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"In every walk with nature one receives far more than one seeks." -John Muir 
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Today is #NationalTakeAHikeDay and Parashant is a fantastic place to celebrate! So dust off your boots, get out there, and take a hike! 
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#getoutside #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #nps #blm #hikearizona #explore #wilderness
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
-Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne
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Personal post: This is my last Instagram post for Parashant before I move on to my next adventure. What a pleasure it has been bringing you all some of my favorite images of one of my very favorite places.
-Ranger Todd ✌️
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#goodbye #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #findadventure #seeblm #mypubliclands #goodbyesarehard #memories #goodtimes #wilderness #wildernessculture #arizonastrip #camping #explorer #nationalmonument #sunset #fun #funtimes #becurious #getoutside #wander #wonder
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” -Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne . Personal post: This is my last Instagram post for Parashant before I move on to my next adventure. What a pleasure it has been bringing you all some of my favorite images of one of my very favorite places. -Ranger Todd ✌️ . #goodbye  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #findadventure  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #goodbyesarehard  #memories  #goodtimes  #wilderness  #wildernessculture  #arizonastrip  #camping  #explorer  #nationalmonument  #sunset  #fun  #funtimes  #becurious  #getoutside  #wander  #wonder 
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”
-Richard Bach
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#transformationtuesday #transform #transformation #evolve #grow #learn #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #inspire #teach #flowers #sunflower #fieldofflowers #sunset #wilderness #outdoors #thegreatoutdoors #getoutside #explore #create #igsouthwest #arizona #visitarizona #hike #hikearizona #backcountry
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” -Richard Bach . 🐛👉🦋 . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #transformationtuesday  #transform  #transformation  #evolve  #grow  #learn  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #inspire  #teach  #flowers  #sunflower  #fieldofflowers  #sunset  #wilderness  #outdoors  #thegreatoutdoors  #getoutside  #explore  #create  #igsouthwest  #arizona  #visitarizona  #hike  #hikearizona  #backcountry 
“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.”
-Marie Curie
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#helpothers #helpotherssucceed #serve #service #kindness #FindItAtParashant #seeblm #findyourpark #mypubliclands #sunset #joshuatree #desert #mojave #dusk #build #together #create #support #camping #explore #arizonastrip #arizona #wonder #wander #wanderlust
“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.” -Marie Curie . ❤️ . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #helpothers  #helpotherssucceed  #serve  #service  #kindness  #FindItAtParashant  #seeblm  #findyourpark  #mypubliclands  #sunset  #joshuatree  #desert  #mojave  #dusk  #build  #together  #create  #support  #camping  #explore  #arizonastrip  #arizona  #wonder  #wander  #wanderlust 
“Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or the so-called negative aspects of our life to the side... we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.”
-Jeff Bridges
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Sometimes the beauty is in the imperfections, like this lens flare captured at sunrise on Parashant.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#sunrise #rainbow #beauty #imperfect #FindItAtParashant #seeblm #mypubliclands #findyourpark #findadventure #explore #explorer #wildernessculture #landscape #landscapelovers #landscapephotography #desert #arizona #arizonastrip #desertphotography #igsouthwest #morning #morningmotivation #sunnyday #riseandshine #hiking #hikingadventures #camping
“Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or the so-called negative aspects of our life to the side... we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.” -Jeff Bridges . Sometimes the beauty is in the imperfections, like this lens flare captured at sunrise on Parashant. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #sunrise  #rainbow  #beauty  #imperfect  #FindItAtParashant  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #findyourpark  #findadventure  #explore  #explorer  #wildernessculture  #landscape  #landscapelovers  #landscapephotography  #desert  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #desertphotography  #igsouthwest  #morning  #morningmotivation  #sunnyday  #riseandshine  #hiking  #hikingadventures  #camping 
“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.”
-Richard Whately
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You have to get up pretty early in the morning to beat this sacred datura. These plants delicately unfurl silky, trumpet-like flowers that pollinators love. But you best be careful, these are some of the most toxic plants in the desert.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#flower #sunrise #desert #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #nationalmonument #nationalparkservice #getoutside #play #explore #adventure #poison #poisonous #toxic #beautiful #sun #sunlight #morning #morningmotivation #morningsun #wanderer #wanderlust #wander #arizona #arizonastrip #hike
“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.” -Richard Whately . You have to get up pretty early in the morning to beat this sacred datura. These plants delicately unfurl silky, trumpet-like flowers that pollinators love. But you best be careful, these are some of the most toxic plants in the desert. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #flower  #sunrise  #desert  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #nationalmonument  #nationalparkservice  #getoutside  #play  #explore  #adventure  #poison  #poisonous  #toxic  #beautiful  #sun  #sunlight  #morning  #morningmotivation  #morningsun  #wanderer  #wanderlust  #wander  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #hike 
"Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself."
