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"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 
#Repost @parashantnps 
Come learn more about our amazing universe today and tomorrow (Sept. 22-23) at the 1st Annual Southwest Astronomy Festival in southern Utah. We are teaming up with @parashantnps @cedarbreaksnm and some amazing partners to bring you astronomical programs across the region.
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To learn more about the events, visit Cedar Breaks National Monument's website at nps.gov/cebr and click on the Southwest Astronomy Festival link. We hope to see you there!
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#nightsky #night #nighttime #darksky #milkyway #explore #wanderlust #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #FindItAtParashant #starrynight #learning #telescope #astronomy #curious #alwayslearning #wonder #festival #stars #starlight #starparty #nighthike #rangers #nps #nationalparkservice #southernutah #visitutah #beutahful
#Repost  @parashantnps Come learn more about our amazing universe today and tomorrow (Sept. 22-23) at the 1st Annual Southwest Astronomy Festival in southern Utah. We are teaming up with @parashantnps @cedarbreaksnm and some amazing partners to bring you astronomical programs across the region. . To learn more about the events, visit Cedar Breaks National Monument's website at nps.gov/cebr and click on the Southwest Astronomy Festival link. We hope to see you there! . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #nightsky  #night  #nighttime  #darksky  #milkyway  #explore  #wanderlust  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #FindItAtParashant  #starrynight  #learning  #telescope  #astronomy  #curious  #alwayslearning  #wonder  #festival  #stars  #starlight  #starparty  #nighthike  #rangers  #nps  #nationalparkservice  #southernutah  #visitutah  #beutahful 
One of the best things about running #parkspreserve is it gives us an excuse to explore all of our national parks while helping to raise funds to preserve them .  Brand ambassador @danielchilla took this photo on his last trip to @olympicnationalpark . We will be heading up to the pnw soon to help raise more funds for our non-profit partners @wanatlparkfund . What parks do you want us to work with next ? Tag them below. If you have any questions on how we donate feel free to shoot us a dm! Hope everyone is enjoying their week 👍🏻🌅🌿🏕
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weownthenight #publiclands #rei1440project  #publicland #publiclandowner #backcountry #publiclandsproud #wearethewild  #mountains  #wilderness
 #getoutside #adventureisoutthere #adventureawaits #neverstopexplore #itsamazingoutthere #earthcapture #wildandscenic #blmwild #mypubliclands #conservation  #wildlands #seeblm #astheyare #findyourpark #nps #nps100 #nationalpark #pnw
One of the best things about running #parkspreserve  is it gives us an excuse to explore all of our national parks while helping to raise funds to preserve them . Brand ambassador @danielchilla took this photo on his last trip to @olympicnationalpark . We will be heading up to the pnw soon to help raise more funds for our non-profit partners @wanatlparkfund . What parks do you want us to work with next ? Tag them below. If you have any questions on how we donate feel free to shoot us a dm! Hope everyone is enjoying their week 👍🏻🌅🌿🏕 . . . . . . . . . . . . . weownthenight #publiclands  #rei1440project  #publicland  #publiclandowner  #backcountry  #publiclandsproud  #wearethewild  #mountains  #wilderness  #getoutside  #adventureisoutthere  #adventureawaits  #neverstopexplore  #itsamazingoutthere  #earthcapture  #wildandscenic  #blmwild  #mypubliclands  #conservation  #wildlands  #seeblm  #astheyare  #findyourpark  #nps  #nps100  #nationalpark  #pnw 
Utah just released their proposal to "Right Size" Bears Ears National Monument.  This area specifically is no longer considered worthy of being a National Monument (the canyon in front of you is chock full of untouched Native sites due to it's remote access). The 90% size reduction eliminates most all of Cedar Mesa which is the whole point of the Monument due to its huge congregation of Native sites that are currently being looted and need better protection.
Utah just released their proposal to "Right Size" Bears Ears National Monument.  This area specifically is no longer considered worthy of being a National Monument (the canyon in front of you is chock full of untouched Native sites due to it's remote access). The 90% size reduction eliminates most all of Cedar Mesa which is the whole point of the Monument due to its huge congregation of Native sites that are currently being looted and need better protection.
We just finished up our podcast with @reddyyeti and we are excited to share our vision and story behind Parks Preserve in the coming weeks with you all. Thank you Josh for having us in ! Now it's time to enjoy a few well deserved days off!

