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White Sands Sunset - Jan 2018
White Sands Sunset - Jan 2018
Question mark Swirl in the slickrock.
Question mark Swirl in the slickrock.
Memorial Day is for remembering and honoring those fallen soldiers who have come before us.  And while 
they're not here now to tell us how to do that, as a veteran myself I think I can give some advice. Be happy. Enjoy yourself. Especially if your enjoying something those guys protected by giving their lives.

For some it's just staying home and playing video games all day.  Right now I'm thinking of some burgers or BBQ in the park.  Or I'm always a fan of heading out into the county and enjoying this beautiful land.  Anyway a high-five to you and anybody else you come across enjoying what life has to offer.
Memorial Day is for remembering and honoring those fallen soldiers who have come before us.  And while  they're not here now to tell us how to do that, as a veteran myself I think I can give some advice. Be happy. Enjoy yourself. Especially if your enjoying something those guys protected by giving their lives. For some it's just staying home and playing video games all day.  Right now I'm thinking of some burgers or BBQ in the park.  Or I'm always a fan of heading out into the county and enjoying this beautiful land.  Anyway a high-five to you and anybody else you come across enjoying what life has to offer.
There were a lot of pottery shards in this corner of the ruin.  Maybe it was the old storage area?
There were a lot of pottery shards in this corner of the ruin.  Maybe it was the old storage area?
A break from the rock swirls.  Not only did native people used to live on this land but much of it was quite heavily populated.  All of the Mesas in this part of North Arizona are covered in living areas from the Natives that used to live here.  Days down in the valley's tending crops, nights up in their protected communes.  They were probably able to see the firest and smoke of their neighoring living areas, the entire tribe living up on a much larger mesa that is almost impervious to access from the North, East, and South.
A break from the rock swirls.  Not only did native people used to live on this land but much of it was quite heavily populated.  All of the Mesas in this part of North Arizona are covered in living areas from the Natives that used to live here.  Days down in the valley's tending crops, nights up in their protected communes.  They were probably able to see the firest and smoke of their neighoring living areas, the entire tribe living up on a much larger mesa that is almost impervious to access from the North, East, and South.
The Eye of Sauron!
White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs.

Actually I guess it's not Sauron if it's below the peak?  Or I'm just overthinking the cool shapes and swirls all over the area.  If you're a sucker for cool textures and shapes etched into the rock you'll love this place.  I spent 90% of the time just photographing the ground under my feet.
The Eye of Sauron! White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs. Actually I guess it's not Sauron if it's below the peak?  Or I'm just overthinking the cool shapes and swirls all over the area.  If you're a sucker for cool textures and shapes etched into the rock you'll love this place.  I spent 90% of the time just photographing the ground under my feet.
Great hike with @coloradomtnclub into BLM’s Beaver Creek #wildernessstudyarea to celebrate #coloradopubliclandsday and to learn more about BLM’s Eastern CO Resource Management Plan revision and this incredible Wild Canyon country that they manage, extending north of Cañon City west to Salida. #blmwild #seeblm #mypubliclands #wildcolorado
Wild Connections hikers enjoyed exploring side canyons of Beaver Creek #wildernessstudyarea on a gorgeous day last Saturday. Photo John Stansfield. #blmwild #seeblm #mypubliclands #wildcolorado
Finally got all my pictures edited, the trip to Vermilion Cliffs National Monument was a gold mine!  In my head it was the "Not The Wave" trip, too many people waste time on The Wave when the surrounding area is just as beautiful.  I wanted to show what they were missing by focusing on one single place that has been photographed a million times instead of spending their trips exploring the entire monument.

This rock is nothing, it has no name off the side of the road (I parked here to air down my tires); it's one of those things you drive past on your way to some place more well known. I just thought it was pretty.

