“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” –John Burrows #fall#reflection
1 26 minutes ago
I spent some time watching this coyote hunt for small rodents. Super fun to see him pouncing and digging his head deep in the snow. Interesting to note that some coyotes are better at this than others. This one was quite busy pouncing around but missed a lot. On another occasion I saw a more patient coyote that managed to grab 4 voles and mice with less effort in a period of just a few minutes.
2 77 minutes ago
@yellowstonenps should implement their plan to update internet and Wi-Fi in employee housing and developed areas: CHANGE MY MIND.
Here's the facts from the proposal:
- The new wireless equipment would be installed on existing structures in existing developed areas.
- NO towers or antennas will be installed in or servicing BACKCOUNTRY areas.
- Two microwave antennas would be put on the EXISTING antenna support structure on Mount Washburn. These antennas would deliver service to the DEVELOPED areas and would NOT broadcast Wi-Fi to visitors.
- There will be NO NEW towers installed under this application.
- The proposal would allow for the installation of 7 to 10-inch antennas to service EMPLOYEE housing and HOTELS in developed areas.
2 577 minutes ago
Lake Leatherwood, doing its gloomy-atmospheric-late fall thing
1 59 minutes ago
Take a hike! 🥾 #nationaltakeahikeday
My favourite hike of 2019! Tre Cime di Laveredo, Italy. Looking forward to planning some more hiking adventures for 2020.
1 410 minutes ago
all time low (-282 ft below sea level to be exact)
3 1310 minutes ago
For everyone who read Happy Trail and is feeling inspired to go hiking or spend more time outdoors, here’s some excellent advice from the @nationalparkservice.
Be safe out there! 🐻
READ: Please don’t run from bears or push your slower friends down in attempts of saving yourself.
As a follow-up to our previous post, if you come upon a stationary bear, move away slowly and sideways; this allows you to keep an eye on the bear and avoid tripping. Moving sideways is also non-threatening to bears. Do NOT run, but if the bear follows, stop and hold your ground. Bears can run as fast as a racehorse both uphill and down. Like dogs, they will chase ﬂeeing animals. Do NOT climb a tree. Both grizzlies and black bears can climb trees.
Stay calm and remember that most bears do not want to attack you; they usually just want to be left alone. Don’t we all sometimes?
Identify yourself by making noise so the bear knows you are a human and not a prey animal. Help the bear recognize you as a human. It may come closer or stand on its hind legs to get a better look or smell. A standing bear is usually curious, not threatening.
Find more tips at nps.gov and search “bears.” We apologize to any “friends” who were brought on a hike as the “bait” or were sacrificed to save the group. You will be missed.
Image: Bear waving paw. Do not wave back unless you’re sure you know the bear. Awkward. / Daniel Dietrich
0 311 minutes ago
After our camping trip to the Great Smoky Mountains we started adding ornaments to commemorate our national park vacations. This past summer we spent 5 days camping in Shenandoah National Park. This ornament will always remind us of the bear who decided to wander by our campsite during breakfast our first morning. Scary, amazing, and definitely memorable. #shenandoahnationalpark#optoutside#exploreyourworld#findyourpark#nationalparks
0 113 minutes ago
Instagram vs reality....swipe ➡️➡️ Lately I’ve had people ask me “how are you losing weight” and “what are you eating?” I tell them the same thing 3 things every time: 1️⃣ I’m still eating things I enjoy just in MODERATION 😀 Instead of ordering a large ice cream, order a small🍦Instead of ordering a large side of fries, get a small🍟 Instead of using regular milk, use almond or hemp milk. Instead of ranch dressing, use vinaigrette 🥗 Instead of a blended strawberry margarita, try a vodka w/ club soda and lime. Try to make small healthy choices each day and the rest will start falling into place ☺️🥦🥒🍌. 2️⃣ Get to the gym or be physically active in some way! I don’t care how, just get your body moving for 30 minutes-1 hour a day!! Get your heart pumping and the blood flowing. Exercise is good for your physical health AND mental health💪🏽🙂 You have to make time for yourself. 