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#weownthenight #publiclands #rei1440project  #publicland #publiclandowner #backcountry #publiclandsproud #wearethewild  #mountains  #wilderness
 #getoutside #adventureisoutthere #adventureawaits #neverstopexplore #itsamazingoutthere #earthcapture #wildandscenic #blmwild #mypubliclands #conservation  #wildlands #seeblm #astheyare #findyourpark #nps #nps100 #nationalpark
We just finished up our podcast with @reddyyeti and we are excited to share our vision and story behind Parks Preserve in the coming weeks with you all. Thank you Josh for having us in ! Now it's time to enjoy a few well deserved days off! #takelessgivemore  . . . . . . . . . . #weownthenight  #publiclands  #rei1440project  #publicland  #publiclandowner  #backcountry  #publiclandsproud  #wearethewild  #mountains  #wilderness  #getoutside  #adventureisoutthere  #adventureawaits  #neverstopexplore  #itsamazingoutthere  #earthcapture  #wildandscenic  #blmwild  #mypubliclands  #conservation  #wildlands  #seeblm  #astheyare  #findyourpark  #nps  #nps100  #nationalpark 
"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 
The second edition of our serape blanket will be releasing this Thursday👌🏻. We decided to add a leather harness to make packing in and out easier. 👍🏻 We use these blankets in our tents🏕on a day hike 🏞at the beach 🌊🏄‍♀️and at our homes. 🏘 for every blanket sold as always 50% of our profits goes back to support projects in our state and national parks! #takelessgivemore .
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#weownthenight #publiclands #rei1440project  #publicland #publiclandowner #backcountry #publiclandsproud #wearethewild  #mountains  #wilderness
 #getoutside #adventureisoutthere #adventureawaits #neverstopexplore #itsamazingoutthere #earthcapture #wildandscenic #blmwild #mypubliclands #conservation  #wildlands #seeblm #astheyare #findyourpark #nps #nps100 #nationalpark
The second edition of our serape blanket will be releasing this Thursday👌🏻. We decided to add a leather harness to make packing in and out easier. 👍🏻 We use these blankets in our tents🏕on a day hike 🏞at the beach 🌊🏄‍♀️and at our homes. 🏘 for every blanket sold as always 50% of our profits goes back to support projects in our state and national parks! #takelessgivemore  . . . . . . #weownthenight  #publiclands  #rei1440project  #publicland  #publiclandowner  #backcountry  #publiclandsproud  #wearethewild  #mountains  #wilderness  #getoutside  #adventureisoutthere  #adventureawaits  #neverstopexplore  #itsamazingoutthere  #earthcapture  #wildandscenic  #blmwild  #mypubliclands  #conservation  #wildlands  #seeblm  #astheyare  #findyourpark  #nps  #nps100  #nationalpark 
"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 
Recently explored the 47 miles of the South Fork John Day Wild & Scenic River in central Oregon, gathering content for next year's 50th anniversary of the W&SR Act. Add it to your list, folks; it's majestic. "It's your river. Make your splash!" More pix here: https://flickr.com/photos/50169152@N06/sets/72157687225135106
Recently explored the 47 miles of the South Fork John Day Wild & Scenic River in central Oregon, gathering content for next year's 50th anniversary of the W&SR Act. Add it to your list, folks; it's majestic. "It's your river. Make your splash!" More pix here: https://flickr.com/photos/50169152@N06/sets/72157687225135106
"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 
Hikers watch the sunset above the Sacramento River Bend. This Bureau of Land Management area features excellent salmon and steelhead trout fishing. In northwest California, ‘quiet recreation’ activities like hiking, fishing, and rafting are vital forces in revenue generation for an 8-county area—creating $50.2 million in total economic output annually.
📷: Bob Wick 
#quietrec #getoutside #findyourway #SeeBLM #hiking #California #yourpubliclands #publiclands #protectpubliclands #conservation
Hikers watch the sunset above the Sacramento River Bend. This Bureau of Land Management area features excellent salmon and steelhead trout fishing. In northwest California, ‘quiet recreation’ activities like hiking, fishing, and rafting are vital forces in revenue generation for an 8-county area—creating $50.2 million in total economic output annually. 📷: Bob Wick #quietrec  #getoutside  #findyourway  #SeeBLM  #hiking  #California  #yourpubliclands  #publiclands  #protectpubliclands  #conservation 
Daydreaming of the Eastern Sierra...this was taken in November in the Volcanic Tablelands north of Bishop, CA while hunting for petroglyphs.
