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hipphikergal

Spent day two of National Park Week visiting four NPS units - Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT), Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. Had a really great, challenging 8-mile hike today of Maryland Heights and the Stone Fort Trail, mostly with several hiking friends from Girls Who Hike Maryland, although I added some mileage of my own at the end over to Jefferson Rock and through the town. We saw some beautiful views, wildflowers and wildlife and enjoyed each other’s company along the way. Now that is a great way to start the week AND celebrate National Park Week! @chesapeakeandohiocanal @harpersferrynps @potomacheritagetrail @nationalparkservice . . . #girlswhohike #girlswhohikemd #nationalparkweek #findyourpark #takeahike

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thelandmarkproject

✨Gear Giveaway✨ who doesn’t love the sound of quality, rugged footwear made for all trails since 1964? If that’s you pay close attention! In honor of Earth Day and National Parks’ Week we are giving away 2️⃣ pairs of @vasquefootwear shoes for you and a friend! Here are the details: - •follow @thelandmarkproject •like this post and tag your adventure friend! More comments = more entries 💪🏼 •Enter the giveaway through the link in our bio for extra points! Winner will be announced by the end of Wednesday 25th on our story! Happy Earth Day and NPW🐻🌲

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wanderinggiraffe

There were a 101 things I should have done today, but it’s #nationalparksweek, so to a park I had to go! Lots of history and sights of spring at Monocacy National Battlefield today. #findyourpark #nationalparkgeek #americasbestidea #parks101 #nationalparkpassport #womenwhoexplore #optoutside #keen #monocacyriver #maryland #frederickmd #earthday

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passportwalletgo

📍Yosemite National Park, USA 🇺🇸 📷iPhone X Happy Earth Day 🌎! Hiked up to see the breathtaking Upper Yosemite Fall. There’s no better way to celebrate Earth Day by being fully immersed in what nature has to offer. . . . #yosemite #nationalparks #earthday #sierranevada #findyourpark #california #usa #americathebeautiful #americasbestidea #travelblogger #travelphotography #travel #traveler #traveller #traveling #travelling #theworldismyplayground #wanderlust #wanderlusttribe #ilovetravel #travelawesome #addictedtotravel #優勝美地 #美國 #加州 #內華達山脈 #國家公園 #ヨセミテ #国立公園 #アメリカ

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thv11

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zshada

Happy Earth Day, don't forget where to put your plastics....if you can get them by this guy.

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beforeitgetsdark

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laurhuff

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thomashegewaldphotography

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whetheriwander

A little pocket of the PNW in the lower Appalachians! Tall trees, scent of pine and early spring wildflowers covering the hillsides of the Buck Trail. Second weekend on the trail and it feels magnificent. . 7.8 mi//Koomer Ridge - Buck - PET - Rough Loop . . . . #whetheriwander #myreasontowander #hikingrrg #redrivergorge #redrivergorge #danielboonenationalforest #findyourpark #findyourway #goparks #sharetheexperience #forceofnature #americasbestidea #womenwhohike #nationalparkgeek #optoutside #BDAmerica #sheisnotlost #ourpubliclands #hikeKY #sharethelex #explorekentucky #redrivergorgeous #redrivergorgephoto #getlostinthered #modernhiker #explorerrg

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kalliebjerke

Happy Earth Day! 🌏Did you know that Yellowstone was the first national park in the world?! President Grant signed it into law in 1872. Wherever you are, make sure to get outside and bless up today✨

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sweetandsauercreations

“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.” - Edward Abbey Happy National Park Week and Happy Earth Day! 🌎🌍🌏 Delicate Arch in Arches National Park #earthdayiseveryday #earthday #earth #motherearth #archesnationalpark #arches #delicatearch #moab #utah #utahrocks #nationalparkweek #nationalparks #nps #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #walkonthewildside #resist #persist #saveourparks #saveourmonuments #saveouroceans #optoutside #cleanair #cleanwater #monumentsforall #keepitpublic #nationalparkgeek

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alliedearie

"There is a love of wild nature in everybody." - John Muir Happy Earth Day everyone! Make sure to get outside and enjoy our amazing world today if you can 🌎 I can't wait to be back in beautiful Maine two weeks from now!

