Have you ever woken up to birds singing? Chances are you didn't even notice when they stopped. You got up, you got busy with your day.
But if you've ever woken up to a car alarm, there's a great chance you celebrated the quietness of the aftermath.
Why does it take something screaming at us to be appreciative of what's always there if we paid attention in the first place.
Rise and shine. 🐓
If you wanted more animal shots from me, stay tuned. I have whatever floats your goat.
Cape Verde dreams || Edited with Pink Citrus by @itscarrola
Love that ethereal quality that results when sea and sky and fog are one!
Desert bush woman in her element. Happy nudie day 😜
.. I will wait by the river
In the light of the moon
At the edge of the city
I will wait for you
Though I can't wait forever
Someday I'll be dead and gone
And I won't be forgiven
For what I've done
I will wait by the river...
I will cry out to heaven
As it rains down on me
I will beg for forgiveness
Get down on my knees
If I can't change the weather
Maybe I can change your mind
If we can't be together
What's the point of life
Baby, I didn't mean the things I said
I don't honestly wish you were dead
I'm a fool; I'm just a man
If I only could hold you again
And the stars fill the river
As it flows into the sky
And the mind leaves the body
And floats higher and higher
If we can't be together
I will leave this world behind
If I can't touch your body
Can I touch the sky?
...I will wait by the river
Another shot from the location I was blessed to visit for the very first time - even if the conditions were less than perfect!
Looking for a park steeped in wilderness?
King’s Canyon and Sequoia National Parks have been jointly administered since 1943, and it’s here in these parks that you can find yourself the furthest from a road than any other part of the lower 48.
Don’t be surprised — these parks are 66 miles long and 36 miles wide at their widest point, and 97% of them are wilderness. If you’re looking for solitude, for places with humbling landscapes to disconnect with society for a time - these are certainly great parks for it.
Just remember: when you’re in wild places, always practice Leave No Trace principles and leave it better than you found it!
It’s our responsibility to keep these spaces as wild and beautiful — and that’s just what we aim to do.
Have a great weekend out on the trail, everybody!
Would like to have been here on a clear day at sunrise instead of a gray rainy day... But when you're on vacation you have to take what you can get!
It's easy to see why indigenous peoples held these places as sacred. Today in this land, you just have to make sure that you just don't become a grizzly bear's pray.
After many years of driving past this spot as a potential sunset photo op, I never hit it exactly right. This year came close!
THE BIG QUESTION: what’s your favorite park in Utah?
Answer wisely! You can’t go wrong with any of ‘em — but that’s what makes it hard!
Big thanks to @tesspiper
for tagging us on your trip to Dead Horse Point State Park. Definitely one of the more rad state parks in Utah!
Gearing up for your next trip?
Check out our latest Seek More Wilderness T-shirt’s for your next summit up Angel’s Landing or a night around the town with your trail buddies.
50% of profits are donated to non-profits that protect the National Parks and make sure everyone can enjoy them.
And finally a view from near the campground as another day ends. Have a good night!
Itching to get back to mountain views like this. Time to scope out our next road trip!! 🚐
Humans inserted to depict scale.
What an amazing view!
What is your favorite thing about roadtrips? Is it the feeling of the open road? Maybe it's the incredible views? Or is it perhaps the time spent with people you care about? Let us know in the comments down below!
Featured | @matthewhahnel
Location | Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
| Where Will TOTEM Take You?
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This was taken from just offshore while on a beautiful afternoon cruise heading up Somes Sound with friends.
It was a beautiful sunrise - a speck of light peering through the distant mesas and buttes, lighting up the red underside rocks of the sandstone Mesa arch, hanging over a lip of one such steep mesa, with nothing but air between the arch and the floor a 1000ft below. And to capture this premier attraction, more than a dozen photographers had crowded around, jostling for the strategic position that get the perfect angle of light and shadow.
This image, however, is not your typical image from the Mesa Arch in @canyonlandsnps
. I waited a while until the crowd cleared, and peered through the arch at the landscape that opened up in the light - an endless range of buttes and mesas rising up from the myriad formations on the floor 1500ft below. The play of shadow and light gave rise to strange silhouettes and bizarre vistas, a sight that was a delight to photograph. This is one such take on a unique vista in one of country's best @the59parks
Ain’t that enchanting?
Exploring National Parks is always a blast, but wilderness areas have excellent opportunities for solitude and breathtaking landscapes.
Do you have a special wilderness area you’ll always keep special?
For me, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness will always be my favorite. A week-long trip through its crystal-clear lakes and camping on remote islands in my teens kicked off a love for the outdoors that hasn’t flickered since.
Watch the sun set over mountains, not on your dreams. [Take a ride in that Porsche man, life's too short man; Consequently, There is luck in love.]
One of my favorite hikes ♡
Most summers I run around with my head in the clouds, but so far this year I've remained pretty grounded, keeping busy with projects and goals close to home. It's been very gratifying to gain momentum and see the fruits of my labors, even on a small scale. Small steps each day result in big changes over time. That being said, I've still set time aside for travel and play, and for that I am grateful as well. Currently tying up loose ends and easing in to what feels like a well deserved long vacation. ✌🏼️🌻