Daydreaming of the Eastern Sierra...this was taken in November in the Volcanic Tablelands north of Bishop, CA while hunting for petroglyphs.
"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 
iPhone pic of this morning's #moonrise from my tent at @mypubliclands Green Mountain Campground. What a fantastic place for #nightsky viewing!
iPhone pic of this morning's #moonrise  from my tent at @mypubliclands Green Mountain Campground. What a fantastic place for #nightsky  viewing!
"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
"Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
-Hans Christian Andersen
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#ocotillo #flower #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #seeblm #mypubliclands #grandcanyon #nature #river #canyon #wilderness #wildernessculture #getoutside #explore #adventure #dirtroads #backcountry #arizona #arizonastrip #igsouthwest
"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 
“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”
-Rumi
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With the high heat and low humidity of summer upon us, wildfire season is in full swing. Lightning is one of the main culprits for many of the fires we see on the Arizona Strip. The tall ponderosa trees on the higher peaks such as Mt. Logan or Mt. Trumbull are magnets for lightning strikes. This tree, for example, was struck by lightning several years ago but amazingly it did not burn. It didn’t even die. The powerful force of the lightning bolt was not enough to kill the evergreen tree. It only left it with a blackened scar twisting around the trunk.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
#fire #scar #FindItAtParashant #FindYourPark #SeeBLM #forest #tree #lightning #igsouthwest #explorearizona #exploremore #stayandwander #theoutbound #adventurevisuals #adventurethatislife #goexplore #keepitwild #wildernessculture #getoutstayout #choosemountains #thegreatoutdoors #getoutside #takeahike
“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” -Rumi . With the high heat and low humidity of summer upon us, wildfire season is in full swing. Lightning is one of the main culprits for many of the fires we see on the Arizona Strip. The tall ponderosa trees on the higher peaks such as Mt. Logan or Mt. Trumbull are magnets for lightning strikes. This tree, for example, was struck by lightning several years ago but amazingly it did not burn. It didn’t even die. The powerful force of the lightning bolt was not enough to kill the evergreen tree. It only left it with a blackened scar twisting around the trunk. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller #fire  #scar  #FindItAtParashant  #FindYourPark  #SeeBLM  #forest  #tree  #lightning  #igsouthwest  #explorearizona  #exploremore  #stayandwander  #theoutbound  #adventurevisuals  #adventurethatislife  #goexplore  #keepitwild  #wildernessculture  #getoutstayout  #choosemountains  #thegreatoutdoors  #getoutside  #takeahike 
“Slump, and the world slumps with you. Push, and you push alone.”
-Laurence J. Peter
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Every so often, as I drive around the backcountry roads of Parashant and the Arizona Strip, I come across a tree that inspires me. I can’t predict it, I can’t quantify it, I just know it when I see it. For me, this little Joshua tree on the edge of the Pakoon Basin is one of those trees. Placed on the top of a little hill with the cliffs behind it, it stands alone. This week, I am bringing you a few of those “inspirational trees” that I have found in my journeys, beginning with this one. Have you ever found an inspirational tree? Or rock? Or mountain? Or anything else? Tell us about it.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#inspiration #inspirationaltrees #standalone #bravery #FindItAtParashant #trees #nature #wildlife #explore #dirtroads #backcountry #escape #free #wilderness #wildernessculture #drive #explore #visitarizona #explorearizona #optoutside #tall #takeadrive #findyourpark #seeBLM #mypubliclands #outside #thegreatoutdoors
“Slump, and the world slumps with you. Push, and you push alone.” -Laurence J. Peter . Every so often, as I drive around the backcountry roads of Parashant and the Arizona Strip, I come across a tree that inspires me. I can’t predict it, I can’t quantify it, I just know it when I see it. For me, this little Joshua tree on the edge of the Pakoon Basin is one of those trees. Placed on the top of a little hill with the cliffs behind it, it stands alone. This week, I am bringing you a few of those “inspirational trees” that I have found in my journeys, beginning with this one. Have you ever found an inspirational tree? Or rock? Or mountain? Or anything else? Tell us about it. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #inspiration  #inspirationaltrees  #standalone  #bravery  #FindItAtParashant  #trees  #nature  #wildlife  #explore  #dirtroads  #backcountry  #escape  #free  #wilderness  #wildernessculture  #drive  #explore  #visitarizona  #explorearizona  #optoutside  #tall  #takeadrive  #findyourpark  #seeBLM  #mypubliclands  #outside  #thegreatoutdoors 
“Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there’s something good about feeling both.”
