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My next stop along the #ArizonaStrip yesterday was at the #LeesFerry of #GlenCanyon #NationalRecreationArea, where not only can you take a raft down the #ColoradoRiver thru the #GrandCanyon but also see some unique rock formations. #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #NPS101 #Parks101 #OptOutside
Meet Yvonne aka "YAM", Contracting Officer and the Point Reyes National Seashore Major Acquisition Buying Office Lead. #HumansofPointReyes .
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"I have been working for the National Park Service (NPS) for almost 19 years and most of that time has been in procurement. I started as a student hire working full-time as an Administrative Assistant for the Natural and Cultural Resource Division at Channel Islands National Park while attending college and received my degree in Business Administration. My job is purchasing supplies, services, and construction for the national parks we service. This job can be as easy as purchasing lumber for a project, to as complex as contracting for rehabilitating a historic structure. When I first started working for the NPS I didn't realize the numerous job opportunities that are available within the Administration Division, as most people think Park Ranger when you say you work for the NPS. One of the best parts of my job is visiting project sites and seeing the actual project come to fruition. I grew up in an urban environment and didn't really know about the NPS until I started working for a park. Over the past 18 years I have built an appreciation and love for the outdoors and I am so blessed that I'm able to work inside a national park, I mean how awesome is that!”
#PointReyesNPS #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque
Meet Yvonne aka "YAM", Contracting Officer and the Point Reyes National Seashore Major Acquisition Buying Office Lead. #HumansofPointReyes  . . "I have been working for the National Park Service (NPS) for almost 19 years and most of that time has been in procurement. I started as a student hire working full-time as an Administrative Assistant for the Natural and Cultural Resource Division at Channel Islands National Park while attending college and received my degree in Business Administration. My job is purchasing supplies, services, and construction for the national parks we service. This job can be as easy as purchasing lumber for a project, to as complex as contracting for rehabilitating a historic structure. When I first started working for the NPS I didn't realize the numerous job opportunities that are available within the Administration Division, as most people think Park Ranger when you say you work for the NPS. One of the best parts of my job is visiting project sites and seeing the actual project come to fruition. I grew up in an urban environment and didn't really know about the NPS until I started working for a park. Over the past 18 years I have built an appreciation and love for the outdoors and I am so blessed that I'm able to work inside a national park, I mean how awesome is that!” #PointReyesNPS  #FindYourPark  #EncuentraTuParque 
Portland, Oregon: if you are in the area, Unlikely Hikers is doing a meet-up and nature walk at Whitaker Ponds in NE on Friday November 24th as part of the #OptOutside campaign. All are welcome! Bring the kids! This is less of a hike and more about spending time in nature, acknowledging the land we recreate on, identifying plant life, acknowledging how privileged we are in Portland to be able to access nature so easily, as it is not like this everywhere, AND there will be an optional photo contest. Two winners will receive a $100 gift card to @REI! Details about the meet-up can be found on fb or the blog (linked in profile).
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Please note: I don’t mention “Black Friday” or not shopping very intentionally in my #OptOutside posts. I don’t believe in shaming people who need or simply want those deals. Nature isn’t as accessible everywhere as it is in Portland and getting outside is never truly “free.” I wrote a little more about this on the FB page and in my IG Story. There’s also a great thread at @melaninbasecamp about these issues.
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Location: Whitaker Ponds, Portland, Oregon. Ancestral land of the Chinook, Multnomah, Kathlamet & Clackamas. #whitakerponds
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Portland, Oregon: if you are in the area, Unlikely Hikers is doing a meet-up and nature walk at Whitaker Ponds in NE on Friday November 24th as part of the #OptOutside  campaign. All are welcome! Bring the kids! This is less of a hike and more about spending time in nature, acknowledging the land we recreate on, identifying plant life, acknowledging how privileged we are in Portland to be able to access nature so easily, as it is not like this everywhere, AND there will be an optional photo contest. Two winners will receive a $100 gift card to @REI! Details about the meet-up can be found on fb or the blog (linked in profile). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please note: I don’t mention “Black Friday” or not shopping very intentionally in my #OptOutside  posts. I don’t believe in shaming people who need or simply want those deals. Nature isn’t as accessible everywhere as it is in Portland and getting outside is never truly “free.” I wrote a little more about this on the FB page and in my IG Story. There’s also a great thread at @melaninbasecamp about these issues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: Whitaker Ponds, Portland, Oregon. Ancestral land of the Chinook, Multnomah, Kathlamet & Clackamas. #whitakerponds  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers  or #unlikelyhiker  to be featured! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: red and gold autumn maple leaves.]
Five Days of Giveaways! For the next 5 days you have a chance to win an awesome prize from Unlikely Hikers! TODAY’S PRIZE: a pair of @keen Shoes! And you know how expensive hiking boots are. The challenge will change every day and the winner will be chosen at random, but you must follow instructions carefully:
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Day Two: in the comments below, tag five friends and tell them why they should follow Unlikely Hikers (it’s ok if they already do). GO! You have until 12am eastern time! I will be in touch with the winner tomorrow morning (pacific time).
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Five Days of Giveaways! For the next 5 days you have a chance to win an awesome prize from Unlikely Hikers! TODAY’S PRIZE: a pair of @keen Shoes! And you know how expensive hiking boots are. The challenge will change every day and the winner will be chosen at random, but you must follow instructions carefully: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Day Two: in the comments below, tag five friends and tell them why they should follow Unlikely Hikers (it’s ok if they already do). GO! You have until 12am eastern time! I will be in touch with the winner tomorrow morning (pacific time). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Good luck! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: misty forest of alders and maples covered in moss. Gauzy sunlight breaking through. Text overlay reading “Five Days of Giveaways! Day Two”]
California coast 🐋
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#californiadreamin #patrickspoint #findyourpark #encuentratuparque @goparks #authenticasheville @authenticasheville #visittheusa @visittheusa @visitcalifornia #visitcalifornia #huffpostgram @huffpost @dapperq #dapperq @rei #optoutside #forceofnature #womenwhohike #sheexplores @tinyatlasquarterly #mytinyatlas @miaexplore #risingtidesociety #vanlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #roadtripusa #socality @socality @instagram #themountainsarecalling #calirniasunset #kujumoment @e.mcgrady #testedtough #traveldeeper @afarmedia @kujucoffee
California coast 🐋 . . . . #californiadreamin  #patrickspoint  #findyourpark  #encuentratuparque  @goparks #authenticasheville  @authenticasheville #visittheusa  @visittheusa @visitcalifornia #visitcalifornia  #huffpostgram  @huffpost @dapperq #dapperq  @rei #optoutside  #forceofnature  #womenwhohike  #sheexplores  @tinyatlasquarterly #mytinyatlas  @miaexplore #risingtidesociety  #vanlife  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #roadtripusa  #socality  @socality @instagram #themountainsarecalling  #calirniasunset  #kujumoment  @e.mcgrady #testedtough  #traveldeeper  @afarmedia @kujucoffee
One of the most common types of cave formation is the stalagmite. They are formed as drops of water laden with minerals hit the cave floor and build up a mound of calcite crystals over time. The faster the water drip rate, the larger the stalagmite. 
An easy way to tell the difference between a stalactite and a stalagmite is to remember that a stalactite hangs tight to the ceiling and a stalagmite you might trip over. NPS/Daniel Leifheit

