an online Instagram web viewer

#wildcolorado medias

Photos

Fairy slipper orchids. Discovered these while hiking through the woods near South Saint Vrain Creek. It was the only stand of orchids we found that day -- about a square foot of them, six inches tall. An immense amount of pollen was coming from the evergreens. The flowers are dusted with it. Swipe left to see more.
.
.
.
.
#wildflowers #macro #closeup #colorful #delicate #beautyinnature #orchid #fairyslipperorchid #calypso_bulbosa #forestfloor #colorado #wildcolorado #plants #rare #orchidhunting
Fairy slipper orchids. Discovered these while hiking through the woods near South Saint Vrain Creek. It was the only stand of orchids we found that day -- about a square foot of them, six inches tall. An immense amount of pollen was coming from the evergreens. The flowers are dusted with it. Swipe left to see more. . . . . #wildflowers  #macro  #closeup  #colorful  #delicate  #beautyinnature  #orchid  #fairyslipperorchid  #calypso_bulbosa  #forestfloor  #colorado  #wildcolorado  #plants  #rare  #orchidhunting 
Dreaming of those mountain streams on these hot front range days.
Dreaming of those mountain streams on these hot front range days.
Throw back to a good snow year in Indian Peaks. Hoping for some rain to slow these fires. #wheresthesnow #indianpeaks #lottasnow #snow #wilderness #wildcolorado
Spouting Rock, the awesome and often overlooked feature that feeds Hanging Lake.
Spouting Rock, the awesome and often overlooked feature that feeds Hanging Lake.
Eight years ago today, as a young, aspiring scientist at Hubbard Brook, I went on a hike to the top of Welch-Dickey. I came down a hiker.
โ€ข
In the years that followed, hiking has taken me all over our country and abroad. Iโ€™ve lived out of my backpack for six months at a time. Iโ€™ve been in Death Valley and 14,000 feet high, in alpine lakes and snowy deserts, on a medieval pilgrimage route and on herdpaths and on bushwacks. Iโ€™ve seen ancient trees, towering summits, wild rivers, and flowering meadows. Iโ€™ve met inspiring people, and Iโ€™ve learned so much about myself.
โ€ข
Hiking and backpacking are my passions. They pull my heartstrings and touch my spirit in a way nothing else does. I canโ€™t wait to be back on the trails this summer. โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ
Eight years ago today, as a young, aspiring scientist at Hubbard Brook, I went on a hike to the top of Welch-Dickey. I came down a hiker. โ€ข In the years that followed, hiking has taken me all over our country and abroad. Iโ€™ve lived out of my backpack for six months at a time. Iโ€™ve been in Death Valley and 14,000 feet high, in alpine lakes and snowy deserts, on a medieval pilgrimage route and on herdpaths and on bushwacks. Iโ€™ve seen ancient trees, towering summits, wild rivers, and flowering meadows. Iโ€™ve met inspiring people, and Iโ€™ve learned so much about myself. โ€ข Hiking and backpacking are my passions. They pull my heartstrings and touch my spirit in a way nothing else does. I canโ€™t wait to be back on the trails this summer. โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ
Eight years ago today, as a young, aspiring scientist at Hubbard Brook, I went on a hike to the top of Welch-Dickey. I came down a hiker.
โ€ข
In the years that followed, hiking has taken me all over our country and abroad. Iโ€™ve lived out of my backpack for six months at a time. Iโ€™ve been in Death Valley and 14,000 feet high, in alpine lakes and snowy deserts, on a medieval pilgrimage route and on herdpaths and on bushwacks. Iโ€™ve seen ancient trees, towering summits, wild rivers, and flowering meadows. Iโ€™ve met inspiring people, and Iโ€™ve learned so much about myself.
โ€ข
Hiking and backpacking are my passions. They pull my heartstrings and touch my spirit in a way nothing else does. I canโ€™t wait to be back on the trails this summer. โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ
Eight years ago today, as a young, aspiring scientist at Hubbard Brook, I went on a hike to the top of Welch-Dickey. I came down a hiker. โ€ข In the years that followed, hiking has taken me all over our country and abroad. Iโ€™ve lived out of my backpack for six months at a time. Iโ€™ve been in Death Valley and 14,000 feet high, in alpine lakes and snowy deserts, on a medieval pilgrimage route and on herdpaths and on bushwacks. Iโ€™ve seen ancient trees, towering summits, wild rivers, and flowering meadows. Iโ€™ve met inspiring people, and Iโ€™ve learned so much about myself. โ€ข Hiking and backpacking are my passions. They pull my heartstrings and touch my spirit in a way nothing else does. I canโ€™t wait to be back on the trails this summer. โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ
Let me tell you about how much I hated Hoover Dam as a kid.
