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sandra ramos

๐Ÿš™ serial roadtripper ๐Ÿ“ท @getolympus SuperFan Ambassador ๐Ÿœ #nationalparks โ–ถ๏ธ 170/418 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NPS sites #findyourpark ๐Ÿ  East Austin, TX

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"I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness." - John Muirโ € โ € Yes, indeed.โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“: Crater Lake National Park, ORโ € ๐Ÿ“… : May 2017โ € โ € #IBrakeForBrownSigns #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek #nationalparks #craterlake โ €#usparksandmonuments
When I go to NPS sites, I love to talk with the rangers to get an in-depth perspective of the park. The first time I went to @BigBendNPS , I asked a ranger what the one thing was visitors should understand about Big Bend. โ € He responded that there wasn't one, but three. โ € โ € First, the night sky wasn't degraded, and it was special for more than just seeing constellations-it's about understanding that for thousands of years, the night sky was a source of direction and creating of myths and morals. โ € โ € Second, visitors should be comfortable in the silence of Big Bend. โ € โ € Lastly, the natural landscape is intact and the river is not dammed in this area.โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“: Big Bend National Park, Texasโ € ๐Ÿ“… : October 2016โ € โ € โ € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus โ €
Happy Birthday, Everglades National Park!โ € โ € Mangrove forests are present in the coastal channels and winding rivers around the tip of south Florida. The term "mangrove" does not signify a particular botanical relation, but rather is used to identify several species of salt-tolerant trees that thrive amidst the harsh growing conditions of the coast.โ € โ € Red mangroves (Rhizophora mangle), identified by their stilt-like roots, and the black (Avicennia germinans) and white mangroves (Laguncularia racemosa) thrive in tidal waters, where freshwater from the Everglades mixes with saltwater. Everglades National Park boast contains the largest contiguous stand of protected mangrove forest in the hemisphere.โ € โ € Mangrove habitat serves as a valuable nursery for a variety of recreationally and commercially important marine species. During the dry months, wading birds congregate here to feed and nest. And during the summer months, these mangrove forests provide the first line of defense against the howling winds and storm surge of hurricanes.โ € โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“: Eco Pond, Everglades NPโ € ๐Ÿ“… : February 2017โ € โ € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus #evergladesnps โ €
Happy birthday @evergladesnps ! โ € โ € The first written record of the Everglades was on Spanish maps made by cartographers who had not seen the land. They named the unknown area between the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of Florida Laguna del Espรญritu Santo ("Lake of the Holy Spirit"). The area was featured on maps for decades without having been explored. Writer John Grant Forbes stated in 1811, "The Indians represent [the Southern points] as impenetrable; and the [British] surveyors, wreckers, and coasters, had not the means of exploring beyond the borders of the sea coast, and the mouths of rivers".โ € โ € British surveyor John Gerard de Brahm, who mapped the coast of Florida in 1773, called the area "River Glades". Both Marjory Stoneman Douglas and linguist Wallace McMullen suggest that cartographers substituted "Ever" for "River". The name "Everglades" first appeared on a map in 1823, although it was also spelled as "Ever Glades" as late as 1851. The Seminole call it Pahokee, meaning "Grassy Water." The region was labeled "Pa-hai-okee" on a U.S. military map from 1839, although it had earlier been called "Ever Glades" throughout the Second Seminole War. [wikipedia]โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“: Everglades National Parkโ € ๐Ÿ“… : February 2017โ € โ € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus โ € #evergladesnps #ig_southflorida
Happy Birthday, Everglades National Park!โ € โ € Marjory Stoneman Douglas, born April 7, 1890 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, graduated from Wellesley with straight A's with the elected honor of "Class Orator." That title proved to be prophetic.โ € โ € Her book, The Everglades: River of Grass, published in 1947 -- the year Everglades National Park was established -- has become the definitive description of the natural treasure she fought so hard to protect. After several reprints, the revised edition was published in 1987, to draw attention to the continuing threats -- unresolved -- to "her river."โ € โ € Early on, she recognized that the Everglades was a system which depended not only on the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee into the park, but also upon the Kissimmee River which feeds the lake. To add a voting constituency to her efforts, in 1970 she formed the Friends of the Everglades, and was active as the head of the organization.