For a single day in May over 2000 people joined the lottery for a permit to The Wave; They only issue 10.  Another 100-200 people will spend one of their vacation days waiting in a cramped room to see if they can get one of the other 10 permits.
2200 people competing for 20 slots for the day.  Some sacrificing prime sunrise/golden-hour times just for that chance.  If this rock outcropping is ordinary and overlooked, imagine what the rest of the place looks like.
Finally got all my pictures edited, the trip to Vermilion Cliffs National Monument was a gold mine!  In my head it was the "Not The Wave" trip, too many people waste time on The Wave when the surrounding area is just as beautiful.  I wanted to show what they were missing by focusing on one single place that has been photographed a million times instead of spending their trips exploring the entire monument. This rock is nothing, it has no name off the side of the road (I parked here to air down my tires); it's one of those things you drive past on your way to some place more well known. I just thought it was pretty. For a single day in May over 2000 people joined the lottery for a permit to The Wave; They only issue 10.  Another 100-200 people will spend one of their vacation days waiting in a cramped room to see if they can get one of the other 10 permits. 2200 people competing for 20 slots for the day.  Some sacrificing prime sunrise/golden-hour times just for that chance.  If this rock outcropping is ordinary and overlooked, imagine what the rest of the place looks like.
MB - ankle deep water? Might as well just take off the shoes and walk through it.  @samscholes?  Staying dry at all costs 😂  Different approaches, same end point.  Just some more fun with the crew in Robbers Roost.  #seeblm #usinterior #womenarefromvenusmenarefrommars #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #robbersroost #canyon #slotcanyon #canyoneering #implaycanyongear #outdoorwomen #owa #andshesdopetoo #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #goatworthy #rei1440project #optoutside #igsouthwest #wowutah #hikeutah  #utahisrad #publiclandowner #protectpubliclands #forceofnature #wildernessbabes #sheadventures #edwardabbeywasright #thedesertiscalling #xputah #sheexplores
MB - ankle deep water? Might as well just take off the shoes and walk through it. @samscholes? Staying dry at all costs 😂 Different approaches, same end point. Just some more fun with the crew in Robbers Roost. #seeblm  #usinterior  #womenarefromvenusmenarefrommars  #womenwhoexplore  #womenwhohike  #robbersroost  #canyon  #slotcanyon  #canyoneering  #implaycanyongear  #outdoorwomen  #owa  #andshesdopetoo  #womenwhoexplore  #womenwhohike  #goatworthy  #rei1440project  #optoutside  #igsouthwest  #wowutah  #hikeutah  #utahisrad  #publiclandowner  #protectpubliclands  #forceofnature  #wildernessbabes  #sheadventures  #edwardabbeywasright  #thedesertiscalling  #xputah  #sheexplores 
Sundowner signature drinks courtesy of @lucyleatucker in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument the night before heading into Coyote Gulch.  Featuring Gingercello from @marbledistillingco, salted honey from @bushwick_kitchen  and my favorite cups from @summitlegacyproducts (#notsponsored 😎 just like those things ❤️). 💗 those desert sunsets and our national monuments.  #monumentsforall #savegsenm #savegrandstaircase #rei1440project 
#optoutside #goatworthy #seeblm #usinterior #nps #publiclandowner #outdoorwomen #wowutah #igsouthwest #hikeutah #visitutah #zinkesucks #sundowner
Sundowner signature drinks courtesy of @lucyleatucker in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument the night before heading into Coyote Gulch. Featuring Gingercello from @marbledistillingco, salted honey from @bushwick_kitchen and my favorite cups from @summitlegacyproducts (#notsponsored  😎 just like those things ❤️). 💗 those desert sunsets and our national monuments. #monumentsforall  #savegsenm  #savegrandstaircase  #rei1440project  #optoutside  #goatworthy  #seeblm  #usinterior  #nps  #publiclandowner  #outdoorwomen  #wowutah  #igsouthwest  #hikeutah  #visitutah  #zinkesucks  #sundowner 
Great hike, weather, and turn out for Wild Connections’ first public hike to Cottonwood Creek in the Crampton Mountain #landswithwildernesscharacteristics  Visit www.wildconnections.org for upcoming hikes and to learn more about your local BLM lands, currently under plan revision.  Thanks for the photos @Curtnimz  #blmwild #seeblm #wildcolorado #mypubliclands
Absolutely perfect hiking weather Saturday for our Seep Springs outing! See www.wildconnections.org for more upcoming hikes.  #blmwild #seeblm #wildcolorado #mypubliclands #coloradowild
Stay in the Light ——————————————————
White Sands, NM
Stay in the Light —————————————————— White Sands, NM
“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” - William Blake
“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” - William Blake
Early morning view of snowy NE Portland, with downtown and the West Hills in the distance.  #pdx #pdxsnow #portland #pdxweather
Afternoon shot from one of several visits to Fossil Lake. Check out my feature story about a newly published study that identifies & analyzes fossilized Columbian mammoth trackway on #publiclands at Fossil Lake: goo.gl/CzQhHw
Afternoon shot from one of several visits to Fossil Lake. Check out my feature story about a newly published study that identifies & analyzes fossilized Columbian mammoth trackway on #publiclands  at Fossil Lake: goo.gl/CzQhHw
“I still believe that peace and plenty and happiness can be worked out some way. I am a fool.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“I still believe that peace and plenty and happiness can be worked out some way. I am a fool.” -Kurt Vonnegut
A little throw back to April 2017, canyoneering in the Roost with @getinthewild long days alternating between fun canyon exploration, cold swims and hot desert hiking.  Can’t wait to get back out there! Photos by the super talented @samscholes #canyon #canyoneering #imlaycanyongear #getoutside #wowutah #hikeutah #usinterior #seeblm #outdoorwomen #womenwhohike #womenoutdoors
Looking forward to our Sunset City Gulch day hike at Grape Creek Proposed Wilderness this Sat. A few spots remain open. See www.wildconnections.org/events.html for more info and upcoming events. #blmwild #seeblm #wildcolorado #mypubliclands
Looking forward to our Sunset City Gulch day hike at Grape Creek Proposed Wilderness this Sat. A few spots remain open. See www.wildconnections.org/events.html for more info and upcoming events. #blmwild  #seeblm  #wildcolorado  #mypubliclands 
Sunset Lines and Layers @whitesandsnps
Sunset Lines and Layers @whitesandsnps
Here we find @brightsiderae attempting to catch the elusive white sand gull 🐦 @whitesandsnps in New Mexico
Here we find @brightsiderae attempting to catch the elusive white sand gull 🐦 @whitesandsnps in New Mexico
The sand at @whitesandsnps is largely comprised of gypsum from broken down selenite crystals.  Normally gypsum is water soluble and so it does not create sand.  Due to the unique conditions in this part of New Mexico however, the sands have gathered to create these gorgeous and massive dune fields.
The sand at @whitesandsnps is largely comprised of gypsum from broken down selenite crystals. Normally gypsum is water soluble and so it does not create sand. Due to the unique conditions in this part of New Mexico however, the sands have gathered to create these gorgeous and massive dune fields.
85 years ago today @whitesandsnps was established.  Grateful to have these public lands protected for all of us to enjoy...remember to contact your representatives and let them know how much you continue to support the preservation and expansion of our public lands as they are currently under assault by many on numerous fronts from #bearsearsnationalmonument in Utah to #offshoredrilling on both coasts.  #thisagressionwillnotstandman
85 years ago today @whitesandsnps was established. Grateful to have these public lands protected for all of us to enjoy...remember to contact your representatives and let them know how much you continue to support the preservation and expansion of our public lands as they are currently under assault by many on numerous fronts from #bearsearsnationalmonument  in Utah to #offshoredrilling  on both coasts. #thisagressionwillnotstandman 
Playing in the sandbox @whitesandsnps with @brightsiderae
Playing in the sandbox @whitesandsnps with @brightsiderae
Bighorn Sheep at the @mypubliclands Three Rivers Petroglyph site in southern New Mexico
Bighorn Sheep at the @mypubliclands Three Rivers Petroglyph site in southern New Mexico
WhatchaDune!?
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White Sands, New Mexico
WhatchaDune!? ———————————— White Sands, New Mexico
Looking into the new year like...
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Happy New Year from Parashant! We can’t wait to see what adventures await in 2018.
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#HappyNewYear #2018 #resolutions #goals #explore #adventure #wander #wonder #getmeoutside #exciting #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #optoutside #NPS #BLM #seeBLM #hikearizona
“Blind to Our Surroundings”
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This photo, aptly named as a nod to society’s attachment to technology, was taken by interns from the Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative (IIC) and the Great Basin Institute (GBI). Both IIC and GBI provide young people opportunities to work with public land agencies to gain valuable experience in the natural resource management field.
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That wraps up our month of partnerships! Thanks for tuning in!
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📸: NPS/Todd Miller
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#nightsky #milkyway #starshot #astronomy #starphotography #darksky #explore #findyourpark #FindItAtParashant #mypubliclands #NPS #seeBLM #partnerships #IIC #GBI #community #education #learning #conservation #arizona #utah #nevada
“Blind to Our Surroundings” . This photo, aptly named as a nod to society’s attachment to technology, was taken by interns from the Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative (IIC) and the Great Basin Institute (GBI). Both IIC and GBI provide young people opportunities to work with public land agencies to gain valuable experience in the natural resource management field. . That wraps up our month of partnerships! Thanks for tuning in! . 📸: NPS/Todd Miller . #nightsky  #milkyway  #starshot  #astronomy  #starphotography  #darksky  #explore  #findyourpark  #FindItAtParashant  #mypubliclands  #NPS  #seeBLM  #partnerships  #IIC  #GBI  #community  #education  #learning  #conservation  #arizona  #utah  #nevada 
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller
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We continue our month of partnerships with the Southern Paiute Nation! This partnership helps support Yevingkarere* Camp, which gives Southern Paiute youth the opportunity to learn their cultural practices from tribal elders on traditional homelands, like Mt. Trumbull on Parashant.
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* Traditionally the Southern Paiute called Mt. Trumbull Yevingkarere, which means ponderosa pine sitting.
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#NPS #BLM #partnerships #mypubliclands #FindYourPark #FindItAtParashant #seeBLM #arizona #mttrumbull #ponderosa #pine #together #unity #education #conservation #learning
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller . We continue our month of partnerships with the Southern Paiute Nation! This partnership helps support Yevingkarere* Camp, which gives Southern Paiute youth the opportunity to learn their cultural practices from tribal elders on traditional homelands, like Mt. Trumbull on Parashant. . * Traditionally the Southern Paiute called Mt. Trumbull Yevingkarere, which means ponderosa pine sitting. . #NPS  #BLM  #partnerships  #mypubliclands  #FindYourPark  #FindItAtParashant  #seeBLM  #arizona  #mttrumbull  #ponderosa  #pine  #together  #unity  #education  #conservation  #learning 
More pictures from the camping trip to Bears Ears. Showing Grand Gulch (no longer part if the monument). Did you know that some of the anti-monument people think that supporters of Bears Ears never even went there? They claim we're just hippie San Francisco environmentalists who want to socialise America... Well I definitely camped there. It was great. I mean it is public land and we want it to stay that way. But every American pays taxes to maintain it. That means we all get a say in it.
More pictures from the camping trip to Bears Ears. Showing Grand Gulch (no longer part if the monument). Did you know that some of the anti-monument people think that supporters of Bears Ears never even went there? They claim we're just hippie San Francisco environmentalists who want to socialise America... Well I definitely camped there. It was great. I mean it is public land and we want it to stay that way. But every American pays taxes to maintain it. That means we all get a say in it.
Perched on the brink. That's actually a full tree, not a broken branch.

It's been an upsetting couple weeks.  When I visited this place it was a National Monument.  Earlier this week it was removed in the largest shrinking of our National Park/Monument lands in our nation's history.