I hated it.
The traffic.
The heat.
The cars dying.
The AC straining the engine.
The sun.
The creepy copper angels.
But most of all: the pedestrians. All smiles and cameras and jay walking.
Let me tell you about how much I loved it.
The canyon.
The water.
The big horned sheep.
The towers that I imagined were giants.
But most of all: the lights at nights.
And now?
Now I burst with pride.
I take tours when no one else is around.
I avoid going when itโ€™s busy.
And hot.
I marvel at the things Iโ€™d never thought about.
I celebrate this feat.
And I love a man who works there.
.
.
#hooverdam #happyplace #blackcanyon #highwayman  #boulderdam #coloradoriver #wildcolorado #arizona #nevada #aznvline #nevadaside #concrete #engineeringnerd #engineerswife
Let me tell you about how much I hated Hoover Dam as a kid. I hated it. The traffic. The heat. The cars dying. The AC straining the engine. The sun. The creepy copper angels. But most of all: the pedestrians. All smiles and cameras and jay walking. Let me tell you about how much I loved it. The canyon. The water. The big horned sheep. The towers that I imagined were giants. But most of all: the lights at nights. And now? Now I burst with pride. I take tours when no one else is around. I avoid going when itโ€™s busy. And hot. I marvel at the things Iโ€™d never thought about. I celebrate this feat. And I love a man who works there. . . #hooverdam  #happyplace  #blackcanyon  #highwayman  #boulderdam  #coloradoriver  #wildcolorado  #arizona  #nevada  #aznvline  #nevadaside  #concrete  #engineeringnerd  #engineerswife 
Nature is the listening ear. Sometimes its the Goat listening to you and other times its you listening to the Goat. -------------------------------------------------------------
#colorado#wildcolorado#wildlife#nature#naturelovers#mountainloving#mountaingoat#climber#hiker#beautifulanimal#phonephotography#photography#blackandwhiteart#blackandwhitephotography#adventure#adventureon#explore#optoutside#getlost#thegreatoutdoors
Itโ€™s always an adventure when @iamjeffchen_  comes to visit. 8 years and I still canโ€™t get rid of him. I even took him on a 12 mile hike in the middle of mountain lion and bear country and heโ€™s still by my side ๐Ÿ’™
*
*
*
#hiking #coloradolife #colorado #visitor #bestfriendgoals #bestfriend #camping #happy #happyplace #firstcampingtrip #staywild #wildcolorado #ColoRadical #sangredecristo #sangredecristomountains #hikingadventures #crestone
Itโ€™s always an adventure when @iamjeffchen_ comes to visit. 8 years and I still canโ€™t get rid of him. I even took him on a 12 mile hike in the middle of mountain lion and bear country and heโ€™s still by my side ๐Ÿ’™ * * * #hiking  #coloradolife  #colorado  #visitor  #bestfriendgoals  #bestfriend  #camping  #happy  #happyplace  #firstcampingtrip  #staywild  #wildcolorado  #ColoRadical  #sangredecristo  #sangredecristomountains  #hikingadventures  #crestone 
Iโ€™m thinking of my 2017 thru-hike of the #ColoradoTrail this morning, remembering those blue sky mornings, dramatic peaks, alpine meadows, and fierce thunderstorms. It was a gorgeous trail!
โ€ข
This summer, Iโ€™ll only have a couple of weeks to backpack, and Iโ€™m so looking forward to seeing the Wonderland Trail and Tahoe Rim Trail. ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ”
Iโ€™m thinking of my 2017 thru-hike of the #ColoradoTrail  this morning, remembering those blue sky mornings, dramatic peaks, alpine meadows, and fierce thunderstorms. It was a gorgeous trail! โ€ข This summer, Iโ€™ll only have a couple of weeks to backpack, and Iโ€™m so looking forward to seeing the Wonderland Trail and Tahoe Rim Trail. ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ”
The 416 Fire, as seen from Mesa Verde National Park, Mancos, Colorado. The fire is currently burning about 17,000 acres and still only 10 percent contained. The cool mountain air brings the smoke down into the Animas River Valley at night, leaving Durango looking like a scene from Silent Hill every morning, and recedes as it warms up in the afternoon. Next weekend shows some rain in the forecast for us here in Durango so keep your fingers crossed. .