-Amy Grant
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Overlooking Hell’s Hole on the west side of Mt. Logan is one of the best places to watch the sun set. But beware, the half-mile hike through the woods after dark can be tricky if you don’t know where you’re going so be sure to plan accordingly. Those who do make it, however, will be rewarded with one of the grandest views on the Monument.
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📷: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#FindItAtParashant #sunset #summer #SeeBLM #FindYourPark #Redcliffs #arizona #arizonastrip #earthwonder #nationalparkservice #nationalparkgeek #naturephotography #forest #hikeaz #the59parks #igsouthwest #visitarizona #divine_deserts #mypubliclands #arizonastrip #hikrlife
“Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there’s something good about feeling both.” -Amy Grant . Overlooking Hell’s Hole on the west side of Mt. Logan is one of the best places to watch the sun set. But beware, the half-mile hike through the woods after dark can be tricky if you don’t know where you’re going so be sure to plan accordingly. Those who do make it, however, will be rewarded with one of the grandest views on the Monument. . 📷: NPS/ Todd Miller . #FindItAtParashant  #sunset  #summer  #SeeBLM  #FindYourPark  #Redcliffs  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #earthwonder  #nationalparkservice  #nationalparkgeek  #naturephotography  #forest  #hikeaz  #the59parks  #igsouthwest  #visitarizona  #divine_deserts  #mypubliclands  #arizonastrip  #hikrlife 
"Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It's the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps."
-Sharon Draper
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This week on Instagram we are celebrating the start of summer by showcasing some of the amazing summer sunsets that can be found on Parashant. While you may have to wait a little extra longer today for the sun to go down, it'll be worth it. Stay tuned to see more sunset pics later this week.
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📷: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#FindItAtParashant #SeeBLM #findyourpark #sunset #igsouthwest #arizona #naturephotography #arizonastrip #nationalmonument #nationalparkservice #nps #encuentratuparque #instanature #photography #summer #summersun #summersolstice #bureauoflandmanagement #mypubliclands
"Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It's the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps." -Sharon Draper . This week on Instagram we are celebrating the start of summer by showcasing some of the amazing summer sunsets that can be found on Parashant. While you may have to wait a little extra longer today for the sun to go down, it'll be worth it. Stay tuned to see more sunset pics later this week. . 📷: NPS/ Todd Miller . #FindItAtParashant  #SeeBLM  #findyourpark  #sunset  #igsouthwest  #arizona  #naturephotography  #arizonastrip  #nationalmonument  #nationalparkservice  #nps  #encuentratuparque  #instanature  #photography  #summer  #summersun  #summersolstice  #bureauoflandmanagement  #mypubliclands 
When you can't sleep, you scroll through pictures from vacation and wish you were still on it!
When you can't sleep, you scroll through pictures from vacation and wish you were still on it!
Last minute trip to Moab was amazing, I took so many pictures! Adventured off-road with 4 great people, crossed off multiple bucket list items, and had an unforgettable time! I didn't get to climb as planned, but just sounds like one of many reasons to go back to one of my new favorite spots!
Last minute trip to Moab was amazing, I took so many pictures! Adventured off-road with 4 great people, crossed off multiple bucket list items, and had an unforgettable time! I didn't get to climb as planned, but just sounds like one of many reasons to go back to one of my new favorite spots!
Great hike to Thompson Point on Saturday! Check out www.wildconnections.org for info on another hike and bioblitz this coming weekend. #blmwild #seeblm #wildcolorado #mypubliclands  #landswithwildernesscharacteristics
Today’s #naturaleyecandy shot is a stunner from @mypubliclands, which showcases the brilliance of the night sky at Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conversation Area in Idaho (try saying that five times fast). It’s the dating hot spot in the bird of prey world, and for good reason. Around this time every year, over 800 pairs of hawks, owls, eagles and falcons meet up here to settle down with another special bird and nest. It’s totally romantic. 
