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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 Lance has bought me 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 Google 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 @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
Great work being done at Rollins Park by Parks & Rec and GSD staff on phase 1 of the Reforesting of Rollins Park! #concordparksandrec #concordgsd #treecity #protectyourparks #concordnh
Happy Mountain Crush Monday!! ✨🏔✨ . I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once again ~ John Burroughs 💛 . Sorry for being so inactive lately. I’ve been so busy with work and trying to get things in order for our upcoming trip to California!! Can’t wait to visit my family in San Jose and get in some sight seeing and National Park exploring!! 🎒👣👣 In the meantime, here another shot taken at Dillion Lake. . . . . . . . #moutaincrushmonday #mthrworld #colorado #findyourparks #dillionlake #mountainworld #moutainviews #igersmountain #hikebliss #ig_mountainlove #protectyourparks #spendid_mountains #iratherbeoutside #allbeauty_addiction #chasingnature #hiking #chasingtrail #bns_landscapes #discoverearth #earth_deluxe #fingerprintofgod #trailaddict #naturelovers #cantgetenough #coloradolove #coloradoview #coloradolive #sungrougeau
"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul." –John Muir . John Muir (born April 21, 1838) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness and the establishment of National Parks in the United States. I find so much inspiration and love of nature in his writing and hope others will go seek it out and be inspired to protect the Earth. It's the only one we've got. 🌲🌎🌱 . #calligraphy #practice #italic #italichand #broadedge #quote #johnmuir #protectyourparks #nationalparks #earthday #earthday2018 #resist #instagramforgood
This weekend we are doing a double donation for every DO COOL SH🌲T shirt sold to celebrate the kick off of National Parks Week & Earth Day! Every shirt sold this weekend will plant TWO trees! #wander #findyourpark #treehugger #earthday #nationalparks #americathebeautiful #nationalparkservice #dogood #keepmoving #shopsmall #productsthatgiveback #protectyourparks #docoolshit #nationalparksweek #earthlover
Back to Winter in Spring again!!🤷🏻‍♀️ . ❄️❄️🏔❄️❄️ . This shot was taken at Lake Dillon in early April. The lake was still totally frozen over!! But the trail only had some patches of snow. Would love to come back here when the lake is unfrozen and catch a beautiful sunrise/sunset! . . . . . . . . . #moutaincrushmonday #mthrworld #colorado #findyourparks #dillionlake #mountainworld #moutainviews #igersmountain #hikebliss #ig_mountainlove #protectyourparks #spendid_mountains #iratherbeoutside #allbeauty_addiction #chasingnature #hiking #chasingtrail #bns_landscapes #discoverearth #earth_deluxe #fingerprintofgod #trailaddict #naturelovers #cantgetenough #coloradolove #coloradoview #coloradolive
#hike12 in Great Falls, VA on the Difficult Run Trail. Longest hike all year with 9 miles. Always fun hiking in this park! . . . . . . . . 📸 : @psipin92
It’s #internationalforestday !!?? Didn’t know that was a thing but dayummmm we gotta celebrate! 🎉🙌🏻 Thankful for all the trees and all the dirt and all the forests ❤️ Where else would we take all our photos at? jkjkjk water is cool too! 🤣 • • • • • #forests #adventure #makeadventure #wilderness #protectyourparks #woods #outdoors #discover #destinationwedding #weddingplanning #engaged #thegreatoutdoors #landscape_lovers #landscape #teamcanon #optoutside #nature_seekers #горы #landscapephotography #naturelovers #engagementphotos #canonphotographer #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #loveauthentic #engaged #stylemepretty  #wisconsinbride #wisconsinweddingphotographer
Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis santacruzae) These little guys only weigh 4Ibs compared to their 10Ib mainland cousins. . . . #channelislandsnationalpark #santacruzisland #thenatureconservancy #protectyourparks
This past week, there were many beautiful moments that took my breath away and humbled me... 🌼I was reminded to be conscious of myself and my surroundings...Society takes every measure to domesticate us, but we individually wield the power to decide whether to let it. 🌸I have been inspired be open to conversations with new people, and to open myself to explore deeper conversations with the people already in my life. The Universe places everyone along our path for a reason, sometimes without realizing that there are commonalities or lessons to learn from one another. Peel away the mask. 🌼I realized that I need to continue truly listening to my inner voice because the answers to everything I want to know reside within me. The answers are often intimidating, requiring a leap of faith to get me where I want to go. After taking a few bigger ones, I’m beginning to understand that nothing is really as challenging as it seems once I make a choice to jump. Everything falls into place as I move in whichever direction I choose. 