-Carl Sagan
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We hope you were able to get out to an activity or two last night as part of the 1st Annual Southwest Astronomy Festival. If you missed it, or are ready for more astronomical fun, then you're in luck, the Festival continues tonight! Join us for the following events around Washington County happening today and tonight:
•Solar Party- The St. George Astronomy Group will host a solar viewing event with family crafts and activities from 1-4pm at the @stgeorgechildrensmuseum (86 S Main St St. George).
•Lighting Up the Night- Harun Mehmedinovic from the International Dark Sky Association (@idadarksky) will speak about the history of human observation of the stars, the origins and rise of light pollution, and the dark-sky movement at 6pm at the Public Lands Information Center (345 E Riverside Dr. St. George).
•Night Sky Photography Workshop- Alex Chamberlain (@alextchamberlain) explains how to plan for, properly expose, and artistically shoot moon, Milky Way, and nightscape photos. Indoor presentation begins at 7pm at the Public Lands Information Center (345 E Riverside Dr St. George) followed by an outdoor workshop at the Beaver Dam Wash Conservation Area.
•Dark Sky Drop In- Come by the @zionnps Zion Nature Center (off UT-9, Zion National Park) at 8:30pm for views of stars, planets, constellations and deep sky objects.
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For the full schedule of events for the Southwest Astronomy Festival, visit our website (link in bio).
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#astronomy #nightsky #milkyway #moon #stars #telescope #photography #nightskyphotography #starphotography #astrophotography #visitutah #beutahful @danpopegood4utah @kslcom @ksloutdoors @abc4utah @fox13now #explore #fantastic_universe #stg #stgeorge #starrynight #learn #cosmos #carlsagan #quotes #quoteoftheday #picoftheday #instapics #wildernessculture #findadventure #findyourpark #FindItAtParashant #seeblm
"Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." -Carl Sagan . We hope you were able to get out to an activity or two last night as part of the 1st Annual Southwest Astronomy Festival. If you missed it, or are ready for more astronomical fun, then you're in luck, the Festival continues tonight! Join us for the following events around Washington County happening today and tonight: •Solar Party- The St. George Astronomy Group will host a solar viewing event with family crafts and activities from 1-4pm at the @stgeorgechildrensmuseum (86 S Main St St. George). •Lighting Up the Night- Harun Mehmedinovic from the International Dark Sky Association (@idadarksky) will speak about the history of human observation of the stars, the origins and rise of light pollution, and the dark-sky movement at 6pm at the Public Lands Information Center (345 E Riverside Dr. St. George). •Night Sky Photography Workshop- Alex Chamberlain (@alextchamberlain) explains how to plan for, properly expose, and artistically shoot moon, Milky Way, and nightscape photos. Indoor presentation begins at 7pm at the Public Lands Information Center (345 E Riverside Dr St. George) followed by an outdoor workshop at the Beaver Dam Wash Conservation Area. •Dark Sky Drop In- Come by the @zionnps Zion Nature Center (off UT-9, Zion National Park) at 8:30pm for views of stars, planets, constellations and deep sky objects. . For the full schedule of events for the Southwest Astronomy Festival, visit our website (link in bio). . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #astronomy  #nightsky  #milkyway  #moon  #stars  #telescope  #photography  #nightskyphotography  #starphotography  #astrophotography  #visitutah  #beutahful  @danpopegood4utah @kslcom @ksloutdoors @abc4utah @fox13now #explore  #fantastic_universe  #stg  #stgeorge  #starrynight  #learn  #cosmos  #carlsagan  #quotes  #quoteoftheday  #picoftheday  #instapics  #wildernessculture  #findadventure  #findyourpark  #FindItAtParashant  #seeblm 
"Who has smelled the woodsmoke at twilight, who has seen the campfire burning, who is quick to read the noises of the night?"
-Rudyard Kipling
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The bags are packed and we are ready for another great Yevingkarere Camp! That means it's time to put Instagram to bed until next week. Wish us luck!