Now there is talk of selling the Public US land to the state of Utah in the biggest public lands grab ever.  Unfortunately Utah doesn't manage it's state lands too well. It can't afford to manage the lands to start with, but beyond that the recreation lands are absolute last priority in being funded. So most rot on the vine.
Perched on the brink. That's actually a full tree, not a broken branch. It's been an upsetting couple weeks.  When I visited this place it was a National Monument.  Earlier this week it was removed in the largest shrinking of our National Park/Monument lands in our nation's history. Now there is talk of selling the Public US land to the state of Utah in the biggest public lands grab ever.  Unfortunately Utah doesn't manage it's state lands too well. It can't afford to manage the lands to start with, but beyond that the recreation lands are absolute last priority in being funded. So most rot on the vine.
“Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” -Harold S. Geneen
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Here, a student of the Outdoor Leadership Academy (OLA) looks through a telescope at Pakoon Basin on Parashant. The OLA helps underrepresented and urban youth develop leadership skills in outdoor settings, to encourage a generation of diverse leaders in public lands.
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This week kicks off a celebration of Parashant’s partnerships! Stay tuned to see who’s next!
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📸: NPS/Todd Miller
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#nightsky #milkyway #starshot #astronomy #starphotography #darksky #FindYourPark #FindItAtParashant #partnerships #community #education #learning #conservation #arizona #utah #nevada #mypubliclands #NPS #seeBLM #explore #wander #wonder
“Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” -Harold S. Geneen . Here, a student of the Outdoor Leadership Academy (OLA) looks through a telescope at Pakoon Basin on Parashant. The OLA helps underrepresented and urban youth develop leadership skills in outdoor settings, to encourage a generation of diverse leaders in public lands. . This week kicks off a celebration of Parashant’s partnerships! Stay tuned to see who’s next! . 📸: NPS/Todd Miller . #nightsky  #milkyway  #starshot  #astronomy  #starphotography  #darksky  #FindYourPark  #FindItAtParashant  #partnerships  #community  #education  #learning  #conservation  #arizona  #utah  #nevada  #mypubliclands  #NPS  #seeBLM  #explore  #wander  #wonder 
Public lands matter! Please get interested!🙏🏼 #Repost @mypubliclands (@get_repost)
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Welcome to another day of #mypubliclandsroadtrip Sunday shares! Each Sunday all summer, we're sharing your photos of America's public lands tagged with #mypubliclandsroadtrip. The first share today -- from @edmondkphoto -- features the amazing geology of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Utah, the first monument managed by the BLM.  About the shot, @edmondkphoto says: "Stevens Arch, and two human ants standing in it! Can you find two people in the arch? That's just to give you an idea of how grand this place truly is! It was one of the best hikes, and already want to go back there again." Thanks for tagging your photo with #mypubliclandsroadtrip, @edmondkphoto!

#landscape #utah #grandstaircase #geology #scenic #rugged #solitude #nature #photography #getoutdoors #getoutside #hiking #backpacking #bucketlist #roadtrip #mypubliclandsroadtrip2016 #mypubliclands #explore #yourlands #SeeBLM #nationalmonument #monumentsforall #nationalconservationlands #instagood #instacool #photooftheday
Public lands matter! Please get interested!🙏🏼 #Repost  @mypubliclands (@get_repost) ・・・ Welcome to another day of #mypubliclandsroadtrip  Sunday shares! Each Sunday all summer, we're sharing your photos of America's public lands tagged with #mypubliclandsroadtrip . The first share today -- from @edmondkphoto -- features the amazing geology of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Utah, the first monument managed by the BLM. About the shot, @edmondkphoto says: "Stevens Arch, and two human ants standing in it! Can you find two people in the arch? That's just to give you an idea of how grand this place truly is! It was one of the best hikes, and already want to go back there again." Thanks for tagging your photo with #mypubliclandsroadtrip , @edmondkphoto! #landscape  #utah  #grandstaircase  #geology  #scenic  #rugged  #solitude  #nature  #photography  #getoutdoors  #getoutside  #hiking  #backpacking  #bucketlist  #roadtrip  #mypubliclandsroadtrip2016  #mypubliclands  #explore  #yourlands  #SeeBLM  #nationalmonument  #monumentsforall  #nationalconservationlands  #instagood  #instacool  #photooftheday 
Some closeups of the fantastic formations near Factory Butte.

Like I said before.  This seems amazing anywhere else, but in Utah we have things like this hidden all over the southern canyons and deserts.
Some closeups of the fantastic formations near Factory Butte. Like I said before.  This seems amazing anywhere else, but in Utah we have things like this hidden all over the southern canyons and deserts.
Oddly Eroded Rocks just outside the San Rafael Swell.

Anywhere else in the country this would probably be a State or National Monument.  Here it's literally not on any maps, and 200m away half of it is dug up as an open pit coal mine.
Oddly Eroded Rocks just outside the San Rafael Swell. Anywhere else in the country this would probably be a State or National Monument.  Here it's literally not on any maps, and 200m away half of it is dug up as an open pit coal mine.
Standing on the Broken rim.

The Henry Mountains in the distance are visible from one side of Southern Utah all the way to the other side.  Once you learn to identify them it's very easy to get your bearings in the area. 
There are only 4 herds of wild, genetically pure, free roaming American Bison left in North America.  The Elk Island, Wind Cave, and Yellowstone herds are all protected within national parks; the 4th is up in the Henry Mountains.  The mountains act like an ecological island of isolated alpine terrain, and because all apex predators were hunted out of the range the Bison are thriving.
Standing on the Broken rim. The Henry Mountains in the distance are visible from one side of Southern Utah all the way to the other side.  Once you learn to identify them it's very easy to get your bearings in the area. There are only 4 herds of wild, genetically pure, free roaming American Bison left in North America.  The Elk Island, Wind Cave, and Yellowstone herds are all protected within national parks; the 4th is up in the Henry Mountains.  The mountains act like an ecological island of isolated alpine terrain, and because all apex predators were hunted out of the range the Bison are thriving.
Beaver lodge tucked into the wetlands above the Salmon Wild & Scenic River at Wildwood today. We chose to #OptOutside today! #OutdoorsForAll
Beaver lodge tucked into the wetlands above the Salmon Wild & Scenic River at Wildwood today. We chose to #OptOutside  today! #OutdoorsForAll 
Sunrise at the Lower Blue Hills below Factory Bench.  Same as my last picture, 12 hours later.

The sky was nearly overcast except for a thin band on the horizon (to the right) that the sun shone through like an orange and red spotlight under a dark blanket.  The normally grey dirt of the hills below reflected the light so it seemed to glow from within.
Sunrise at the Lower Blue Hills below Factory Bench.  Same as my last picture, 12 hours later. The sky was nearly overcast except for a thin band on the horizon (to the right) that the sun shone through like an orange and red spotlight under a dark blanket.  The normally grey dirt of the hills below reflected the light so it seemed to glow from within.
Sunset at the Lower Blue Hills below Factory Bench.

The alkali soil stops plants from growing creating some amazing shading textures and erosion patterns on the barren hills.  From Skyline overlook you can see all the way across to the reef of the San Rafael Swell on the horizon.
Sunset at the Lower Blue Hills below Factory Bench. The alkali soil stops plants from growing creating some amazing shading textures and erosion patterns on the barren hills.  From Skyline overlook you can see all the way across to the reef of the San Rafael Swell on the horizon.
Probably my last camping trip of the year (It's just getting too cold at night!). Just west of Goblin Valley a dirt road leads to a bunch of dispersed BLM sites in case the campground is full.
Probably my last camping trip of the year (It's just getting too cold at night!). Just west of Goblin Valley a dirt road leads to a bunch of dispersed BLM sites in case the campground is full.
Cottonwood Trees Starting to Turn along the San Rafael River.

