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The Appalachian Trail runs through the heart of Shenandoah National Park and along the way it allow hiker to experience some of the best views not only in Shenandoah but in Virginia. Hiking the Appalachian Trail in 19 degrees (before wind chill), weather was totally with it to watch such an amazing sunset while in Shenandoah. I love hiking when during the winter because the crisp cold air takes away the haze on the horizon marking the view even more spectacular. Click the link in my bio to find out more about this amazing location. @royalrobbins #loveva #shennps #sharetheexperience @usinterior @nationalparkservice _______________________________________ Nikon D800 Nikon 16-35mm 24mm 1/20sec F/16 ISO 100
The sight of a Shenandoah sunset can warm the soul, even on the coldest of evenings. Taken at The Point Overlook in Shenandoah National Park on a balmy 20° evening. - - - - #wander #shenNPS #FYPyes #nature #optoutside #sunset #outdoors #wilderness #love #instagood #nationalparkgeek #like #mountains #landscape #photography #photo #igers #landscapes #america #photoftheday #picoftheday #blueridge #valley #LoveVA #nature #passionpassport #travel #wanderlust #winter
#Hike Sixteen: #Virginia 's #stonyman Mountain “I'll burn my old boots,” I began thinking. “To save @usupan and me, I'll burn my old boots.” I was entering a moment of desiring hope, a moment of needing a pick-me-up, and that's when Usua turned to me -- red-nosed, hat icing over, hands stuffed deep into her pockets, scarf wound four times around her neck -- and she looked right at me and said, "Vwe get loust to-gether, vwe die to-gether." Reassuring. Seek and find more on my blog!​ . #outdoorbloggers #keepitwild #greatoutdoors #letsgoonanadventure #getoutside #notallwhowanderarelost #lifeofadventure #liveoutdoors #lovelifeoutside #staywild #outdoorwomen #explorevirginia #makeadventures #shenandoahnationalpark #snp #myblueridge #blueridgemountains #virginiaisbeautiful #shennps #themountainiscalling #hikingfever #tlpicks #loveva #thediscoverer #canonphotography
ANNOUNCEMENT !! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼. I know I’ve been a little MIA for the past few months and I promise I’ll be better at posting but it’s been really important for me to figure out where I want to take this platform in 2018 before moving forward. And you know what I’m going to do? ~~~ I’m going to start posting about things I want to post about. Which is going to incorporate a few new things but what I’m most excited for is... ~~~ I’m going to post more about YOU. Yep. You. That crazy-beautiful-inside-and-out-adventurer... I’m going to highlight you. So if you love to explore, if you’re passionate about the outdoors, I’m going to be reaching out to you and I want to hear your story. I want to hear what makes your heart thump a little bit harder, I want to know where your favorite views are, your favorite piece of gear and who you love to spend time outdoors with. Most importantly though, I want to know about your life behind your Instagram account. So many of us work jobs every day and aren’t paid to travel the world. I want to bring out the realness and how we’re all juggling jobs, kids, and so many other responsibilities. ~~~ Every week I’ll be featuring one person on my Instagram and on my blog. (The first five are lined up!!) They’ll answer some fun questions and we’ll all get to know them a little bit better. ~~~ I’m also going to post more pictures of my own life. I’m going to try to get real sometimes because I also have a full time job that pays the bills. I don’t travel 24/7 and I work REALLY HARD to afford the vacations I go on... and I don’t have an infinite amount of vacation days. Real world, real life struggles. ~~ So here’s to you, here’s to me. I want you to know me and I want to know you. Those are my goals for 2018 and I can’t wait to get to know y’all better! I’m making my blog for me and finally tackling this new series I’ve wanted to do for awhile. Crossing my fingers y’all will like it too 🤞🏼
The cold and the crystal clear sky made for some difficult photography, but the hike to Old Rag was exactly what I needed. - 2 shots:⠀ [1/8-1/2] sec at f/11, ISO 200, 10mm⠀ Fuji X-T2 + XF 10-25mm f/4
Today is the first FREE entrance day of 2018. All US National Parks are free on #MLKDay . #findyourpark #travel