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#camp #fire #campfire #campfirecooking #arizona #history #trees #forest #FindItAtParashant #youth #elders #arizonastrip #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #stars #night #starrynight #nighttime #sleep #goodnight #seeya #culture #traditions
"Who has smelled the woodsmoke at twilight, who has seen the campfire burning, who is quick to read the noises of the night?" -Rudyard Kipling . The bags are packed and we are ready for another great Yevingkarere Camp! That means it's time to put Instagram to bed until next week. Wish us luck! . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #camp  #fire  #campfire  #campfirecooking  #arizona  #history  #trees  #forest  #FindItAtParashant  #youth  #elders  #arizonastrip  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #stars  #night  #starrynight  #nighttime  #sleep  #goodnight  #seeya  #culture  #traditions 
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
-George Bernard Shaw
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One of the best parts of the Yevingkarere Camp is where the youth learn how to play que'pauck, a hockey-like game that has been played in these forests for generations. For the three days of camp the Southern Paiute children learn, and play, at the feet of their elders.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#play #quepauck #southernpaiute #games #tradition #culture #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #camping #summercamp #trees #forest #history #connect #learn #havefun #enjoy #enjoylife #learntoplay #getoutside #getoutsideandplay #arizona #arizonahistory
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." -George Bernard Shaw . One of the best parts of the Yevingkarere Camp is where the youth learn how to play que'pauck, a hockey-like game that has been played in these forests for generations. For the three days of camp the Southern Paiute children learn, and play, at the feet of their elders. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #play  #quepauck  #southernpaiute  #games  #tradition  #culture  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #camping  #summercamp  #trees  #forest  #history  #connect  #learn  #havefun  #enjoy  #enjoylife  #learntoplay  #getoutside  #getoutsideandplay  #arizona  #arizonahistory 
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
-Benjamin Franklin
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This weekend is the annual Yevingkarere Camp out at Mount Trumbull. Every year Southern Paiute youth gather with their elders here amongst the ponderosas to learn about their culture, their language, and their history while soaking in the landscape that their ancestors called home. This week we'll be bringing you some of our favorite pictures from years past as we look forward to another memorable camp.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#history #culture #inspiration #knowledge #learning #FindItAtParashant #forest #mountains #teaching #youth #youthcamp #trees #nature #wildlife #connect #generations #lessons #explore #wonder #elevation
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin . This weekend is the annual Yevingkarere Camp out at Mount Trumbull. Every year Southern Paiute youth gather with their elders here amongst the ponderosas to learn about their culture, their language, and their history while soaking in the landscape that their ancestors called home. This week we'll be bringing you some of our favorite pictures from years past as we look forward to another memorable camp. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #history  #culture  #inspiration  #knowledge  #learning  #FindItAtParashant  #forest  #mountains  #teaching  #youth  #youthcamp  #trees  #nature  #wildlife  #connect  #generations  #lessons  #explore  #wonder  #elevation 
"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."
-Vincent Van Gogh
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We close out our week of starry nights with a serene shot of camping under starlight and a quote from the Starry Night master himself. We hope you enjoyed our starry night week!
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#starrynight #camping #vangogh #tents #starlight #forest #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #night #twinkletwinklelittlestar #painting #art #arizona #arizonastrip #explorer #exploremore #adventure #wanderlust #travel #dirtroads #backcountry #backcountryroads #trees
"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." -Vincent Van Gogh . We close out our week of starry nights with a serene shot of camping under starlight and a quote from the Starry Night master himself. We hope you enjoyed our starry night week! . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #starrynight  #camping  #vangogh  #tents  #starlight  #forest  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #night  #twinkletwinklelittlestar  #painting  #art  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #explorer  #exploremore  #adventure  #wanderlust  #travel  #dirtroads  #backcountry  #backcountryroads  #trees 
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world."
-Harriet Tubman
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The sparkling night sky makes a stunning backdrop for the old ranch house at Waring Ranch.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#starrynight #nightsky #darkness #stars #cabin #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #abandoned #abandonedplaces #abandonedbuilding #ranch #ranchlife #country #cows #cattle #darksky #explore #adventure #getoutside #dirtroads #backcountry #driving #nationalmonument #nationalparkservice
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world." -Harriet Tubman . The sparkling night sky makes a stunning backdrop for the old ranch house at Waring Ranch. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #starrynight  #nightsky  #darkness  #stars  #cabin  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #abandoned  #abandonedplaces  #abandonedbuilding  #ranch  #ranchlife  #country  #cows  #cattle  #darksky  #explore  #adventure  #getoutside  #dirtroads  #backcountry  #driving  #nationalmonument  #nationalparkservice 
"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground."
-Theodore Roosevelt
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This week we go beyond the Milky Way and star trail shots to bring you some of our favorite starry night shots. Parashant offers some of the darkest and clearest skies in the lower 48, affording people the opportunity to experience all the different aspects of the night sky.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#stars #starrynight #nightsky #night #darkness #summernights #desert #desertlife #abandoned #abandonedplaces #mine #minerals #copper #abandonedbuilding #spooky #september #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #findadventure #seeblm #mypubliclands #explore #arizona #arizonastrip #nationalmonument #monument #nationalparkservice
"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." -Theodore Roosevelt . This week we go beyond the Milky Way and star trail shots to bring you some of our favorite starry night shots. Parashant offers some of the darkest and clearest skies in the lower 48, affording people the opportunity to experience all the different aspects of the night sky. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #stars  #starrynight  #nightsky  #night  #darkness  #summernights  #desert  #desertlife  #abandoned  #abandonedplaces  #mine  #minerals  #copper  #abandonedbuilding  #spooky  #september  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #findadventure  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #explore  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #nationalmonument  #monument  #nationalparkservice 
"To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!"
