On this day in 1781, British forces under General Charles Lord Cornwallis marched across the #Yorktown Battlefield in #Virginia to surrender to General George Washington, effectively ending the #RevolutionaryWar . More than five years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, Washington’s army finally achieved the decisive victory that would guarantee our nation’s future. Visit the now peaceful battlefield to learn more about this dramatic moment in our history. Photo at Colonial National Historical Park - #YorktownBattlefield by James Gramm (www.sharetheexperience.org). #FindYourPark#usinterior
Huron National #WildlifeRefuge is made up of eight small islands three miles off the #Michigan shoreline of #LakeSuperior . Accessible only by boat, the refuge’s forests and bog provide habitat for birds like the herring gull, cedar waxwing and bald eagle. Visitors can stroll along Huron’s lone trail and take pictures of the historic stone lighthouse, the grays and pinks of the exposed bedrock, the blues of the lake and the contrasting greens of the trees. The bedrock itself offers shutterbugs a chance to capture the unique patterns caused by boulders cutting grooves into the rock as glaciers moved slowly over the landscape 8,000 years ago. Photo by Garrett Peterson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (@usfws). #usinterior#travel#puremichigan
Yesterday, #Yosemite National Park reopened, welcoming visitors back to Yosemite Valley, Wawona and Mariposa Grove after being closed for wildfires in the area. Air quality has been good to moderate in many areas of the park, but it's been unhealthy in #YosemiteValley . If recreating in Yosemite Valley, reduce prolonged or heavy exertion and take more breaks during outdoor activities. Air quality in Yosemite Valley is often better in the mornings. Beyond Tuesday, August 14, the following closures remain in effect: Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41) between Wawona and Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Road, and Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias. Yosemite Valley is only accessible by entering the park via Highways 140 and 120. Photo @yosemitenps from the archives by Rajeet Kashikar (www.sharetheexperience.org). #usinterior#findyourpark#travel#yosemitenationalpark#nationalpark#California
Landscapes of insanity... Over almost every pass, we were greeted with views of massive glaciers in every direction. This basin in particular was stunning beyond belief. Waterfalls careening right off the ice, icebergs floating in the lake. We were at a loss for words in this rugged and wild place..
For #wildernesswednesday I'm just gonna leave you with this dope reflection in @visitutah slot canyons....5 days there and we were swimming in an unusually brown river due to the floods a few days before we hit. Those unreal clear blue green pools I'd seen in the Subway the previous year were nowhere to be found,it was all about finding your inner Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and swimming in that chocolate river lol
this photo is the result of a last minute decision to camp in joshua tree and watch the perseid meteor shower. combined with the new moon we had a clear view of the milky way, around one hundred meteors per hour, and stars covering the sky like glitter. also took this photo on a lens made in the 70’s so I was pretty happy with the results. ☄️ #52weeksofnature
This was quite the experience, bear with me. The day before this, we tried to go to Yellowstone for a few days and were amazed that there wasn’t a single camp site in the whole park, so we explored what we could and high tailed it back to he Tetons where there was also no campsites. We missed the best sunset of the trip due to searching for a spot and felt defeated in a way, the constant smoke, lack of clouds and lack of wildlife were getting to be a little annoying. Sure enough the next day we woke up bright and early, stumbled upon a heard of buffalo and the whole precious day of struggles went out the window. If you keep at it and stay positive you never know what surprise is waiting for you tomorrow. I’m glad Yellowstone was booked, if it wasn’t we never would have gotten to see these amazing animals up close.