. Please feel free to use Kentucky Heartwood's comments as a point of reference for writing your own. You are also welcome to copy our comments and state to the Forest Service that you agree with them, if that makes it quicker or more likely for you to submit comments.  #protectourpubliclands #danielboonenationalforest #explorekentucky #publicland #rockcastleriver #appalachia #cumberlandplateau #endangeredspecies #everydayisearthday #treehugger #optoutside #kentuckykicksass #kentucky #thislandisyourland
What does community mean to you? Share your responses in the comments to get featured in our zine!!! 📸 @hey.its.jodie . . . #dirtpeople #dirtpeopleofinstagram #indiancreek #friendsofindiancreek #protectourpubliclands #getoutstayout #rei1440project #optoutside
Share your story of what #publiclands mean to you! We’re pulling together stories from the community... link in bio!!! 📸 @jasper.gibson . . . #dirtpeople #protectourpubliclands #rei1440project #optoutside #wearedirtpeople #dirtpeopleofinstagram #friendsofindiancreek #climbersofinstagram #nationalparkweek
Happy National Parks Week! Continuing the celebration with some of my favorite NPS area photos and this spectacular twilight view from Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area on the Wyoming/Montana border. #nationalparkweek #naturephotography #bighorncanyon #wyoming #naturelovers #sunchasers #inspiration #believe #beautiful #nationalpark #findyourpark #getoutside #optoutdoors #usinterior #protectourpubliclands #nanpapix
Top of the Stony Man Trail + one of the highest points in Shenandoah NP! 🌤 Even though the wind was very strong, bone-chilling, + almost blowing me over, everything was worth experiencing this incredible view. The way the sun was shining through the clouds over so many lush miles of land inspired me so much that I teared up ♡ But that's what these parks are all about, right!? Appreciating their beauty + taking it all in ☀️
On earth day weekend I celebrated with “tiny wood-burning “ of very big mountains :) these custom climbing brushes will be part of the auction at the Access Fund Annual Dinner in September https://accessfund.ejoinme.org/2018 @accessfund woodburning/watercolor #protectbearsears #protectourpubliclands #accessfund #yosemite #tuolomnemeadows #climbwithart #customclimbingbrushes #ilovewoodburning #greenleafblueberry #woodburningart #pyrographyart
daydreaming ⚡️
#everything is #better #afterrain [nikon D7000]
Stony Man Trail 🐾🌲
Another Tiny Little Victory, this is @floridahikes on her Florida Trail Association Lifetime Achievement Award: . . She says: "It's a wonderful acknowledgement of a body of work that spans back nearly 20 years. I'm the only person to ever write so extensively about this National Scenic Trail, but I've done a lot of volunteer work behind the scenes to support it, as well. " . . . To be featured: Follow @tinylittlevictories Tag #tinylittlevictories or #tinylittlevictory . . #everyonesoutdoors #sheexplores #chooseadventure #optoutside #smilesnotmiles #hikeyourownhike #natureforall #findyourpark #protectourpubliclands #diversifyyourfeed #diversifyoutdoors #wanderlust #ForceOfNature #exploremore #adventure #getoutdoors #goexplore #tinylittlevictories #tinylittlevictory #everydayadventures
Golden hour in in #CapitolReef . 😍😍😍 Anyone that's heard about me talking about my trip to #Utah has heard me raving about Capitol Reef. It was by far my favourite #NationalPark of the many incredible choices in Utah. The rock was varied and beautiful, there were arches everywhere and the crowds were a fraction of what you'd find in the other parks. 😆 #capitolreefnationalpark #ExploreUtah #Utah #takemebackpacking #utahisrad #utahgram #protectourpubliclands #goparks #findyourparks #utahphotographer
hikeology for Women Wednesday is here friends! Shout out to this chica an @curiousadventures_ and what she has to say about being on the right dirt path. Hail to the womenfolk! - A year and a half ago I chose to move to the PNW. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but also one of the most rewarding. I’ve always loved the outdoors, but since I’ve been here, the mountains have brought me happiness, many friendships, challenged me, and taught me more about myself than I could’ve learn anywhere else. The outdoors make me feel like I’m at home and feel closer to our creator. Most of my time spent outdoors is doing some kind of exercise like hiking, climbing, or running. I’ve learned a lot about perseverance and persistence as well as how to be prepared for a variety of different outcomes. I’ve gotten comfortable being uncomfortable and worked on a lot of self talk that I practice even when I’m not outside. Many times I would get caught up on the destination but I’ve also learned to take time to focus on the process and being happy about the outcome. No matter what it might be. It’s important to look at how far you’ve come and not just how far you have left to go. And that’s something I’ll always carry with me. I’m grateful for the outdoors for teaching me so much and for constantly calling out to me to keep me coming back and learning more. I find the truest form of my being when I’m outside and one with nature.