โ € โ € In his introduction to her autobiography Voice of the River (1987), John Rothchild describes her appearance in 1973 at a public meeting in Everglades City: "Mrs. Douglas was half the size of her fellow speakers and she wore huge dark glasses, which along with the huge floppy hat made her look like Scarlet O'Hara as played by Igor Stravinsky. When she spoke, everybody stopped slapping [mosquitoes] and more or less came to order. She reminded us all of our responsibility to nature and I don't remember what else. Her voice had the sobering effect of a one-room schoolmarm's. The tone itself seemed to tame the rowdiest of the local stone crabbers, plus the developers, and the lawyers on both sides. I wonder if it didn't also intimidate the mosquitoes." [nps.gov]โ € โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“: Marjory Stoneman Douglass Wilderness, Everglades National Parkโ € ๐Ÿ“… : January 2017โ € โ € โ € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus โ € #evergladesnps #ig_southflorida
Happy Birthday Everglades National Park!โ € โ € Cypress domes form when pond cypress grow in shallow standing water. The ground level in the center of the dome may be several inches to a few feet lower than at the edge of the dome, but tree growth is more vigorous at the center of the dome. Thus, the treetops are higher at the center than at the edge of the dome.โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“: Everglades National Parkโ € ๐Ÿ“… : January 2017โ € โ € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus #hashtagflorida โ €
Happy birthday to the home of some of my favorite park rangers, the best sunrises, and one of my favorite national parks - @evergladesnps โ € Everglades National Park protects the southern twenty percent of the original Everglades in Florida. The park is the largest tropical wilderness in the United States, and the largest wilderness of any kind east of the Mississippi River. โ € โ € Everglades is the third-largest national park in the contiguous United States after Death Valley and Yellowstone. UNESCO declared the Everglades & Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve in 1976, and listed the park as a World Heritage Site in 1979, while the Ramsar Convention included the park on its list of Wetlands of International Importance in 1987. Everglades is one of only three locations in the world to appear on all three lists.โ €[wikipedia] โ € ๐Ÿ“: Nine Mile Pond, Everglades National Parkโ € ๐Ÿ“… : February 2018โ € โ € ......................................................................โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“ท: Olympus OMD EM1mIIโ € ๐Ÿ”: Olympus 12-40mm pro - 12mmโ € ๐ŸŽž: ISO 200 / f/4/ 10 sec #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus โ €
Cumberland Island National Seashore is quite possibly the most beautiful place I've ever been.โ € โ € It contains a dense diversity of coastal flora and fauna. The park contains at least 23 distinct ecological communities, making it the largest and most biodiverse of Georgia's barrier islands. โ € โ € The public areas of Cumberland Island are part of a national seashore managed by the National Park Service. NPS restricts access to 300 people on the island at a time, and campers are allowed to stay no more than seven nights. The island is only accessible by boat. [wikipedia]โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“: Cumberland Island National Seashore, GAโ € ๐Ÿ“… : May 2016โ € โ € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus #cumberlandisland โ €
"What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote." - Edward Abbeyโ € โ € ๐Ÿ“: Saguaro National Parkโ € ๐Ÿ“… : May 2017โ € โ € ......................................................................โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“ท: Olympus OMD EM5mIIโ € ๐Ÿ”: Olympus 12-40mm pro - 14mmโ € ๐ŸŽž: ISO 800 / f/2.8 / 30 sec โ € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus #saguaro #nightphotography
"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattieโ € โ € ๐Ÿ“: Lassen Volcanic National Parkโ € ๐Ÿ“… : May 2017โ € โ € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus โ €
Gypsum is one of the most common mineral compounds found on Earth but is rarely seen on the surface, as it dissolves easily in water. The origin of this desert dates back to around 100 million years ago, during which it was covered by a shallow sea. As its waters gradually receded, saltwater lakes were left behind, which eventually evaporated in the sun. In addition to the salt, gypsum was also laid down in thick deposits on the old seabed.โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“: White Sands National Monumentโ € ๐Ÿ“… : June 2017โ € โ € ......................................................................โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“ท: Olympus OMD EM1mIIโ € ๐Ÿ”: Olympus 12-40mm pro - 14mmโ €w/polarizing filter ๐ŸŽž: ISO 200 / f/9 / 1/80 sec โ € โ € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus #whitesands โ €