#CarlsbadCaverns #NationalPark #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #NPS101
One of the most common types of cave formation is the stalagmite. They are formed as drops of water laden with minerals hit the cave floor and build up a mound of calcite crystals over time. The faster the water drip rate, the larger the stalagmite. An easy way to tell the difference between a stalactite and a stalagmite is to remember that a stalactite hangs tight to the ceiling and a stalagmite you might trip over. NPS/Daniel Leifheit #CarlsbadCaverns  #NationalPark  #FindYourPark  #EncuentraTuParque  #NPS101 
'Tis the season to #OptOutside and #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque . This Black Friday, consider visiting your local, or not so local, National Park, National Heritage Area, or Military Park. This year has been a whirlwind of travel and adventure in the Southeast Region, and we can't wait to see what projects are next. #SERO #BLRI #CALO #GUCO #FindYourCulturalLandscape #connectwithnature #NPS101 #PCLP
Instead of going shopping on #BlackFriday stop by #ThomasEdisonNHP.  #Findyourpark and #Optoutside like our new #ThomasEdison #statue did. 
Hope to see you on Friday! #Encuentratuparque #Edison #nps101
Zion's Canyon Overlook Trail during an overcast sunrise ⛅️if you are lucky enough you might meet some of Zion's wildlife here!!
Zion's Canyon Overlook Trail during an overcast sunrise ⛅️if you are lucky enough you might meet some of Zion's wildlife here!!
We hiked for a few miles along a serene, windswept path. The rustling of sparsely remaining leaves on white branches ushered us into this grotto of baby blue water. We found a secluded pool with a waterfall crashing down into it. The flow from the hot spring burned our legs as the icy cascade fell on our heads and back. It was equally relaxing as it was confusing on our bodies. When the wind picked up, we packed out for lovely after-soak dinner. -N
We hiked for a few miles along a serene, windswept path. The rustling of sparsely remaining leaves on white branches ushered us into this grotto of baby blue water. We found a secluded pool with a waterfall crashing down into it. The flow from the hot spring burned our legs as the icy cascade fell on our heads and back. It was equally relaxing as it was confusing on our bodies. When the wind picked up, we packed out for lovely after-soak dinner. -N
Good view.
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| The Heritage Center at Homestead National Monument of America, which looks out over the 100 acres of restored prairie, was designed to suggest the shape of a plow breaking the land for farming. Other symbolic features of the building include the Living Wall, which is a representation of how much land was transferred to citizens from the public domain, and also the north wall inside the lobby, which is constructed to resemble the layers of sod found beneath the prairie.

See these features for yourself on your next visit to Homestead National Monument of America!  www.nps.gov/home |