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friendak

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wexplorations

We should be conscious of our beautiful, our fragile, our threatened, our exquisite, our life-giving planet every day, not just #EarthDay. But happy Earth Day, regardless! #FindYourPark #NationalParkWeek

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mjesclovon

In celebration of National Park Week I am posting some of my favorite captures from the parks I’ve been too. The first is from Yellowstone last year in early June. We saw every type of weather, wildlife, and such beauty. #bucketlist #wanttogoback #steamy #stormy #landscapephotography #yellowstone #yellowstonenationalpark # #usparksandmonuments #national_park_photography #nationalparkweek #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #protectyourpubliclands

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hashtag59_travel

Since #hashtag59 is named for the fact there are 59 National Parks in the United States I am counting down my top 7 parks to celebrate National Park Week, which is this week! ~ Number Seven: Arches National Park! This is one of several jaw dropping arches you will encounter on the Devils Garden Loop, one of the best day hikes in America! Plus when you go you can visit Moab, one of the raddest towns around 🤙! ~ Have you been to Arches? What’s your favorite hike there? • • • • • #archesnationalpark #nationalparkweek #nationalparks #moabutah #utahunique #exploreutah #devilsgarden #nationalparkgeek #hikemore #hikingvibes #hikingadventures #optoutside #findyourpark #fypyes #modernhiker #americasbestidea #roadtrippin #menwhohike #archesnp #nationalparkservice #utahhiking #dayhike #instahike #hikerslife #thegreatoutdoors #goparks #52hikechallenge #wildernessbadass #yesvisitutah

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richrijndersphotography

- Title: Snowy Egret at Merritt Island NWR - http://richrijnders.photography - I was in the neighborhood, so I took a drive through the Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve. Large populations of different colored Egrets, including this Snowy Egret. - Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF400mm f/5.6L USM Focal Len: 400 mm Aperture: f/5.6 Shutter: 1/1600 sec ISO: 200 • • • • • #photography #CanonUSA #Florida #SouthFlorida #SouthFL #oshineflorida #LoveFL #SaltLife #FloridaLife #RoamFlorida #PureFlorida #VisitFlorida #FL #Wildlife #WildlifePhotography #Animals #bird #birds #BirdPhotography #BestBirdShots #YourBestBirds #wildlifephotography #AmericanWhiteIbis #naturelovers.in #SnowyEgret #MerrittIslandNWR #nationalpark #americasbestidea #findyourpark #

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nationalparksbucketlist

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passportwalletgo

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kanigmarketplace

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danielgross

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pnwtreasuresandbeyond

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danielgross

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pamelampb

Celebrating the first day of National Park Week (and John Muir’s Birthday) at Devil’s Tower - America’s First National Monument! . . . #nationalparkweek #devilstower #matotipila #sacredsite #mywyominglife #thatswy #americasbestidea #freenpday #optoutside #happybirthdayjohnmuir

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kanigmarketplace

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national.park.discovery

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nationalparkgeek

Happy Birthday to John Muir. Thank you for helping to save this Valley. ••••• Thanks to Evan @wexplorations for the goodness. ———- On this day in 1838, John Muir, the father of Yosemite National Park and the National Park Service, was born. ‘God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.’ #JohnMuirDay #FindYourPark #yosemitenationalpark #yosemite #yosemitevalley #tunnelview #california #FindYourPark #GoParks #parks101 #nationalparklife #nationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparkgeek #RockThePark #usinterior #experienceyouramerica #whyihearttheparks #americasbestidea #naturephotousa #protectpubliclands #natparkexplorer #monumentsforall #optoutside #parksoflife #thenationalparkspass #johnmuir #muir ——— #nationalparkgeek