1️⃣ hour out of 24 is nothing. You do the math! 3️⃣ Be consistent!! This is a big one! Start a routine and stick to it 👍🏽There’s always going to be “something” that pops up and throws you off track. You’ll find yourself saying “I’m too tired and I don’t really feel like working out today.” But once you do that, you’re just setting yourself up for failure and tomorrow you’ll most likely end up making the same excuse again. Then, before you know it, two weeks will have flown bye and you still haven’t worked out 🤦🏽♀️ Not to mention, you’re not any closer to your goals. Been there done that 🤦🏽♀️ So there you have it, small healthy choices, get that body moving and be consistent ❤️ Happy Sunday y’all ❤️❤️❤️ #sunday#sundayvibes#foodforthought#soulvibes#thankful#thankfulgratefulblessed#weightlossjourney#healthylifestyle#transformation#findyourpark#findyourpurpose#getoutside#getfit#staystrong#stayfocused#staypositive#orangetheoryfitness#orangetheory#otf
From Mt Rainier part 2/3 🌲🌧️🌲💚💛🧡
back in Kansas for the holiday season now! sad that the initial part of the trip is over but spending time with family during the holidays is, for me, too important to pass up. stories might be a little different for a while but we're already discussing the adventures to come! will keep you posted!
1 821 minutes ago
🌲Celebrate #takeahikeday by blocking out some time to spend outside this week rain or shine! 🌦 And tag your hiking partner in the comments below! 🏞
Surprise! It’s chilly in South Florida! With brisk air and clear skies, today is the perfect day to celebrate #NationalTakeAHikeDay at Everglades National Park. Come #TakeAHike on one of the many trails the park has to offer.
It’s National Take a Hike Day! While running is my favorite way to explore the outdoors, hiking offers another way to get outside, enjoy the beauty of nature and appreciate the environment, and get some exercise while you’re at it.
Where are some of your favorite places to hike? Looking to add to my travel list for next year!
I thought we'd end our week of hiking Mount Washington from Pinkham Notch with an actual summit photo. Its really odd hiking 4-miles, over 4-hours gaining 4000-feet only to find a parking lot full of cars. This photo is unique because there's no one in it...for much of the afternoon there was literally a line of people who drove up waiting to take a "summit" photo. #mtwashington#mountwashington#pinkhamnotch#tuckermansravine
When I started out in landscape photography over 11 years ago, I used to almost exclusively shoot as wide as possible. Everything was so beautiful and overwhelming that I just wanted to include it all in the frame. I still use my 17-35mm a good amount, but I think it is interesting how much more often I use a telephoto lens than in my formative years. Now my objective is not as much to capture the entire scene, but rather to isolate one part of the scene that captures all of the emotion.
It feels a bit like when you are writing a paper in school and you write 1000 words to look like you put in a lot of time, effort, and thought into it, where a carefully crafted paragraph or poem may have told the same story much more powerfully. Include what you need, leave out what doesnt add to the narrative. It feels like a very minimalistic take on composition, but right now that is what resonates with me the most.
I just created a coupon for my once a year holiday sale! 15% off orders of $100 or more using the code 'HOLIDAY'. This is the only time to get my prints at a discounted rate, so there is no better time than now. Link in my bio.
1 671 hour ago
Falling into Winter. Took a quick walk around Indy this weekend to capture the end of autumn as it greets the beginning of winter. After a particularly intense cold snap this past week, I am getting excited to dive into some winter photography in the next few months!
Also, I just updated my print store with some photos from Glacier National Park and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Be sure to check it out because there are some really good ones in there! Link is in my bio 😁
May your weekend be as dreamy - Grand Teton National Park
Photo by: @patagoniatothenorthpole
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