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“I crave a love so deep the ocean would be jealous.”
Living our best lives ✌🏽
When I was 17, I use to admire people with luxuries. Now, I admire people with inner peace.
slept in the car to get up at 5 and hike to the fire lookout for sunrise. Instead we got 3 inches of snow and socked in so we slept til 7. Clearly I wasn’t upset about the extra two hours of sleep or the pretty white frosting #yogainscrubs
Yeah I don’t think I’m coming home...
Family that hikes together stays together ⛰
There’s just something about making it to the top of a mountain ⛰
I loved you at your darkest - Romans 5:8 🖤
Wow, that looks a lot like the Yosemite Valley but filled with water! .... Welcome to the Hetch Hetchy Valley, now a reservoir in the Northwestern part of Yosemite National Park. The water you see is a result of the Raker Act, which allowed the building of O'Shaughnessy Dam within the perimeter of the already established Yosemite National Park. .... This project delivers water to the San Francisco Bay Area and impressively, works solely on gravity. The dam and using the Hetch Hetchy Valley as a reservoir for the Bay Area was first offically proposed in 1890, the same year that Yosemite was declared a National Park. It became a more sought after source of water after the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. From its proposal up to 1912, it was opposed by John Muir and his newly formed Sierra Club, newspapers, citizens, and even a few Secretaries of the Interior. Then Woodrow Wilson became president in 1913 and encouraged Congress to review SF's application to develop Hetch Hetchy Valley although other options had emerged. The Raker act was introduced and passed through the House & Senate and was signed by the president. .... The flooding of the Hetch Hetchy Valley destroyed the biologically diverse forest, river, and meadow ecosystems that had previously thrived on the valley floor. John Muir called Hetch Hetchy "a grand landscape garden, one of nature's rarest and most precious mountain temples". The fight to restore Hetch Hetchy continues today, more than one hundred years later, with alternative water sources for the highly populated Bay Area in mind. .... The Raker Act, introduced a looming precedent of development to our National Parks System, one which the current administration has resurrected with threats to undermine National Parks, National Monuments and even National Marine Sanctuaries. .... As midterm elections approach, I hope you all remember the lasting effects and power of politics. Make your voices heard. ... #restorehetchhetchy #yosemitenationalpark #hetchhetchy #protectyourparks #nationalparks #nationalparksfoundation #getoutandvote #vote #midtermelections #votefornature #hetchhetchyvalley
On the days I feel caged, when I need calm and space so much that I am screaming inside, I remember there are places like this that are clear and free and perfectly made, that we must never ruin. #quiet #quietplaces #openspaces #savetheearth #cleanwater #natureconservancy #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #naturephotography #natureporn #protectyourparks #wilderness #cliffandwadelakes #cliffandwade #paddleboarding #montana #406 Photo by @jimmyhwheeler
Lake days in Montana. 🏔🌲🛶#pendleton #glaciernationalpark
“Every day of our lives, we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference.”⠀ — Mignon McLaughlin
Murderers Bar, middle fork American River. These don't look like it from the picture but these are class 5 rapids, hence the name... #americanriver #auburnstatepark #work #rangerthings #protectyourparks
Petrified Forest National Park was our last stop before Moab. @kaileybreen had really been hyping it up. Well it lived up to the hype. The landscape is so alien and vast. The @nationalparkservice maintains some short paved hikes but has mapped out several "Off the Beaten Path" hikes which are very freeform and guide you through areas of interest in the park. I loved this encouragement to wander about the park and to see things at a macro level. ___ We explored Jasper Forest, marveling at the petrified wood. We would see some pieces that looked EXACTLY like wood. But it's really rock. We hiked up and ran down the beautiful Blue Mesa Trail in awe at the colors and feeling of remoteness even tho we were only a mile or two from the car. Finally we wandered off into the backcountry for the sunset that I talked about in my last post. This park did not disappoint.
Bill Baggs State Park📍Watching the sunrise, 6:50 AM🏖☀️ #protectyourparks Photo Credits: Martina Acosta (@classicretrograde )
Take me to the river ⛰ . . . . . Spent my morning kayaking down the river in between the beautiful Virginia mountains.
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Tractor rides to the apple orchards with family 🍎⛰🚜
Good Morning from Galax ⛰⛅️☕️ . . . . . . Thanks for all the happy birthday text and messages yesterday! I’m truly blessed to have such amazing people in my life! 💚
Bought a new car last week so of course I had to take it on one of my hiking adventures with Banjo this past weekend. And now for my birthday I got new kayaking racks for my new baby and we are going hiking and kayaking in the mountains with my parents this weekend! What a great birthday I’m about to have! #bringiton29 #lastyearinmy20s #birthdaygirl #leo #leoseason #birthday #birthdayweekend
My favorite in my favorite state 🧡
How lucky am I to have you as my adventure buddy?
