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Alonso de León, Spanish governor of Coahuila established the corridor for what would become the El Camino Real de los Tejas in multiple expeditions to East Texas between 1686 and 1690 to find and destroy a French fort established by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle on what de León considered to be Spanish lands. The route would be refined in 1691-1692 by Domingo Terán de los Ríos, the first governor of Spanish Texas, in an effort to make better connections to the Spanish missions in East Texas. San Antonio de Bexar, founded in 1718, was the first of many communities built as way stations on the trail.[wikipedia]⠀ ⠀ 📍: McKinney Falls State Park, El Camino Real de los Texas National Historic Trail⠀ 📅 : April 2018⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus #elcaminotejas #findyourtrail #trails50 #waterfallwednesday
Lassen Volcano reflecting in Manzanita Lake at sunset. No history or facts. Simply a recommendation that you must go. #beautiful #love #nationalparkgeek #nature #hike #sunset #beauty #thenationalparkspass
Does this remind you of anything? A sundial? Pen and ink? Regardless, the patterns created by the runoff of #GrandPrismaticSpring in #Yellowstone (along with a lone #BobbySocksTree ) are pretty cool and can fire up the imagination. It was a great third day on tour in the park. More tomorrow from the Grand Tetons! • • • #ynp #nationalpark #yellowstonenps #thenationalparkspass #wyoming #explorenature #naturelovers #earthpix #keepitwild #ig_naturelovers #fantastic_earth #OurPlanetDaily #instanaturefriends_ #picsoftheday #canonusa @WildGeography
Stood on top of a mountain and watched as the evening light set the world on fire 🔥. Unreal.
September has a lot of anniversaries in it for us... although they’ve been on my mind I haven’t really stopped to think, dwell, and praise God for these milestones lately... Rich reminded me on our drive home the other day, the Lord has done remarkable things in my life and He alone is worthy of praise. . First off, September is the month Rich and I first met! Who would have thought that 6 years later we’d be married with a kid on the way 😃 ❤️ . Second, September 9 marks 2 years since my car accident in Atlanta. I was hit on one of Atlanta’s busiest highway going 60 mph... I could have easily spun into traffic but I spun into the construction retaining wall with a large roomy shoulder on the highway to completely halt the crash. Three cars were involved... my Subaru was totaled... and to be quite honest I was told if I was driving any other vehicle the chances of my survival were slim. I walked away from the accident... the months following I had severe driving anxiety that eventually was treated and remedied by a naturopath! I also was diagnosed with post concussive disorder.. but wasn’t really given much medical advice to recover. 🤷‍♀️ I saw a chiropractor who helped a lot with the back and neck pain... but the concussion eventually turned into a TBI (traumatic brain injury). I suffered from INTENSE migraines for the next year... I’m not even sure if migraine is the right word. Come to find out later I was probably suffering from a minor brain bleed causing my head pain... I remember vomiting numerous times at work in between meetings, weekends in bed in a dark room, and what seemed unbearable pain that even caused tears and cries of agony (I can’t even remember he last time I cried from pain!!!) Fast forward to January 2018 a year and a half later... I had a stroke and the clot in my brain was removed! Since my stroke I have not had one migraine like I had before! My last one was 2 weeks before my stroke and was the most excruciating one to date. The Lord works in amazing ways... he spared my life twice in 2 years now from heavy circumstances... so let my heart cry out, “to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
Happy Birthday, Sequoia National Park! 💗 🎂⠀ ⠀ Established on this day in 1890, it is famous for its giant sequoia trees, including the General Sherman tree, the largest tree on Earth. The General Sherman tree grows in the Giant Forest, which contains five out of the ten largest trees in the world. The Giant Forest is connected by the Generals Highway to Kings Canyon National Park's General Grant Grove, home to the General Grant tree among other giant sequoias. The park's giant sequoia forests are part of 202,430 acres of old-growth forests shared by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Indeed, the parks preserve a landscape that still resembles the southern Sierra Nevada before Euro-American settlement.⠀ ⠀ 📍: Sequoia National Park, CA⠀ 📅 : May 2018⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus #sequoianationalpark ⠀ .
A bull #elk stands in the fog and low clouds of Hayden Valley. Photographed on a cool autumn day in #Yellowstone . Read the trip report from the first two days of my fall tour in my blog: https://www.maxwaugh.com/2018/09/24/yellowstone-fall-2018-trip-report-days-1-2/ • • • #ynp #nationalpark #yellowstonenps #thenationalparkspass #wyoming #explorenature #naturelovers #earthpix #keepitwild #ig_naturelovers #fantastic_earth #OurPlanetDaily #instanaturefriends_ #picsoftheday #canonusa @WildGeography
To wander the 🌍, to see right behind walls,, and also to think… That would be the intent behind life. Mind-blowing capture @wat.ki !!! #wonderfulplaces #thenationalparkspass #nothingisordinary #nomadstories #campsite #beachparadise
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve Lava Field spreads across 618 square miles and is the largest mostly Holocene-aged basaltic lava field in the contiguous United States. The Monument and Preserve contain more than 25 volcanic cones, including outstanding examples of spatter cones. The 60 distinct solidified lava flows that form the Craters of the Moon Lava Field range in age from 15,000 to just 2,000 years. The Kings Bowl and Wapi lava fields, both about 2,200 years old, are part of the National Preserve.⠀ ⠀ 📍: Craters of the Moon NM&P, Idaho⠀ 📅 : May 2017 ⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns#getolympus #idaho #travel #explore
My #autumn #Yellowstone tour began today, and the #fallcolors are rounding into shape. Aspens are sporting a mix of green, yellow and some orange #leaves already. It's a beautiful time of year to be in the GYE! • • • #ynp #nationalpark #yellowstonenps #thenationalparkspass #wyoming #explorenature #naturelovers #earthpix #keepitwild #ig_naturelovers #fantastic_earth #OurPlanetDaily #instanaturefriends_ #picsoftheday #canonusa @WildGeography
Monolith, late morning light, Joshua Tree National Park. December 20th, 2017. . Yesterday @oh.dang.fauna and I flew back home from New Mexico, and I was amazed to watch the eroded landscape gradually morphing 30,000 feet below us. From the high desert to redrock to great basin to the eastern Sierra, I felt like I gained a new perspective on the scale and the patterns of the Earth. It’s humbling and beautiful to be back down on the ground, feeling quite small on a globe of shifting stone. . #monolith #monzogranite #rockformation #obelisk #joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #jtnp #jtree #desertsunrise #desertmorning #landscape_capture #mojavedesert #mojave #highdesert #desertphotography #boulders #boulder #thevisualcollective #dream_landscapes #exploreca #californiacaptures #outsideculture #california_igers #earth_reflect #wildernessquest #thenationalparkspass #lensible #itsamazingoutthere
ATTENTION Sony shooters! Thoughts on using a full frame lens on an a6000?? 🧐 It’s about time for some more glass 🤓
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