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Center of our galaxy via 50mm.
It's June 21, 2018 - Summer Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere, the longest day of the year marking the beginning of Summer. Some celebrate #SummerBegins with a waterfall hike like the one pictured here, but it's also national #GoSkateboardingDay #InternationalYogaDay #NationalSelfieDay #NationalDumpThePumpDay #NationalSeashellDay #DayOfTheGong #DaylightAppreciationDay and #NationalPeachesnCreamDay ... I'm only now realizing how many "National Days" actually exist haha. How are you celebrating the day? Do you have a favorite "National Day"? . . . . . #AGameOfTones #Earth #EarthOfficial #BeautifulDestinations #DiscoverEarth #OptOutside #EarthFocus #OurPlanetDaily #StayAndWander #BeautifulDestinations #DiscoverEarth #VisualsOfEarth #EarthFocus #WildernessCulture #Travelstoke #TheOutbound #DepthsOfEarth #ShenNPS #FindYourPark #LoveVA
First day of summer post! May your days be long and your sunsets be bright! Yes, I'm slightly delirious from editing so many photos this week! 😂😂😂 #ssesnp #firstdayofsummer
Outside is just so nice 🤓 #GoShenandoah #ShenNPS #optoutside
Another one from this weekend.
Virginia Sunrise from earlier this week.
Shenandoah National Park has some amazing day hikes and catching a sunset here was one of our favorites. It was fun to cross over the Appalachian Trail on this hike and reminisce about my 2009 thru-hike. Do you know any Appalachian Trail thru hikers? If so tag them in the comments. I’m curious, would you consider thru hiking (hiking the entire trail from Georgia to Maine) the Appalachian Trail one day? . . . . . #AGameOfTones #Earth #EarthOfficial #DiscoverEarth #OptOutside #EarthFocus #OurPlanetDaily #StayAndWander #BeautifulDestinations #DiscoverEarth #VisualsOfEarth #EarthFocus #WildernessCulture #AroundTheWorldPix #Eclectic_Shotz #TheWeekOnInstagram #ForgeYourOwnPath #FolkScenery #Travelstoke #CreateCommune #AOV #TheOutbound #DepthsOfEarth #camping #TheOutbound #backpacking #ShenNPS #FindYourPark #LoveVA
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The Timber Rattlesnake is one of 18 snake species found in Shenandoah National Park. It is one of the two venomous snakes found here, the other being the Copperhead. You may wonder, will they bite me? It is important to have a healthy respect for these creatures, but they are rarely aggressive. It is highly unlikely you will ever have a problem as long as you keep your distance from them and closely observe where you step and place your hands. #Rattlesnakes #WildlifeWednesday #FindYourPark #ShenNPS
While backpacking on the Appalachian Trail you always come across interesting situations. Here trail lead through a section that was being controlled by fire crews. #shenandoahnationalpark #skylinedrive #bigmeadows #at #whiteblaze #nationalparks #appalachiantrail #fire #smokejumpers #firefighters #hike #smoke #outdoorphotography #shennps
Lucked out on Friday with an amazing sunset followed by a clear night sky! My favorite place in Virginia :)
Hard to return to work after another awesome weekend of backpacking in Shenandoah National Park, this time with the legendary @josiah_rosell. Is it too early to plan our next trip? #backpacking #shennps #leavenotrace
“All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive.” — Yann Martel
Did you know that the Eastern Towhee is Shenandoah's largest sparrow species? These two males were photographed foraging on a small patch of bare ground after a snowfall earlier this month. #BirdsInTheSnow #Towhees #Sparrows #WinterWildlife #WildlifeWednesday #ShenNPS
Spotted: the elusive AT thru-hiker in their natural habitat. Thru-hiker season is in full swing along the 105 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park. This year we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the AT’s designation as a National Scenic Trail. Who’s getting out there on the trail this season? We’d love to hear about your AT dreams! #appalachiantrail2018 #findyourtrail #shennps
Spotted: the elusive AT thru-hiker in their natural habitat. Thru-hiker season is in full swing along the 105 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park. This year we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the AT’s designation as a National Scenic Trail. Who’s getting out there on the trail this season? We’d love to hear about your AT dreams! #appalachiantrail2018 #findyourtrail #shennps
In celebration of 2018 Year of the Bird, Shenandoah National Park will feature a visiting or resident bird on Feathered Friend Fridays. Our first star is the White-breasted Nuthatch. These ever busy birds cache food (such as nuts) in bark crevices so they have food for the lean winter months. You might see a nuthatch whacking at a tree with its long beak as it hatches out a previous food stash -- thus earning its namesake! #birdyourworld #featheredfriendsfriday #featheredfriends #nuthatch #bird #shennps
The entire length of the Skyline Drive will be closing at 7:00 pm tonight due to the incoming winter storm. For the most up-to-date status, please call (540) 999-3500 (select option 1, then option 1). #snow #snowflake #skylinedrive #shennps
Going for that Instagram gold. 📷: @mcbahrmasel
We took a day trip to Shenandoah National Park and had a wonderful day and hike. This time of year the streams are running with decent water flow especially since we have had more than the usual rainfall. We also got to see a black bear and her two cubs - priceless!
