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Wesser Bald Firewatch Tower Trail on the AT @appalachiantrail. We really appreciate all the volunteers who maintain the trails. We even appreciated the little bear sighting warning. 🐻 #nantahalanationalforest #protectourpubliclands #optoutside #cherokeetrails #nationalforest #nps #hiking #wesserbaldfiretower
Glacier lake dips, some serious glamping and all the yummy fish with the snagletooths. 🏔⛰🏔
Science on the mountainside. Because my scientific work is primarily medicine focused, not a lot of people know that I also have a great interest in geology. This is on Bell Rock where we found stunning slabs of bright white calcium deposits that were veins between the sand stone. The deposits have since been exposed via erosion and although it has been mostly destroyed (these deposits can be very delicate), there was still a surprisingly good chunk left. Probably because it's relatively out of reach from regular human contact and because it's hidden in a crevice that guards it from a lot of the elements. Amazing!! . . . . . . . . #geology #womeninstem #sciencerules #nature #protectourpubliclands #science #womenwhoscience #coconino #nationalforest #Arizona #sedona #outdoors #hike #travel #travelphotography #travelersnotebook #traveler #instatravel #photographers #photography #pictureoftheday #igramers #instagood #inspire #geology #sciencerules #nature #protectourpubliclands #conservation
Today I’ve been thinking a lot about our impact on this earth, and how we can make simple swaps to make our impact more of a positive one. Little things like using reusable bags grocery and produce bags at the store (or at least asking/offering paper bags - looking at you @publix ); asking your waitress/waiter for no straw or asking your customers if they NEED a straw; using reusable cups/bottles for drinks on the go; supporting businesses who sell products made from recycled materials; and refusing single use plastics (canned and glass bottled sodas are better anyways) can really add up to make a difference. By adopting these changes, you can make an impact while you’re just living life, and hopefully, inspire others through your actions! ————————————————————— Growing up, my parents were inspirations through their actions. They were hard working, loving, dedicated, supportive, encouraging, and patient. They raised me to chase my dreams, work hard, and lead by example, and lately I’ve been trying to do my best to do just that. I’m hoping that my attempts to be more transparent have encouraged you to give something new a try, learn more about current issues dear to your heart, and to lead by example. If I can inspire just one other person to #protectwildlife , #litterpick , #protectourpubliclands , #skipthestraw , #protectouroceans , #optoutside , #volunteer with their local charities or for their local #beachcleanup , and/or speak out about the causes that are important to them, I will be incredibly happy. We are #strongertogether and every day is a new chance to do something great. ————————————————————— “You are what you do, not what you say you’re going to do.” – a quote I found on a chore list my mom made for my litter sisters 💕 ————————————————————— Take the first step, make a change, and see what happens. And of course, bring the #pup along for the ride, because what is life without #mansbestfriend ? 👣🐾 Shoutout to some of my current #instagraminspirations : @rachel.pohl @charles_post @sunkissedjournals @zerowastememoirs @makelitterpickingcool @chicago_picker @plasticfreejuly @hanliprinsloo @caliwolf @leavenotracecenter @briannamadia @sarahherron
#Repost from @danielgross with @regram.app ... So full of joy for the huge gathering of National Park Geeks last night at Joshua Tree. It’s amazing getting 60+ Geeks together for the sunset and to gaze at the Milky Way. Thanks to all that attended. 🙏 #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #onepercentfortheplanet #optoutside #abc7eyewitness #sunset #meetup #milkywaychasers #socal #jtnpa #summerinthedesert 196/365
9 peaks, 19 miles, 4,700 foot elevation, and 4 high peaks closer to the coveted 46. 📷: @bprotaz
Ocean man, the voyage to the corner of the globe is a real trip. 📷: @bprotaz
Today's #eskapepod and important message is from @grady_j - "Gifford Pinchot became the first chief of the US Forest Service during the office of Teddy Roosevelt in the early 20th century. His vision of conservation ethics for our land’s natural resources focused on utilization of the land to yield the greatest good for the the greatest number of people for the longest time. In its origins this view focused on resource extraction without exhausting the supply for future stakeholders. Over the years, this idea of conservation ethics has evolved into one of preservation. The negative impacts to the land caused by extraction outweigh the the benefits. We have come to see the value in keeping a place wild. It provides a comfort deep inside our bones; a living artifact of our ancestors. This Greatest Good bestows a rooted connection to our past and we must protect it so future generations can know it too. " 🚲 @tdown73 #mtb #mountainbike #environment #nature #publicland #conserve #protectourpubliclands #sanjuansunrise #sanjuansingletrack
Finally got to play around with the new drone today. This is my winter commute to @kirkwoodmtn and summer playground, Carson Pass. #ilovewhereilive #laketahoe #protectourpubliclands
First outing with the new rig! And got to work on my #landscapephotography . Pretty damn #stoked . #photography #landscape #colorado #protectourpubliclands #Nikond7200 #naturephotography and 📸 a little up from Taylor Road off of Colorado 7, not quite to Allens Park 👍
