We took a stunning hike in Blackdown Tableland National Park 2 hours west of Rockhampton. We wandered our way through a gum tree forest spotted with palm trees and carpeted by ferns to Gudda Gumoo (Rainbow Falls). Despite the dry month a small stream ran 200 feet down the broken rocks to a quiet, deep pool with a sandy bottom. The kids and I had a blast wading in the cool water. A massive wedge-tailed eagle glided over head along the canyon looking for lunch. #neverstopexploring#nationalparkgeek ##adventurewithkids#guddagumoo#australia#questing#questingfather
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Let's play the name that location game again. @evan.onearth pulling some fun moves above close to 3,000 feet of air. Yes it's #yosemitenationalpark but where? #yosemite @yosemitenps @nationalparkservice @usinterior @nationalparkgeek #nationalparkgeek
Accidentally camouflaged myself when we went to Arches. 😂 This vacation was the most active/adventurous trip I’ve ever been on. Utah was unforgettable, but I’m definitely enjoying relaxing at home with a cup of Earl Grey and some Netflix binging. ☺️
"Kindness covers all my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out." Roger Ebert ·
This is what makes me happy, and therefore sane, which then hopefully allows me to act with more kindness towards others!
This may not be the Bridge of the Gods, but I’ve been thinkin’ about it a lot lately.
Thru hikes have become a recent fascination of mine. I crave the wild and nature as soon as I set foot back in the car.
I used to be scared of being alone and the silence that came with it. But now it grounds me. It fills my cup when it’s low and inspires my heart.
Would you ever consider doing a thru hike?
“If adventure has a final and all-embracing motive, it is surely this: we go out because it is our nature to go out, to climb mountains, and to paddle rivers, to fly to the planets and plunge into the depths of the oceans… When man ceases to do these things, he is no longer man.” – Wilfrid Noyce
Enjoy the view & enjoy the journey. •••••
Thanks to Russ @russellscamera for the wonderful vista. ——-- The beginnings of a massive storm rolling into Zion. Experiencing the sound of a few explosive thunderclaps in Zion Canyon is something you will never forget. Hearing a thunderclap roll into the back of the canyon and then echo back out is quite incredible.
Hope everyone got the chance to celebrate our beautiful Mother Earth on #NationalPublicLandsDay this past weekend. We sure did, camping at & exploring a few wonderful #PublicLands locations - Eleven Mile State Park, Pike & San Isabel National Forest, & Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument ⛺️ We also got the chance to meet Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo at @southpark (Fairplay, CO). Not only did we meet Mr. Hankey, but some pretty rad wolves as well at @cowolfcenter 🐺 The Arctic (white) Wolf is named Isha, & his Timber (grey) Wolf comrades are Micah & Keara. Hearing them howl as a pack was one of the most surreal experiences we’ve ever come across. Let’s all work together to protect these public lands & the beautiful animals that reside within them.
Wells Gray, the land of waterfalls... where your days are measured by the amount of steps hiked (many!!) and the number of waterfall shots taken.🌊📷
Can you hear the roar of the Falls? .
There are 39 named waterfalls in the park and some more tucked into the wild. Amazing!!!🌊.
... and if you’ve ever wondered 😳 what lies behind the veil of a waterfall, stay tuned... and follow my expedition posts! 👍
We walked up to one geyser and happened to see White Dome Geyser erupting off in the distance. The book said it went off every 20 or so minutes so we waited - some of us more patiently than others - to get the up close view, 50 minutes later. It was worth it. Surprising fact? Geysers are actually rather quiet. I guess I was expecting tons of noise and it just didn’t happen that way.
Shawn and I met some really cool people along the way. We met a retired man who was living life and travelling anywhere and everywhere. His original plan was to explore Alaska for a week and he ended up staying three! Then there was a woman who was hiking with her husband and was kind of struggling getting up due to knee pain. I helped her out by taping up her knees with KT Tape in hopes to relieve some of the pain. She was one of the kindest and sweetest person I've met through my treks. I ended up giving her my roll just in case she couldn't find it at the convenience store. And lastly we met a couple of girls who were from Norway and talked about our favorite hikes in Alaska for them to do. They even gave us some tips on where to go in Norway if we ever found ourselves heading over.
Eventually, we made it to the end of our hike. And even with all the people we came across and spoke with we had this place to ourselves. There was not another person in sight; it was just Shawn, me, the ice field and the little mountain peaks that protruded from the ice field. Hands down one of the best days of my life. #whereshewentnext#nationalparkgeek