I could show you what I saw, tell you what it meant and express how it made me feel but you'd never truly get it unless you were there. Don't worry guys, I've since shaved and cut off that shaggy hair of mine. I was embracing my inner hiker haha #shaggyhairdontcare #wow #amazing #sunset #adventure #explore #hike #hiking #optoutside #chalet #GNP #protectyourparks #wanderlust #getup #getout
I have to admit this whole experience was pretty amazing. This lake is nestled in the back of a little valley sounded by mountains thousands of feet higher on every side. It's fun knowing where it is because with each step you get a little more excited as you get closer but you don't see the lake until you're right on top of it! Surrounded by the sheer mountain walls that ascend straight up! The 6 mile hike is a nice warmup before you take a dip in to the frigid water. It's pretty cool to see the snow that's feeding the lake in the background. And of course I had to get in! The water was cold! But surprisingly not as cold as some of the other water we had run into. It was pretty magical to watch the clouds change the colors of this already gorgeous lake. Thanks again for the invite @blruss03 #adventure #explore #travel #magical #polarplunge #hike #nationalparks #GNP #glacier #lake #glacialwater #protectyourparks #wanderlust #getup #getout #sunshine #bigskycountry #glaciernationalpark
Just skipping through this work week. I'd rather be skipping rocks on a glacier fed lake. #adventure #explore #hike #nationalparks #GNP #glacier #protectyourparks #wanderlust #getup #getout
This is the view from the last remaining chalet of 8 that were built here. Thankfully the most recently chalet that was sadly destroyed in a fire last year is being rebuilt as we speak. Four people spend every single night from late June until the second week of September here getting deliveries by mule a few times a week. They even have a spotting scope that with a little bit of fine tuning on their part we were able to see the moon, the Moons of Jupiter, Venus, and the rings of Saturn! It was truly an incredible experience. #wow #amazing #sunset #adventure #explore #hike #chalet #GNP #protectyourparks #wanderlust #getup #getout
If you ever get the chance to watch the sun set from a chalet in the middle of no where in the mountains I highly suggest you take it! #wow #amazing #sunset #adventure #explore #hike #chalet #GNP #protectyourparks #wanderlust #getup #getout
WiLd ThING! This wild thing went on a solo hike to a whole lot of lakes today in RMNP. #sorrynotsorry for all the forthcoming photos!
Next super random solo adventure in t minus one week, good to get back to it. Here’s a pic of me lovin on this J-tree.. ain’t it cute. Sure don’t miss having trail mix for brekky lunch & dinner tho. Especially after I ate all the m&ms you feel me
hey America, you're a firework #protectyourparks #gtnp
Happy 4th of July! As a nation of immigrants, I’m proud to support diversity and embrace the many cultures that make up this great nation. . My favorite thing about this country is our access to publicly-owned land. In the U.S., wildlife and natural resources are publicly owned- this means that it’s my and your responsibility to ensure that all wildlife and wild spaces, from coyotes to caves and from mountains to mountain lions, are healthy for generations to come. My best memories of July 4th involve the outdoors, from drinking beers on top of a mountain in California to watching fireworks over the ocean at Fripp Island as a kid. Whatever you’re doing today, remember that the outdoor spaces we love are a privilege to behold, to explore, and to enjoy. These spaces are rooted in Native American culture, are economically and ecologically important to all Americans, and generate the ecosystem services we benefit from daily, including clean air, water, and carbon sequestration. With this in mind, I can think of nothing more patriotic than standing up for our natural resources! . Where is your favorite outdoor adventure spot? Tell me so everyone can put these spaces on their to-enjoy list!
Calm before the storm: Ampersand
Just me, myself and Zion ✨#protectyourparks
A week in the life of a Conservation Tech: Today filmed for wildlife conservation efforts. And we’ve been building trail steps! Those take a lot of work, so be thankful when you hike a trail 😉👍🏻#worklife #keepwildlifewild #redrockcanyonopenspace #colorado_fame #coloradospringsphotographer #trailqueen #protectyourparks #reicoloradosprings
• "For some poets, poetry derives from a place. Poem after poem reaches back and touches this place, and rehearses experiences connected with the place … But I am not thinking only of poetry which is geographic or descriptive. I am thinking of places which to the poets embody or recall a spiritual state.” ⠀⠀ - Donald Hall, from “The Poet’s Place,” Goatfoot, MIlktongue, Twinbird: Essays, and Notes on Poetry, 1970-76 (University of Michigan Press, 1978) ⠀ Photos from the fire-watcher's tower 🔭🌲 I'm absolutely awful with unloading my photos. I am still slowly combing through ones from trips long past, and am working on compiling some from a fairly recent road trip that my lady and I went on... The one downside of digital photography that I've found, is that I tend to take too many. Though, it's always fun looking back and living in that space again.