Photo by Bob Wick, BLM.
Today’s #naturaleyecandy  shot is a stunner from @mypubliclands, which showcases the brilliance of the night sky at Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conversation Area in Idaho (try saying that five times fast). It’s the dating hot spot in the bird of prey world, and for good reason. Around this time every year, over 800 pairs of hawks, owls, eagles and falcons meet up here to settle down with another special bird and nest. It’s totally romantic. Photo by Bob Wick, BLM.
Join us this Saturday for a hike to Thompson Point via the Wilson Creek Trail, for incredible views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Arkansas River Canyonlands. See www.wildconnections.org for more info and more events. Photo Kate Spinelli. #blmwild #mypubliclands #seeblm #wildcolorado #landswithwildernesscharacteristics
Incredible views from our Cucharas Canyon camp and hike this past weekend. Thanks Katy for taking some great photos. I've never seen Cucharas River so high!  See www.wildconnections.org for more upcoming hikes and events. #blmwild #seeblm #wildcolorado #mypubliclands #landswithwildernesscharacteristics #acec
Getting outdoors for the holiday weekend? Camping, hiking, and other quiet recreation on public lands helps generate $2.8 billion for the U.S. economy. Plus, you get to see priceless views like this one of the Delta Wild and Scenic River in Alaska. 📷: Bob Wick / @mypubliclands
#getoutside #SeeBLM #hiking #Alaska #landscape #findyourpark #river #quietrec #yourpubliclands #publiclands #protectpubliclands #conservation
The Vermillion Cliffs National Monument sure is spectacular, if you agree please voice your support for our national monuments at regulations.gov - it's really easy and important to make your voice heard!! #resist #monumentsforall #mypubliclands #publiclandowner #seeblm #vermillioncliffs #igsouthwest #hikearizona #arizona #visitarizona @usinterior @repryanzinke @blmwild @npcapics @nationalparkservice @wildernesssociety @sierraclub
Fall foliage at Newspaper Rock | Monticello, UT
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#newspaperrock #petroglyphs #needlesdistrict #canyonlands #moab #utah #exploreutah #mulletraptor #trophyburro #ford #svt #raptor #svtraptor #methodracewheels #whatareicons #rappygraphics #bfg #ko2 #r1concepts #stoppingtheworld #pinittowinit #fordraptor #prerunner #notatrophytruck #usinterior #mypubliclands #myblm #seeblm #explore @ford @fordperformance @ivdsuspension @rappygraphics @trophyburro @r1concepts @bfgoodrichtires @rpgoffroad @dezert_raptors @nationalparkservice @mypubliclands @usinterior @43utahstateparks @utahstateparksandrec @visitutah
Fall foliage at Newspaper Rock | Monticello, UT • #newspaperrock  #petroglyphs  #needlesdistrict  #canyonlands  #moab  #utah  #exploreutah  #mulletraptor  #trophyburro  #ford  #svt  #raptor  #svtraptor  #methodracewheels  #whatareicons  #rappygraphics  #bfg  #ko2  #r1concepts  #stoppingtheworld  #pinittowinit  #fordraptor  #prerunner  #notatrophytruck  #usinterior  #mypubliclands  #myblm  #seeblm  #explore  @ford @fordperformance @ivdsuspension @rappygraphics @trophyburro @r1concepts @bfgoodrichtires @rpgoffroad @dezert_raptors @nationalparkservice @mypubliclands @usinterior @43utahstateparks @utahstateparksandrec @visitutah
An ancient Native American Ruin deep in Grand Gulch, Bears Ears National Monument.  @mypubliclands @usinterior @repryanzinke this is a place worthy of protection.  Support our national monuments and all public land designations. Outdoor recreation is a billion dollar business - listen to the American people and not just the oil and gas companies! @patagonia @rei #standwithbearsears #wowutah #igsouthwest #hikeutah #exploremore #rei1440project #rei #publiclandowner #visitutah #mypubliclands #optoutside #goatworthy #usinterior #seeblm #withbearsears #ourwild #wearethewild
An ancient Native American Ruin deep in Grand Gulch, Bears Ears National Monument. @mypubliclands @usinterior @repryanzinke this is a place worthy of protection. Support our national monuments and all public land designations. Outdoor recreation is a billion dollar business - listen to the American people and not just the oil and gas companies! @patagonia @rei #standwithbearsears  #wowutah  #igsouthwest  #hikeutah  #exploremore  #rei1440project  #rei  #publiclandowner  #visitutah  #mypubliclands  #optoutside  #goatworthy  #usinterior  #seeblm  #withbearsears  #ourwild  #wearethewild 
My favorite part of #Utah has for sure been the history and antiquities @mesaverdenationalpark
My favorite part of #Utah  has for sure been the history and antiquities @mesaverdenationalpark
Have I mentioned that @mypubliclands is one of my favorite @instagram accounts? Their images are just stunning! Give them a follow if you like beautiful and peaceful imagery. This photo is from Moab in Utah. 🌵 This evening, I will be packing for another trip. Last weekend I was in Boston watching my cousin run the Boston Marathon and this weekend I am off to Chicago for a family friends' wedding. What summer trips do you have planned? Any that involve scenes like this?