-Charlie Chaplin
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We wrap up our week of the little guys by bringing you the feared, the legendary, the tarantula hawk wasp. Possessing one of the most painful stings in the world, tarantula hawks are not something you want to mess around with. Give these little guys some space!
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📸: NPS/ Mark Draper
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#insects #mypubliclands #bugs #igsouthwest #findyourpark #FindItAtParashant #seeblm #stem #wildlife #wild #wildlifephotography #science #explore #arizona #arizonastrip #entymology #wildernessculture #beautiful #dangerous #pain #sting #wasp #tarantulahawk #tarantula #painful #desert #desertlife
"To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!" -Charlie Chaplin . We wrap up our week of the little guys by bringing you the feared, the legendary, the tarantula hawk wasp. Possessing one of the most painful stings in the world, tarantula hawks are not something you want to mess around with. Give these little guys some space! . 📸: NPS/ Mark Draper . #insects  #mypubliclands  #bugs  #igsouthwest  #findyourpark  #FindItAtParashant  #seeblm  #stem  #wildlife  #wild  #wildlifephotography  #science  #explore  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #entymology  #wildernessculture  #beautiful  #dangerous  #pain  #sting  #wasp  #tarantulahawk  #tarantula  #painful  #desert  #desertlife 
"He stood breathing, and the more he breathed the land in, the more he was filled up with all the details of the land. He was not empty. There was more than enough here to fill him. There would always be more than enough."
-Ray Bradbury, 'Fahrenheit 451'
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Our week of the little guys marches on with this beautiful photo of a two-tailed swallowtail butterfly. The peace, tranquility, and solitude of Parashant's forests provide ample opportunities for us to reconnect with the natural world around us and soak up all the details.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#peace #solitude #nature #tranquility #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #butterfly #swallowtail #wildlife #insects #bugs #bugslife #flower #nectar #pollination #penstemon #forest #trees #findadventure #tiger #tigerswallowtail #beauty #igsouthwest #arizona #arizonastrip #hiking
"He stood breathing, and the more he breathed the land in, the more he was filled up with all the details of the land. He was not empty. There was more than enough here to fill him. There would always be more than enough." -Ray Bradbury, 'Fahrenheit 451' . Our week of the little guys marches on with this beautiful photo of a two-tailed swallowtail butterfly. The peace, tranquility, and solitude of Parashant's forests provide ample opportunities for us to reconnect with the natural world around us and soak up all the details. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #peace  #solitude  #nature  #tranquility  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #butterfly  #swallowtail  #wildlife  #insects  #bugs  #bugslife  #flower  #nectar  #pollination  #penstemon  #forest  #trees  #findadventure  #tiger  #tigerswallowtail  #beauty  #igsouthwest  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #hiking 
"Lonely is not a feeling when you're alone, lonely is a feeling when no one cares."
-Unknown
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This week we feature some of our favorite "little guys" of Parashant. Today we bring you an unsung star of the desert: the stink beetle. These beetles (also called pinacate beetles) are very common on Parashant and can be found virtually anywhere on the monument. In response to a threat they often turn upside down and do a handstand with their butts in the air. If further provoked, they will spray out an unpleasant chemical odor to deter predators. The tactic usually works, but a few animals have found a work around to this odorous problem. Grasshopper mice, for example, will grab a stink beetle and jam its rear-end in the ground before consuming the beetle head-first. Talk about being unappreciated!
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📸: NPS
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#insects #stinkbug #beetle #invertebrate #wildlife #arizonawildlife #arizona #arizonastrip #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #dark #nighttime #nocturnal #animals #explore #getoutside #nightimeadventures #blessedarethecurious #wonder #learn #education #themoreyouknow #adventure #findadventure
"Lonely is not a feeling when you're alone, lonely is a feeling when no one cares." -Unknown . This week we feature some of our favorite "little guys" of Parashant. Today we bring you an unsung star of the desert: the stink beetle. These beetles (also called pinacate beetles) are very common on Parashant and can be found virtually anywhere on the monument. In response to a threat they often turn upside down and do a handstand with their butts in the air. If further provoked, they will spray out an unpleasant chemical odor to deter predators. The tactic usually works, but a few animals have found a work around to this odorous problem. Grasshopper mice, for example, will grab a stink beetle and jam its rear-end in the ground before consuming the beetle head-first. Talk about being unappreciated! . 📸: NPS . #insects  #stinkbug  #beetle  #invertebrate  #wildlife  #arizonawildlife  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #dark  #nighttime  #nocturnal  #animals  #explore  #getoutside  #nightimeadventures  #blessedarethecurious  #wonder  #learn  #education  #themoreyouknow  #adventure  #findadventure 
"I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes."
-Anne Brontë
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Today's star trail is a shorter-duration star trail that shows the Milky Way mostly intact. The trails reflecting off the pond give the feeling of an eternal spiral.