The salt flats in Badwater Basin cover nearly 200 square miles, among the largest protected salt flats in the world.โ € โ € Salt flats are too harsh for most plants and animals to survive, yet are quite fragile. Delicate crystals are easily crushed and the relatively thin upper crust of salt can break through to the mud layer below, leaving tire tracks and even footprints. For this reason, vehicles are prohibited off established roads in Death Valley.โ € โ € What causes salt flats?โ € Three basic things are needed for salt flats to form:โ € -source of salts, usually from a large drainage systemโ € -enclosed basin that doesn't drain to the sea and wash away the saltsโ € -arid climate where evaporation exceeds precipitation, leaving behind just the salts and fine siltโ € โ € ๐Ÿ“: Death Valley National Park, CAโ € ๐Ÿ“… : May 2018โ € โ € โ € ......................................................................โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“ท: Olympus OMD EM1mIIโ € ๐Ÿ”: Olympus 12-40mm pro - 12mmโ € ๐ŸŽž: ISO 200 / f/18 / 1/15 sec โ € โ € โ € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus โ €#deathvalley #np10k
Spending the day at the #sacredspringspowwow on the @elcaminotejas in San Marcos today #getolympus #precisioncameraatx
โ € Half Dome was originally called "Tis-sa-ack", meaning Cleft Rock in the language of the local Ahwahnechee people. Tis-sa-ack is the name of a mother from a native legend. The face seen in Half Dome is supposed to be hers. Tis-sa-ack is the name of a Mono Lake Paiute Indian girl in the Yosemite Native American legend. John Muir referred to the peak as "Tissiack".โ € โ € Others say Ahwahneechee Native Americans named Half Dome โ€œFace of a Young Woman Stained with Tearsโ€ ("Tis-seโ€™-yak") because of the colonies of brown-black lichens that form dark vertical drip-like stripes along drainage tracks in the rock faces.โ €[wikipedia] โ € ๐Ÿ“: Yosemite National Parkโ € ๐Ÿ“… : May 2018โ € โ € ......................................................................โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“ท: Olympus OMD EM1mIIโ € ๐Ÿ”: Olympus 70-300mm โ € ๐ŸŽž: ISO 200 / f/8 / 1/60sec โ € โ € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus โ €
The main unit of Pecos National Historical Park park preserves the ruins of Pecos Pueblo, also known historically as Cicuye. The first Pecos pueblo was one of two dozen rock-and-mud villages built in the valley around AD 1100 in the prehistoric Pueblo II Era. Within 350 years the Pueblo IV Era Pecos village had grown to house more than 2,000 people in its five-storied complex.โ € โ € The main unit also protects the remains of Mission Nuestra Seรฑora de los รngeles de Porciรบncula de los Pecos, a Spanish mission near the pueblo built in the early 17th century. [wikipedia]โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“: Pecos National Historical Parkโ € ๐Ÿ“… : July 2018โ € โ € ......................................................................โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“ท: Olympus OMD EM1mIIโ € ๐Ÿ”: Olympus 12-40mm pro - 18mmโ € ๐ŸŽž: ISO 200 / f/9 / 1/100 sec โ € โ € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus โ €#pecosnationalhistoricalpark
Dog Canyon lies in a secluded, forested canyon on the north end of the park at an elevation of 6,300 feet. Remote and far removed from civilization; it stands at the edge of the wilderness boundary, and offers an ideal location for quiet camping, birding, hiking, and solitude, [nps.gov]โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“: Guadalupe Mountains NPโ € ๐Ÿ“… : November 2018โ € โ € ......................................................................โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“ท: Olympus OMD EM1mIIโ € ๐Ÿ”: Olympus 12-40mm pro - 12mmโ € ๐ŸŽž: ISO 200 / f/18/ 1/60 sec โ € โ € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus โ €
The colors of the sunset result from a phenomenon called scattering. Molecules and small particles in the atmosphere change the direction of light rays, causing them to scatter. โ€œBecause the sun is low on the horizon, sunlight passes through more air at sunset and sunrise than during the day, when the sun is higher in the sky. More atmosphere means more molecules to scatter the violet and blue light away from your eyes. If the path is long enough, all of the blue and violet light scatters out of your line of sight. The other colors continue on their way to your eyes. This is why sunsets are often yellow, orange, and red.โ€โ € โ € And because red has the longest wavelength of any visible light, the sun is red when itโ€™s on the horizon, where its extremely long path through the atmosphere blocks all other colors. [sciencedaily.com]โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“: Guadalupe Mountains National Parkโ € ๐Ÿ“… : November 2018โ € โ € .....................................................................โ € โ € ๐Ÿ“ท: Olympus OMD EM1mIIโ € ๐Ÿ”: Olympus 12-40mm pro - 18mmโ € ๐ŸŽž: ISO 200 / f/9 / 1/10 sec โ € โ € โ € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #getolympus #guadalupemountains
Headed back home today after four wonderful days in this beautiful park. Huge thanks to Ranger Brian and everyone Iโ€™ve met on this trip who made me feel welcome and taught me more about this special place ๐Ÿ“: Guadalupe Mountains National Park ๐Ÿ“… : November 2018 #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #guadalupemountains #getolympus
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