The good thing with the fall colors passing in northern Utah is that you can drive south and experience Fall all over again.
Cottonwood Trees Starting to Turn along the San Rafael River. The good thing with the fall colors passing in northern Utah is that you can drive south and experience Fall all over again.
Have I mentioned that I am claustrophobic?  Best way to conquer your fears is to face them (or something like that). I had an opportunity to get in some skinny stuff last weekend on another canyoneering adventure with @getinthewild and @samscholes near Hanksville.  Sacrificed a pair of pants to the canyon (even with my awesome scuttlebutt from #imlaycanyongear) Photo by @samscholes #outdoorwomen #goatworthy #exploremore #usinterior #seeblm #canyoneering #canyoneeringusa #hikeutah #utah #wowutah #igsouthwest #optoutside
Have I mentioned that I am claustrophobic? Best way to conquer your fears is to face them (or something like that). I had an opportunity to get in some skinny stuff last weekend on another canyoneering adventure with @getinthewild and @samscholes near Hanksville. Sacrificed a pair of pants to the canyon (even with my awesome scuttlebutt from #imlaycanyongear ) Photo by @samscholes #outdoorwomen  #goatworthy  #exploremore  #usinterior  #seeblm  #canyoneering  #canyoneeringusa  #hikeutah  #utah  #wowutah  #igsouthwest  #optoutside 
Can't wait to get back out in the canyons this weekend with this awesome crew.  Here are some pictures from our last adventure in Southern Utah. @samscholes @getinthewild #canyoneering #hikeutah #wowutah #igsouthwest #usinterior #seeblm #goatworthy #getoutside #rei1440project #optoutside
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
-Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne
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Personal post: This is my last Instagram post for Parashant before I move on to my next adventure. What a pleasure it has been bringing you all some of my favorite images of one of my very favorite places.
-Ranger Todd ✌️
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#goodbye #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #findadventure #seeblm #mypubliclands #goodbyesarehard #memories #goodtimes #wilderness #wildernessculture #arizonastrip #camping #explorer #nationalmonument #sunset #fun #funtimes #becurious #getoutside #wander #wonder
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” -Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne . Personal post: This is my last Instagram post for Parashant before I move on to my next adventure. What a pleasure it has been bringing you all some of my favorite images of one of my very favorite places. -Ranger Todd ✌️ . #goodbye  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #findadventure  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #goodbyesarehard  #memories  #goodtimes  #wilderness  #wildernessculture  #arizonastrip  #camping  #explorer  #nationalmonument  #sunset  #fun  #funtimes  #becurious  #getoutside  #wander  #wonder 
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”
-Richard Bach
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🐛👉🦋
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#transformationtuesday #transform #transformation #evolve #grow #learn #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #inspire #teach #flowers #sunflower #fieldofflowers #sunset #wilderness #outdoors #thegreatoutdoors #getoutside #explore #create #igsouthwest #arizona #visitarizona #hike #hikearizona #backcountry
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” -Richard Bach . 🐛👉🦋 . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #transformationtuesday  #transform  #transformation  #evolve  #grow  #learn  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #inspire  #teach  #flowers  #sunflower  #fieldofflowers  #sunset  #wilderness  #outdoors  #thegreatoutdoors  #getoutside  #explore  #create  #igsouthwest  #arizona  #visitarizona  #hike  #hikearizona  #backcountry 
“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.”
-Marie Curie
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#helpothers #helpotherssucceed #serve #service #kindness #FindItAtParashant #seeblm #findyourpark #mypubliclands #sunset #joshuatree #desert #mojave #dusk #build #together #create #support #camping #explore #arizonastrip #arizona #wonder #wander #wanderlust
“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.” -Marie Curie . ❤️ . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #helpothers  #helpotherssucceed  #serve  #service  #kindness  #FindItAtParashant  #seeblm  #findyourpark  #mypubliclands  #sunset  #joshuatree  #desert  #mojave  #dusk  #build  #together  #create  #support  #camping  #explore  #arizonastrip  #arizona  #wonder  #wander  #wanderlust 
The President and his administration have recommended that the Department of the Interior be cut by 12% over the coming year. This would bring the National Park Service to it's lowest level of funding in over 70 years. 11% of the staff have already been cut from the NPS, and deferred maintenance in the Parks is over $11 billion.

If this budget were to be enacted it will lead to events such as: +Staff shortages
+Campground closures
+Road closures
+Equipment shortages
+Declines in facility upkeep
+Declines in trail maintenance
+Declines in restorative projects

Support our National Parks today by taking a moment to fill out our petition. Each of your responses will be submitted to your Congressmen/Senator based upon the zip code you provide below. 
Let your representatives know how much you care about our public lands, and ask them to give the parks the resources they desperately need.

Tag a your friends that love our public lands and share this with your community!