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📸:NPS/ Todd Miller
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#nightskyphotography #startrail #stars #darksky #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #milkyway #milkywaychasers #nighttime #nightsky #dark #darkness #darkskies #darkskypark #nightskysanctuary #nightimeadventures #getoutside #explore #notallwhowanderarelost #wanderlust #adventure
"I love the silent hour of night, For blissful dreams may then arise, Revealing to my charmed sight What may not bless my waking eyes." -Anne Brontë . Today's star trail is a shorter-duration star trail that shows the Milky Way mostly intact. The trails reflecting off the pond give the feeling of an eternal spiral. . 📸:NPS/ Todd Miller . #nightskyphotography  #startrail  #stars  #darksky  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #milkyway  #milkywaychasers  #nighttime  #nightsky  #dark  #darkness  #darkskies  #darkskypark  #nightskysanctuary  #nightimeadventures  #getoutside  #explore  #notallwhowanderarelost  #wanderlust  #adventure 
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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What a great thought to start off our week of bringing you some of our favorite star trail shots. We hope you enjoy our journey this week as we leave behind the safety of the known paths to blaze a new trail.
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📷: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#stars #startrail #trailblazers #nightsky #adventure #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #explore #fantastic_universe #milkyway #darksky #halftheparkisafterdark #starrynight #dark #darkness #beauty #igsouthwest #arizona #arizonastrip #summernights #emerson #quotes #inspiration
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson . What a great thought to start off our week of bringing you some of our favorite star trail shots. We hope you enjoy our journey this week as we leave behind the safety of the known paths to blaze a new trail. . 📷: NPS/ Todd Miller . #stars  #startrail  #trailblazers  #nightsky  #adventure  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #explore  #fantastic_universe  #milkyway  #darksky  #halftheparkisafterdark  #starrynight  #dark  #darkness  #beauty  #igsouthwest  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #summernights  #emerson  #quotes  #inspiration 
Found a old rusty truck at the head of Green Canyon out on the Parashant National Monument.  #parashantnationalmonument #parashant #grandcanyon #greencanyon #finditatparashant #timelapse #timelapsevideo #rustytruck #adventurephotography
"We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest."
-Philip Gilbert Hamerton
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To wrap up our week of videos, we bring you this clip from a video of our Physical Scientist, Eathan McIntyre, explaining what makes Parashant such a great place for scientific research. Check out the full video as well as other Parashant videos on our website (link in bio).
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🎥: NPS/ Mark Draper
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#video #science #FindItAtParashant #research #explore #discover #stem #outdoorscience #scienceoutside #learn #study #hike #wander #wonder #arizona #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #arizonastrip #nps #nationalparkservice #nationalpark #getoutside #outdoors
"We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest." -Philip Gilbert Hamerton . To wrap up our week of videos, we bring you this clip from a video of our Physical Scientist, Eathan McIntyre, explaining what makes Parashant such a great place for scientific research. Check out the full video as well as other Parashant videos on our website (link in bio). . 🎥: NPS/ Mark Draper . #video  #science  #FindItAtParashant  #research  #explore  #discover  #stem  #outdoorscience  #scienceoutside  #learn  #study  #hike  #wander  #wonder  #arizona  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #arizonastrip  #nps  #nationalparkservice  #nationalpark  #getoutside  #outdoors 
"Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you."
-William Makepeace Thackeray
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Despair for the moth becomes a good dinner for these bats. Today's video clip comes from some slowed-down infrared footage brought in from the field just a few weeks ago. Look, and listen, as these bats on Parashant use their echolocation to find their prey in the dark. Notice how their calls get closer and closer together as they zero in on dinner. Good stuff. Popcorn worthy 🍿.
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🎥: NPS/ Eathan McIntyre
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#bats #video #slowmo #look #listen #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #nocturnal #nighttime #wildlife #arizonawildlife #arizona #arizonastrip #nightimeadventures #yummy #feeding #dark #insects #bugs #moths #feedingtime #ourplanet
"Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you." -William Makepeace Thackeray . Despair for the moth becomes a good dinner for these bats. Today's video clip comes from some slowed-down infrared footage brought in from the field just a few weeks ago. Look, and listen, as these bats on Parashant use their echolocation to find their prey in the dark. Notice how their calls get closer and closer together as they zero in on dinner. Good stuff. Popcorn worthy 🍿. . 🎥: NPS/ Eathan McIntyre . #bats  #video  #slowmo  #look  #listen  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #nocturnal  #nighttime  #wildlife  #arizonawildlife  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #nightimeadventures  #yummy  #feeding  #dark  #insects  #bugs  #moths  #feedingtime  #ourplanet 
Stars can't shine without darkness.
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🍿 Get out the popcorn because this week we are featuring some of our favorite Parashant videos. Today's clip is from a video all about the night sky and, in particular, Parashant's designation as an International Dark Sky Association Gold-Tier Night Sky Sanctuary. Check out the full video on our website.