Hey there mountains, I'm comin' for you. 🌲
Kayak camping might be my new summer thing. There’s so much less sweating involved compared to backpacking in the summer. | Sony A7iii w/ 50mm f/1.8
Most of us are frequent users of the trails in Summit County. Whether you hike, run, or bike, there is a huge network of trails for you to use! Our partners, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, team up with our local rangers to repair and rebuild these trails. They host regular volunteer projects for trail maintenance, which you can find on their Facebook and website. These projects are a great way to increase the lifespan of your favorite trails, and give back to the outdoor community! ALSO if you're a fan of Chipotle, stop by the Silverthorne location tomorrow and be sure to mention FDRD - they'll receive 50% of your order! . . . #mylocalwilderness #wildernesssports #bikeshop #shoplocal #locabikeshop #dillonco #exploresummit #bestofsummit #pedalfaster #fdrd #protectourpubliclands #leavenotrace #keepitwild
Monday by Mateo: Back in the day when there was a fire lookout in the Needles, high above the Kern River Drainage, California, a kind woman named Margie, who loved climbers, lived and worked there. From her perch, she could see into the heart of the Sierras, from Mount Whitney to Farewell Gap to Olancha Peak, and also directly into the beetling spires of the Needles formations themselves. She watched for fires of course, and relayed messages about fire locations to a dispatcher as needed. But Margie also kept a close eye on the rock jocks in the spires down below. If you stopped by to chat after climbing, she would often have some fresh, piping-hot cookies for you. Unfortunately, the lookout burned down in 2011, though funds have since been gathered to rebuild it.
"This neature nugget is about overcoming obstacles." Kessler Peak was no joke. But the morning light was nice and pizza for breakfast tasted extra good after 2800 feet of gain in 2.7 miles!!
Driving through the area right after this that has been so badly burned by the county fire, was really sad, and reminded me of the Columbia river gorge fire last year at this time. Just a reminder to be cautious of your surroundings, take care of your home!! We live in such an incredibly beautiful state, please help me protect it.
I could explain what’s going on in this photo but I’d rather just leave it to the imagination. Here’s to new paddle buddies, flaming V’s, and kayak camping with 7 other badass ladies! (Thanks for the shot @rfreeman88 )
So full of joy for the huge gathering of National Park Geeks last night at Joshua Tree. It’s amazing getting 60+ Geeks together for the sunset and to gaze at the Milky Way. Thanks to all that attended. 🙏 #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #onepercentfortheplanet #optoutside #abc7eyewitness #sunset #meetup #milkywaychasers #socal #jtnpa #summerinthedesert 196/365
Another shot from this morning paddling with Mt. Adams for company. There is very little that can beat quiet time on an alpine lake. #panorama #pnw #pnwsummer #protectourpubliclands #giveahoot #giffordpinchotnationalforest #adventuresbeyond
Met some really rad brothers in Zion, @j_kreiss and @jason.kreiss 🤘 We hiked, got some killer photos, and even got stuck on a monutain due to a flash flood for a few hours😮 Had a blast hanging out with you both can't wait to come hang with y'all in Tennessee!!! Go Check Out Their Accounts For Some EPIC BANNERS! . . . . . . . . . . . . .#zion #nationalparkgeek #roadtrippin #eploringearth #earthpix #stayandwander #tentree #weliveelevated #utahunique #travelutah #sony #sonyalpha #sonyimages #sonycollective #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #traveltheglobe #hikingtheglobe #travelingthroughtheworld #protectourpubliclands #ROAM #roamtheworld @weliveelevated @utahunique @werutah @natgeoyourshot @natgeo @outsidemagazine @backpackermag @zionnps @sony @sonyalpha @roam
Early morning paddle, just me, Mt. Adams, and an army of mosquitoes. #pnw #pnwsummer #protectourpubliclands #giveahoot #giffordpinchotnationalforest #adventuresbeyond
Always fun looking at the rock art out in the canyons. It is too bad that at some point some decided it was a good idea to use this rock as target practice. #optoutside #protectourpubliclands
Love those desert mornings before the scorching heat of the day. #optoutside #protectourpubliclands #bearsears
Shamus wanted a mani-pedi morning so we plodded barefoot around a menagerie of glacial erratics clustered sporadically in a pine padded forest and solved a few puzzles with the scent of balsam fir on the breeze. Adirondack rock climbers pad and pull on native anorthisite, a plutonic rock composed largely of calcic plagioclase. Its like granite but awesomer. . . #mckenziepondboulders #adk #keepitwild #becauseitfeelsgood #timetoplay #restday #protectourpubliclands #toejamonyourhandholds
A geyser erupting into a frigid -5F atmosphere.This is a polarized shot of the steam freezing mid-air. #geyser #yellowstone #winterphotography #protectourpubliclands #polarizerfilter #yellowstonecountry #geology
We are raising funds for the National Parks Conservation Association (link in bio) • 4 colors avail - swipe right • help conserve and protect our National Parks 💯 donated directly to the National Parks Conservation Association!!! • Protect your face from the sun • be the envy of your friends •regrann with abandon please ✨2 WEEKS ONLY✨
