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I can’t resist the young male pelicans for #npscuteness ...call me strange!⠀ Thank PAIS for the #parkwar #paisphotoshare ⠀ ⠀ 📍: Padre Island National Seashore, TX⠀ 📅 : March 2018⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek@padreislandnps
This time next week....⠀ My favorite sunrise spot - Nine Mile Pond⠀ ⠀ 📍:⠀Everglades National Park 📅 :⠀February 2018 #nationalparkgeek #getolympus #evergladesnps #olympussuperfan #travel #explore
Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in Yosemite National Park, dropping a total of 2,425 feet (739 m) from the top of the upper fall to the base of the lower fall.⠀ ⠀ The Ahwahneechee people called the waterfall "Cholock" ("the fall") and believed that the plunge pool at its base was inhabited by the spirits of several witches, called the Poloti. An Ahwaneechee folktale describes a woman going to fetch a pail of water from the pool, and drawing it out full of snakes. Later that night, after the woman had trespassed into their territory, the spirits caused the woman's house to be sucked into the pool by a powerful wind, taking the woman and her newborn baby with it. [wikipedia]⠀ ⠀ 📍: Yosemite National Park⠀ 📅 : May 2018⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek #yosemite #waterfallwedensday#nationalparkobsessed #getolympus
A kiva is a room used by Puebloans for religious rituals and political meetings, many of them associated with the kachina belief system. Subterranean rooms are found among ruins in the American Southwest, indicating uses by the ancient peoples of the region including the ancestral Puebloans, the Mogollon, and the Hohokam. Those used by the ancient Pueblos of the Pueblo I Period and following, designated by the Pecos Classification system developed by archaeologists, were usually round and evolved from simpler pithouses. For the Ancestral Puebloans, these rooms are believed to have had a variety of functions, including domestic residence along with social and ceremonial purposes. [wikipedia]⠀ ⠀ 📍: Pecos NHP, New Mexico⠀ 📅 : June 2018⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek #pecosnationalhistoricalpark #getolympus#wnpa1938
Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers. [nps.gov]⠀ ⠀ 📍: Petroglyph National Monument, NM 📅 : June 2018 ⠀ #nationalparkgeek @petroglyphnps #newmexico_igers #wnpa1938 #findyourtrail
Pecos National Historical Park has layers of history from the native peoples who settled here thousands of years ago, parts of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, and up to the westernmost Civil War battle in 1863. The largest structures on the property are the old Spanish churches from the 1600 and 1700’s. ⠀ ⠀ 📍:⠀Pecos National Historical Park, NM 📅 :⠀June 2018 #nationalparkgeek #pecosnhp #wnpa1938 #findyourtrail
As the world mourns yet another creative force taken too early, it’s time to talk openly and honestly about depression and mental health. I, too, have struggled in this debilitating battle and found peace in our natural world - although it is still a struggle. ⠀ ⠀ Remember to treat people with kindness, you don’t know what others are dealing with and we should be the world we want to see. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 📍: Pu’uhonua O Hōnaunau⠀ 📅 : May 2018⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek
Trails come in all varieties and the those at Kaloko-Honokohau are amazing lava trails that challenge the mind and body. Connecting with the Ala Kahakai national historic trail, it's one of the most beautiful and peaceful hike I've done. 📍: Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, HI 📅 : May 2018 #nationalparkgeek . . . . . #findyourpark #FYPyes #parks101 #npcapics #goparks #usparksandmonuments #getoutside #protectingparks #hashtag417 #hashtag59 #naturephotousa #landscapelover #landscapephotography #wanderlust #thegreatoutdoors #getoutside #getoutstayout #goexplore
Built around 1650, Hale o Keawe served as a temple and mausoleum for the remains of Pu’uhonua o Honaunau’s 23 chiefs. According to ancient Hawaiians, the bones of the deceased chiefs held mana (great spirtual power), and burying the chiefs’ bones at Hale o Keawe would protect the village, especially the Pu’uhonua or City of Refuge. The ancient Hawaiians built the temple at the entrance of the Pu’uhonua. They believed that placing Ho’okupu (offerings) on the stone structure’s lele (tower) would allow them to make personal requests for their own salvation. [nps.org]⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 📍: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau NHS, HI⠀ 📅 : May 2018⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek #puuhonuaohonaunau #nationalparkpatchlady