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dsmontague

Celebrating the birthday of John Muir, without whom some of my favorite places on earth would never exist, America’s best idea, our @nationalparkservice. I took this picture at @mesaverdenationalpark, a place of beauty and history. . . . #nationalparkweek #nps #nationalparkservice #johnmuir #nationslparks #mesaverde #mesaverdenationalpark #johnmuirbirthday #americasbestidea #colorado #clouds #mountains

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askforasign

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” —John Muir, naturalist, hiker, and author 🌎🏔🌲🌲🌎🏜🏔🌳These are some of my favorite signs around National Parks I’ve visited in the last year. It’s the Father of the National Parks birthday, HBD to John Muir! Thanks for helping America want to protect her history and rugged landscapes. Now, go #getoutside !! . . #johnmuir #johnmuirday #americasbestidea #askforasign #nationalparksweek #nationalparks #newmexico #colorado #georgia #missouri #washington #mlk #findyourpark

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joesomewhere

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wexplorations

Where else would I spend #EarthDay / #JohnMuirDay / #NationalParkWeek?

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epcotexplorer

"The sun shines not on us, but in us." - John Muir #FindYourPark @evergladesnps #johnmuirday #earthday

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epcotexplorer

I love Mission 66 architecture so much. #FindYourPark @evergladesnps #johnmuirday #earthday

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epcotexplorer

Spoonbills in the Sawgrass #FindYourPark @evergladesnps #johnmuirday #earthday

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epcotexplorer

A Florida mountain- a hammock all of six feet above sea level! #FindYourPark @evergladesnps #johnmuirday #earthday

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epcotexplorer

FINALLY saw a crocodile in @evergladesnps, today! I’ve lived in Florida all of my life and I’ve never seen one in the wild. So happy! #FindYourPark @evergladesnps #johnmuirday #earthday

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epcotexplorer

Today was definitely a bird day. #FindYourPark @evergladesnps #johnmuirday #earthday

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epcotexplorer

Where else would I be for #JohnMuirDay / #EarthDay Weekend / #NationalParkWeek but the first place I ever experienced the magic of @EvergladesNPS? #FindYourPark

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enriquedelint

“Of all the fire mountains which like beacons, once blazed along the Pacific Coast, Mount Rainier is the noblest.” John Muir.” Happy 180th birthday to the father of the national parks! #americasbestidea #findyourpark #nationalparksweek

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parkit.us

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alliedearie

Happy birthday, John Muir! The father of our national park system, a conservationist and environmentalist with a gift for words, and founding president of the Sierra Club. Thank you for preserving our incredible lands for generations to come 🏞 (Throwback to our hike through Muir Woods, one of my favorite places in the world, and aptly named after one of the biggest advocates for California wilderness!)

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parkit.us

It looks easy to #hike to the top when you see the #greatsanddunes from the bottom. The #sand towards the top is much softer and steeper though. 750 feet to the highest #dune #stardune. #nps #nationalpark #mountains #clouds #findyourpark #goparks #americasbestidea #getoutstayout #neverstopexploring #parkit #rvlife #fulltimetravel #tinypeople

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auroraleighroe

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thelandmarkproject

Beneath the rolling, gentle character of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a wealth of history and lore. In their long life, they’ve been shaped by the elements, human settlement, mass migrations, 3 wars, moonshining, scenic trails, and several National Parks. It’s no wonder we feel a particular connection to this culturally fascinating and majestic landscape! • • • • #bewild #modernoutdoorlife #hikeandshoot #mylandmark #optoutside #artofvisuals #getoutandstayout #wildernessnation #visualcreators #exploregreatness #takemoreadventures #theoutbound #wanderout #liveoutdoor #camptrend #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #protectourparks #outside_project #mountainstandard #publiclands #campingofficial #goparks #americasbestidea #protectourparks #blueridgemoments #wnc #ashevillefolk #eastcoastcollective #southernroamers