#weownthenight #publiclands #rei1440project  #publicland #publiclandowner #backcountry #publiclandsproud #wearethewild  #mountains  #wilderness
 #getoutside #adventureisoutthere #adventureawaits #neverstopexplore #itsamazingoutthere #earthcapture #wildandscenic #blmwild #mypubliclands #conservation  #wildlands #seeblm #astheyare #findyourpark #nps #nps100 #nationalpark
The President and his administration have recommended that the Department of the Interior be cut by 12% over the coming year. This would bring the National Park Service to it's lowest level of funding in over 70 years. 11% of the staff have already been cut from the NPS, and deferred maintenance in the Parks is over $11 billion. If this budget were to be enacted it will lead to events such as: +Staff shortages +Campground closures +Road closures +Equipment shortages +Declines in facility upkeep +Declines in trail maintenance +Declines in restorative projects Support our National Parks today by taking a moment to fill out our petition. Each of your responses will be submitted to your Congressmen/Senator based upon the zip code you provide below. Let your representatives know how much you care about our public lands, and ask them to give the parks the resources they desperately need. Tag a your friends that love our public lands and share this with your community! #weownthenight  #publiclands  #rei1440project  #publicland  #publiclandowner  #backcountry  #publiclandsproud  #wearethewild  #mountains  #wilderness  #getoutside  #adventureisoutthere  #adventureawaits  #neverstopexplore  #itsamazingoutthere  #earthcapture  #wildandscenic  #blmwild  #mypubliclands  #conservation  #wildlands  #seeblm  #astheyare  #findyourpark  #nps  #nps100  #nationalpark 
“Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or the so-called negative aspects of our life to the side... we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.”
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Sometimes the beauty is in the imperfections, like this lens flare captured at sunrise on Parashant.
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#sunrise #rainbow #beauty #imperfect #FindItAtParashant #seeblm #mypubliclands #findyourpark #findadventure #explore #explorer #wildernessculture #landscape #landscapelovers #landscapephotography #desert #arizona #arizonastrip #desertphotography #igsouthwest #morning #morningmotivation #sunnyday #riseandshine #hiking #hikingadventures #camping
“Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or the so-called negative aspects of our life to the side... we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.” -Jeff Bridges . Sometimes the beauty is in the imperfections, like this lens flare captured at sunrise on Parashant. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #sunrise  #rainbow  #beauty  #imperfect  #FindItAtParashant  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #findyourpark  #findadventure  #explore  #explorer  #wildernessculture  #landscape  #landscapelovers  #landscapephotography  #desert  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #desertphotography  #igsouthwest  #morning  #morningmotivation  #sunnyday  #riseandshine  #hiking  #hikingadventures  #camping 
“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.”
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You have to get up pretty early in the morning to beat this sacred datura. These plants delicately unfurl silky, trumpet-like flowers that pollinators love. But you best be careful, these are some of the most toxic plants in the desert.
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#flower #sunrise #desert #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #nationalmonument #nationalparkservice #getoutside #play #explore #adventure #poison #poisonous #toxic #beautiful #sun #sunlight #morning #morningmotivation #morningsun #wanderer #wanderlust #wander #arizona #arizonastrip #hike
“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.” -Richard Whately . You have to get up pretty early in the morning to beat this sacred datura. These plants delicately unfurl silky, trumpet-like flowers that pollinators love. But you best be careful, these are some of the most toxic plants in the desert. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #flower  #sunrise  #desert  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #nationalmonument  #nationalparkservice  #getoutside  #play  #explore  #adventure  #poison  #poisonous  #toxic  #beautiful  #sun  #sunlight  #morning  #morningmotivation  #morningsun  #wanderer  #wanderlust  #wander  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #hike 
"Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself."
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We hope you were able to get out to an activity or two last night as part of the 1st Annual Southwest Astronomy Festival. If you missed it, or are ready for more astronomical fun, then you're in luck, the Festival continues tonight! Join us for the following events around Washington County happening today and tonight:
•Solar Party- The St. George Astronomy Group will host a solar viewing event with family crafts and activities from 1-4pm at the @stgeorgechildrensmuseum (86 S Main St St. George).
•Lighting Up the Night- Harun Mehmedinovic from the International Dark Sky Association (@idadarksky) will speak about the history of human observation of the stars, the origins and rise of light pollution, and the dark-sky movement at 6pm at the Public Lands Information Center (345 E Riverside Dr. St. George).
•Night Sky Photography Workshop- Alex Chamberlain (@alextchamberlain) explains how to plan for, properly expose, and artistically shoot moon, Milky Way, and nightscape photos. Indoor presentation begins at 7pm at the Public Lands Information Center (345 E Riverside Dr St. George) followed by an outdoor workshop at the Beaver Dam Wash Conservation Area.
•Dark Sky Drop In- Come by the @zionnps Zion Nature Center (off UT-9, Zion National Park) at 8:30pm for views of stars, planets, constellations and deep sky objects.
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For the full schedule of events for the Southwest Astronomy Festival, visit our website (link in bio).
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#astronomy #nightsky #milkyway #moon #stars #telescope #photography #nightskyphotography #starphotography #astrophotography #visitutah #beutahful @danpopegood4utah @kslcom @ksloutdoors @abc4utah @fox13now #explore #fantastic_universe #stg #stgeorge #starrynight #learn #cosmos #carlsagan #quotes #quoteoftheday #picoftheday #instapics #wildernessculture #findadventure #findyourpark #FindItAtParashant #seeblm
"Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." -Carl Sagan . We hope you were able to get out to an activity or two last night as part of the 1st Annual Southwest Astronomy Festival. If you missed it, or are ready for more astronomical fun, then you're in luck, the Festival continues tonight! Join us for the following events around Washington County happening today and tonight: •Solar Party- The St. George Astronomy Group will host a solar viewing event with family crafts and activities from 1-4pm at the @stgeorgechildrensmuseum (86 S Main St St. George). •Lighting Up the Night- Harun Mehmedinovic from the International Dark Sky Association (@idadarksky) will speak about the history of human observation of the stars, the origins and rise of light pollution, and the dark-sky movement at 6pm at the Public Lands Information Center (345 E Riverside Dr. St. George). •Night Sky Photography Workshop- Alex Chamberlain (@alextchamberlain) explains how to plan for, properly expose, and artistically shoot moon, Milky Way, and nightscape photos. Indoor presentation begins at 7pm at the Public Lands Information Center (345 E Riverside Dr St. George) followed by an outdoor workshop at the Beaver Dam Wash Conservation Area. •Dark Sky Drop In- Come by the @zionnps Zion Nature Center (off UT-9, Zion National Park) at 8:30pm for views of stars, planets, constellations and deep sky objects. . For the full schedule of events for the Southwest Astronomy Festival, visit our website (link in bio). . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #astronomy  #nightsky  #milkyway  #moon  #stars  #telescope  #photography  #nightskyphotography  #starphotography  #astrophotography  #visitutah  #beutahful  @danpopegood4utah @kslcom @ksloutdoors @abc4utah @fox13now #explore  #fantastic_universe  #stg  #stgeorge  #starrynight  #learn  #cosmos  #carlsagan  #quotes  #quoteoftheday  #picoftheday  #instapics  #wildernessculture  #findadventure  #findyourpark  #FindItAtParashant  #seeblm 
#Repost @parashantnps 
