Too bad I only had a limited time, otherwise I’d explore up and down this waterfall! I was going back and forth between different view points requiring some driving and hikes to see which one has the better vantage points in regards to the waterfall, surrounding environments, and the sunlight. For now, I guess this is it. Until next visit!
Black and White photos are foreign to me. Part of what I love about photography is showing off the vibrant, natural colors of different landscapes. However, there is something so striking about Monument Valley that pushes me to try something a little different. I don't know if it's simply because of all the old Western films that utilize this iconic landscape or just me wanting to expand my horizons. Either way, I can't say I'm upset with this result!
There was a guy next to me last night who said that this is one of the best views out there.
At the time, I didn’t give it much thought given the massive crowds all around but you know something... Tunnel View really is that special.
Watching Yosemite change over the seasons always draws me back to this spot and it’s certainly exciting to see (or hear) the reaction when someone walks up for their view ever view of the valley.
After a quick visit to the Hoover Dam this afternoon, we had a few minutes to enjoy a paddle on lake Mead during a beautiful sunset. Only one more day in the Vegas area, and we're trying to soak in all that we can! 🚣🏻♀️🐾 ~Sam
Solitude found along the Puna Coast Trail.
Hiked 20+ miles solo over the coarse of three days in one of the most remote and starkly beautiful places on the Big Island. The last day was my heavy mile day with 11+miles ahead of me, at mile 8 I got stung by a centipede. It sucked. I thought I was done for. My foot swelled and the pain was excruciating. By stroke of luck as I hobbled to the shelter to boil water and administer first aid, a solo sea kayaker saw the glint of metal from my stove (his sos beacon had failed and he needed to hike out to get a new one). He hiked up from the ocean to ask for a map, saw my swollen foot, and offered ibuprofen. I took three and immediately felt relief from the sting. We swapped stories and I prepared for the 8 mile death march over miles of black lava rock with howling winds, no drinking water, and no where to hide from the hot rays of the sun. Nevertheless, through all this I had one of the best backpacking trips ever. This section of Hawaii, tucked into a remote corner of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, is absolutely insane and the beauty is unmatched anywhere in the world, completely unique from anywhere I've ever been, and totally epic. Don't forget to watch your step, and leave only footprints.
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Footprint in the earth, suspended in time.
Anyone that knows me is well aware that my two favorite animals are sharks and dinosaurs. So visiting a state park in Texas that has dinosaur footprints in a river feels a smidge like Christmas Day. It had never occurred to me that I could see exactly where a dinosaur had walked. 😍 So damn cool. P.S. @its_crystaaaaal this makes me miss adventuring with you!
The obligatory Snake River Overlook photo, made famous by the great Ansel Adams. The “happy little trees” (as Bob Ross would have put it) have grown so much taller these days that they obstruct the view of the Snake River, even after I perched myself up on the ledge. Too bad I don’t have a camper van I could stand on like Adams did! The sky was clear (late summer), so not much drama going on, but still got that sunrise color at least! One thing I noticed on my short trip to Grand Tetons is that I saw considerably more professional [looking] photographers at GTNP than in Yellowstone, with all their high end cameras and gears (including Sony a9 and Hasselblad)! August 2017.
#FBF to September of last year, visiting @shortyheidi and @spevindann and family in #Utah . (Note: the #geotag is off by a bit, but the only #SquawPeak Instagram would give me from Philly is in Arizona.)
Desert for days. I have an impulse for color, specifically sharp and vivid tones. It’s hard to get anywhere when you’re pulling over every 8 minutes to take pictures. But that’s why it’s about the journey, and not just the destination. 💚
Mt. Whitney through Mobius Arch. Lone Pine/Alabama Hills is such a cool place to stop if you’re near Death Valley or headed to Mammoth. And you can set up camp wherever your little heart desires🙌🏼 Side note: anyone have tips on climbing Whitney?!🏔
Doing a little flashback to summer '16 in honor of #nationaltakeahikeday ⛰ Zach (my boyfriend) and I went on a 6 week road trip across the United States - it totaled 15,000 miles! 🚘
These pictures are from Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. We hiked to Emerald Lake, which was just under a 4 mile round trip. It was absolutely beautiful and I would have loved to spend more than a day there... so it's on my list of places to go back to! // if you swipe through you can see the chipmunk who would not take no for an answer! 😂 he was adorable and very brave - but quite persistent!
Do you like to hike? What's the longest hike you've ever done? Mine is about 8 miles!