Little old cabin in the woods. The Corbin Cabin, circa 1909. A quiet reminder of another life in Nicholson Hollow, before Shenandoah National Park existed. #hiking #shennps #shenandoahnationalpark #backpacking #woods #mountains #forest #appalachia #cabin
As a neighbor from the north, I’d like to thank @shenandoahnps for the fee-free day yesterday! #shennps #neighborsday #findyourpark #getoutside #dickeyridgevisitorcenter #myhappyplace
Thank you to the Shenandoah National Park Trust and the volunteers who came out on Saturday, April 14 for a service project. It was a beautiful day and the group did an amazing job! We appreciate you supporting Shenandoah National Park. #volunteer #getoutside #shennps
What a beautiful day in the neighborhood. #NeighborsDay #ShenNPS #FindYourPark #OldRagMountain
It's National Park Week! Be there! #nationalparkweek #findyourpark #ShenNPS
I'm always shocked when I have a view like this all to myself! . "...beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there." -Annie Dillard . . #getoutside #shenandoahnationalpark #shennps #findyourpark #virginiaisbeautiful #naturalva #hiking #womenwhohike #ilovemountains #vaoutdoors #loveva #exploreva
Neighbor’s Day is here! Today is a fee free day at Shenandoah National Park, and a great time to bring your friends and family, (and neighbors) to visit. We have 13 Ranger-led programs being offered today, from hikes to evening programs. We hope you’ll be here to celebrate Neighbor’s Day with us. #neighborsday #shennps #findyourpark #getoutside
Neighbor’s Day is here! Today is a fee free day at Shenandoah National Park, and a great time to bring your friends and family, (and neighbors) to visit. We have 13 Ranger-led programs being offered today, from hikes to evening programs. We hope you’ll be here to celebrate Neighbor’s Day with us. #neighborsday #shennps #findyourpark #getoutside
I could sit here all day 😍⛰ #shennps @shenandoahnps
Photography has never been more available to more people than it is now, thanks to smaller camera sensors and better mobile phone cameras. The photographs that we take can transport us back to that moment in time right before we clicked the shutter, making a lasting connection to the resource. This month, we will be sharing some photography tips that will tell you how/where/when to get the best photographs in the Park. In the meantime, share your favorite photos from Shenandoah! #PictureYourselfInAPark #Photography #waterfall #FindYourPark #ShenNPS
#bear ! Saw this guy at #loftmountaincampground in #shenandoahnationalpark On the boys camping weekend. #shennps #fathersdayweekend
Already missing the mountains. It’s amazing how rejuvenating they are.
Saw this mama bear with 2 tiny cubs last night in Shenandoah National park. Unfortunately I couldn't get a good shot of the babies. . . #shenandoahnationalpark #shennps #goshenandoah #blackbear #bear #nikon #d500 #longexposuresllc
First line: That spring, rain fell in great sweeping gusts that rattled the rooftops. • • • I really loved The Nightingale and the same is true for The Great Alone. The Alaskan setting came to life for me in this novel, so I knew I needed to take this picture in one of my favorite places in nature. For me, The Great Alone is a book about hope. Despite the harsh conditions we may find ourselves in, the human spirit can persevere against all odds. • • I have a lot of book darts in this book. About 16 of them are where I marked all the references to other books. I love that! I’m glad #botmreadathon , #mmdbookclub , and my IRL #bookclub finally pushed me toward reading this challenging and beautiful story this month. • • • #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booksintheair #bookworm #bibliophile #reading #readersofinstagram #fortheloveofreading #idratherbereading #summerstooshort #botm #botmmember #goodreads #goodreadswithaview #thegreatalone #kristinhannah #theunreadshelfproject2018 #dwrfirstlines #dwr2018reads #destinationwellread #shenandoahnationalpark #shennps #findyourpark
“Close your eyes, prick your ears, and from the softest sound to the wildest noise, from the simplest tone to the highest harmony, from the most violent, passionate scream to the gentlest words of sweet reason, it is by Nature who speaks, revealing her being, her power, her life, and her relatedness so that a blind person, to whom the infinitely visible world is denied, can grasp an infinite vitality in what can be heard.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Some sunsets energize you, prime you for adventure. Others make you content to just sit and embrace how lucky you are to watch them. - Photo taken from Blackrock Mountain summit (Big Meadows) in Shenandoah National Park.
The word 'reishi' comes from the Chinese and means spirit or divine. This polypore mushroom has been used for over 4000 years as an 'anti-aging' medicine. Reishi can support the immune system, reduce/destroy cancer cells (even in advanced stages) aid in respiratory health for those with bronchitis or asthma, and about a dozen other very helpful benefits. They are found in humid areas of forest, usually growing on dead or dying hardwood trees. #mushroomidentification #reishimushroom #fungusamongus #healthyheart #wanderlustvirginia #wildreminder #foragingforfood #virginiaforaging #shenandoahnationalpark #shennps
Finally going back to Big Meadows @shenandoahnps this weekend! This photo was taken last time I was there towards the end of Milky Way season on my birthday. This is my favorite astro photo and my best one so far. The moon is setting behind the oak tree in the bottom right. Let’s see if I can top this one! . . . #universetoday #nationalparkgeek #shenandoahnationalpark #nps #nationalpark
National Parks Roadtrip Day 4: Shenandoah Nat'l Park in Virginia. This park is so green! . The story behind the shot: I couldn't take the photo too close to the waterfall since it would splash on the lens. So I had to climb into the stream, and yes I did I fall on my ass just a minute before taking this lmao. Swipe left for the camera set up. . . Beanie and shirt by @letskeepitwild Adventure pants by @coalatree Been hiking the whole trip so far with the trail runners from @altarunning and it's so comfortable! . . #letskeepitwild #greettheoutdoors #embracethespace #alta #honkforpeter #shenandoah #shenandoahnationalpark #virginia #shennps #darkhollowfalls #waterfallhike #waterfallfordays #falls #waterfalllovers #evergreens #blueridge #hikingviews #radparks #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #thenationalparkspass #nationalparklife #usparksandmonuments #national_park_photography #np10k #abc7eyewitness #nbcla #peter3photography
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