hikeology for Women Wednesday is here friends! Shout out to this chica and what she has to say about being on the right dirt path. @curiousadventures_ Hail to the womenfolk! - A year and a half ago I chose to move to the PNW. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but also one of the most rewarding. I’ve always loved the outdoors, but since I’ve been here, the mountains have brought me happiness, many friendships, challenged me, and taught me more about myself than I could’ve learn anywhere else. The outdoors make me feel like I’m at home and feel closer to our creator. Most of my time spent outdoors is doing some kind of exercise like hiking, climbing, or running. I’ve learned a lot about perseverance and persistence as well as how to be prepared for a variety of different outcomes. I’ve gotten comfortable being uncomfortable and worked on a lot of self talk that I practice even when I’m not outside. Many times I would get caught up on the destination but I’ve also learned to take time to focus on the process and being happy about the outcome. No matter what it might be. It’s important to look at how far you’ve come and not just how far you have left to go. And that’s something I’ll always carry with me. I’m grateful for the outdoors for teaching me so much and for constantly calling out to me to keep me coming back and learning more. I find the truest form of my being when I’m outside and one with nature.
The landscapes at Arches National Park will defy imagination. Seeing wind, rain, and time carve these monolithic forms is like being in a Dr. Seuss book. After waiting in line, like at Disneyland, @marthikawaii made a run for it to take a couple pics at Delicate Arch. What a wonderland of erosion! A bucket list thing for me, for sure. I’ve always wanted to see these red rock formations. 🏜 . . . c. April 2017 #archesnationalpark #delicatearch #nationalparkweek #findyourpark #protectourpubliclands #keepitwild #americathebeautiful #redrocks #utahisrad #utah #girlswhohikeut #roadtrip #getlost #letsplayoutside #optoutside #rei1440project #letsgo #in2nature #welivetoexplore #adventure #adventureculture #bucketlist #carpethatfuckingdiem
another little(and by little, we mean around 50ft) really nice falls in Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio is Cedar Falls. it’s on the Queer Creek Ridge Trail and it’s the largest waterfall in terms of water volume in the area. it’s also an entry point for the Buckeye Trail(1,400 miles long), the North Country Scenic Trail(4,600 miles) and the American Discovery Trail(6,800 miles). Yeah, so that’s cool. lol. . #ExcerptFromElsewhere “the water slides down a massive chunk of sandstone, splits in the middle and then meets up again before plunging into a pool. creating a rather unique looking waterfall.” ...we see no lies. . tag #midwestcolorcamp to catch a feature . . . . . #MCC #HockingHills #CedarFalls #WaterfallsBeLike #Naturaleza #IGersMidwest #Midwest #HikingAdventures #NaturalMidwest #NaturalOhio #OptOutside #Trails #NatureLovers #Waterfalls #RepresentationMatters #TheAdventureGap #ProtectOurPublicLands #Hikers #GoOutside #FindYourPark #ExploreMore #TheGreatOutdoors #TakeAHike #MotherEarth #MadreTierra #DiversifyOutdoors #LifeOfAdventure #CommunityOverCompetition
are Y’all as happy about this GORGEOUS Spring time finally kicking in as I am? this is UpperFalls, a beeeaautiful waterfall from Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. #DidYouKnow that Ohio is one of the four(out of twelve) midwestern State Parks that don’t require a permit for You to get into? maybe we’ll do a segment on permits in the near future. . check out our website(link in bio) for an ever-growing list of midwestern State Parks that You can hit up within just two hours from ANY major city in the midwest. ohhh, can You imagine the places that You’ll go? we can...we can imagine 596 places. get out there! . tag #midwestcolorcamp to catch a feature . . . . . #MCC #HockingHills #UpperFalls #WaterfallsBeLike #Naturaleza #IGersMidwest #Midwest #HikingAdventures #NaturalMidwest #NaturalOhio #OptOutside #Trails #NatureLovers #Waterfalls #RepresentationMatters #TheAdventureGap #ProtectOurPublicLands #Hikers #GoOutside #FindYourPark #ExploreMore #TheGreatOutdoors #TakeAHike #MotherEarth #MadreTierra #DiversifyOutdoors #LifeOfAdventure #CommunityOverCompetition
Calls are urgently needed. The Farm Bill has passed Committee (as of April 18) and is moving to the the full House. Please call your Congress person and ask them to oppose the forestry provisions in the 2018 farm bill. 🐾 (There's a link to find Congress members in our blog post). The 2018 Farm Bill includes provisions for 6,000 acre logging projects with no public input or environmental review, diverts funds from watershed restoration and trails to logging, and creates exemptions to the Endangered Species Act. Calls to Congress are needed to protect our national forests from this giveaway to the timber industry. Follow the link in our bio to our home page, and then click to our blog post for details, including a link to the Farm bill and a link to easily look up contact info for your Congress person. 🌍🌳🌍🌳🌍🌳 #protectourpubliclands #danielboonenationalforest #landbetweenthelakes #congress #publicland #farmbill #endangeredspecies #naturelovers #earthdayeveryday #hikekentucky #getoutside #optoutside #explorekentucky #instanature #instagood #nature #sun #sky #tree #forest
Because Earth Day should be everyday. Everyone should take more responsibility to take care of this beautiful place we live on. There are so many beautiful places to explore in this world and I’m lucky that I have been able to explore some of them. So keep these places as they are! If you are lucky enough to explore these lovely lands, leave them cleaner than how you find them :) #hikeresponsibly #leavenotrace #cleanafteryourself #keepnatureclean #optoutside #exploringnature #protectourpubliclands #girlswhohike #missthis