Come learn more about our amazing universe today and tomorrow (Sept. 22-23) at the 1st Annual Southwest Astronomy Festival in southern Utah. We are teaming up with @parashantnps @cedarbreaksnm and some amazing partners to bring you astronomical programs across the region.
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To learn more about the events, visit Cedar Breaks National Monument's website at nps.gov/cebr and click on the Southwest Astronomy Festival link. We hope to see you there!
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#nightsky #night #nighttime #darksky #milkyway #explore #wanderlust #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #FindItAtParashant #starrynight #learning #telescope #astronomy #curious #alwayslearning #wonder #festival #stars #starlight #starparty #nighthike #rangers #nps #nationalparkservice #southernutah #visitutah #beutahful
#Repost  @parashantnps Come learn more about our amazing universe today and tomorrow (Sept. 22-23) at the 1st Annual Southwest Astronomy Festival in southern Utah. We are teaming up with @parashantnps @cedarbreaksnm and some amazing partners to bring you astronomical programs across the region. . To learn more about the events, visit Cedar Breaks National Monument's website at nps.gov/cebr and click on the Southwest Astronomy Festival link. We hope to see you there! . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #nightsky  #night  #nighttime  #darksky  #milkyway  #explore  #wanderlust  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #FindItAtParashant  #starrynight  #learning  #telescope  #astronomy  #curious  #alwayslearning  #wonder  #festival  #stars  #starlight  #starparty  #nighthike  #rangers  #nps  #nationalparkservice  #southernutah  #visitutah  #beutahful 
"Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people."
-Carl Sagan
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Come learn more about our amazing universe this weekend (Sept. 22-23) at the 1st Annual Southwest Astronomy Festival in southern Utah. We are teaming up with @cedarbreaksnm and some amazing partners to bring you astronomical programs across the region. 
Activities you can participate in on Friday in Washington County include:
•Animals Under the Stars- Activities for kids that teach about nocturnal animals and animal constellations. 10am-5pm @redcliffsreserve Visitor's Center (10 N 100 E St. George, UT).
•Beneath the Surface- Multimedia presentation and art exhibit. Ticket required, call 435-652-7675 to purchase. 6:00pm @dixiestate Eccles Fine Arts Center Concert Hall (225 S University Ave. St. George, UT)
•Desert Discoveries After Dark- Guided ranger hike at dusk. Registration required, call Melissa at 435-688-3283. 7:30-9:30pm at Red Cliffs National Conservation Area near Leeds, UT.
•Star Party- Look through telescopes at stars, nebulae, planets, and more. 8-11pm at Unity Park in Ivins (200 W 400 S Ivins, UT).
• Zion Dark Sky Program- Join a ranger for an evening program about astronomy, dark skies, and stars. 8:30pm @zionnps Zion Lodge Auditorium (1 Zion Canyon Dr. Springdale, UT).
•Star Party- Family friendly event looking at stars and planets through telescopes. 8:30-10:30pm at Canyon Community Center (126 Lion Blvd. Springdale, UT).
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To learn more about the events, visit our website (link in bio) or Cedar Breaks National Monument's website at nps.gov/cebr and click on the Southwest Astronomy Festival link. We hope to see you there!
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#nightsky #night #nighttime #darksky #milkyway #explore #wanderlust #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #FindItAtParashant #starrynight #learning #telescope #astronomy #curious #alwayslearning #wonder #festival #stars #starlight #starparty #nighthike #rangers #nps #nationalparkservice #southernutah #visitutah #beutahful
"Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people." -Carl Sagan . Come learn more about our amazing universe this weekend (Sept. 22-23) at the 1st Annual Southwest Astronomy Festival in southern Utah. We are teaming up with @cedarbreaksnm and some amazing partners to bring you astronomical programs across the region. Activities you can participate in on Friday in Washington County include: •Animals Under the Stars- Activities for kids that teach about nocturnal animals and animal constellations. 10am-5pm @redcliffsreserve Visitor's Center (10 N 100 E St. George, UT). •Beneath the Surface- Multimedia presentation and art exhibit. Ticket required, call 435-652-7675 to purchase. 6:00pm @dixiestate Eccles Fine Arts Center Concert Hall (225 S University Ave. St. George, UT) •Desert Discoveries After Dark- Guided ranger hike at dusk. Registration required, call Melissa at 435-688-3283. 7:30-9:30pm at Red Cliffs National Conservation Area near Leeds, UT. •Star Party- Look through telescopes at stars, nebulae, planets, and more. 8-11pm at Unity Park in Ivins (200 W 400 S Ivins, UT). • Zion Dark Sky Program- Join a ranger for an evening program about astronomy, dark skies, and stars. 8:30pm @zionnps Zion Lodge Auditorium (1 Zion Canyon Dr. Springdale, UT). •Star Party- Family friendly event looking at stars and planets through telescopes. 8:30-10:30pm at Canyon Community Center (126 Lion Blvd. Springdale, UT). . To learn more about the events, visit our website (link in bio) or Cedar Breaks National Monument's website at nps.gov/cebr and click on the Southwest Astronomy Festival link. We hope to see you there! . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #nightsky  #night  #nighttime  #darksky  #milkyway  #explore  #wanderlust  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #FindItAtParashant  #starrynight  #learning  #telescope  #astronomy  #curious  #alwayslearning  #wonder  #festival  #stars  #starlight  #starparty  #nighthike  #rangers  #nps  #nationalparkservice  #southernutah  #visitutah  #beutahful 
One of the best things about running #parkspreserve is it gives us an excuse to explore all of our national parks while helping to raise funds to preserve them .  Brand ambassador @danielchilla took this photo on his last trip to @olympicnationalpark . We will be heading up to the pnw soon to help raise more funds for our non-profit partners @wanatlparkfund . What parks do you want us to work with next ? Tag them below. If you have any questions on how we donate feel free to shoot us a dm! Hope everyone is enjoying their week 👍🏻🌅🌿🏕
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 #getoutside #adventureisoutthere #adventureawaits #neverstopexplore #itsamazingoutthere #earthcapture #wildandscenic #blmwild #mypubliclands #conservation  #wildlands #seeblm #astheyare #findyourpark #nps #nps100 #nationalpark #pnw
One of the best things about running #parkspreserve  is it gives us an excuse to explore all of our national parks while helping to raise funds to preserve them . Brand ambassador @danielchilla took this photo on his last trip to @olympicnationalpark . We will be heading up to the pnw soon to help raise more funds for our non-profit partners @wanatlparkfund . What parks do you want us to work with next ? Tag them below. If you have any questions on how we donate feel free to shoot us a dm! Hope everyone is enjoying their week 👍🏻🌅🌿🏕 . . . . . . . . . . . . . weownthenight #publiclands  #rei1440project  #publicland  #publiclandowner  #backcountry  #publiclandsproud  #wearethewild  #mountains  #wilderness  #getoutside  #adventureisoutthere  #adventureawaits  #neverstopexplore  #itsamazingoutthere  #earthcapture  #wildandscenic  #blmwild  #mypubliclands  #conservation  #wildlands  #seeblm  #astheyare  #findyourpark  #nps  #nps100  #nationalpark  #pnw 
Utah just released their proposal to "Right Size" Bears Ears National Monument.  This area specifically is no longer considered worthy of being a National Monument (the canyon in front of you is chock full of untouched Native sites due to it's remote access). The 90% size reduction eliminates most all of Cedar Mesa which is the whole point of the Monument due to its huge congregation of Native sites that are currently being looted and need better protection.
Utah just released their proposal to "Right Size" Bears Ears National Monument.  This area specifically is no longer considered worthy of being a National Monument (the canyon in front of you is chock full of untouched Native sites due to it's remote access). The 90% size reduction eliminates most all of Cedar Mesa which is the whole point of the Monument due to its huge congregation of Native sites that are currently being looted and need better protection.
We just finished up our podcast with @reddyyeti and we are excited to share our vision and story behind Parks Preserve in the coming weeks with you all. Thank you Josh for having us in ! Now it's time to enjoy a few well deserved days off!

