Yurok Moon by @lance.keimig
Do you think about the human history of a place when photographing in nature? The mouth of the Klamath river on the northern California coast just outside Redwood National and State Parks is part of the ancestral lands and sacred to the Yurok people who continue to live here today. The river and its salmon has long sustained them, but like elsewhere, overfishing has led to depletion of the fish stocks and forced changes on their way of life. I was thinking about these things on the spit of beach where the river meets the ocean when I noticed the moonshadow of this lone tree on the sand. It made the experience all the more powerful, and reminded me of our interconnectedness to the earth and each other. 📷 - Nikon D750
🔘 - irix 15mm f/2.4 🎞 - ISO 1250
🔘 - f/4
🎞 - 20 seconds
54/443 Cesar E. Chavez National Monument. The property was the headquarters of the United Farm Workers (UFW), and home to César from the early 1970s until his death in 1993, Chávez's gravesite is located in the property's gardens along with that of his wife.
Desert or mountains? Which do you prefer?
Although I’m a die hard tree lover & occasional tree hugger, I have really grown to appreciate the red rock regions of Utah & Colorado.
We took a side trip to Colorado National Monument on our way to Moab. None of us were prepared for the beauty that would unfold as we began our approach to the park. We climbed the monument wide-eyed with wonder, gawking at all the rock formations.
Colorado National Monument, you were a pleasant surprise.
Swipe Left. 🏔🏔🏔 Here’s my attempt to capture the jaw dropping views from yesterday’s hike. This place offered rugged peaks, alpine lakes, wildflowers, and even a marmot or 2. More pics to come. Good times HV squad 😎 @julian__hernandez@erinchiemi
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Looking at this photograph all the beautiful moments of the day come rushing back to me... Hiking up the steep path, which as you get close to the falls turns into stone stairs, and then turning a corner and coming face to face with Vernal Falls. The heavy mist for which the trail is named cooling my skin on this hot summer day, surrounded by the beautiful granite walls and the sun slowly sinking behind them, creating a beautiful soft light throughout the valley. The feeling of awe and smallness being in the presence of the immense force created by nature. There is something so inspiring about the ephemeral quality of this moments that soon turn into the memories that will stay with me and bring a sense of calm whenever I recall them🖤⠀
Mt Rainier by @mardimar
Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning five major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems.Mount Rainier National Park maintains active relations with six Indian tribes located in its vicinity: the Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin Island, Muckleshoot, Yakama, and Cowlitz. All but the Cowlitz trace their modern tribal identity to one or more of three treaties signed in 1854 and 1855. The Upper Cowlitz, or Taidnapam, did not sign a treaty with the United States, but like the treaty tribes, maintained traditional ties to landscapes that later became part of Mount Rainier National Park. Tribal people journeyed to the park in the summer and early fall to hunt and to gather berries, medicinal plants and other resources of use to them throughout the year. They continued to pursue these activities even after the park was created in 1899, and the mountain remains important to them to this day.
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I’ll be part of a panel of experts tomorrow night discussing this year’s record breaking wading bird nesting season. If you live near Homestead the event is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the William F. Dickinson Homestead Community Center, 1601 N. Krome Avenue, Homestead. Otherwise, check the Everglades National Park website for info on how to watch a live stream of the event.
Our first full day at @grandtetonnps clocked almost ten miles. We started the day at Jenny, String, and Leigh lakes. All gorgeous with beautiful views. We beat the crowds by getting there before ten. String was our favorite with calm shallow green/blue water. We took the string lake overlook trail to get views from above. It was a a really nice hike with beautiful views, and we picked and tried fresh huckleberries. When we finished the hike we had lunch and a wicked hail storm rolled in. So we headed back south to the Laurence Rockefeller Preserve to take the Lake Creek Trail to Phelps Lake. First of all the preserve is gorgeous and modern. The visitor center itself is something to see and the kids loved it. Activities and a cozy library area. The hike was beautiful up to the lake and followed along the water with waterfalls and wildflowers. Phelps lake is a perfect alpine blue lake with views all around. The kids and adults splashed around and watch a bald eagle fly by. We even were lucky enough to see a moose on the drove back to camp!
Thanks to Kazakhstan for teaching me to pose with mountains...sort of
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Feeling on top of the world ✨
Glacier Point has some of the best views in all of Yosemite. Sometime tomorrow (or maybe even tonight!) our Yosemite blog will be live, filled with our recommendations of what to see there! Stay tuned 😋
On this day in 1947, Boulder Dam Recreation Area was renamed Lake Mead National Recreation Area after former chairman of the Bureau of Reclamation, Dr. Elwood Mead. The area that would become Lake Mohave, following the construction of the Davis Dam, was added to the recreation area. In 1964, Congress passed a law creating the this as the first National Recreation Area under the sole jurisdiction of NPS.⠀ 📍:⠀Lake Mead National Recreation Area, NV-AZ
📅 :⠀May 2018
Amanda doing some top rope climbing at The Palisades State Park in South Dakota!
The stone is a pink quartzite, unique to the region, that is harder than granite. The river cut vertical walls into the stone, making for some fun climbing.
Last photo is of Devils Gulch, where (supposedly) Jesse James jumped from the cliff with his horse into the water to evade capture. The story may be dubious, but the town capitalized on it anyway.
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