Reaching the top of the pass and turning around to see a Cessna cut through the narrow basin below isn't something you'd expect to see on the way up to climb Sneffels SW ridge but that's just what happened last Monday. Sometimes it actually pays to bring your heavy 100-400mm lens up to the summit!
1 371 hour ago
Vibrant colors, local art galleries and creativity around every corner – what's not to love? Visit the link in our bio to learn more about Matlacha. 🎨
for someone who loves the mountains, the desert is something entirely alien. when i'm out there, dwarfed in comparison to the billion year old rocks that surround me, i feel as though the ground i walk upon is entirely foreign. going to the forest is going home, but wandering off into the desert is like stepping onto another planet in the cosmic realm.
1 112 hours ago
I spent a whole 5 minutes scrubbing the kitchen today. Phew. 💛
One of the biggest benefits to tiny living means cleaning takes no time at all. Even the deepest of cleans can take less then an hour.
I think I deserve a beer for all that scrubbing 😉🍻
10 582 hours ago
What is the oldest flooring you’ve walked on? (Not including the ground!)
You've seen waterfalls, but have you ever seen a waterfall of lava?
This is a phenomenon known as a lava hose or lava fire hose. The plumes of smoke in this shot are actually a dangerous combination of steam, hydrochloric acid, and glittering glass particles. These form rapidly when the scalding lava meets the relatively cold waters of the Pacific Ocean. Getting too close is discouraged because at best, this combination might irritate your eyes, lungs, and skin, and at worst, it can be rather deadly. However, there are a number of vantage points that allow visitors to safely view these lava flows in person.
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, originally known as Hawaii National Park, was established as the country's 13th national park on August 1, 1916. At the time, Hawaii was just a U.S. territory, but it became a U.S. state in 1959.
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park covers 505 sq. miles (1,308 km²) of the southeastern shore of Hawaii's Big Island. The park is home to two active, title-holding volcanoes that sit just 25 miles (40 km) apart: Mauna Loa is the world's largest volcano, and Kilauea is the world's most active volcano (and Hawaii's youngest volcano). The lava you see here flowing into the Pacific Ocean most likely originated from Kilauea or other smaller volcanoes, though when Mauna Loa erupts it is also capable of producing large pyroclastic flows that can reach the ocean.
Reminder: please do not travel at this time unless necessary.
Location Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii (Big Island), Hawaii
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