#HomesteadNM #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #NPS100 #FunFact #FunFactFriday
Good view. #Repost  @homesteadnps (@get_repost) ・・・ | The Heritage Center at Homestead National Monument of America, which looks out over the 100 acres of restored prairie, was designed to suggest the shape of a plow breaking the land for farming. Other symbolic features of the building include the Living Wall, which is a representation of how much land was transferred to citizens from the public domain, and also the north wall inside the lobby, which is constructed to resemble the layers of sod found beneath the prairie. See these features for yourself on your next visit to Homestead National Monument of America! www.nps.gov/home | #HomesteadNM  #FindYourPark  #EncuentraTuParque  #NPS100  #FunFact  #FunFactFriday 
I feel misled. We didn't find any bighorns in the mine.. only empty beer cans. Lots of cool and confusing arteries though.. almost had a panic attack trying to find our way out. -
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I feel misled. We didn't find any bighorns in the mine.. only empty beer cans. Lots of cool and confusing arteries though.. almost had a panic attack trying to find our way out. - - - - #amongthewild  #findyourpark  #thegreatoutdoors  #latinooutdoors  #mountainlife  #adventurelife  #hiking  #optoutside  #getoutstayout  #goexplore  #lifeelevated  #werehikers  #hikelife  #wanderlust  #hikingadventure  #outdoorswayoflife  #outdoornation  #takeahike  #outdoorwayoflife  #roadtrip  #wildcalifornia  #keepitwild  #everytrailconnects  #wildernessculture  #rei  #rei1440project  #encuentratuparque 
We've had so many memorable moments the last few weeks that sometimes looking back at photos feels like a time warp.  I really loved weird Joshua Tree.
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#californiadreamin #patrickspoint #findyourpark #encuentratuparque @goparks #authenticasheville @authenticasheville #visittheusa @visittheusa @visitcalifornia #visitcalifornia #huffpostgram @huffpost @dapperq #dapperq @rei #optoutside #forceofnature #womenwhohike #sheexplores @tinyatlasquarterly #mytinyatlas @miaexplore #risingtidesociety #vanlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #roadtripusa #socality @socality @instagram #themountainsarecalling #calirniasunset #kujumoment @e.mcgrady #testedtough #traveldeeper @afarmedia @kujucoffee @joshuatreenps #joshuatrees
We've had so many memorable moments the last few weeks that sometimes looking back at photos feels like a time warp. I really loved weird Joshua Tree. . . . . #californiadreamin  #patrickspoint  #findyourpark  #encuentratuparque  @goparks #authenticasheville  @authenticasheville #visittheusa  @visittheusa @visitcalifornia #visitcalifornia  #huffpostgram  @huffpost @dapperq #dapperq  @rei #optoutside  #forceofnature  #womenwhohike  #sheexplores  @tinyatlasquarterly #mytinyatlas  @miaexplore #risingtidesociety  #vanlife  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #roadtripusa  #socality  @socality @instagram #themountainsarecalling  #calirniasunset  #kujumoment  @e.mcgrady #testedtough  #traveldeeper  @afarmedia @kujucoffee @joshuatreenps #joshuatrees 
“Growing up I was always the big kid in class. I thought lots of experiences were out of my reach. After graduating high school I wanted to experience life like my parents did and moved to Mexico. My tios wouldn't let me barrow their rides so I walked. I hiked a few miles up a mountain to visit my grand tias and tio. The hike kept getting easier. Nature seemed magical. I felt my ancestors shining through me. They were happy. I thought if I kept mother earth in my heart and went on adventures were my ancestors lived for thousands of years that we would be connected even though languages or traditions were taken by colonialism. The chubby kid in class walking with ancestors.” -Manuel / @meniiix
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Location: Mooney Falls, Havasu, Arizona. Ancestral land of the Havasupai, Hopi, Hualapai. #mooneyfalls
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“Growing up I was always the big kid in class. I thought lots of experiences were out of my reach. After graduating high school I wanted to experience life like my parents did and moved to Mexico. My tios wouldn't let me barrow their rides so I walked. I hiked a few miles up a mountain to visit my grand tias and tio. The hike kept getting easier. Nature seemed magical. I felt my ancestors shining through me. They were happy. I thought if I kept mother earth in my heart and went on adventures were my ancestors lived for thousands of years that we would be connected even though languages or traditions were taken by colonialism. The chubby kid in class walking with ancestors.” -Manuel / @meniiix ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pronouns: he/him ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: Mooney Falls, Havasu, Arizona. Ancestral land of the Havasupai, Hopi, Hualapai. #mooneyfalls  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers  or #unlikelyhiker  to be featured! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: person sits next to the top of a waterfall smiling. Red rock surrounds white rushing water.]
Five Days of Giveaways! For the next 5 days you have a chance to win an awesome prize from Unlikely Hikers! Our first prize is a $100 gift card from @REI! This would be a great gift for a loved one, or yourself because you’re worth it. The challenge will change every day and the winner will be chosen at random, but you must follow instructions carefully:
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Day One: post your own Unlikely Hiker feature on your profile! Rules:
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-Hashtag #UnlikelyHikers AND #OptOutside at the beginning of the post
-Write 125 words or less about what makes you an unlikely outdoorsperson (whatever that means to you, doesn’t have to be hiking).
-Include a selfie in nature along with the location and your gender pronouns. (they/them, he/him, she/her, etc)
-Entries must be posted by 12am eastern time!
-Winner will be featured on Unlikely Hikers on top of getting the $100 gift card to REI
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Five Days of Giveaways! For the next 5 days you have a chance to win an awesome prize from Unlikely Hikers! Our first prize is a $100 gift card from @REI! This would be a great gift for a loved one, or yourself because you’re worth it. The challenge will change every day and the winner will be chosen at random, but you must follow instructions carefully: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Day One: post your own Unlikely Hiker feature on your profile! Rules: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -Hashtag #UnlikelyHikers  AND #OptOutside  at the beginning of the post -Write 125 words or less about what makes you an unlikely outdoorsperson (whatever that means to you, doesn’t have to be hiking). -Include a selfie in nature along with the location and your gender pronouns. (they/them, he/him, she/her, etc) -Entries must be posted by 12am eastern time! -Winner will be featured on Unlikely Hikers on top of getting the $100 gift card to REI ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Good luck! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: misty forest of alders and maples covered in moss. Gauzy sunlight breaking through. Text overlay reading “Five Days of Giveaways! Day One”]
Though most of the leaves have fallen, there is still beauty to be found. This small opening created by water currents reveals a dance between floating leaves and curious minnows. (ba) #fall #leaves #chickasawnps #findyourpark #encuentratuparque
Your next visit to a National Park may feature #Greening Youth. #GYF interns are changing the outdoor recreation experience from visitor trips to programs for Junior rangers and visitors. Help support the future leaders of conservation. Donate today: https://www.gagives.org/c/GGD/a/gyfoundation 
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#outdoorsman #conservation #preservation #culture #diversity #parks #landscape #summer #optoutside #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #sustainablediversity #youth #jobs #GYFStrong #diversityoutdoors #melaninbasecamp #exploring #hikers #student #leadership #brownpeoplecamping #sustainability #optoutside
Your next visit to a National Park may feature #Greening  Youth. #GYF  interns are changing the outdoor recreation experience from visitor trips to programs for Junior rangers and visitors. Help support the future leaders of conservation. Donate today: https://www.gagives.org/c/GGD/a/gyfoundation #GeorgiaGivesDay  . . . #outdoorsman  #conservation  #preservation  #culture  #diversity  #parks  #landscape  #summer  #optoutside  #FindYourPark  #EncuentraTuParque  #sustainablediversity  #youth  #jobs  #GYFStrong  #diversityoutdoors  #melaninbasecamp  #exploring  #hikers  #student  #leadership  #brownpeoplecamping  #sustainability  #optoutside 
The beautiful snow accumulating on Mount St Helens makes the road to Marble Mountain a very difficult travel. Cornice along the Summit rim is going through the process of forming and collapsing, sometimes triggering small slides. Stay safe out there for any holiday adventures!
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To keep up on Current Conditions, check out our website.
http://www.mshinstitute.org/explore/climbing-permits/current-conditions.html
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#mountsthelens #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #optoutside #pnwonderland #modernhiker #nationalvolcanicmonument #washington #neverstopexploring #formomentslikethis #thetrailspeaks #getoutstayout #wanderlust #climbhigh
The beautiful snow accumulating on Mount St Helens makes the road to Marble Mountain a very difficult travel. Cornice along the Summit rim is going through the process of forming and collapsing, sometimes triggering small slides. Stay safe out there for any holiday adventures! . To keep up on Current Conditions, check out our website. http://www.mshinstitute.org/explore/climbing-permits/current-conditions.html . 📷Andy Goodwin . #mountsthelens  #findyourpark  #encuentratuparque  #optoutside  #pnwonderland  #modernhiker  #nationalvolcanicmonument  #washington  #neverstopexploring  #formomentslikethis  #thetrailspeaks  #getoutstayout  #wanderlust  #climbhigh 
Folds Of Time (2017)
________________________________________________________I'm finally getting around the wrapping up my last photo tour to an area I've been dreaming about for a long time. And the experience was far more dreamy than I could have imagined.
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@the59parks @usinterior #ShareTheExperience #EncuentraTuParque #nationalpark #nps #SupportYourNationalParks #Recreationgov #campingcollective #campoften #campeveryday #modernoutdoors #TheGreatOutdoors #WhatGetsYouOutdoors @campinghiking @camptrend @goneoutdoors @outdoorproject
Folds Of Time (2017) ________________________________________________________I'm finally getting around the wrapping up my last photo tour to an area I've been dreaming about for a long time. And the experience was far more dreamy than I could have imagined. ________________________________________________________ #FindYourPark  #Parks101  #GoParks  @the59parks @usinterior #ShareTheExperience  #EncuentraTuParque  #nationalpark  #nps  #SupportYourNationalParks  #Recreationgov  #campingcollective  #campoften  #campeveryday  #modernoutdoors  #TheGreatOutdoors  #WhatGetsYouOutdoors  @campinghiking @camptrend @goneoutdoors @outdoorproject
Christmas 1862 was bittersweet. The holiday season was certainly a welcome distraction from the ongoing war, yet endless families had an empty chair at the table that year. 
For the communities around Manassas Junction, that December was still a time of rebuilding from the second major battle in thirteen months.