The best part about travelling in the States is the abundance of free campsites!!! Almost always you can find a free site just outside the National Parks. I used campendium.com to find most of the free sites and there are also great apps like iOverlander. The only thing that you need to be aware of is that free sites never have washrooms. If you don't have a built in washroom to your vehicle, you have to have a special bag for human waste with you. Pro tip: They gave these out for free in Grand Staircase Escalante. I'd always wake up super early and use the washrooms at the park, but if rangers come by and you don't have one, they can fine you. ⚠️⚠️⚠️ #ExploreUtah #Utah #takemebackpacking #utahisrad #utahgram #protectourpubliclands #goparks #findyourparks #utahphotographer
TRAIL ADVOCACY ALERT! The proposed Washoe County Lands Bill was released earlier this month. While a lands bill of this type has potential to be a good thing for trail connections and access to public lands, the folks putting this one together have been operating in a bubble and sought very little input from stakeholders. Although there are many concerns with this bill and ways it could be improved, of most concern right now is that City of Reno staff has requested a 158 acre parcel of USFS land near Hoge Road for “Affordable Housing Development”. This parcel includes the Upper Evans Trail as well as UNR DH trail. The Forest Service as well as the City Council member we talked to were unaware of this request by City staff. An outpouring of public comment should be successful in removing this parcel from the bill long before it gets introduced in Congress. Will you take a couple moments to write the City Council? This is item J.2 on Wednesday’s meeting(4/25). There will be more info to come as we find out how requests for parcels from other agencies will affect trails. Please include your own story of what trails mean to you or thoughts on the Lands Bill, but here are some talking points to use if you wish: - Please direct staff to remove Parcel 003-020-10 from the proposed Washoe County Lands Bill. This parcel includes several trails of the Peavine network that I enjoy using. Losing this parcel to development could significantly reduce the ability of the public to access the Peavine trails as well as impact several permitted events that use trails on that parcel to connect loops. -Outdoor recreation is a huge factor in the quality of life and economic growth of this region. The City of Reno and other local entities should be supportive of local trail planning and stewardship efforts rather than making it more difficult. -Please request Washoe County provide an accurate map of the parcels listed on the "Washoe County Land Transfer Requests" spreadsheet. https://www.washoecounty.us/csd/planning_and_development/conservation-act.php #renotrails
Driving towards Zion last week, I figured we’d crash in Springdale & see the park the next day. Kinda winging it. But as we headed west on Hwy 9, it took us right thru the park’s East Entrance. I had no expectation what Zion would look like. Everything looks so different in the Southwest. Some terrain is vastly more interesting than others. So as we drove deeper through the canyons on the unique red rock ribbons of road (no black asphalt) on #ZionMtCarmelHighway , it creeped up on me. Every single vista was more inspiring than the next. The towering walls in red/pink playing against the green shrubs & trees. Its dwarfing peaks. The Checkerboard Mesa. The pitch black tunnel that went on forever. 😂😏 I was in awe of all of it. We had the amazing dumb luck to experience Zion for the first time on a clear Spring night at SUNSET. I literally started to cry it was so beautiful. By the time we reached the bridge near Canyon Junction at last light, the interplays of color and contrast made the park look like a Tolkien fantasy world. The kids and I parked & stood at the bridge with all the other visitors, smiling at each other in shared wonder & appreciation. This picture was our view. I’m overcome just thinking about it now. How tremendously lucky we are. Let’s never, ever stop protecting her and all of our #nationalparks . 💚🌎🌿 #optoutside #protectourpubliclands #saveournationalparks #stopzinke #naturelovers #zionnationalpark #rei @rei #conservation
Spent earth day camped out here directly under the stars with my Reyni dog. No matter how many times I travel solo, I’m always amazed by all the little ways the experience tests me. Especially camping in the wilderness alone. Finding directions when there’s no phone service for miles. Managing a super stressed out dog in the car. Convincing yourself that the howling coyotes are definitely far across the canyon so you’re totally safe sleeping in the open without a tent... Just generally feeling confident enough in yourself to manage all the scary and uncomfortable feelings. On this trip, I’ve also been finding myself in a constant battle of conflicting emotions. Wanting to be alone but also wishing someone was there to share the experience with, wanting to be connected yet appreciating my isolation, wanting to move but also wanting to be still. Being completely present in the moment is a constant battle and I don’t think I’ll ever truly achieve it, but I’ll also never stop trying. This day and all days I’m super thankful for our planet earth for putting in an A+ effort to keep me a bit more sane than I would be otherwise. 🌎 #naturetherapy #earthday2018 #bearsears #protectourpubliclands #makeartnotwar
The lake has thawed, the woods smell like pine needles and earth, and the sun has come back to us in McCall. I can’t get enough of it.