this weekend I saw so much of the country ive never seen before in such a short amount of time and it’s absolutely beautiful. i also saw countless oil drills and construction sites encroaching on our public lands. we need to make sure we keep #PublicLandsInPublicHands and protect these areas for generations to come. 1. #canyondechelly 2. #monumentvalley 3. #valleyofthegods 4. & 5. #bearsearsnationalmonument #protectourpubliclands @nationalparkservice @usinterior
Utah never ceases to a amaze. You know it’s going to be a good day when it starts off with views such as Thor’s Hammer at sun rise. #wanderlust #ourdailyplanet #utah #pnwphotographer #optoutside #neverstopexploring #ig_photooftheday #sonya6000 #sonyalpha #sonyphotography #protectourpubliclands #brycecanyonnationalpark #sunrise #earlymorning #nationalparks
Exploring Valley of Fire with my best friend. This beautiful state park derives its name from red sandstone formations, the Aztec Sandstone, which formed from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago. Nevada’s oldest state park has now become one of my favorites. We cannot wait to return for more adventures.
Some photos from my hike at the Grand Canyon this May. Hiking up and down the thing nearly killed my friend @marktography but we came away with a much greater understanding of the power of water over time.
There’s nothing that heals the soul more than the smell of juniper and sunshine. #mountainaddict #shasta #nationalforest #californiasummer #californialove #protectourpubliclands
“Mount Katahdin at the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail is not a hike, but a climb. It's technical, it's dangerous and it's only for those who are serious about the trail. To get to the top isn't just about the four thousand feet of elevation delivered in the form of boulders over the five miles to the peak, it's about the journey there. For the Northbounders, it's the final step of their long journey, a last hurrah before they return to a more traditional life. For us Southbounders, it's getting our butts handed to us before we even make it to mile Zero, it's the first of many hard days on our feet, joints, and muscles. It's one great view before descending into the green tunnel. It's the first day of our new lives.” -Alexis / @transploration ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pronouns: she/her ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: Katahdin, Maine #katahdin #trektheat #appalachiantrail2018 #appalachiantrail [Abenaki, Wabanaki, Penobscot + ancestral lands.] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers or #unlikelyhiker to be featured ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: person stands victoriously, arms outstretched, behind Katahdin summit. Large rocks and rolling mountains fade in the distance.]
Happy Birthday to Gerald R. Ford, 38th President of the United States! #BornOnThisDay , July 14, 1913. Ansel and President Ford enjoyed a cordial relationship. According to “People” magazine (1975): “Recently a fan of Adams asked the photographer if he could have a print of Clearing Winter Storm in the Yosemite Valley to hang opposite the desk in his private office. Adams told former Yellowstone park ranger Gerald Ford that he would be happy to oblige and, at the suggestion of White House photographer David Hume Kennerly, Adams was invited to put up the print himself. Says Adams: “The President and Mrs. Ford had seen my book [Ansel Adams: Images 1923-1974] and had gone bananas over that picture.” Ever the activist, Ansel saw a golden opportunity. According to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum: “During his visit to the White House Adams discussed the National Parks with President Ford, bringing with him a two page memorandum outlining his ideas for new initiatives. The two corresponded throughout the Ford administration, with Adams offering his opinions on parks and other environmental issues. His work also had an impact on another member of the First Family. The Fords’ daughter Susan, who had an interest in photography, participated in a Yosemite workshop with Adams in early summer 1975.” After leaving office, the Fords visited Ansel and Virginia for lunch in their Carmel home. Ansel recalled in his “Autobiography”: “It was gratifying to observe how Americans in the highest posts can remain so warm and human even as the restrictions and responsibilities of office intrude upon them.” Images by David Hume Kennerly (note “Clearing Winter Storm” above the fireplace in Ford’s inner sanctum). Correspondence courtesy of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. #geraldford #presidentford #potus38 #parkranger #anseladams #yellowstonenps #davidhumekennerly #yosemite #whitehouse #activism #nationalparks #findyourpark #wildernessculture #photography #mastersofphotography #historyofphotography #whitehousephotographer #fromthearchives #environmentalprotection #protectourpubliclands #protectourparks #environmentalactivism #lobbyistlife
Three minutes into my morning walk/run I saw these guys. They stood for me while I quickly took my pic and then I moved on and left them in peace. This is why environmental regulations are so important. Here are some cool organizations to check out if you think so too: @nrdc_org @wildernesssociety @appalachiantrail #cleanwater #cleanair #protectourpubliclands #babydeer #fawn #natureinconnecticut #thisisanotherrgoodreasontogetoffyourass
I've come to believe that people don't really change. We erode, We slough off layer after layer Like a mountain-side land slide Until what remains visible is the oldest, most true piece of us. What we become, over time, is what we've always really been. So much different, yet so much the same.