Happy Martin Luther King Day, friends. Thinking of last summer at @shenandoahnps. • • National Parks have free admission today, in honor of MLK Day. • • The National Park Service 2018 budget cuts nearly $300 million and more than 1,200 jobs. Proposed entrance fee increases are expected to generate $70 million. • • In 2017, there were ten fee-free days. There are four in 2018: January 15, April 21 (National Park Week kickoff), September 22 (National Public Lands Day), and November 11 (Veterans Day). • • Della & I love our country's wild places. Follow us to learn more. @betsy.arthur ❤️🇺🇸💙 • • #dog #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #embraceyourpets #dogsofmaryland #lovedogs #instagramdogs #getoutstayout #traildog #hikingwithdogs #optoutside #keepitwild #explore #livewildbefree #iownit #publicland #publiclanduser #publiclandowner #publiclandsproud #keepitpublic #unitedoutside #conservation #shenNPS
My sons and I hiked up the Appalachian Trail to the enjoy the sunset last night from Little Stony Man. Despite it being 19 degree (before the wind chill) the last of the light was amazing to watch as it reflected off the mountain ridges! #loveva #shennps #sharetheexperience @usinterior @nationalparkservice _______________________________________ Nikon D800 Nikon 70-200mm 105mm 1/6sec F/16 ISO 100
"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." -Lyndon B. Johnson
This weekend won’t be quite as ❄️cool❄️ as last...but I’m sure we’ll manage to still make the most of it!! Happy Friday, y’all!
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
Another planet? No! It’s one of my #hikingpics from #shenandoahnationalpark This one really is a #tbt as I took it 17 September 2016. 🌲🌳🏃‍♂️🐻🦌🌳🌲 . . . #shennps #sunset #instagood #beautiful #park #conservation #naturephotography #mountains #virginia #hiking #trails #iphonephotography #boulders #sky #clouds
Can’t wait to get back here and catch these sunset vibes
This was our French exchange student Philippine during a summertime trip to Shenandoah. This overlook is one of my favorite places, it’s called Black Rock and it overlooks the entire Shenandoah valley. - #tonesbox #bigworld_shotz #quietthechaos #featuremeseas #leagueoflenses #world_besttravel #creative_ace #hersmallworld_ #ventureculture #smallfeature #ourtreasuredays #wekeepmoments #remutraveler #the_folknature #finalgoodbye2017 #shennps #feauturemevogue #bukafeatureme #featurecentral #modeloose #moodshotz
Looking for something to do this holiday weekend? Enjoy FREE admission to @shenandoahnps (or any National Park) on Monday, January 15th. After your hike head to @VisitStaunton for lunch and a cold beer or make is a weekend. We're just 20 minutes away! #shennps #LoveStaunton ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Photo by @e_mizzle_4 via https://buff.ly/2CZ43bx
More ice formations at Shenandoah National Park. ⠀ -⠀ From on, you will only see landscape and nature shots on this account. If you're also interested in my black and white architecture photography, check out my Instagram alter ego: @nbeckerphoto.arch. ⠀ -⠀ 1.3 sec at f/13, ISO 100, 20.9mm⠀ Fuji X-T2 + XF 10-24mm f/4⠀
Deer seem to have taken over the closed campgrounds at Shenandoah National Park. - From on, you will only see landscape and nature shots on this account. If you're also interested in my black and white architecture photography, check out my Instagram alter ego: @nbeckerphoto.arch. - 1/900 sec at f/7.1, ISO 400, 200mm Fuji X-T2 + XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8
Sky on Fire at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia
A sea of stars _ - Sony A6000 Rokinon 12mm f/2 20 sec ISO 1000 @indurotripods travel tripod - _ #vaisforlovers #igers_virginia #shennps #universe_dope #depthsofearth #supreme_nightshots #milkywaygalaxy #adventure
