This moment. Standing face to face with a wall of ice. I can’t begin to describe the feeling of being in the presence of this glacier, hearing it crack, watching it calve, appreciating its immense power. I’ve never felt more small and insignificant and yet I’ve also never felt more grateful to be alive and to be able to experience moments like this. Nature is truly awe-inspiring!
How amazing would it be to spend the night in this ranger tower? Imagine waking up to the first light of day, making a pot of coffee, and taking in the sight of Mt. Rainier in all its massive prominence.
9212 hours ago
Big Bend National Park has national significance as the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States. The park protects more than 1,200 species of plants, more than 450 species of birds, 56 species of reptiles, and 75 species of mammals.⠀
Geological features in the park include sea fossils and dinosaur bones, as well as volcanic dikes. The area has a rich cultural history, from archeological sites dating back nearly 10,000 years to more recent pioneers, ranchers, and miners.⠀
Because the Rio Grande serves as an international boundary, the park faces unusual constraints while administering and enforcing park rules, regulations, and policies. In accordance with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the park's territory extends only to the center of the deepest river channel as the river flowed in 1848. The rest of the land south of that channel, and the river, lies within Mexican territory. The park is bordered by the protected areas of Parque Nacional Cañon de Santa Elena and Maderas del Carmen in Mexico.⠀[wikipedia]
📍: Big Bend National Park⠀
📅 : October 2016⠀
Fl🌻wer Child Status⠀
Another amazing part of this last trip was our stay here Zion at the @hipcamp. We didn’t actually go into the park... I know crazy.. but that is partly because of this beautiful place we found to take pictures, cook an amazing taco dinner, learn how to open coke bottles with coke bottles, star gaze, listen to the coyotes howl, and take more photos!⠀
Part of the recipe to making a road trip successful is to be flexible and be present! The first part I got but the 2nd one I am greatly working on! So now that leaves another reason to go to Zion again.. very soon! 😏 Any takers? #gopro#goprogirl
99415 hours ago
On the set of the remake of The Lion King 🦁 #calico
57115 hours ago
I can’t wait to celebrate National Public Lands Day tomorrow at Pinnacles National Park! Where will you be celebrating? 🤙
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway! Details in my last post 🎉
Day 8 | On the other side of Evolution Lake looking back where we'd just come from. You can see the clouds start to build up and darken... exactly what you don't want to see at high altitude in the Sierras...
48116 hours ago
Happy Birthday, Fort Caroline National Memorial!⠀
Fort Caroline was an attempted French colonial settlement in Florida, located on the banks of the St. Johns River in present-day Duval County. It was established under the leadership of René Goulaine de Laudonnière on June 22, 1564, as a new territorial claim in French Florida and a safe haven for Huguenots. The French colony came into conflict with the Spanish, who established St. Augustine in September 1565, and Fort Caroline was sacked by Spanish troops under Pedro Menéndez de Avilés on September 20. The Spanish continued to occupy the site as San Mateo until 1569.⠀
The exact location where the fort once stood is unknown. In 1953 the National Park Service established the Fort Caroline National Memorial along the southern bank of the St. John's River near the point that commemorates Laudonnière's first landing. This is generally accepted by scholars as being in the vicinity of the original fort, though probably not the exact location. The memorial is now managed as a part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve although it remains a distinct National Park Service entity.⠀
📍: Fort Caroline National Memorial⠀
📅 :January 2017⠀
57316 hours ago
Saw Assassination Nation last night. And my head it still spinning.
• A few more taken on our trip to Cahokia last spring. Red buds abundant, magical mounds and some outtakes that I love all the same. 🌄
97316 hours ago
Just over here tryna compete with all the #pnw porn on my feed. ↟ ↟ ↟
This is Maine.
I’d never been to Maine.
I didn’t find out which potentially poisonous flora and fauna I might encounter.
I frolicked right past poison ivy. 😬🌱
Know the threats. Pack a cure.
Grand Canyon National Park, in Arizona, is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history.
Photo by @everchanginghorizon
43317 hours ago
@nancy.mast.photography Grand Mesa
The Grand Mesa National Forest is a U.S. National Forest in Mesa, Delta and GarfieldCounties in Western Colorado. It borders the White River National Forest to the north and the
Gunnison National Forest to the east.Animals that inhabit this forest are elk, mule deer, Canadian lynx, black bears, pine marten, cougars, and bighorn sheep. Birdwatchers get a seasonal opportunity to view species of bird such bald eagles,
boreal owls, golden eagles,
Mexican spotted owls, common ravens, wild turkeys and peregrine falcons.
Originally called Battlement Mesa Forest Reserve, created by Benjamin Harrison on December 24, 1892, it was the third forest reserve created in United States. It is the largest flat top mountain in the world.
My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty&peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one. Namaste 🙏 Beautiful soul 🌿