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 #getoutside #adventureisoutthere #adventureawaits #neverstopexplore #itsamazingoutthere #earthcapture #wildandscenic #blmwild #mypubliclands #conservation  #wildlands #seeblm #astheyare #findyourpark #nps #nps100 #nationalpark
We just finished up our podcast with @reddyyeti and we are excited to share our vision and story behind Parks Preserve in the coming weeks with you all. Thank you Josh for having us in ! Now it's time to enjoy a few well deserved days off! #takelessgivemore  . . . . . . . . . . #weownthenight  #publiclands  #rei1440project  #publicland  #publiclandowner  #backcountry  #publiclandsproud  #wearethewild  #mountains  #wilderness  #getoutside  #adventureisoutthere  #adventureawaits  #neverstopexplore  #itsamazingoutthere  #earthcapture  #wildandscenic  #blmwild  #mypubliclands  #conservation  #wildlands  #seeblm  #astheyare  #findyourpark  #nps  #nps100  #nationalpark 
"Who has smelled the woodsmoke at twilight, who has seen the campfire burning, who is quick to read the noises of the night?"
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The bags are packed and we are ready for another great Yevingkarere Camp! That means it's time to put Instagram to bed until next week. Wish us luck!
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#camp #fire #campfire #campfirecooking #arizona #history #trees #forest #FindItAtParashant #youth #elders #arizonastrip #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #stars #night #starrynight #nighttime #sleep #goodnight #seeya #culture #traditions
"Who has smelled the woodsmoke at twilight, who has seen the campfire burning, who is quick to read the noises of the night?" -Rudyard Kipling . The bags are packed and we are ready for another great Yevingkarere Camp! That means it's time to put Instagram to bed until next week. Wish us luck! . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #camp  #fire  #campfire  #campfirecooking  #arizona  #history  #trees  #forest  #FindItAtParashant  #youth  #elders  #arizonastrip  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #stars  #night  #starrynight  #nighttime  #sleep  #goodnight  #seeya  #culture  #traditions 
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
-George Bernard Shaw
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One of the best parts of the Yevingkarere Camp is where the youth learn how to play que'pauck, a hockey-like game that has been played in these forests for generations. For the three days of camp the Southern Paiute children learn, and play, at the feet of their elders.
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#play #quepauck #southernpaiute #games #tradition #culture #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #camping #summercamp #trees #forest #history #connect #learn #havefun #enjoy #enjoylife #learntoplay #getoutside #getoutsideandplay #arizona #arizonahistory
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." -George Bernard Shaw . One of the best parts of the Yevingkarere Camp is where the youth learn how to play que'pauck, a hockey-like game that has been played in these forests for generations. For the three days of camp the Southern Paiute children learn, and play, at the feet of their elders. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #play  #quepauck  #southernpaiute  #games  #tradition  #culture  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #camping  #summercamp  #trees  #forest  #history  #connect  #learn  #havefun  #enjoy  #enjoylife  #learntoplay  #getoutside  #getoutsideandplay  #arizona  #arizonahistory 
The second edition of our serape blanket will be releasing this Thursday👌🏻. We decided to add a leather harness to make packing in and out easier. 👍🏻 We use these blankets in our tents🏕on a day hike 🏞at the beach 🌊🏄‍♀️and at our homes. 🏘 for every blanket sold as always 50% of our profits goes back to support projects in our state and national parks! #takelessgivemore .
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#weownthenight #publiclands #rei1440project  #publicland #publiclandowner #backcountry #publiclandsproud #wearethewild  #mountains  #wilderness
 #getoutside #adventureisoutthere #adventureawaits #neverstopexplore #itsamazingoutthere #earthcapture #wildandscenic #blmwild #mypubliclands #conservation  #wildlands #seeblm #astheyare #findyourpark #nps #nps100 #nationalpark
The second edition of our serape blanket will be releasing this Thursday👌🏻. We decided to add a leather harness to make packing in and out easier. 👍🏻 We use these blankets in our tents🏕on a day hike 🏞at the beach 🌊🏄‍♀️and at our homes. 🏘 for every blanket sold as always 50% of our profits goes back to support projects in our state and national parks! #takelessgivemore  . . . . . . #weownthenight  #publiclands  #rei1440project  #publicland  #publiclandowner  #backcountry  #publiclandsproud  #wearethewild  #mountains  #wilderness  #getoutside  #adventureisoutthere  #adventureawaits  #neverstopexplore  #itsamazingoutthere  #earthcapture  #wildandscenic  #blmwild  #mypubliclands  #conservation  #wildlands  #seeblm  #astheyare  #findyourpark  #nps  #nps100  #nationalpark 
"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."
-Vincent Van Gogh
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We close out our week of starry nights with a serene shot of camping under starlight and a quote from the Starry Night master himself. We hope you enjoyed our starry night week!
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#starrynight #camping #vangogh #tents #starlight #forest #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #night #twinkletwinklelittlestar #painting #art #arizona #arizonastrip #explorer #exploremore #adventure #wanderlust #travel #dirtroads #backcountry #backcountryroads #trees
"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." -Vincent Van Gogh . We close out our week of starry nights with a serene shot of camping under starlight and a quote from the Starry Night master himself. We hope you enjoyed our starry night week! . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #starrynight  #camping  #vangogh  #tents  #starlight  #forest  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #night  #twinkletwinklelittlestar  #painting  #art  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #explorer  #exploremore  #adventure  #wanderlust  #travel  #dirtroads  #backcountry  #backcountryroads  #trees 
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world."
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The sparkling night sky makes a stunning backdrop for the old ranch house at Waring Ranch.
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#starrynight #nightsky #darkness #stars #cabin #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #abandoned #abandonedplaces #abandonedbuilding #ranch #ranchlife #country #cows #cattle #darksky #explore #adventure #getoutside #dirtroads #backcountry #driving #nationalmonument #nationalparkservice
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world." -Harriet Tubman . The sparkling night sky makes a stunning backdrop for the old ranch house at Waring Ranch. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #starrynight  #nightsky  #darkness  #stars  #cabin  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #abandoned  #abandonedplaces  #abandonedbuilding  #ranch  #ranchlife  #country  #cows  #cattle  #darksky  #explore  #adventure  #getoutside  #dirtroads  #backcountry  #driving  #nationalmonument  #nationalparkservice 
"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground."
-Theodore Roosevelt
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This week we go beyond the Milky Way and star trail shots to bring you some of our favorite starry night shots. Parashant offers some of the darkest and clearest skies in the lower 48, affording people the opportunity to experience all the different aspects of the night sky.
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#stars #starrynight #nightsky #night #darkness #summernights #desert #desertlife #abandoned #abandonedplaces #mine #minerals #copper #abandonedbuilding #spooky #september #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #findadventure #seeblm #mypubliclands #explore #arizona #arizonastrip #nationalmonument #monument #nationalparkservice
"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." -Theodore Roosevelt . This week we go beyond the Milky Way and star trail shots to bring you some of our favorite starry night shots. Parashant offers some of the darkest and clearest skies in the lower 48, affording people the opportunity to experience all the different aspects of the night sky. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #stars  #starrynight  #nightsky  #night  #darkness  #summernights  #desert  #desertlife  #abandoned  #abandonedplaces  #mine  #minerals  #copper  #abandonedbuilding  #spooky  #september  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #findadventure  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #explore  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #nationalmonument  #monument  #nationalparkservice 
"To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!"
-Charlie Chaplin
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We wrap up our week of the little guys by bringing you the feared, the legendary, the tarantula hawk wasp. Possessing one of the most painful stings in the world, tarantula hawks are not something you want to mess around with. Give these little guys some space!
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📸: NPS/ Mark Draper
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#insects #mypubliclands #bugs #igsouthwest #findyourpark #FindItAtParashant #seeblm #stem #wildlife #wild #wildlifephotography #science #explore #arizona #arizonastrip #entymology #wildernessculture #beautiful #dangerous #pain #sting #wasp #tarantulahawk #tarantula #painful #desert #desertlife
"To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!" -Charlie Chaplin . We wrap up our week of the little guys by bringing you the feared, the legendary, the tarantula hawk wasp. Possessing one of the most painful stings in the world, tarantula hawks are not something you want to mess around with. Give these little guys some space! . 📸: NPS/ Mark Draper . #insects  #mypubliclands  #bugs  #igsouthwest  #findyourpark  #FindItAtParashant  #seeblm  #stem  #wildlife  #wild  #wildlifephotography  #science  #explore  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #entymology  #wildernessculture  #beautiful  #dangerous  #pain  #sting  #wasp  #tarantulahawk  #tarantula  #painful  #desert  #desertlife 
"He stood breathing, and the more he breathed the land in, the more he was filled up with all the details of the land. He was not empty. There was more than enough here to fill him. There would always be more than enough."
-Ray Bradbury, 'Fahrenheit 451'
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Our week of the little guys marches on with this beautiful photo of a two-tailed swallowtail butterfly. The peace, tranquility, and solitude of Parashant's forests provide ample opportunities for us to reconnect with the natural world around us and soak up all the details.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#peace #solitude #nature #tranquility #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #butterfly #swallowtail #wildlife #insects #bugs #bugslife #flower #nectar #pollination #penstemon #forest #trees #findadventure #tiger #tigerswallowtail #beauty #igsouthwest #arizona #arizonastrip #hiking
"He stood breathing, and the more he breathed the land in, the more he was filled up with all the details of the land. He was not empty. There was more than enough here to fill him. There would always be more than enough." -Ray Bradbury, 'Fahrenheit 451' . Our week of the little guys marches on with this beautiful photo of a two-tailed swallowtail butterfly. The peace, tranquility, and solitude of Parashant's forests provide ample opportunities for us to reconnect with the natural world around us and soak up all the details. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #peace  #solitude  #nature  #tranquility  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #butterfly  #swallowtail  #wildlife  #insects  #bugs  #bugslife  #flower  #nectar  #pollination  #penstemon  #forest  #trees  #findadventure  #tiger  #tigerswallowtail  #beauty  #igsouthwest  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #hiking 
"Lonely is not a feeling when you're alone, lonely is a feeling when no one cares."
-Unknown