When I drove in the park before sunrise that morning the temperature measurement showed around -4ºF(-20ºC) and I hesitated whether I can make a hike to this spot or not. I realized that getting there and back would not be a problem, but carrying all the gear and keeping my fingers warm enough to operate it once I'm there was the real question. Fortunately with the sunrise the temperature climbed up a bit, and chilling wind was only on the road and ridges of mountains, so the hike turned out to be quite awesome. It is very interesting to see a usually loud waterfall in such a quite state. The ice was thick but a narrow opening inside that frozen wall still allowed warmer water to run down to the a tiny pool at the bottom. The flow of water was visible under the ice as through a matted glass, making it an absolutely mesmerizing scene. #shennps #shenandoahnationalpark #goshenandoah #highlandsclub #landscapephotography #mountains #blueridgemountains #appalachianmountains #skylinedrive #findyourpark #visitvirginia #virginiaisforlovers @only.in.virginia @explorevirginia @virginiaoutdoors #scenicvirginia #adventure365 @eastcoastdiscovered #frozen #waterfall #waterfalls #frozenwaterfall #subzero #winterhiking #winterhike @goshenandoah @adventure.3.6.5 @highlandsclub
A closer look at some ice crystals near one of the many frozen creeks in Shenandoah National Park. - From on, you will only see landscape and nature shots on this account. If you're also interested in my black and white architecture photography, check out my Instagram alter ego: @nbeckerphoto.arch. - Three focus-stacked shots: [1/18-1/17] sec at f/11, ISO 400, 200mm Fuji X-T2 + XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8
DCUL's home away from home this past weekend. PATC operates a number of cabins, like Corbin Cabin, throughout Shenandoah and the surrounding areas. ⠀ ⠀ Photo credit: David⠀ ⠀ #dcul #dculbackpacking #backpacking #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #goeast #winter #hiking #getoutside #expandyourplayground #findyourpark
I gave a few little speeches this morning to High School Seniors about life and becoming an adult. This is particularly ironic, as I did not go to high school. . . Anyway here’s the short version of my helpful hints and tips to becoming an adult: . . It's okay to not have your shit together. . . If you know what you want to do with the rest of your life, you're lucky, not normal. . . It's okay to work at a job you don't love that pays your bills. We all do it at some point. Promise. . . You are going to fail. Probably more than once. It's cool. . . It’s okay to spend your first few years out on your own confused and unsure. . . Start being smart about your credit now. . . Don't think you're too good to go the community college that offers you free classes. Fuck Pride, stay humble and save your money. . . I’ve spent 8 years in an industry that I wasn't in love with because it was *easy* and paid all my bills. It put me in the position to be able to explore an industry I am passionate about and dedicate myself to it without fear or stress. Sometimes taking the easy option is okay. . . Don't compare your success to others. . . Sometimes life will hit you, hard. Then it will wait for you to get back up to kick you back down. Don't sweat it. It really does happen to everyone. . . The minute you think it might be abuse - it is. . . Planned Parenthood offers free birth control. Get on it. . . Ramen is not a food group. . . White vinegar is a perfect, cheap substitute for bleach. . . 📷- @pancakesmmm . . . #goexplore #womenforwildlands #nationalparks #shenandoahnationalpark #findyourpark #hawksbill #optoutside #neverstopexploring #nationalparkgeek #fypyes #protectourparks #glt #girlslovetravel #travelgram #discoverearth #exploreusa #americasbestidea #blueridgemountains #sunset #climatechangeisreal #shennps #stayandwander #wanderland
10 DCULers braved the chilly temperatures this past weekend, and headed out to Shenandoah National Park for two nights at PATC's Corbin Cabin. ⠀ ⠀ Photo credit: Evan⠀ ⠀ #dcul #dculbackpacking #backpacking #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #goeast #winter #hiking #getoutside #expandyourplayground
Took this @shenandoahnps pic before the snowy freeze arrived. Bet it’s beautiful on Skyline Drive today. . . #travel #loveVA #findyourpark
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❄️Lower Doyles River Falls❄️It was a balmy 19 degrees today in Shenandoah National Park. We layered up and hit the trail because frozen waterfalls are hard to beat!💦❄️☃️#loveva #naturalvirginia #exploreva #explore #nature #virginia #shenandoahnationalpark #shennps #optoutside #gooutsideandplay #blueridgemountains #goatworthy #rei1440project #bpmag #waterfalls #explore #exploremore #frozenfalls @virginiaoutdoors #blessings
Had so much fun yesterday hiking over frozen rivers with my favorite person in the world! This cold snap has sure brought us some cool sights here in Virginia lately.