Have I mentioned that @mypubliclands is one of my favorite @instagram accounts? Their images are just stunning! Give them a follow if you like beautiful and peaceful imagery. This photo is from Moab in Utah. 🌵 This evening, I will be packing for another trip. Last weekend I was in Boston watching my cousin run the Boston Marathon and this weekend I am off to Chicago for a family friends' wedding. What summer trips do you have planned? Any that involve scenes like this?
Inside Cottonwood Creek narrows.

There is a North and South entrance if you want to hike all the way through.  The North end connects the road to the trail through a little crack in the wall, basically dropping you right into the narrowest part of the slots making it very easy for a family hike.
Inside Cottonwood Creek narrows. There is a North and South entrance if you want to hike all the way through. The North end connects the road to the trail through a little crack in the wall, basically dropping you right into the narrowest part of the slots making it very easy for a family hike.
For as rugged as it looks Cottonwood Canyon Road can be driven by passenger car UNLESS IT'S MUDDY!!!
If the road becomes muddy the road is impassible to 4WD vehicles without completely tearing up the road, so if a big storm has been through recently stay off the road no matter what you drive.

But on a warm dry day like this it's absolutely gorgeous.
For as rugged as it looks Cottonwood Canyon Road can be driven by passenger car UNLESS IT'S MUDDY!!! If the road becomes muddy the road is impassible to 4WD vehicles without completely tearing up the road, so if a big storm has been through recently stay off the road no matter what you drive. But on a warm dry day like this it's absolutely gorgeous.
Cottonwood Road follows "The Cockscomb" a rock monocline that divides the Grand Staircase from the Kaiparowits Plateau and gives easy 2WD access to the heart of the Monument.. The road was originally built to service the power lines running through the area which is really a pain as a photographer because it's almost impossible to take nice pictures that without them in it.  Maybe someday the NPS will have the funding rto put them under ground or something...
Cottonwood Road follows "The Cockscomb" a rock monocline that divides the Grand Staircase from the Kaiparowits Plateau and gives easy 2WD access to the heart of the Monument.. The road was originally built to service the power lines running through the area which is really a pain as a photographer because it's almost impossible to take nice pictures that without them in it. Maybe someday the NPS will have the funding rto put them under ground or something...
One last look at the canyons around the Rimrock area before heading up Cottonwood Canyon into the heart of the Park.
One last look at the canyons around the Rimrock area before heading up Cottonwood Canyon into the heart of the Park.
Rock Toadstools on pure white towers at the south end of the GSENM Kaiparowits Plateau. 
Have you ever wanted to walk among towering alien monoliths? This is a great place for it!
Rock Toadstools on pure white towers at the south end of the GSENM Kaiparowits Plateau. Have you ever wanted to walk among towering alien monoliths? This is a great place for it!
Capitol Reef has the views
Capitol Reef has the views
Beehive shapes at The Rimrocks on the south side of the Kaiparowits Plateau in Grand Staircase Escalante.

The whole area is very fun to explore and just off the side of Highway 89.
Beehive shapes at The Rimrocks on the south side of the Kaiparowits Plateau in Grand Staircase Escalante. The whole area is very fun to explore and just off the side of Highway 89.
