Though the Grand Canyon might look like a place that has dinosaur fossils hidden in its red walls, there are have never been any recoded fossils found. And for good reason! The rocks of the canyon walls are way older than even the most ancient dinosaurs — a billion years more ancient in some cases. But the Canyon itself wasn’t carved until after the dinosaurs were long gone. (Photo: Paxton Woelber)
Summer is here! The season of sun-soaked river trips and long days at your favorite swimming hole is upon us. Here’s hoping your summer is filled with many river adventures.
Pictured: WRC staff on a recent float trip on Oregon’s John Day River. #RiversMatter#summer#oregon#johndayriver
Thanks for being you. Watching first light hit Waimea Canyon.
The lady to my right in the photo is amazing. Even though she broke her arm last weekend while we were camping, she continues to be so strong and makes me laugh everyday! Thanks for being you @danilatour
Join us this Saturday to USFS Green Mountain in the Rampart Range for a monitoring hike. Come see how Wild Connections’ 2011 project area is revegetating and being reclaimed by nature! More info at www.wildconnections.org #wildcolorado#usfs#mypubliclands
Does it get any better than a night below the stars in Yosemite?
Many thanks to @itschristianrees for sharing his adventures and photography. Looks like it was well worth staying up until 4 am to capture!
Is anyone planning to travel to Yosemite this summer? Where are you headed?
Even though it’s a busier park, there’s certainly no shortage of spots to explore in the park: Half Dome, El Cap, Cloud’s Rest, Glacier Point, Taft Point, Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Falls - the list goes on and on!
I’m excited to announce my new project, Viridian Range, is happening!
Handmade earrings, like the one I’m wearing, using materials I find while living on the road.
It’s the perfect combination of my love for one of a kind jewelry and sustainability.
Mosey on over to @viridianrange on #IG and #Etsy to see what’s cooking inside the Toaster!
A favorite place to visit, when I’m home. It was good to see a little light break though at sunset tonight.
This is the Allegheny Reservoir; it covers the ancestral home of the Seneca Nation; formerly Ohi’yo (beautiful waters)
Revisiting some old, already-published photos this week before getting to some exciting news - stay tuned!
These days a lot of my old portfolio has been pushed out by stuff from the last couple of years, especially as I've started a more remote work style. It's not unexpected - you refine your technique, develop a more specific editorial taste, and have some styles and phases and backyards that you just move on from.
This is the earliest shot that I've kept around - Yosemite Falls in early summer. Simple, and straightforward - the viewpoint just from a common boardwalk that hundreds of visitors pass by on any popular day in the park. I lucked out with one of those perfect days, at the perfect time of year - just enough partly-cloudy fragments to diffuse the light, just enough sun to dynamically spotlight the scene, and just enough rain from a rare wet winter to flush the meadows with green.
For a very long time, it was the favorite photo I'd taken. I was just getting my feet wet into landscape photography, and it was one of the first I was really happy with, that I felt could have its place next to the amazing and polished stuff in the Flickr feed or DPReview forums. But as the years went by, the park was forever getting more crowded, Instagram and Reddit just highlighted the exact same spots over and over again, and it felt increasingly difficult to visit old places and still find a unique and untrodden journey, still wild enough to call your own. Call it fomo or wanderlust or a search for belonging - I'm sure many of us have scrolled the feeds on social media and felt something like it. [continued in comments]
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.
Henry David Thoreau
For the last 30 years, WRC has been working to protect rivers throughout the West for the benefit of fish, wildlife and people. Like in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, where we are conserving increasingly rare, intact land along the upper Rio Grande and its tributaries, providing much-needed public access to this great western river. Improving access to rivers is just one of the reasons we do what we do, and one of the reasons we say, “When we buy a river, it belongs to everyone.” #RiversMatter#colorado#riogrande#sanluisvalley Photo by @christi_b
Sunrise yoga on the Kern River at Riverside Park in Kernville every Tuesday morning bright and early. Start your day with a 1hr vinyasa flow that is suitable for all levels.
Contact @theoutsideway to sign up.