The Manassas Battlefield Trust is pleased to present, with Manassas National Battlefield Park, "Christmas 1862" at the historic Stone House.  Join us to celebrate Victorian Christmas traditions with caroling, crafts, cider, cookies, and more, as well as remember the soldiers who were away from home for Christmas 1862, and those who would never return.

The event is free and open to the public, but a reservation will be required and donations will be accepted. Tickets available at manassasbattlefield.org **Please note: As an historic building, the Stone House is not handicap accessible. Dress for the weather. Restrooms are available at the Manassas National Battlefield Park Visitor Center, but not at the Stone House. #ManassasBattlefield #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque
Christmas 1862 was bittersweet. The holiday season was certainly a welcome distraction from the ongoing war, yet endless families had an empty chair at the table that year. For the communities around Manassas Junction, that December was still a time of rebuilding from the second major battle in thirteen months. The Manassas Battlefield Trust is pleased to present, with Manassas National Battlefield Park, "Christmas 1862" at the historic Stone House. Join us to celebrate Victorian Christmas traditions with caroling, crafts, cider, cookies, and more, as well as remember the soldiers who were away from home for Christmas 1862, and those who would never return. The event is free and open to the public, but a reservation will be required and donations will be accepted. Tickets available at manassasbattlefield.org **Please note: As an historic building, the Stone House is not handicap accessible. Dress for the weather. Restrooms are available at the Manassas National Battlefield Park Visitor Center, but not at the Stone House. #ManassasBattlefield  #FindYourPark  #EncuentraTuParque 
The evening sun illuminates part of Walnut Canyon in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

#CarlsbadCaverns #NationalPark #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #NPS101
Instead of fighting crowds, come enjoy a day in nature! Spend this Friday with us as part of the #OptOutside movement in the National Park Service! Walk our six miles of trails, visit the mounds, and take a look around the Visitor Center and museum. Come to Ocmulgee National Monument to #FindYourPark /#EncuentraTuParque!

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#ocmulgeenationalmonument #ocmulgeemounds #macongeorgia
Ladies and gentlemen, Castillo San Cristóbal is officially open 🎉🏰 Welcome all ❤️ #SanJuanForts #OldSanJuan #PuertoRico #NationalParkService #FindyourPark #CastillosdeSanJuan #ViejoSanJuan #NPS #EncuentratuParque
NPS Photo by Milagros Bosse
Sueños Congelados
Sueños Congelados
Happy Birthday, @zionnps ! (Swipe left for pano) #encuentratuparque #encuentratuSweeney
On this day in 1919 @zionnps was created as the first National Park in Utah. It protects 229 square miles of canyons, plateaus and hanging gardens.
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On this day in 1919 @zionnps was created as the first National Park in Utah. It protects 229 square miles of canyons, plateaus and hanging gardens. • • • #youtah  #neature  #zion  #zionnationalpark  #desertrat  #spreadstoke  #optoutside  #goatworthy  #utah  #utahisrad  #beutahful  #xputah  #utahgram  #adventureboldly  #staywild  #igutah  #gearforgood  #myoutdoorstory  #getoutstayout  #gopro  #findyourpark  #encuentratuparque  #lifeelevated  #livelifeproof  #igsouthwest  #goeast  #msrgear  @nationalparkservice @nationalparkgeek @goparks @utahisrad @utahunique @experienceutah #thermaresting 
A tremendous variety of speleothems or cave formations have grown in Carlsbad Cavern. Cave pearls are a unique formation that grow when there is a mineral rich pool of water with an object in the pool that acts as a nucleus that calcite can grow around. Often water dripping into the pool agitates the cave pearl and new calcite is deposited in a smooth spherical pattern.

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A tremendous variety of speleothems or cave formations have grown in Carlsbad Cavern. Cave pearls are a unique formation that grow when there is a mineral rich pool of water with an object in the pool that acts as a nucleus that calcite can grow around. Often water dripping into the pool agitates the cave pearl and new calcite is deposited in a smooth spherical pattern. #CarlsbadCaverns  #NationalPark  #FindYourPark  #EncuentraTuParque  #NPS101 
To view the vastness of the Big Room can be an overwhelming experience. American actor and humorist Will Rogers once described his view of the cavern as "the Grand Canyon with a roof over it." What was your first impression? NPS/Daniel Leifheit