“I'm gay. I'm Asian. I go backpacking with my dog, summit mountains, and ford creeks. I'm not a common sight on the trail, but being Gaysian doesn't prevent me from enjoying the mountains. We say the outdoors are for everyone, but it’s usually for the privileged – early and higher education, three meals a day everyday, a warm bed every night. I can be a trailblazer because of my hard-working immigrant parents; I can represent diversity on the trail because of their sacrifices to invest in my future and give me the opportunities they never had. That's what I'm going to do with my privilege: show up, represent, and contribute to a world where the call of great outdoors is more equitable and accessible for all.” -Nathan / @mountainsandthyme ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pronouns: he/him ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: Green Mountain Lookout, Washington #greenmountain [Salish, Wenachi, Skagit + ancestral lands.] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers or #unlikelyhiker to be featured ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: person stands on snowy peak with ice axe, wearing tank top despite snow, in classic selfie.]
⏩ Do you ever wake up happy for no explainable reason? That’s where I’ve been the last couple of days and I don’t know if it’s the 8 hours of solid sleep that’s got me feeling this way or something else. Either way, happy friday! | Nikon D3100 w/ 18-55mm f/3.5
Rocky Mountain National Park? Or Rocky Mountain National Hydraulic Fracturing Field? You choose.
Gifford Pinchot became the first chief of the US Forest Service during the office of Teddy Roosevelt in the early 20th century. His vision of conservation ethics for our land’s natural resources focused on utilization of the land to yield the greatest good for the the greatest number of people for the longest time. In its origins this view focused on resource extraction without exhausting the supply for future stakeholders. Over the years, this idea of conservation ethics has evolved into one of preservation. The negative impacts to the land caused by extraction outweigh the the benefits. We have come to see the value in keeping a place wild. It provides a comfort deep inside our bones; a living artifact of our ancestors. This Greatest Good bestows a rooted connection to our past and we must protect it so future generations can know it too. #protectourpubliclands #sanjuansunrise #sanjuansingletrack #eskapee #withmytamron #tamron2470g2 #mtb #mtblife #mountainbike #mountains #mountainbiking #explore #exploretocreate #adventurevisuals #optoutside
Looking forward to another epic winter in yellowstone. I think the wolves are too. #wolves #winteriscoming #yellowstone #yellowstonepledge #protectourpubliclands #visitmt #visitgardinermt
Not such a bad place pick up heavy stuff and put it down somewhere else all day every day #keeperloose #protectourpubliclands
the water bottle knows what’s up #keepitpublic #protectourpubliclands
And finally a view from near the campground as another day ends.  Have a good night!
The trails...my happy place where I had hoped to be this morning but instead spent it at the vet with my sad little pug who got a scratch on her cornea from all the fun she had at the beach yesterday 😢 But that’s the great thing about the trails... like good friends, they’re always there for us! As long as we make sure to always take good care of them 💕 #protectourpubliclands 💕 . . . . #throwbackthursday #runnerslife #trailrunner #runnerproblems #outsideisbetter #fitlife #runrunrun #runalways #summerrunning #runstrong #mountainrunner #ultrarunners #runnersofig #runninggirls #instarunning #runshots #trailchix #traillife #runningmotivation #runhappy #runstagrammm #runnerscommunity #womensrunningcommunity #irunthisbody #irunlikeagirl #getaboveitall #runitfast
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