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#video #darksky #nightsky #nightskysanctuary #darkskypark #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #lightpollution #savethenight #bringbackourstars #starrysky #starrynight #getoutside #nightsky #nolights #ida #internationaldarkskypark #milkyway #stars #dark #moon
Stars can't shine without darkness. . 🍿 Get out the popcorn because this week we are featuring some of our favorite Parashant videos. Today's clip is from a video all about the night sky and, in particular, Parashant's designation as an International Dark Sky Association Gold-Tier Night Sky Sanctuary. Check out the full video on our website. . . #video  #darksky  #nightsky  #nightskysanctuary  #darkskypark  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #lightpollution  #savethenight  #bringbackourstars  #starrysky  #starrynight  #getoutside  #nightsky  #nolights  #ida  #internationaldarkskypark  #milkyway  #stars  #dark  #moon 
"Forget about frying an egg on the sidewalk; this kind of heat would fry an egg inside the chicken."
-Rachel Caine
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Hot summer days trigger hot summer storms more and more these days. The arrival of these annual monsoon thunderstorms signals the beginning of the end of summer 😢. But let's not think too much about that, instead let's just gaze out on the scenic Pigeon Canyon from the comfort of... wherever.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#canyon #summer #scenic #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #clouds #sky #cloudsky #desert #landscape #wilderness #wildernessculture #hike #drive #offroad #backcountry #remote #isolation #igsouthwest #explore #southwest #summerheat #fryingeggs
"Forget about frying an egg on the sidewalk; this kind of heat would fry an egg inside the chicken." -Rachel Caine . Hot summer days trigger hot summer storms more and more these days. The arrival of these annual monsoon thunderstorms signals the beginning of the end of summer 😢. But let's not think too much about that, instead let's just gaze out on the scenic Pigeon Canyon from the comfort of... wherever. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #canyon  #summer  #scenic  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #clouds  #sky  #cloudsky  #desert  #landscape  #wilderness  #wildernessculture  #hike  #drive  #offroad  #backcountry  #remote  #isolation  #igsouthwest  #explore  #southwest  #summerheat  #fryingeggs 
"If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?"
-Steven Wright
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Another day of triple-digit temperatures means another day of bringing the beautiful landscapes of Parashant right to your fingertips. This shot comes from the top of the Grand Wash Cliffs looking south toward the Grand Gulch Mine. Hopefully you're enjoying it someplace cool.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#landscape #landscapephotography #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #explore #cliffs #grandwashcliffs #itsahotone #summer #summerheat #view #viewfromthetop #clouds #thegreatoutdoors #getoutside #goexplore #adventure #igsouthwest #arizona #arizonastrip #gcparashantnm #parashant #nationalmonument #nps #nationalparkservice
"If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?" -Steven Wright . Another day of triple-digit temperatures means another day of bringing the beautiful landscapes of Parashant right to your fingertips. This shot comes from the top of the Grand Wash Cliffs looking south toward the Grand Gulch Mine. Hopefully you're enjoying it someplace cool. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #landscape  #landscapephotography  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #explore  #cliffs  #grandwashcliffs  #itsahotone  #summer  #summerheat  #view  #viewfromthetop  #clouds  #thegreatoutdoors  #getoutside  #goexplore  #adventure  #igsouthwest  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #gcparashantnm  #parashant  #nationalmonument  #nps  #nationalparkservice 
"Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself."
-William Shakespeare
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Whew! It's hot out there, and with the monsoons bringing extra humidity, this is a rough time to be out in the desert. So we thought this week we'd bring the desert to you! All this week we will be showing pictures of some of Parashant's grandest landscapes where we can look in awe from the comfort of air conditioned places. Today we bring a shot of the Pakoon Basin from near Pigeon Canyon.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#landscape #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #summer #heat #monsoon #rain #humidity #hot #desert #landscapephotography #arizona #arizonastrip #southwest #wanderlust #explore #monsoonseason #hotandhumid #igsouthwest #instagram #wildernessculture
"Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself." -William Shakespeare . Whew! It's hot out there, and with the monsoons bringing extra humidity, this is a rough time to be out in the desert. So we thought this week we'd bring the desert to you! All this week we will be showing pictures of some of Parashant's grandest landscapes where we can look in awe from the comfort of air conditioned places. Today we bring a shot of the Pakoon Basin from near Pigeon Canyon. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #landscape  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #summer  #heat  #monsoon  #rain  #humidity  #hot  #desert  #landscapephotography  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #southwest  #wanderlust  #explore  #monsoonseason  #hotandhumid  #igsouthwest  #instagram  #wildernessculture 
"Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them."
-Hugh Miller
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We wrap up our week of the ocotillo with a reminder to look for the beautiful opportunities in your thorny problems.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#flowers #thorns #coloradoriver #cactus #ocotillo #getoutdoors #drive #dirtroad #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #finditatparashant #whitmorepoint #bloom #hiking #arizona #grandcanyon #grandcanyonstate #arizonastrip #springflowers
"He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient."