#CarlsbadCaverns #NationalPark #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #NPS101
"You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!" -Dr. Seuss 
#FindYourPark #MidwestNPS Badlands National Park #midwestmoment #midwestlife #southdakota #adventureisoutthere #travel #midwest #nationalpark #roadtrip #experience #EncuentraTuParque #nature #goparks
Spur of the moment decision to leave the coast and head to Portland. What should we see or do and EAT?! .
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Spur of the moment decision to leave the coast and head to Portland. What should we see or do and EAT?! . . . . . . . #oregoncoast  #visitoregon  #findyourpark  #encuentratuparque  @goparks #authenticasheville  @authenticasheville #visittheusa  @visittheusa @visitoregoncoast #oregonlife  #huffpostgram  @huffpost @dapperq #dapperq  @rei #optoutside  #forceofnature  #pdx  #sheexplores  @tinyatlasquarterly #mytinyatlas  @miaexplore #miaexploresthe 🌐 #risingtidesociety  #vanlife  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #roadtripusa  #portland  @instagram #oregonexplored  #oregon  #kujumoment  @carolineperdue #testedtough  #traveldeeper  @afarmedia #oregonlove 
The stark beauty of a land shrouded in #ice, bordering the ocean, and teeming with wildlife covers a plot taking place underneath it all. Beneath the splendor, larger forces are at work. The movement of tectonic plates and the delivery and formation of various rock types prescribe where birds nest, where Steller sea lions breed, and where glaciers flow. The varying rock of the fjords underwrites the spectacle seen above- in one place eroding into graceful arches, in another withstanding the ocean's constant blows. @kenaifjordsnps
The stark beauty of a land shrouded in #ice , bordering the ocean, and teeming with wildlife covers a plot taking place underneath it all. Beneath the splendor, larger forces are at work. The movement of tectonic plates and the delivery and formation of various rock types prescribe where birds nest, where Steller sea lions breed, and where glaciers flow. The varying rock of the fjords underwrites the spectacle seen above- in one place eroding into graceful arches, in another withstanding the ocean's constant blows. @kenaifjordsnps
Coastal Oregon, more specifically Cape Blaco, may have given me the best run of my life yesterday morning. 💚
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Coastal Oregon, more specifically Cape Blaco, may have given me the best run of my life yesterday morning. 💚 . . . . #oregoncoast  #visitoregon  #findyourpark  #encuentratuparque  @goparks #capeblanco  #authenticasheville  @authenticasheville #visittheusa  @visittheusa @visitoregoncoast #oregonlife  #huffpostgram  @huffpost @dapperq #dapperq  @rei #optoutside  #forceofnature  #womenwhohike  #sheexplores  @tinyatlasquarterly #mytinyatlas  @miaexplore #miaexploresthe 🌐 #risingtidesociety  #vanlife  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #roadtripusa  #socality  @socality @instagram #oregonexplored  #oregon  #kujumoment  @e.mcgrady #testedtough  #traveldeeper  @afarmedia #adventuremobile 
New ride! Just kidding. 😁
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New ride! Just kidding. 😁 . . . . . . . . . . . #oregoncoast  #visitoregon  #findyourpark  #encuentratuparque  @goparks #authenticasheville  @authenticasheville #visittheusa  @visittheusa @visitoregoncoast #oregonlife  #huffpostgram  @huffpost @dapperq #dapperq  @rei #optoutside  #forceofnature  #womenwhohike  #sheexplores  @tinyatlasquarterly #mytinyatlas  @miaexplore #miaexploresthe 🌐 #risingtidesociety  #vanlife  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #roadtripusa  #socality  @socality @instagram #oregonexplored  #oregon  #kujumoment  @carolineperdue #testedtough  #traveldeeper  @afarmedia #adventuremobile 
All that beauty in one pic?? @Guadalupemountainsnps knows how to show off. #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque [📷: Rowdy Winters via @share_the_experience]
All that beauty in one pic?? @Guadalupemountainsnps knows how to show off. #FindYourPark  #EncuentraTuParque  [📷: Rowdy Winters via @share_the_experience]
Yesterday before returning to #Sedona @59nationalparks and I visited both sections of @montezumanps near #CampVerde and #McGuireville #Arizona. #ParkChat #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #NPS101 #Parks101 #OptOutside
What is the one thing you absolutely have to have when you go hiking? 
Photo: S. Gayner @redwoodseth 
#redwoodnps #findyourpark #encuentratuparque
I was trying to pose like Esther but it came out a little more like MJ 😂
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I always find it amusing watching people take photos. Everyone has their go to pose and angle. I obviously like jumping, but when I face the camera I always have a huge 😆 smile. What are your go-tos?
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I was trying to pose like Esther but it came out a little more like MJ 😂 ••••• I always find it amusing watching people take photos. Everyone has their go to pose and angle. I obviously like jumping, but when I face the camera I always have a huge 😆 smile. What are your go-tos? ••••• #LocalAdventurer 
I'm fine with trading a bikini for a puffy coat. Just look at this place! ✨
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I'm fine with trading a bikini for a puffy coat. Just look at this place! ✨ . . . . . . . #oregoncoast  #visitoregon  #findyourpark  #encuentratuparque  @goparks #authenticasheville  @authenticasheville #visittheusa  @visittheusa @visitoregoncoast #oregonlife  #huffpostgram  @huffpost @dapperq #dapperq  @rei #optoutside  #forceofnature  #womenwhohike  #sheexplores  @tinyatlasquarterly #mytinyatlas  @miaexplore #miaexploresthe 🌐 #risingtidesociety  #vanlife  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #roadtripusa  #socality  @socality @instagram #oregonexplored  #oregon  #kujumoment  @carolineperdue #testedtough  #traveldeeper  @afarmedia #tinypeopleinbigplaces 
She's a wild one, like a little coastal blueberry. @e.mcgrady 💙
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She's a wild one, like a little coastal blueberry. @e.mcgrady 💙 . . . . #californiadreamin  #capeblanco  #findyourpark  #encuentratuparque  @goparks #authenticasheville  @authenticasheville #visittheusa  @visittheusa @visitcalifornia #visitcalifornia  #huffpostgram  @huffpost @dapperq #dapperq  @rei #optoutside  #forceofnature  #womenwhohike  #sheexplores  @tinyatlasquarterly #mytinyatlas  @miaexplore #risingtidesociety  #vanlife  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #roadtripusa  #socality  @socality @instagram #themountainsarecalling  #calirniasunset  #kujumoment  @e.mcgrady #testedtough  #traveldeeper  @afarmedia @kujucoffee
📷: @paloaltonps // Hey little turtle, where you headed? Well, anywhere at #PaloAlto Battlefield National Historical Park is a good destination!
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Sprinting towards Saturday. #weekend #saturday #friday #fridayfeeling #motivation #running #nature #outdoors #turtle ( #📷 @paloaltonps via @latermedia )