.
.
.
#wildcolorado #laplatacounty #keepitpublic #offthebeatenpath #naturalunited #naturalcolorado #nationalparks #mesaverde #laplatamountains #colorado #colorfulcolorado #416fire #summer #wildfire #hikecolorado #hike #durango #americasbestidea #southwest
The 416 Fire, as seen from Mesa Verde National Park, Mancos, Colorado. The fire is currently burning about 17,000 acres and still only 10 percent contained. The cool mountain air brings the smoke down into the Animas River Valley at night, leaving Durango looking like a scene from Silent Hill every morning, and recedes as it warms up in the afternoon. Next weekend shows some rain in the forecast for us here in Durango so keep your fingers crossed. . . . . #wildcolorado  #laplatacounty  #keepitpublic  #offthebeatenpath  #naturalunited  #naturalcolorado  #nationalparks  #mesaverde  #laplatamountains  #colorado  #colorfulcolorado  #416fire  #summer  #wildfire  #hikecolorado  #hike  #durango  #americasbestidea  #southwest 
#TempleRepost ๐Ÿ“ธ @wild.and.co + @markonthemoveย 
Congrats, you've won a pair of tickets to a show of your choice!ย 
Share with us your best Colorado shots for a chance at being featured on our Instagram ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ 1 winner will be posted weekly, and will win a pair of tickets to the event of their choice!ย Use โžก๏ธ #TempleRepost in your caption + tag @temple_denver for a chance to win! #TempleDenver
#TempleRepost  ๐Ÿ“ธ @wild.and.co + @markonthemoveย  Congrats, you've won a pair of tickets to a show of your choice!ย  Share with us your best Colorado shots for a chance at being featured on our Instagram ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ 1 winner will be posted weekly, and will win a pair of tickets to the event of their choice!ย Use โžก๏ธ #TempleRepost  in your caption + tag @temple_denver for a chance to win! #TempleDenver 
Hiked to Abyss Lake last night. Totally awesome/scary scramble down in the semi-dark. 
Photo 1: Abyss Lake PM ๐Ÿ˜
Photo 2: Abyss Lake AM
Photo 3: What we had to hike up to get out carrying all our overnight gear ๐Ÿ˜ต
Photo 4: The view half way up. .
.
.
#mtevanswilderness #abysslake #abysslaketrail #hikecolorado #getoutside #optoutside #wildcolorado #coloradical #colorfulcolorado #womenwhohike #colorado #idahosprings
Happy #NationalGetOutdoorsDay everybody!
If you havenโ€™t made it out yet - thereโ€™s still time! Have a sunset picnic in a park, or go for a bike ride, or head to your local hiking trail for the sunset! 
Thereโ€™s plenty of ways for you to get outside, take a deep breath, and go explore!
_____
Thanks to @securicor for tagging us in your adventures in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park!
This park is in Western Colorado and has the steepest cliff in the whole state! There are plenty of lookouts on the South Rim to gaze into the canyon, but the North Rim has some excellent hiking trails to explore, too.
As with all our public lands, be sure to practice Leave No Trace principles and leave it better than you found it! Itโ€™s up to us to keep these special outdoor places wild and free. Thatโ€™s what makes them so special! 
_____
Happy #NationalGetOutdoorsDay  everybody! If you havenโ€™t made it out yet - thereโ€™s still time! Have a sunset picnic in a park, or go for a bike ride, or head to your local hiking trail for the sunset! Thereโ€™s plenty of ways for you to get outside, take a deep breath, and go explore! _____ Thanks to @securicor for tagging us in your adventures in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park! This park is in Western Colorado and has the steepest cliff in the whole state! There are plenty of lookouts on the South Rim to gaze into the canyon, but the North Rim has some excellent hiking trails to explore, too. As with all our public lands, be sure to practice Leave No Trace principles and leave it better than you found it! Itโ€™s up to us to keep these special outdoor places wild and free. Thatโ€™s what makes them so special! _____
The 416 Fire, as seen from Animas City Mountain summit, June 8, 2018, La Plata County, Colorado. .