-W.J. Cameron
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This week's feature is the awe-inspiring fire flower known as ocotillo. The ocotillo grow only in a few places on Parashant and bloom for only a short time in spring but they put on a display worthy of few rivals. To most reliably see ocotillos bloom on Parashant, head down to Whitmore Point in early to mid-April and you'll have a good chance of catching them in bloom.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#flower #wildflower #ocotillo #FindItAtParashant #desert #desertplants #desertlife #bloom #wildbeauty #igsouthwest #explore #getoutside #adventure #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #wilderness #wildernessculture #getoutdoors #canyon #cultivate
"He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient." -W.J. Cameron . This week's feature is the awe-inspiring fire flower known as ocotillo. The ocotillo grow only in a few places on Parashant and bloom for only a short time in spring but they put on a display worthy of few rivals. To most reliably see ocotillos bloom on Parashant, head down to Whitmore Point in early to mid-April and you'll have a good chance of catching them in bloom. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #flower  #wildflower  #ocotillo  #FindItAtParashant  #desert  #desertplants  #desertlife  #bloom  #wildbeauty  #igsouthwest  #explore  #getoutside  #adventure  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #wilderness  #wildernessculture  #getoutdoors  #canyon  #cultivate 
"We are all...children of this universe. Not just Earth, or Mars, or this system, but the whole grand fireworks."
-Ray Bradbury
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As we wrap up our week of Milky Way fireworks, we want to wish one last "Happy Independence Day!" to you and hope you had a great time celebrating our great nation.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#independenceday #4thofjuly #fireworks #milkyway #nightsky #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #stars #night #freedom #beauty #instagood #arizona #darksky #arizonastrip #ranching #oldbuilding #wayoflife #wanderlust #adventure
"We are all...children of this universe. Not just Earth, or Mars, or this system, but the whole grand fireworks." -Ray Bradbury . As we wrap up our week of Milky Way fireworks, we want to wish one last "Happy Independence Day!" to you and hope you had a great time celebrating our great nation. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #independenceday  #4thofjuly  #fireworks  #milkyway  #nightsky  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #stars  #night  #freedom  #beauty  #instagood  #arizona  #darksky  #arizonastrip  #ranching  #oldbuilding  #wayoflife  #wanderlust  #adventure 
“It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
-Carl Sagan
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We hope everyone had a wonderful, happy, and safe 4th of July. May we carry the ideals that America stands for-courage, freedom, responsibility, hope, opportunity, equality-with us today, tomorrow, and into the future. We may not always agree with each other, or with those who lead us, but other people do not entirely constitute America. You do. You are America. The way you treat your neighbor is the way America treats its neighbor. You are the American way. It is up to you to decide what America stands for and what it will be.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#freedom #kindness #unity #unlimitedpotential #explore #finditatparashant #cosmos #seethenight #milkyway #arizona #darksky #nightsky #galaxy #stars #heaven #night #darkness #seethestarsseeyourself #beinspired #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #landofthefree #arizona #arizonacollective #arizonastrip
“It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” -Carl Sagan . We hope everyone had a wonderful, happy, and safe 4th of July. May we carry the ideals that America stands for-courage, freedom, responsibility, hope, opportunity, equality-with us today, tomorrow, and into the future. We may not always agree with each other, or with those who lead us, but other people do not entirely constitute America. You do. You are America. The way you treat your neighbor is the way America treats its neighbor. You are the American way. It is up to you to decide what America stands for and what it will be. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #freedom  #kindness  #unity  #unlimitedpotential  #explore  #finditatparashant  #cosmos  #seethenight  #milkyway  #arizona  #darksky  #nightsky  #galaxy  #stars  #heaven  #night  #darkness  #seethestarsseeyourself  #beinspired  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #landofthefree  #arizona  #arizonacollective  #arizonastrip 
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”
-Harry S. Truman
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This week we celebrate the rise of our great nation from the dark night of history as it became a brilliant, sparkling light of freedom, courage, and hope to the world. We do this by bringing you some of our favorite photos of our celestial home, the Milky Way Galaxy, shining in the clear night sky over Parashant. Perhaps by re examining our place in the universe we can have greater understanding of the insignificance of our so-called “problems.” What may seem to be gaping chasms pulling us apart suddenly lose their power when we look out on the vast darkness from whence we came. There is so much more that unites us than there is that which divides us.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#courage #4thofjuly #independence #milkyway #galaxy #finditatparashant #findyourpark #seeblm #celebrateamerica #landofthefree #becauseofthebrave #patriot #revolutionary #independenceday #unity #igsouthwest #fantastic_universe #nationalparkservice #discover #exploretocreate #visualsoflife #photooftheday #getoutdoors #explore #gratitude
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” -Harry S. Truman . This week we celebrate the rise of our great nation from the dark night of history as it became a brilliant, sparkling light of freedom, courage, and hope to the world. We do this by bringing you some of our favorite photos of our celestial home, the Milky Way Galaxy, shining in the clear night sky over Parashant. Perhaps by re examining our place in the universe we can have greater understanding of the insignificance of our so-called “problems.” What may seem to be gaping chasms pulling us apart suddenly lose their power when we look out on the vast darkness from whence we came. There is so much more that unites us than there is that which divides us. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #courage  #4thofjuly  #independence  #milkyway  #galaxy  #finditatparashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #celebrateamerica  #landofthefree  #becauseofthebrave  #patriot  #revolutionary  #independenceday  #unity  #igsouthwest  #fantastic_universe  #nationalparkservice  #discover  #exploretocreate  #visualsoflife  #photooftheday  #getoutdoors  #explore  #gratitude 
“And the boy loved the tree...