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📷: @paloaltonps // Hey little turtle, where you headed? Well, anywhere at #PaloAlto  Battlefield National Historical Park is a good destination! Thanks @paloaltonps for sharing. . Do you have a picture of a WNPA park you'd like to share? Tag us or use #wnpa1938  for a chance to be featured . . Sprinting towards Saturday. #weekend  #saturday  #friday  #fridayfeeling  #motivation  #running  #nature  #outdoors  #turtle  ( #📷 @paloaltonps via @latermedia ) #nationalpark  #nationalparks  #findyourpark  #optoutside  #exploreoutdoors  #nps  #nps100  #nps101  #goparks  #encuentratuparque 
🍄 It’s #FungusFriday at Morristown NHP! Pictured first are the unique Inky Cap Mushrooms, or Coprinus atramentarius (meaning “shaggy mane.”) These #mushrooms are edible, but only before their gills turn black. Next, we can see a tiny cluster of fiery orange mushrooms, which appear to be Amanita parcivolvata. In the final photo, you can see their size compared to that of an acorn! ▪️
📸: Photo credits to Sarah Minegar and Joni Rowe.
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🍄 It’s #FungusFriday  at Morristown NHP! Pictured first are the unique Inky Cap Mushrooms, or Coprinus atramentarius (meaning “shaggy mane.”) These #mushrooms  are edible, but only before their gills turn black. Next, we can see a tiny cluster of fiery orange mushrooms, which appear to be Amanita parcivolvata. In the final photo, you can see their size compared to that of an acorn! ▪️ 📸: Photo credits to Sarah Minegar and Joni Rowe. ▪️ #fungus  #plants  #science  #nature  #naturephotography  #nps  #nationalparks  #findyourpark  #encuentratuparque  #mushroom  #inkycaps  #wildlife  #newjersey  #morristown  #plantlife 
📷: @grampac // Such a gorgeous desert scene at #Saguaro National Park—those clouds gently rolling in remind us of a summer monsoon.
Thank you so much @grampac for sharing with us!
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Tucson on my mind. ( #📷 @grampac via @latermedia )

#nationalpark #nationalparks #findyourpark #optoutside #exploreoutdoors #nps #nps100 #nps101 #goparks #nature #encuentratuparque
📷: @grampac // Such a gorgeous desert scene at #Saguaro  National Park—those clouds gently rolling in remind us of a summer monsoon. Thank you so much @grampac for sharing with us! . Do you have a picture of a WNPA park you'd like to share? Tag us or use #wnpa1938  for a chance to be featured . . Tucson on my mind. ( #📷 @grampac via @latermedia ) #nationalpark  #nationalparks  #findyourpark  #optoutside  #exploreoutdoors  #nps  #nps100  #nps101  #goparks  #nature  #encuentratuparque 
Happy #NationalTakeAHikeDay! With nearly 150 miles of trails at Point Reyes National Seashore, your next adventure is just a step away! 
Where is your favorite place to hike in the park?