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This week we feature some of our favorite "little guys" of Parashant. Today we bring you an unsung star of the desert: the stink beetle. These beetles (also called pinacate beetles) are very common on Parashant and can be found virtually anywhere on the monument. In response to a threat they often turn upside down and do a handstand with their butts in the air. If further provoked, they will spray out an unpleasant chemical odor to deter predators. The tactic usually works, but a few animals have found a work around to this odorous problem. Grasshopper mice, for example, will grab a stink beetle and jam its rear-end in the ground before consuming the beetle head-first. Talk about being unappreciated!
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📸: NPS
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#insects #stinkbug #beetle #invertebrate #wildlife #arizonawildlife #arizona #arizonastrip #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #dark #nighttime #nocturnal #animals #explore #getoutside #nightimeadventures #blessedarethecurious #wonder #learn #education #themoreyouknow #adventure #findadventure
"Lonely is not a feeling when you're alone, lonely is a feeling when no one cares." -Unknown . This week we feature some of our favorite "little guys" of Parashant. Today we bring you an unsung star of the desert: the stink beetle. These beetles (also called pinacate beetles) are very common on Parashant and can be found virtually anywhere on the monument. In response to a threat they often turn upside down and do a handstand with their butts in the air. If further provoked, they will spray out an unpleasant chemical odor to deter predators. The tactic usually works, but a few animals have found a work around to this odorous problem. Grasshopper mice, for example, will grab a stink beetle and jam its rear-end in the ground before consuming the beetle head-first. Talk about being unappreciated! . 📸: NPS . #insects  #stinkbug  #beetle  #invertebrate  #wildlife  #arizonawildlife  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #dark  #nighttime  #nocturnal  #animals  #explore  #getoutside  #nightimeadventures  #blessedarethecurious  #wonder  #learn  #education  #themoreyouknow  #adventure  #findadventure 
"I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes."
-Anne Brontë
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Today's star trail is a shorter-duration star trail that shows the Milky Way mostly intact. The trails reflecting off the pond give the feeling of an eternal spiral.
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📸:NPS/ Todd Miller
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#nightskyphotography #startrail #stars #darksky #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #milkyway #milkywaychasers #nighttime #nightsky #dark #darkness #darkskies #darkskypark #nightskysanctuary #nightimeadventures #getoutside #explore #notallwhowanderarelost #wanderlust #adventure
"I love the silent hour of night, For blissful dreams may then arise, Revealing to my charmed sight What may not bless my waking eyes." -Anne Brontë . Today's star trail is a shorter-duration star trail that shows the Milky Way mostly intact. The trails reflecting off the pond give the feeling of an eternal spiral. . 📸:NPS/ Todd Miller . #nightskyphotography  #startrail  #stars  #darksky  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #milkyway  #milkywaychasers  #nighttime  #nightsky  #dark  #darkness  #darkskies  #darkskypark  #nightskysanctuary  #nightimeadventures  #getoutside  #explore  #notallwhowanderarelost  #wanderlust  #adventure 
Recently explored the 47 miles of the South Fork John Day Wild & Scenic River in central Oregon, gathering content for next year's 50th anniversary of the W&SR Act. Add it to your list, folks; it's majestic. "It's your river. Make your splash!" More pix here: https://flickr.com/photos/50169152@N06/sets/72157687225135106
Recently explored the 47 miles of the South Fork John Day Wild & Scenic River in central Oregon, gathering content for next year's 50th anniversary of the W&SR Act. Add it to your list, folks; it's majestic. "It's your river. Make your splash!" More pix here: https://flickr.com/photos/50169152@N06/sets/72157687225135106
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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What a great thought to start off our week of bringing you some of our favorite star trail shots. We hope you enjoy our journey this week as we leave behind the safety of the known paths to blaze a new trail.
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📷: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#stars #startrail #trailblazers #nightsky #adventure #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #explore #fantastic_universe #milkyway #darksky #halftheparkisafterdark #starrynight #dark #darkness #beauty #igsouthwest #arizona #arizonastrip #summernights #emerson #quotes #inspiration
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson . What a great thought to start off our week of bringing you some of our favorite star trail shots. We hope you enjoy our journey this week as we leave behind the safety of the known paths to blaze a new trail. . 📷: NPS/ Todd Miller . #stars  #startrail  #trailblazers  #nightsky  #adventure  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #explore  #fantastic_universe  #milkyway  #darksky  #halftheparkisafterdark  #starrynight  #dark  #darkness  #beauty  #igsouthwest  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #summernights  #emerson  #quotes  #inspiration 
Hikers watch the sunset above the Sacramento River Bend. This Bureau of Land Management area features excellent salmon and steelhead trout fishing. In northwest California, ‘quiet recreation’ activities like hiking, fishing, and rafting are vital forces in revenue generation for an 8-county area—creating $50.2 million in total economic output annually.
📷: Bob Wick 
#quietrec #getoutside #findyourway #SeeBLM #hiking #California #yourpubliclands #publiclands #protectpubliclands #conservation
Hikers watch the sunset above the Sacramento River Bend. This Bureau of Land Management area features excellent salmon and steelhead trout fishing. In northwest California, ‘quiet recreation’ activities like hiking, fishing, and rafting are vital forces in revenue generation for an 8-county area—creating $50.2 million in total economic output annually. 📷: Bob Wick #quietrec  #getoutside  #findyourway  #SeeBLM  #hiking  #California  #yourpubliclands  #publiclands  #protectpubliclands  #conservation 
Daydreaming of the Eastern Sierra...this was taken in November in the Volcanic Tablelands north of Bishop, CA while hunting for petroglyphs.
Daydreaming of the Eastern Sierra...this was taken in November in the Volcanic Tablelands north of Bishop, CA while hunting for petroglyphs.
"We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest."
-Philip Gilbert Hamerton
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To wrap up our week of videos, we bring you this clip from a video of our Physical Scientist, Eathan McIntyre, explaining what makes Parashant such a great place for scientific research. Check out the full video as well as other Parashant videos on our website (link in bio).
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🎥: NPS/ Mark Draper
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#video #science #FindItAtParashant #research #explore #discover #stem #outdoorscience #scienceoutside #learn #study #hike #wander #wonder #arizona #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #arizonastrip #nps #nationalparkservice #nationalpark #getoutside #outdoors
"We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest." -Philip Gilbert Hamerton . To wrap up our week of videos, we bring you this clip from a video of our Physical Scientist, Eathan McIntyre, explaining what makes Parashant such a great place for scientific research. Check out the full video as well as other Parashant videos on our website (link in bio). . 🎥: NPS/ Mark Draper . #video  #science  #FindItAtParashant  #research  #explore  #discover  #stem  #outdoorscience  #scienceoutside  #learn  #study  #hike  #wander  #wonder  #arizona  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #arizonastrip  #nps  #nationalparkservice  #nationalpark  #getoutside  #outdoors 
"Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you."
-William Makepeace Thackeray
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Despair for the moth becomes a good dinner for these bats. Today's video clip comes from some slowed-down infrared footage brought in from the field just a few weeks ago. Look, and listen, as these bats on Parashant use their echolocation to find their prey in the dark. Notice how their calls get closer and closer together as they zero in on dinner. Good stuff. Popcorn worthy 🍿.
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🎥: NPS/ Eathan McIntyre
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#bats #video #slowmo #look #listen #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #nocturnal #nighttime #wildlife #arizonawildlife #arizona #arizonastrip #nightimeadventures #yummy #feeding #dark #insects #bugs #moths #feedingtime #ourplanet
"Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you." -William Makepeace Thackeray . Despair for the moth becomes a good dinner for these bats. Today's video clip comes from some slowed-down infrared footage brought in from the field just a few weeks ago. Look, and listen, as these bats on Parashant use their echolocation to find their prey in the dark. Notice how their calls get closer and closer together as they zero in on dinner. Good stuff. Popcorn worthy 🍿. . 🎥: NPS/ Eathan McIntyre . #bats  #video  #slowmo  #look  #listen  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #nocturnal  #nighttime  #wildlife  #arizonawildlife  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #nightimeadventures  #yummy  #feeding  #dark  #insects  #bugs  #moths  #feedingtime  #ourplanet 
Stars can't shine without darkness.
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🍿 Get out the popcorn because this week we are featuring some of our favorite Parashant videos. Today's clip is from a video all about the night sky and, in particular, Parashant's designation as an International Dark Sky Association Gold-Tier Night Sky Sanctuary. Check out the full video on our website.
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#video #darksky #nightsky #nightskysanctuary #darkskypark #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #lightpollution #savethenight #bringbackourstars #starrysky #starrynight #getoutside #nightsky #nolights #ida #internationaldarkskypark #milkyway #stars #dark #moon
Stars can't shine without darkness. . 🍿 Get out the popcorn because this week we are featuring some of our favorite Parashant videos. Today's clip is from a video all about the night sky and, in particular, Parashant's designation as an International Dark Sky Association Gold-Tier Night Sky Sanctuary. Check out the full video on our website. . . #video  #darksky  #nightsky  #nightskysanctuary  #darkskypark  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #lightpollution  #savethenight  #bringbackourstars  #starrysky  #starrynight  #getoutside  #nightsky  #nolights  #ida  #internationaldarkskypark  #milkyway  #stars  #dark  #moon 
"Forget about frying an egg on the sidewalk; this kind of heat would fry an egg inside the chicken."
-Rachel Caine
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Hot summer days trigger hot summer storms more and more these days. The arrival of these annual monsoon thunderstorms signals the beginning of the end of summer 😢. But let's not think too much about that, instead let's just gaze out on the scenic Pigeon Canyon from the comfort of... wherever.
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📸: NPS/ Todd Miller
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#canyon #summer #scenic #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #clouds #sky #cloudsky #desert #landscape #wilderness #wildernessculture #hike #drive #offroad #backcountry #remote #isolation #igsouthwest #explore #southwest #summerheat #fryingeggs
"Forget about frying an egg on the sidewalk; this kind of heat would fry an egg inside the chicken." -Rachel Caine . Hot summer days trigger hot summer storms more and more these days. The arrival of these annual monsoon thunderstorms signals the beginning of the end of summer 😢. But let's not think too much about that, instead let's just gaze out on the scenic Pigeon Canyon from the comfort of... wherever. . 📸: NPS/ Todd Miller . #canyon  #summer  #scenic  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #clouds  #sky  #cloudsky  #desert  #landscape  #wilderness  #wildernessculture  #hike  #drive  #offroad  #backcountry  #remote  #isolation  #igsouthwest  #explore  #southwest  #summerheat  #fryingeggs