That's it!...I want to be a Park Ranger. 🌲 Lol, I actually took a vocational test many moons ago and that is precisely what it told me to be! #protectyourparks #grandcanyon #northrimgrandcanyon
This also happened. One of the most amazing places I‘ve EVER been. Shout out and BIG thank you to Cindy (spelling?) our tour guide who gave us lots of interesting information, is a kickass driver and made sure that despite of the crowd (this place is on a LOT of people‘s bucket list) and tight schedule everyone of us got their amazing (couple) shots! . . . #AntelopeCanyon #UpperAntelopeCanyon #SlotCanyon #AntelopeCanyonTours #AntelopeCanyonToursByCaroleneEkis #NavajoOwnedAndOperated #PageArizona #930amTour #Bucketlist #Stunning #JawDrop #MakesYouHumble #WirSindWürmer #SupportYourParks #ProtectYourParks #WorthTheMoney #AbInDieParks2018 #GimmeAllTheParks2018 #Vacation #Roadtrip #Bracenet #BracenetGoesSlotCanyon #TBT #Latergram
I remember reading about this magical place in Backpacker magazine probably 4 years ago. Of all the places I’ve intimately explored in this state, there is no place in Colorado quite like Creede. #creedecolorado #wheelergeologicarea #volcanicash #science #protectyourparks #rocks #wilderness #nps #optoutside #exploresmore #backpacker #backpackermagazine @kmozzetta @jlederhos @sfetsxxx
There are many reasons for walking through a labyrinth. It could represent our path through life. It could represent meditation. It could represent an intent. It could be used for ceremonies or rituals or health or well being. 🧘🏼‍♀️ Pause at the entrance. Clear your mind of extraneous thoughts. Affirm your intent (wellness, peace, forgiveness, celebrations, etc.). Invoke your form of guidance (spiritual, intellectual, personal, etc.). Walk at your own pace. It’s okay to pass others or be passed. Be attentive to your body, your thoughts, your feelings. There is nothing that is supposed to happen, but something might. Stay in the center for a while if you wish. Express your gratitude and acknowledge any gifts you may have received during your experience. . . 📸: @jomomma7 . #ChicagoHikesChicago #Colorado #RockyMountains #RockyMountainNationalPark #MtEvans #MtEvansWilderness #Labyrinth #LoveYourParks #ProtectYourParks #ColoradoHigh #Mindfulness
Today, I crossed another one off of my bucket list. We hiked to legendary #DelicateArch . I did not tell the better half that this one would be a strenuous/difficult one, so right now he‘s still a bit pissed off 😂😇 Worth getting up at 5:45am. So yeah: Be early! After 8:30am DA turns into Disneyland. And hydrate! . . . #ArchesNationalPark #DelicateArch #ElevationSomewhatAround4300ToThen4800Feet #UtahRocks #BeautifulUtah #IHikeThereforeIAm #EarlyMorningHike #Stunning #JawDrop #HotHotHot #Hydrate ! #Moab #SupportYourParks #ProtectYourParks #WorthTheMoney #AnnualParkPassOwner #AmericaTheBeautiful #AbInDieParks2018 #GimmeAllTheParks2018 #Vacation #Roadtrip #ReisenMachtDenKopfAuf
American Badger. I learn of this handsome creature via @cpawsbc. They are carnivorous mammals that live in the grasslands and dry forests of the interior of British Columbia. Unfortunately badgers are on the endangered in of BC often due to habit loss. @cpawsbc is a great charity to support as they help protect wilderness and parks around Canada. . 5% of all my sales goes to CPAWS to do my little bit to help what I love to draw most. . . . . . #pacificnorthwest #inspiredbynature #pnwlife #badger #protectwhereweplay #protectyourparks #beautifulbc #okanaganlifestyle #okanagan #thompsonbc #eastkootenays
Lmk what you think of the 1st photo . To me I see more than what someone would say "Merica" #letskeepourplanetcool #protectyourparks #geysers #yellowstone
Enjoying our new neighborhood🍃 #publiclandowner
Went to #Cardiff today and after an hour I was urging to come back to #Barry to escape from the crowd and the noise. Now I am here, in the middle of blue and green of all sorts, in peace, even though I am working. Working in shorts, listening to blackbirds and Robins singing in the background, and my beer is cold... #happydays #summer #sunshine in #Barrybados #peaceful #Loveparks #protectyourparks #lifeisoutside #working #outdoor #beautiful #Porthkerry #park
"You got a fast car But is it fast enough so you can fly away You gotta make a decision Leave tonight or live and die this way" To drive where a sea once flowed. To stand where red rock giants jut out from the salt bed. To breathe where I once would have held my breath. To walk where fish once swam but now the red fox roams. Arches National Park reminds us that the Earth is forever changing. I can only imagine the new formations that might lie ahead. #redgiants #redrocks #latergram #soloroadtrip #fastcar #journey #nationalparks #protectyourparks
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