.
.
.
#wildcolorado #laplatacounty #colorado #colorfulcolorado #naturalcolorado #naturalunited #416fire #sanjuanmountains #wildfire #wildness #optoutside #animasmountain #hikecolorado #hike #goclimbamountain
Family time in a place called Mount Crested Butte @visitgcb in Gunnison County, Colorado. Enjoying the scenery and games with my two nephews. 
Something different about  #wildcolorado...liking it!

#crestedbutte #mountcrestedbutte #beautifuldestinations #visitcolorado #funtimes
Wild Colorado.  Right in my backyard.  On a walk, we spotted turkey vultures and a rattle snake!  #wildcolorado #colorado #rattlesnake #turkeyvultures #castlerockcolorado #gatewaymesaopenspace
Fire on the mountain.
.
.
.
.
The 416 Fire as seen from Lemon Reservoir, San Juan Mountains, La Plata County, Colorado. 
#sanjuanmountains #naturalcolorado #colorado #lemonreservoir #rockymountains #416fire #sunset #naturalunited #coloradosunset #mountains #laplatacounty #greatdivide #summer #summernights #summersky #wildness #wildcolorado #keepitwild #keepitpublic #optoutside #offthebeatenpath #nofilter
โ€œIn the eye of the storm, You remain in control...โ€ Had my first eastern Colorado storm today. I hope itโ€™s my last. No filter.
โ€œIn the eye of the storm, You remain in control...โ€ Had my first eastern Colorado storm today. I hope itโ€™s my last. No filter.
โ€œThe universe took its time on you; crafted you to offer the world; something different from everyone else; when you doubt; how you were created; you doubt an energy greater than us both.โ€
.
.
.
.
Animas River, Durango, Colorado.
#naturalunited #naturalcolorado #sanjuanmountains #animasriver #laplatamountains #river #mountains #colorado #summer #wildandscenic #wildness #wildcolorado #optoutside #loveyourland #loveyourwater #rupikaur
The mountains stole my heart but the canyons are my true love.
The mountains stole my heart but the canyons are my true love.
We #moose ask you a question. What can you give back to your community? There are more ways than just giving money to help support the #GrandFoundation! Head to GrandFoundation.com to learn the ways you can make a difference in Grand County! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ#GiveWhereYouLive #MoosePuns #MooseEmoji
We #moose  ask you a question. What can you give back to your community? There are more ways than just giving money to help support the #GrandFoundation ! Head to GrandFoundation.com to learn the ways you can make a difference in Grand County! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ#GiveWhereYouLive  #MoosePuns  #MooseEmoji 
@wild.and.co hats are in stock. Get out there and have wild adventures around Colorado! #localdesign #wildcolorado #iheartdenverstore #hats
Went traipsing around to see if the fairies brought me any new wildflowers and blooms since last I took the #canon out ๐Ÿ“ธ 
was pleasantly surprised...
๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ(swipe โ–ถ๏ธ)
#canonphotography, #nature, #naturephotography, #wild, #wildflowers, #weeds, #weedsareflowerstoo, #beauties, #littlebeauties, #flowers, #floral, #macro, #macrophotography, #outside, #getoutside, #freshair, #wildcolorado, #aroundtheyard, #myyard, #motherearth, #mothernature, #coloradolife, #coloradophotography, #coloradomama, #mountainlife, #floralphotography, #upclose, #fairygarden, #beautybynature
Went traipsing around to see if the fairies brought me any new wildflowers and blooms since last I took the #canon  out ๐Ÿ“ธ was pleasantly surprised... ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ(swipe โ–ถ๏ธ) #canonphotography , #nature , #naturephotography , #wild , #wildflowers , #weeds , #weedsareflowerstoo , #beauties , #littlebeauties , #flowers , #floral , #macro , #macrophotography , #outside , #getoutside , #freshair , #wildcolorado , #aroundtheyard , #myyard , #motherearth , #mothernature , #coloradolife , #coloradophotography , #coloradomama , #mountainlife , #floralphotography , #upclose , #fairygarden , #beautybynature 
๐Ÿ‘ spy a โ›ฐ
๐Ÿ‘ spy a โ›ฐ
Pioneer Point at the @blackcanyonnps 
Photo by @allanivyphotography , repost from @gunnison_colorado 
#wildcolorado #visitgcb #beautifuldestinations #colorfulcolorado #coloradophotography #gunnison #gunnisoncolorado
Soaking in the forest life while we got it ๐ŸŒฒ
Soaking in the forest life while we got it ๐ŸŒฒ
Most people exist, they don't live. Go out there and live your life the best that you can!