Beyond excited that I finally got this in the mail! Can’t wait for even more outdoor adventures for the year 😍 and probably for more injuries 😅 #optoutside #hikeresponsibly #leavenotrace #protectourpubliclands #cleanafteryourself
I’ve been strength training with @bodyenroute and tomorrow I’ll start training technique with @justensjong. (If the plague doesn’t kill me.) Maybe after all this training I’ll look less befuddled on boulders. 🤔 Photo @krisugarriza
Please let me introduce my dear deer friends I found snacking on the side of the road 🦌🌿
Sunhats and sandstone. 😊 #CanyonlandsNationalPark can get pretty busy but if you head to the Needles section or better yet the Maze you can find respite from the crowds. 😌 #canyonlands #ExploreUtah #Utah #takemebackpacking #utahisrad #utahgram #protectourpubliclands #goparks #findyourparks #utahphotographer
I spent some time in the greater Escalante region this past weekend, reminding myself of geology, geography, and biology lessons tucked away in nooks and canyons. Time exploring new areas is always time well spent.
Took my boy Carter on a run in Forest Park yesterday for Earth Day. At 11 years old he doesn't come with me much anymore, but he's still got it if we keep it under an hour and there's water involved. #earthday #forestpark #doglife #lovelabs #luckylad #gorun #getoutside #protectourpubliclands
Valley of the Gods, part of Bears Ears National Monument. The Trump administration through the Secretary of the Interior is trying to excise this from the monument for oil, gas and mineral development. The Antiquities Act grants a president the authority to designate a monument but not eliminate or shrink one. The lawsuits are flying. I say with 7 billion people on the planet consuming more and more, we need to protect all we can. #savebearsears #protectourpubliclands #nps #blm #outside #utah #valleyofthegods #camping #cleanair #trump #zinke #saveourpubliclands #rpod #toyota #4runner #earthday #resist
#UNLIKELYTHRUHIKERS update! Before we read what Akuna has to say, can we just gag a little over this photo of him and YardSale, the other AT hiker we’ve been following here? This made me smile so big! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Blew past the 300 mile mark while playing in rain all day. It was magical. Lil did I know at night the rain would turn to ice then snow. Since I didn't probably stake out my tent, one side collapsed and I had a soaked night. My friend’s feathered sleeping bag kept me warm and I survived the night. It was rough on me, but a little hiking in the snow this morning turned my frown upside down and good vibes followed. Remember rough times happen, but don't let them overshadow the good ones!” -Akuna / @akunahikes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers or #unlikelyhiker to be featured! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: 3 photos taken on the Appalachian trail. 1 - Unlikely Thru Hikers YardSale & Akuna taking selfie together. 2 - Akuna at 300 mike mark. 3 - Akuna next to sign reading “big butt pass.” 4 - snowy trail through trees]
💡🏠 —— 📷: Sony A7iii w/ 24-70mm f/4 | 📍: Point Reyes Lighthouse, CA
Every day is a good day to get outside. #protectourpubliclands ~ ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #colorado #hikingadventures #snowhike #earthday #mtsniktau #publiclands
Sutro Baths to Lands End Labyrinth on April 22, 2018. Thank you Bay Area team for the coffee, great conversation, trails and sichuanese food. _ #earthdaycoincidence #asianoutsiders #comingbackforthewildonions _ Tag #Outdoor Asian for a chance to be featured.
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