#NationalTakeAHikeDay #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque
[#sponsored] Walking around Portland’s parks in fall, I feel dumbfounded by beauty. Evergreens on the breeze. Canada geese loudly quacking their presence. The last remaining fall leaves on maples and alders, red and gold, proudly defying the inevitable. For most of my life, I never thought about nature, or felt moved to get out in it. I had no idea what it could do for my quality of life, especially for my mental state. Nature is so accessible here! It’s not like this everywhere. I’m grateful to be able to easily get out and get that nature healing even on a busy work day.
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[#sponsored ] Walking around Portland’s parks in fall, I feel dumbfounded by beauty. Evergreens on the breeze. Canada geese loudly quacking their presence. The last remaining fall leaves on maples and alders, red and gold, proudly defying the inevitable. For most of my life, I never thought about nature, or felt moved to get out in it. I had no idea what it could do for my quality of life, especially for my mental state. Nature is so accessible here! It’s not like this everywhere. I’m grateful to be able to easily get out and get that nature healing even on a busy work day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What might nature do for you? @UnlikelyHikers is partnering with @REI to encourage you to #OptOutside  November 24th! If you’re in the Portland area, join us for a short nature walk at Whitaker Ponds. We will identify plants, trees and animals and talk about the land we recreate on. There will also be a photo contest with PRIZES! Invite is on the Facebook page as well as the blog ▶️ jennybruso.com (clickable link in profile) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: @jennybruso ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: Whitaker Ponds, Portland, Oregon. Ancestral land of the Chinook, Multnomah, Kathlamet & Clackamas. #whitakerponds  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers  or #unlikelyhiker  to be featured! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: profile of person dressed for cooler temps at a pond with fall leaves. Dark rainy day.]
Only 14 more days to submit your 2018 Artist-in-Residence application! Here are some fun pictures of one of the 2017 artists, Linda Johnston. Visit the "Get Involved" tab on the park's website for more information. #artistinresidence #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #manassasbattlefield
Actually, the whole of Cupressaceae kind of has me by the heartstrings.
Actually, the whole of Cupressaceae kind of has me by the heartstrings.
“Spending time outdoors is a gift to myself. A way to appreciate my body and its ability and a way to still my mind, reconnect with my purpose and gain perspective. It's an active form of meditation that enriches my senses and reminds me that I am both powerful and insignificant which is an incredible realization to have.” -Jessica / @round_the_way_gal
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“Spending time outdoors is a gift to myself. A way to appreciate my body and its ability and a way to still my mind, reconnect with my purpose and gain perspective. It's an active form of meditation that enriches my senses and reminds me that I am both powerful and insignificant which is an incredible realization to have.” -Jessica / @round_the_way_gal ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pronouns: she/her ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park, Orange County, California. Ancestral lands of the Gabrielino/Tongva nation ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers  or #unlikelyhiker  to be featured! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: person stands on golden sandstone rocks, alight with sun, arms outstretched to the skies.]
Today I made my way from #Sedona to #Tonto #NationalMonument (@tontonps) near #Roosevelt #Arizona. The well preserved #CliffDwellings were occupied by the #Salado culture during the 13th, 14th and early 15th centuries. I also had the pleasure to meet @rangerchrista who happens to be friends with a couple of @nationalparkservice Rangers that I know though volunteering at @johnmuirnps. #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #NPS101 #Parks101 #OptOutside
‪It's Native American Heritage Month. Celebrate the rich histories, diverse cultures and important contributions of our nation’s first people. #MidwestNPS #naheritage #findyourpark #nationalpark #nativeamerican #americanindian #parkstagram #history #heritage #native
Happy birthday, Mom! Wish you were here. ❤️
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Happy birthday, Mom! Wish you were here. ❤️ . . . . . . . #oregoncoast  #visitoregon  #findyourpark  #encuentratuparque  @goparks #authenticasheville  @authenticasheville #visittheusa  @visittheusa @visitoregoncoast #oregonlife  #huffpostgram  @huffpost @dapperq #dapperq  @rei #optoutside  #forceofnature  #womenwhohike  #sheexplores  @tinyatlasquarterly #mytinyatlas  @miaexplore #miaexploresthe 🌐 #risingtidesociety  #vanlife  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #roadtripusa  #socality  @socality @instagram #oregonexplored  #oregon  #kujumoment  @carolineperdue #testedtough  #traveldeeper  @afarmedia #tinypeopleinbigplaces 
“Nature is more than just an aesthetic. One of the biggest misconceptions we humans have created is that we are separate from nature. Truth is, we are nature and nature has been an intimate part of our ancestors lives for thousands of years. Hiking and recreating as the way we see it now is only a contemporary way society has formed its relationship with it.
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Nature has no race or gender roles. That's my favorite part of being in the outdoors as a Queer and Transgender Person of Color (QTPoC). I think about how much privilege I have with an able body and enough resources to be able to explore nature. The fact that I can access clean air, water and nature as far as the horizon goes is not something I take for granted.
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When I hike in nature, I am home. Existing in nature as my holistic self is what makes me an #UnlikelyHiker.” -Genomé / @qtpoc_adventures
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“Nature is more than just an aesthetic. One of the biggest misconceptions we humans have created is that we are separate from nature. Truth is, we are nature and nature has been an intimate part of our ancestors lives for thousands of years. Hiking and recreating as the way we see it now is only a contemporary way society has formed its relationship with it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nature has no race or gender roles. That's my favorite part of being in the outdoors as a Queer and Transgender Person of Color (QTPoC). I think about how much privilege I have with an able body and enough resources to be able to explore nature. The fact that I can access clean air, water and nature as far as the horizon goes is not something I take for granted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I hike, I acknowledge the beautiful struggle it is to be alive. Every breath of oxygen is my own and I feel the most affirmed by the way nature greets me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Towering ancestral trees remind me to persist, regardless of where I am rooted. Rivers remind me of the thirst for constant change and movement as a part of life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The mountains whisper, "everything happens with time." As they themselves did now grow in a day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The ocean reminds me of the deep and endless ways to be. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I hike in nature, I am home. Existing in nature as my holistic self is what makes me an #UnlikelyHiker .” -Genomé / @qtpoc_adventures ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pronouns: they/them/theirs, he/him/his, él/élle ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers  or #unlikelyhiker  to be featured! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: person in full outdoors gear smiles next to a tree in the woods, brightly backlit by sun.]
You'll never run out of things to do and see in a national park! There is just too much to explore; from beautiful landscapes to the interesting things that live in them. These almost-microscopic creatures are bryozoans that form colonies on seaweed leaves.
@acadianps
#findyourpark #encuentratuparque #acadianationalpark #nps #nps101 #maine #maineoutdoors #macro #science #nerd #perspective
Our home is where we park it lol. .
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#oregoncoast #visitoregon #findyourpark #encuentratuparque @goparks #authenticasheville @authenticasheville #visittheusa @visittheusa @visitoregoncoast #oregonlife #huffpostgram @huffpost @dapperq #dapperq @rei #optoutside #forceofnature #womenwhohike #sheexplores @tinyatlasquarterly #mytinyatlas @miaexplore #miaexploresthe🌐 #risingtidesociety #vanlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #roadtripusa #socality @socality @instagram #oregonexplored #oregon #kujumoment @carolineperdue #testedtough #traveldeeper @afarmedia
Our home is where we park it lol. . . . . . . . . #oregoncoast  #visitoregon  #findyourpark  #encuentratuparque  @goparks #authenticasheville  @authenticasheville #visittheusa  @visittheusa @visitoregoncoast #oregonlife  #huffpostgram  @huffpost @dapperq #dapperq  @rei #optoutside  #forceofnature  #womenwhohike  #sheexplores  @tinyatlasquarterly #mytinyatlas  @miaexplore #miaexploresthe 🌐 #risingtidesociety  #vanlife  #homeiswhereyouparkit  #roadtripusa  #socality  @socality @instagram #oregonexplored  #oregon  #kujumoment  @carolineperdue #testedtough  #traveldeeper  @afarmedia
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not a painting but the Grand Canyon from one of the watchtower's windows
U N R E A L . . . not a painting but the Grand Canyon from one of the watchtower's windows
#GYF uplifts stewardship in conservation. Invest in the next class of environmental leaders! Advocate. Support. Donate. https://www.gagives.org/c/GGD/a/gyfoundation  #GeorgiaGivesDay .
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#nature #natureseekers #outdoors #outdoorsman #conservation #preservation #culture #diversity #sustainability #parks #landscape #summer #optoutside #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #sustainablediversity #youth #jobs #GYFStrong #GreeningYouth #diversifyoutdoors
Can you imagine climbing this 9,677 ft volcano in a wool skirt and bloomers? #TBT to this c.1900 Summit of Mount St Helens. .
Want to summit with us? Check out our website! 2018 programs are now live.
http://www.mshinstitute.org/explore/summit-climbs.html
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#mountsthelens #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #optoutside #pnwonderland #modernhiker #nationalvolcanicmonument #washington #johnstonridgeobservatory #neverstopexploring #formomentslikethis #thetrailspeaks #getoutstayout #wanderlust #climbhigh
#pnwoutdoorwomen #broadsascend #forceofnature #outdoorwomen #sheexplores #shemovesmountains
Can you imagine climbing this 9,677 ft volcano in a wool skirt and bloomers? #TBT  to this c.1900 Summit of Mount St Helens. . Want to summit with us? Check out our website! 2018 programs are now live. http://www.mshinstitute.org/explore/summit-climbs.html . 📷Washington Historical Society . #mountsthelens  #findyourpark  #encuentratuparque  #optoutside  #pnwonderland  #modernhiker  #nationalvolcanicmonument  #washington  #johnstonridgeobservatory  #neverstopexploring  #formomentslikethis  #thetrailspeaks  #getoutstayout  #wanderlust  #climbhigh  #pnwoutdoorwomen  #broadsascend  #forceofnature  #outdoorwomen  #sheexplores  #shemovesmountains 
As the various storms move through the local area this week, the Corps of Discovery also experienced a large amount of wind and rain while camped on the Columbia River. 
Private Joseph Whitehouse wrote on this day in 1805, “....We are now in plain view of the Pacific Ocean .  the waves rolling, & the surf roaring very loud. on the opposite shore to us we discovered, the Tops of trees which we supposed to be on an Island laying a very great distance in the Ocean. We are now of opinion that we cannot go any further with our Canoes, & think that we are at an end of our Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, and as soon as discoveries necessary are made, that we shall return a short distance up the River & provide our Selves with Winter Quarters.” Who can guess where the winter quarters were build and what did they name it?! #fortclatsop #lewisandclarknhp #lewisandclark #capedisappointment #columbiariver #nationalparkservice #findyourpark #EncuentraTuParque #optoutside #astoriaoregon #oregoncoast
As the various storms move through the local area this week, the Corps of Discovery also experienced a large amount of wind and rain while camped on the Columbia River. Private Joseph Whitehouse wrote on this day in 1805, “....We are now in plain view of the Pacific Ocean . the waves rolling, & the surf roaring very loud. on the opposite shore to us we discovered, the Tops of trees which we supposed to be on an Island laying a very great distance in the Ocean. We are now of opinion that we cannot go any further with our Canoes, & think that we are at an end of our Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, and as soon as discoveries necessary are made, that we shall return a short distance up the River & provide our Selves with Winter Quarters.” Who can guess where the winter quarters were build and what did they name it?! #fortclatsop  #lewisandclarknhp  #lewisandclark  #capedisappointment  #columbiariver  #nationalparkservice  #findyourpark  #EncuentraTuParque  #optoutside  #astoriaoregon  #oregoncoast 
The @georgiaorganics staff took a break from the office this morning to roll up our sleeves, pull weeds and mulch at the Urban Conservation Training Institute in Southwest Atlanta. Thank you @georgiaorganics for coming out today! Empower future leaders! Advocate. Support. Donate. https://www.gagives.org/c/GGD/a/gyfoundation  #GeorgiaGivesDay
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#georgiaorganics #goodfoodforall #foodistheanswer #nature #natureseekers #outdoors #outdoorsman #conservation #preservation #culture #diversity #sustainability #parks #landscape #summer #optoutside #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #sustainablediversity #youth #jobs #GYFStrong
The @georgiaorganics staff took a break from the office this morning to roll up our sleeves, pull weeds and mulch at the Urban Conservation Training Institute in Southwest Atlanta. Thank you @georgiaorganics for coming out today! Empower future leaders! Advocate. Support. Donate. https://www.gagives.org/c/GGD/a/gyfoundation #GeorgiaGivesDay  . #georgiaorganics  #goodfoodforall  #foodistheanswer  #nature  #natureseekers  #outdoors  #outdoorsman  #conservation  #preservation  #culture  #diversity  #sustainability  #parks  #landscape  #summer  #optoutside  #FindYourPark  #EncuentraTuParque  #sustainablediversity  #youth  #jobs  #GYFStrong 
Are you in #wilton or #ridgefield? Why not come over to Weir Farm now and take a walk around the pond to enjoy the sunshine and blue skies before sunset! #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #ctarttrail
I hope my son’s views of hiking evolve so that we can go tramping around his namesake some day😝! So proud of my wife for sharing the joys of nature!🍁🐶⛰ #LeviZealand #optoutside #25daysold . #Repost @wardenskie (@get_repost)
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One of us is not happy about this walk! #LeviZ #happydogsadbaby #encuentratuparque
It is with deep gratitude and enthusiasm that on Monday, November 20th, 2017 the San Juan National Historic Site reopens the doors of Castillo San Cristóbal to the public 🎉🏰 Castillo San Felipe del Morro will remain closed until power can be restored to the site. 
Stay tuned to our social media outlets as we will be posting soon our special reopening calendar of events!