Climbing mountains...
Climbing mountains...
A rock toadstool at The Rimrocks on the south side of the Kaiparowits Plateau in Grand Staircase Escalante.
A rock toadstool at The Rimrocks on the south side of the Kaiparowits Plateau in Grand Staircase Escalante.
A massive 20 car pileup?

Remains of a tragedy where a bunch of cars got washed away in a flash flood?

Actually it was deliberate, in the late 1960s when Highway 89 was re-reouted to Page,AZ to support the new Glen Canyon Dam project they had to run the road through the rugged terrain of The Cock's Comb.  Crushed 60's era cars were used as fill for the roadbase and Highway-89 was built on their back.  From down in this wash that runs alongside the road you can see exposed Corvairs, Impalas, and Bonnevilles.
A massive 20 car pileup? Remains of a tragedy where a bunch of cars got washed away in a flash flood? Actually it was deliberate, in the late 1960s when Highway 89 was re-reouted to Page,AZ to support the new Glen Canyon Dam project they had to run the road through the rugged terrain of The Cock's Comb. Crushed 60's era cars were used as fill for the roadbase and Highway-89 was built on their back. From down in this wash that runs alongside the road you can see exposed Corvairs, Impalas, and Bonnevilles.
First peak conquered... views forever and to my left across the Great Salt Lake is all of the valley... straight ahead the Oquirrh Mountains. I'm on top of Frary Peak on Antelope island.
First peak conquered... views forever and to my left across the Great Salt Lake is all of the valley... straight ahead the Oquirrh Mountains. I'm on top of Frary Peak on Antelope island.
The mocha colored waters of the Paria river.  Pronounced Pah-ree-uh, it's the Paiute word for "Muddy Water". Good call on that one mapmakers.

The Paria starts in the area of the Bryce Canyon Amphitheater but Pioneers in Tropic dug a ditch diverting snowmelt water from the backside of Bryce Canyon over the rim to the Paria creating the waterfall along the Mossy Cave Trail. This time of year much of the water was coming from that high altitude melt water.
The mocha colored waters of the Paria river. Pronounced Pah-ree-uh, it's the Paiute word for "Muddy Water". Good call on that one mapmakers. The Paria starts in the area of the Bryce Canyon Amphitheater but Pioneers in Tropic dug a ditch diverting snowmelt water from the backside of Bryce Canyon over the rim to the Paria creating the waterfall along the Mossy Cave Trail. This time of year much of the water was coming from that high altitude melt water.
Saturday turned out to be a perfect day for a hike, and even more so with max participation. Excited to see local folks excited about their local public lands - #blm Himdman Gulch below Table Mtn, Echo Canyon. Photo Curt Nimz. Speak up for these unprotected BLM public lands that are currently under a public comment period. Learn more at www.WildConnections.org. #blmwild #wildcolorado #centralcolorado #mypubliclands #seeblm
Saturday turned out to be a perfect day for a hike, and even more so with max participation. Excited to see local folks excited about their local public lands - #blm  Himdman Gulch below Table Mtn, Echo Canyon. Photo Curt Nimz. Speak up for these unprotected BLM public lands that are currently under a public comment period. Learn more at www.WildConnections.org. #blmwild  #wildcolorado  #centralcolorado  #mypubliclands  #seeblm 
Erosion, time,  and natural sciences create beautiful landscapes and unique textures.
Erosion, time, and natural sciences create beautiful landscapes and unique textures.
I honestly can't express how excited I am that camping season is returning!  72F during the day and 46F at night in the Grand Staircase; absolutely perfect conditions.

First day of the trip I made it down to the Paria townsite just in time for the evening light; then spent all sunset taking pictures and setup camp and made dinner in the dark.  Small price to pay.
I honestly can't express how excited I am that camping season is returning! 72F during the day and 46F at night in the Grand Staircase; absolutely perfect conditions. First day of the trip I made it down to the Paria townsite just in time for the evening light; then spent all sunset taking pictures and setup camp and made dinner in the dark. Small price to pay.
Warm temps mean larger snow melts and #stream flowing down the #mountain Can't wait to hit rivers with the fly rod!
Warm temps mean larger snow melts and #stream  flowing down the #mountain  Can't wait to hit rivers with the fly rod!