In the Hawaiian Islands -- on the barren lava fields of Kona -- lies the historic City of Refuge. Here for more than 700 years, ancient Hawaiians found sanctuary after violating the sacred laws of the kapu, which was then punishable by death. Once a safe haven for the island’s aboriginal peoples, Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park preserves ancient Polynesian sites and practices that still influence the Hawaiian people. The park offers great insight into Hawaii’s ancient Polynesian history and culture through the structures at the Honaunau (royal grounds); the Pu’uhonua (City of Refuge); the Ki’i (wooden statues) guarding the temple of Hale o Keawe; the great wall marking the boundary between the royal grounds and the Pu’uhonua; and the nearby Kiilae village. [nps.gov] 📍: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Site, HI 📅 : May 2018 #nationalparkgeek #puuhonuaohonaunau . . . . . #findyourpark #FYPyes #parks101 #npcapics #goparks #usparksandmonuments #getoutside #protectingparks #nationalparkpatchlady #hashtag59 #NationalParkLife #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #ShareTheExperience #npcollective #nationalparkfoundation #TheModerndayExplorer #findyouradventure #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #protectingparks #optoutside #bestoutdoorphotos #parktrotting #natgeotravel #natgeoyourshot
#TriviaTuesday POP QUIZ⠀ ⠀ Today's park pop quiz comes from Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. ⠀ ⠀ This park site holds and protects many cultural aspects of the Hawaiian culture, including part of the Ala Kahakai National Historical Trail, numerous petroglyphs and hand-built dry stacked walls (!)⠀ ⠀ Some of these walls were built in the ocean and tidal basins. Name one of these structures in this park and tell me what it was used for.⠀ ⠀ The first person to correctly answer will receive today's park prize. Good luck!⠀ ⠀ ⠀UPDATE: congrats to @daxtonderrick14 for correctly naming the Aiopio fishpond for collecting and trapping fish. 📍: Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, HI⠀ 📅 : May 2018⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ #findyourpark#FYPyes#parks101#npcapics#goparks#usparksandmonuments#getoutside#protectingparks#nationalparkpatchlady#hashtag59#nature#nps#nationalpark#travel#optoutside#nps100#exploreoutdoors#nps101#sharetheexperience#americasbestidea#hawaiipacificparks#kalokohonokohau#learn #wanderlust ⠀ #📷 ⠀ #usinterior#nationalparklife
As my time in the Big Island of Hawai’i comes to a close, I’d like to thank for rangers, staff and volunteers of the National Park sites. With the vog and activity of Kīlauea, I was unable to explore HAVO as much as I would have liked, but there’s always next time. ⠀ #nationalparkgeek ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ #findyourpark#FYPyes#parks101#npcapics#goparks#usparksandmonuments#getoutside#protectingparks#hashtag417#hashtag59#parksprotectthis#nationalparklife#sharetheexperience#americasbestidea#protectpubliclands#getoutside#publiclandsalliance#officialparkpatches#hawaiipacificparks#puuhonua#puukohola#kalokohonokohau
With the closure of HAVO due to the eruption of Kīleaua, Park Rangers have set up shop at the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument /Mokupapapa Discovery Center. Twice daily, Rangers and NOAA staff give updates on what’s happening. 📍: Hilo, HI #hawaiireefs #Papahānaumokuākea #nationalparkgeek #parkrangerspointingatthings #nationalpark #findyourpark #hawaiipacificparks @hawaiivolcanoesnps @hawaiipacificparks
Pu’uhonua O Hōnaunau National historical park preserves the site where, up until the early 19th century, Hawaiians who broke a kapu (one of the ancient laws) could avoid certain death by fleeing to this place of refuge or puʻuhonua. The offender would be absolved by a priest and freed to leave. Defeated warriors and non-combatants could also find refuge here during times of battle. The grounds just outside the Great Wall that encloses the puʻuhonua were home to several generations of powerful chiefs. [wikipedia]⠀ ⠀ 📍:⠀Pu’uhonua O Hōnaunau NHP 📅 :⠀May 2018 ⠀ #nationalparkgeek #puuhonua #hawaiipacificparks .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ #findyourpark#FYPyes#parks101#npcapics#goparks#usparksandmonuments#getoutside#protectingparks#hashtag417#hashtag59#NationalParkLife#nationalpark#nationalparks#americasbestidea#ShareTheExperience#npcollective#nationalparkfoundation#TheModerndayExplorer#findyouradventure#optoutside#bestoutdoorphotos#parktrotting#natgeotravel#natgeoyourshot#OurWild#naturephotoUSA
In 2003, the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and the Nature Conservancy jointly bought historic Kahuku Ranch from the Damon family, in the biggest conservation land purchase in the state's history. This deal added a whopping 116,000 acres to the park, increasing its size by over 50%. [lonelyplanet.com] ⠀ With 5 trails through rolling hills or 19th century lava flows, Kahuku unit of HAVO is worth exploring. ⠀ ⠀ 📍: Hawaii Volcanoes NP, Kahuku unit⠀ 📅 : May 2018⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek #hawaiivolcanoes
Headed to the water... but on the other side of the US. Crazy? Probably. But my flight is full, so I’m not the only one 😆⠀🌋 ⠀ 📍: Everglades National Park⠀ 📅 : February 2018⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek #evergladesnps
The source of Badwater’s salts is Death Valley’s drainage system of 9,000 square miles—an area larger than New Hampshire. Rain falling on distant peaks creates floods that rush ever lower. Along the way, minerals dissolve from rocks and join the flood. Here, at the lowest elevation, floods come to rest, forming temporary lakes. As the water evaporates, minerals concentrate until only the salts remain. After thousands of years, enough salts have washed in to produce layer upon layer of salt crust. [nps.gov]⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 📍: Death Valley National Park 📅 :⠀May 2018 #nationalparkgeek #deathvalleynps #getolympus #np10k #parksunsetwars
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