#SanJuanForts #OldSanJuan #PuertoRico #NationalParkService #FindyourPark #PostMaria

Es con gratitud y entusiasmo que a partir del lunes, 20 de noviembre de 2017 el Sitio Histórico Nacional de San Juan anuncia su reapertura, comenzando con abrir las puertas del Castillo San Cristóbal al público 🎉🏰 Manténgase en sintonía con nuestras redes sociales, ¡ya que pronto estaremos compartiendo nuestra programación especial de reapertura!

#CastillosdeSanJuan #ViejoSanJuan #NPS #EncuentratuParque #Maria

For full info and updates, visit our Facebook page, link in our bio!
It is with deep gratitude and enthusiasm that on Monday, November 20th, 2017 the San Juan National Historic Site reopens the doors of Castillo San Cristóbal to the public 🎉🏰 Castillo San Felipe del Morro will remain closed until power can be restored to the site. Stay tuned to our social media outlets as we will be posting soon our special reopening calendar of events! #SanJuanForts  #OldSanJuan  #PuertoRico  #NationalParkService  #FindyourPark  #PostMaria  Es con gratitud y entusiasmo que a partir del lunes, 20 de noviembre de 2017 el Sitio Histórico Nacional de San Juan anuncia su reapertura, comenzando con abrir las puertas del Castillo San Cristóbal al público 🎉🏰 Manténgase en sintonía con nuestras redes sociales, ¡ya que pronto estaremos compartiendo nuestra programación especial de reapertura! #CastillosdeSanJuan  #ViejoSanJuan  #NPS  #EncuentratuParque  #Maria  For full info and updates, visit our Facebook page, link in our bio!
One of us is not happy about this walk! #LeviZ #happydogsadbaby #encuentratuparque