More fruit because there is literally nothing better than biting into a fresh juicy kiwi while gazing into paradise!
Personally, I eat the WHOLE kiwi👅 But always remember to pack out what you pack in && that goes for food scraps as well! So banana peels, cherry pits, orange peels, whatever u got, you’re committed to it! Please be kind to Mother Earth ❤️🌲✌🏼 Thanks loves!
It may look like nothing is growing out on the preserves but the plants are still blooming beautifully!
California Buckwheat turns a beautiful color in the warmer months. With blooms like this, it’s easy to love our preserves all year around.
There are some days where I feel I could conquer the world, and others, like today, I just try to stay afloat. But I know these days will pass, it is the ebb and flow of life. I’m surrounded by love and support; I couldn’t ask for anything more. Be kind to one another (and ourselves) for we never really know the journey of another. ❤️ + 📸 | @jeanmariebiele .
Wake up at sunrise, hike or drive a few hours to my next destination, maybe stop by a coffee shop for an hour or two to get some work done (gotta write a whole book while I'm doing this, after all), hike, catch the sunset, pass out, wake up still exhausted, repeat. As amazing as this trip is, I'm pretty excited to hole up in one place again and sleep for like, a week.
Yosemite Valley, the crown jewel of Yosemite National Park, reopened to tourists Tuesday after a three-week hiatus during its peak season because of an enormous and deadly wildfire raging in the area.
The fire, which has roared through 150 square miles of mostly forest and overgrown brush since igniting July 13, is the largest ever in the Sierra National Forest. Two firefighters died battling the blaze.
Yosemite Valley is a small fraction of the magnificent park that sprawls across more than 1,100 square miles. But it is home to iconic attractions such as Yosemite Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome(pictured above) that are the top draw for visitors from around the world. The valley was closed to tourists July 25. #alwayslumovate
Funny...when you escape into the wilderness with just what you can carry on your back, you have such a better understanding of what you really need. Food, water, shelter...the basics. If you’re lucky, some good company and beautiful scenery are bonuses. And that’s all you need to feel completely satisfied as a human being.
How incredibly disappointing to learn that parts of this park has been closed due to vandalism. The earth is all of ours, not one person’s to ruin, and it should be protected, not destroyed. My heart hurts a bit to think about the people who can’t access just a great natural area because of an idiotic decision by one person. Protect your parks. .
Listen y’all. I don’t have a clue what I’m doing after I graduate in the fall. Defining who you are, deciding what path to follow, it’s so freaking difficult. Happiness is hard, but when I put a camera in my hands, whether it’s film, digital, or instant, I feel like my future becomes a little bit more clear. Find what lights a fire in your soul and don’t give it up. Chasing dreams is totally worth it, the surprises along the way, good and bad, help shape us into who we are. (ps.. thanks to @courtkaycarroll for always sneaking photos of me that I don’t even realize she’s taking because I’m so consumed in capturing the world around me, telling story by story through my viewfinder. I love you best friend!)
Being in a place like Alaska helps remind a person why such wild places require warrantless defending.⠀
With the untouched wilderness and raw natural beauty, it’s no wonder Alaska is home to 8 National Parks and heaps of wildlife. ⠀
We made it to just 2 of these 8 parks, and yet it felt like we were in a postcard everywhere we looked. From blue snow glaciers, to steep mountains blanketed in wildflowers and striped with minerals.⠀
I am returning home full of gratitude today for spaces like this where you can see, hear, feel, and literally breathe the magic of the wilderness. #naturelover#protectourparks ⠀
What's your favorite underrated state park? 📸: @smilinginsonoma
While it's hard to pick a favorite, I know the one state park that I've always had a special relationship with.
St. Croix is the largest state park in Minnesota. It's a sprawling park covered with towering deciduous trees you can lose yourself in. Visiting in the fall while the leaves turn is one of the best ways to celebrate autumn! 🏕🏕🏕
For a few years after college I made sure to spend a weekend or two exploring here in the fall, and every year as the weather turns colder, my feet itch to go back - even though most Minnesotans consider parks on the North shore to be the state's best. 🌲🌲🌲
Share your favorite underrated state park below!
#protectourparks#Repost @cbusmetroparks ・・・
In a public statement at Metro Parks board meeting, park commissioners stated that Metro Parks does not believe that hosting the Rock on the Range festival within one of the Metro Parks is consistent with our mission and the park commissioners will actively oppose any such efforts.
The Recover partner documentary film Still River Silent Jungle (SRSJ) whitewater expedition launches on the Tuichi river in Bolivia. Committed to raising awareness and helping to protect the communities and biodiversity that reside in Madidi National Park and Pilon Lajas Cultural Reserve in the Bolivian Amazon, the film unites local community members and miners, the Executive Director of Madidi National Park and Madidi park guards, conservation advocates, ecotourism guides, and an international whitewater kayak and raft team for the expedition of a lifetime. Follow along this week for an inside look. #RecoverInTheWild#Bolivia#Whitewater
road trips are very symmetrical experiences in that for every emotion you encounter you will, at some point, encounter its opposite. some days you’ll find paradise, other days you’ll spend most of your time sitting in a car waiting to get back to it. the beautiful part though is that everything eventually balances itself out - something cece said to me a couple days ago when I was encountering a string of bad luck. I guess all these words apply to life in general, but being on the road makes everything a bit easier to see. I love waking up in new places and wondering where I will fall asleep that same night. it’s not always fun, but it is always interesting. very grateful for this experience.