Very much.
And the tree was happy.”
-Shel Silverstein
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To wrap up our week of inspirational trees we bring you this beauty of a juniper with Diamond Butte behind it. While this area is not on Parashant, it is deep in the heart of the Arizona Strip, on the way to Parashant. Every time I pass one of the inspirational trees, I can’t help but smile, it’s like seeing an old friend. The relationship we have with the natural world is one that is deeply connected with all of us, whether we realize it or not. We challenge you to head outdoors and reconnect with the amazing things that await just outside your front door. You never know what you may find, and what will inspire you.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#tree #inspiration #inspirationaltrees #nature #wilderness #connect #findyourpark #seeblm #finditatparashant #friends #oldfriends #reconnect #igsouthwest #wildernessculture #field #grass #juniper #arizonacollective #arizona #arizonastrip #instagramaz #az365 #folkgood #visualsoflife #createexplore #artofvisuals #globalcapture
“And the boy loved the tree... Very much. And the tree was happy.” -Shel Silverstein . To wrap up our week of inspirational trees we bring you this beauty of a juniper with Diamond Butte behind it. While this area is not on Parashant, it is deep in the heart of the Arizona Strip, on the way to Parashant. Every time I pass one of the inspirational trees, I can’t help but smile, it’s like seeing an old friend. The relationship we have with the natural world is one that is deeply connected with all of us, whether we realize it or not. We challenge you to head outdoors and reconnect with the amazing things that await just outside your front door. You never know what you may find, and what will inspire you. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #tree  #inspiration  #inspirationaltrees  #nature  #wilderness  #connect  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #finditatparashant  #friends  #oldfriends  #reconnect  #igsouthwest  #wildernessculture  #field  #grass  #juniper  #arizonacollective  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #instagramaz  #az365  #folkgood  #visualsoflife  #createexplore  #artofvisuals  #globalcapture 
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”
-R.R. Martin
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To wrap up our week of sunsets, we bring you this stunner from the end of last summer out on Kelly Point. Various side canyons to the Grand Canyon, including Separation Canyon, can be seen in the distance along with notable Parashant points such as Twin Point to the right of the photo. These are some of the most rugged and remote locations in the lower 48 states and offer a profound sense of solitude. The sunsets, sunrises, and dark night skies don’t disappoint in a place like this.
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📷: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#kellypoint #FindItAtParashant #sunset #horizon #sky #clouds #naturephotography #nationalparkgeek #grandcanyon #canyons #isolated #solace #solitude #quiet #calmness #faraway #endless #everywhere #wanderlust #wander #exploretheworld
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.” -R.R. Martin . To wrap up our week of sunsets, we bring you this stunner from the end of last summer out on Kelly Point. Various side canyons to the Grand Canyon, including Separation Canyon, can be seen in the distance along with notable Parashant points such as Twin Point to the right of the photo. These are some of the most rugged and remote locations in the lower 48 states and offer a profound sense of solitude. The sunsets, sunrises, and dark night skies don’t disappoint in a place like this. . 📷: NPS/ Todd Miller . #kellypoint  #FindItAtParashant  #sunset  #horizon  #sky  #clouds  #naturephotography  #nationalparkgeek  #grandcanyon  #canyons  #isolated  #solace  #solitude  #quiet  #calmness  #faraway  #endless  #everywhere  #wanderlust  #wander  #exploretheworld 
I had to earn this one. It took a 3-hour car ride over dirt roads followed by another 3 hours on a UTV down some very rocky and rutted roads to get here. This is near Kelly Point, overlooking some of the Grand Canyon's side canyons. It's a beautiful and isolated place, well worth the trouble it takes to get there.
I had to earn this one. It took a 3-hour car ride over dirt roads followed by another 3 hours on a UTV down some very rocky and rutted roads to get here. This is near Kelly Point, overlooking some of the Grand Canyon's side canyons. It's a beautiful and isolated place, well worth the trouble it takes to get there.