Returned to see some Blue Ridge Mountain views after a long hiatus. Taken on the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.
Rime Ice and Snow at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia
2016: Meditation in the Morning #shennandoah #nofilter #ShenNPS
Definitely thinking about mountains today 🍂🍃#vscocam #takeahike #shennps
📍South River Falls 🗺 South River Falls Trail 🗓 Fall 2017 #️⃣ #southriverfalls #southriverfallstrail
... Red-hot glowing antennae.⠀ ⠀ Okay, they’re not really red-hot or glowing, but they are eye-catchingly beautiful. ⠀ ⠀ Believe this is a Spot-winged Antlion (Dendroleon obsoletus). That beautiful pinkish color in the middle of its antennae is one of the diagnostics for this species. ⠀ ⠀ It’s the larvae of antlions that are known for eating ants, though they also eat other small arthropods. Many of the larvae use a pit with loose soil or sand sides as a trap for unsuspecting dinner companions. The larvae of the Spot-winged Antlions, however, hide in crevices in wood, for instance, & pounce on critters walking by.⠀ ⠀ Antlions are in the same order (Neuroptera) as Lacewings, Owlflies, & Mantidflies, and it’s definitely easy to see the resemblances between them when looking at their faces & overall architecture. ⠀ ⠀ Virginia. Photos taken of wild critters where I find them. No posing, pestering, or baiting. Corrections welcome to my critter IDs. Photo taken with Olympus EM5 Mark II & 60mm macro. Handheld. Diffused Nissin i40 flash.⠀ ㅤ⠀ ㅤㅤ⠀ ㅤ⠀ ㅤ⠀ ㅤ⠀ #VAwildlife #vaoutdoors #exploreva #shennps #shenandoahnationalpark #entomology #arthropod #insect #insects #noherbicides #nopesticides #savethepollinators #pollinator #macrophotography #bugportrait #conservationphotography #conservationbiology #conservation #sustainability #savetheplanet #biodiversity #olympus #em5mkii #microfourthirds #Neuroptera #Dendroleonobsoletus #SpottedwingedAntlion #Antlion ㅤ⠀
A throwback to the what today seems mild 25 degree weather atop #OldRag last week. #optoutside #ShenNPS
I posted this not too long ago on my personal account, but this I had to share this here. Shenandoah completely blew me away with its beauty and isolation just a few hours outside DC 💙 ••• #usinterior #shennps #shenandoahnationalpark #shenandoahvalley #shenandoah #smokymountains #smokeymountains #blueridgeparkway #blueridgemountains #blueridgenps #goparks #findyourpark #blueridge #appalachiantrail
My Favorite Shenandoah National Park of my pictures of 2017. It was hard choosing. I was lucky enough to have started with the snow and end with the Fall leaves 🍁. #shennps #shenandoahnationalpark #igtravel #virginia #explorevirginia #sunsets #blackbear #instagram #instacool #instawow #nature #nategeotravel #goshenandoah #ignationalparks #igers #nature #2017
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