🌸I was reminded to look around and truly see the beauty in everything that surrounds me. It’s so easy to take things for granted because its comfortable and pleasant... Until one day its out of reach and we miss it dearly. I’ve been missing my father and essences of home that I hadn’t realized were so rooted in me. 🌼 I’ve realized the importance of learning my lesson in letting go of the need to control an outcome. Part of my personality type and being a Virgo is that I like to be in control... but I don’t need to let that own me. I’m learning to trust that everything will work out. Sometimes being receptive to whatever may come ends up delivering more than I’d ever imagined ✨ 💐I want to continue making deep connections with the people I meet along my journey, and explore, love and appreciate our earth. Especially National and State parks . . . A privilege we ought to fight for ♥️✌🏼👣🌲🌊 #soulsearching #beautifulplaces #outdooradventures #earthlings #begentle #bekind #leapsoffaith #walkinginpurpose #appreciatingnature #findmesittingonarock #exploreyourworld #visityourparks #protectyourparks
#hike8 in the historic Harper's Ferry. Did 5 miles on the Maryland Heights loop. Did you know that Harper's Ferry is the half way point of the Appalachian Trail? It also touches four national park properties: the Potomac Heritage Trail, C&O Canal, Harper's Ferry and the Appalachian Trail! . . . . . . . 📸 : @psipin92
Feeling very lucky to be able to capture this sunset over Lake McDonald… because, we almost missed it! 😂 Josh took a little too long of a nap - we rushed into the mountains only to have our cameras die (oopsie 🤦‍♀️) then we dropped our lens caps in the snow, BUTTTT that’s real life ☺️We pulled though and nothing can beat these colors casting across the top of glacier! • • • • • #adventure #protectyourparks #outdoors #discover #mountains #montana #subaru #destinationwedding #engaged #roadtrip #ontheroad #vanlife #roadtrippin #landscape_lovers #landscape #teamcanon #earthporn #mountainlife #optoutside #nature_seekers #горы #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #pnw #naturelovers #themountainsarecalling #visualsoflife #stayandwander #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring
#hike7 Entrance to Great Falls, MD was closed due to down trees from the storm. We had to use an unbeaten path to get to the C&O path to billy goat A trail. When we got there the trail was sadly closed due to flooding. However, Billy goat B was open. What an adventure. . . . . . . . 📸: Jason Tan
Nothing tests your relationship like 48 hours in the car together, road closures, just a few snow storms, getting pulled over twice (only one speeding ticket, maybe thats a slice of luck? 🤔) and helllaa snow drifts … I’ll spare the in-depth details because I know my mom is going to read this (love you mom 😘) but our road trip to Montana was nothing short of a LEGIT adventure, filled with more memories then we need and just the recharge we needed away together ❤️After 9 days away we have been enjoying every moment back at home, with the dog, in our own bed! • • • • • #adventure #protectyourparks #outdoors #discover #mountains #montana #subaru #destinationwedding #weddingplanning #engaged #roadtrip #ontheroad #vanlife #roadtrippin #landscape_lovers #landscape #teamcanon #earthporn #mountainlife #optoutside #nature_seekers #горы #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #pnw #naturelovers #themountainsarecalling #cabin #tinyhouse #cabinporn
Whoooaa it’s been a bit! Currently writing this from a coffee shop with WiFi because we haven’t really had any solid internet service (isn’t that what vacation is for anyway? ☺️) So far our trip to Montana has been amazing, this place is truly beautiful every direction you look! We’ve been busy exploring - getting tons of great photos!! 😊 Here we are freezing our asses off- (somewhere around -10°, face mask necessary) getting some pictures at Lake McDonald in Glacier! 🏔🏔 Fun facts: i have basically stolen all of joshes clothes because i didn’t pack that well,.. 🤦‍♀️ also here’s a photo of us in our matching jackets Josh bought us because he was afraid our other ones wouldn’t cut it (smart guy that one is!☺️) and Montana does not mess around with snow. Snow in Wisconsin is basically a dusting compared to this place! We can’t wait to show you guys all of these photos! To the next time we have WiFi! ❤️ Josh + Lindsay • • • • • #montana #glaciernationalpark #protectyourparks #americasbestidea #nps #findyourpark #montanamoment #subaru #montanawedding #roadtrip #ontheroad #roadtrippin #landscape_lovers #landscape #teamcanon #mountainlife #optoutside #горы #outdoor #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #naturelovers #themountainsarecalling #vanlife #futurevanlife #travel #happy #communityovercomputition #risingtidesociety #photographysouls
Park with a view. Taken at George "Doc" Cavalliere Park in North Scottsdale. Arizona has such scenery and great places to hike! Photo: Rick Triana. #getoutdoors #hikeaz #conservation #protectyourparks #Arizona #natureisamazing
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