Most people exist, they don't live. Go out there and live your life the best that you can!
New job, who dis? I've been in Colorado four days and this state has welcomed me with open arms. Tonight is the first night since I got here that we're not camping on a military base in the middle of the prairie, so my dad asked me to post some pictures on Instagram ;) critter pictures coming soon (I AM getting paid to catch snakes and lizards now!), but for now, enjoy some flowers and some of my daily views. And a bonus horse, because why not ๐Ÿ˜˜
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#colorado #wildcolorado #getoutside #stayoutside #newjobwhodis
New job, who dis? I've been in Colorado four days and this state has welcomed me with open arms. Tonight is the first night since I got here that we're not camping on a military base in the middle of the prairie, so my dad asked me to post some pictures on Instagram ;) critter pictures coming soon (I AM getting paid to catch snakes and lizards now!), but for now, enjoy some flowers and some of my daily views. And a bonus horse, because why not ๐Ÿ˜˜ . . . . . . . #colorado  #wildcolorado  #getoutside  #stayoutside  #newjobwhodis 
The 416 fire burning just north of Durango, Colorado, as seen between Animas Mountain and Hermosa Cliffs. Fire means purge. A sign of the growth I can expect this summer? Time will tell. For now, this is home. .
.
.
.
.
#outdoors #colorado #naturalunited #naturalcolorado #durango #animasriver #animasmountain #416fire #mountains #laplatamountains #sanjuanmountains #mountaintowns #coloradomountainhigh #staywild #wildness #wildcolorado #keepitwild #wildfire #optoutdoors
The 416 fire burning just north of Durango, Colorado, as seen between Animas Mountain and Hermosa Cliffs. Fire means purge. A sign of the growth I can expect this summer? Time will tell. For now, this is home. . . . . . #outdoors  #colorado  #naturalunited  #naturalcolorado  #durango  #animasriver  #animasmountain  #416fire  #mountains  #laplatamountains  #sanjuanmountains  #mountaintowns  #coloradomountainhigh  #staywild  #wildness  #wildcolorado  #keepitwild  #wildfire  #optoutdoors 
Cโ€™mon, can you be that view?
Cโ€™mon, can you be that view?
Alex looking up at Steamboat Rock from the banks of the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. #steamboatrock #dinosaurnationalmonument #carcamping #greenriver #wildcolorado
"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."
Love #hikingwithkids #summerherewecome #sunshine #goodday #hike #co #wildcolorado
โ€œA morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of booksโ€
- Walt Whitman
โ€œA morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of booksโ€ - Walt Whitman
The Maroon Bells are one of those iconic Colorado places. One of the scenes you see everywhere in photographs. These peaks and lakes were always beautiful in these images, but I couldn't image how amazing they would be in person. I was fully expecting the area to be crawling with tourist and not worth the drive. I wasn't really wrong about the tourist but the scenery was unreal and definitely lived up to the hype. When you do visit and you should, go in the bumper seasons before the buses start and the vacationers over run the place. This state will never cease to amaze me and I hope I never take any of it for granted.
The Maroon Bells are one of those iconic Colorado places. One of the scenes you see everywhere in photographs. These peaks and lakes were always beautiful in these images, but I couldn't image how amazing they would be in person. I was fully expecting the area to be crawling with tourist and not worth the drive. I wasn't really wrong about the tourist but the scenery was unreal and definitely lived up to the hype. When you do visit and you should, go in the bumper seasons before the buses start and the vacationers over run the place. This state will never cease to amaze me and I hope I never take any of it for granted.
โ€œAll we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.โ€
- Tolkien
โ€œAll we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.โ€ - Tolkien
The new tank top designs are wild and fun this year! @wild.and.co designs are at I Heart Denver Store. #tanktops #wildcolorado #summerfun #iheartdenverstore