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naturalnevada

The Sierra Nevada run the north/south border between California and Nevada, with both states sharing the magnificent beauty of this 400-mile stretch of mountains. Home to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Mountain, and countless other geographic and geothermal features, no one loved the Sierra more than John Muir, who was born 180 years ago on this day. The Father of National Parks wrote fondly of his time spent in the Sierra, and we think it’s only fitting to honor that wildness in him today when we are fortunate enough to have a slice of the land he loved so much here in Nevada. “Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer.” . . . . Want to be featured? Tag us or use #naturalnevada to join our community! #sierranevadas #sierra #naturalnevada #naturalcalifornia #naturalunited #johnmuir #takeahike #americasbestidea #mountains #climbamountain #forest #wildness #wilderness #staywild #wildnevada #wildcalifornia #wildsierras #highsierra #ourpubliclands #onlyinnv #onlyincali #nvmag #naturephotography #instanature #optoutside #explore #bewild #offthebeatenpath

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salvadorarmendariz

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joesomewhere

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akphotographyusa1

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creativeactionnetwork

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dienaro_germanowicz

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introvertravels

Happy National Park Week, introverts! In fact, this is where IntroverTravels got its start, in Capitol Reef National Park, next door to its flashier neighbor, Zion. While on a solo hike here, I realized I needed to build a life that was full of travel, nature...and a little bit of adventure. I hope the National Parks are a source of inspiration for you, too! They really are “America’s Best Idea.” What’s your favorite park?

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kalliebjerke

Happy National Park Week! I’m going to post a photo a day this week of some of my fave national park trips and hopefully inspire you to check them out if you haven’t already. Also, did you know all U.S. national parks are fee-free today? ✌️

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m.e.neubauer

Mexican Hat on us #163. When finished that steaks right from the swing grill 🍖 one may feel in need for an evening  walk. The boat launch at San Juan River may be a good advice to walk to. Sun down comes quite good there 😄 . . #usa #ut #utah #visitutha #nv #nevada #coloradoplateau #visitarizona #visitnevada #breathtakingviews #explorearizona #discoverarizona #landscape #southwest #arizonahiking #americasbestidea #nature #az #arizona #arizonasky #wonderlust #monumentvalley #us163 #roadtrip #mexicanhat #mexicanhatlodge

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travelstamps

🔸️ADVICE FROM A JUNIOR RANGER🔸️For Jr. Ranger Day we asked two of our favorite travel stamping junior rangers, Ethan and Ryan, a few questions: __________________________________ Q: What do you love about being a Jr. Ranger? ---------- A: Both boys love exploring and learning about nature and history. They really enjoy seeing wildlife; whether it’s a banana slug at Olympic NP, Roosevelt elk in the Redwoods or Bison at Yellowstone NP. They have such pride in being Jr Rangers and sharing what they learned with friends and family. ---------- Q: What advice do you have for other aspiring rangers? ---------- A: Leave no trace and use your eyes and ears to explore! --------- Q: What has been the most difficult task you have completed as a junior ranger? ---------- A: Ethan thought the most difficult task was facing his fears to climb down the ladder at the Golden Dome cave at Lava Beds. Ryan thought the 300+ steps down and up to visit the lighthouse at Point Reyes National Seashore was hard. ___________________________________ Interview and Photo Feature 📸 : @juniorrangers_ethanandryan _________________________________ Discover your America and its National Parks with us every week! Will you #see_them_all?

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benskinner23

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wexplorations

On this day in 1838, John Muir, the father of Yosemite National Park and the National Park Service, was born. ‘God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.’ #JohnMuirDay #FindYourPark #yosemitenationalpark #yosemite #yosemitevalley #tunnelview #california #FindYourPark #GoParks #parks101 #nationalparklife #nationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparkgeek #RockThePark #usinterior #wnpa1938 # #experienceyouramerica #whyihearttheparks #americasbestidea #naturephotousa #npcollective #protectpubliclands #natparkexplorer #monumentsforall #optoutside #parksoflife #thenationalparkspass #johnmuir #muir

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hipphikergal

It seems fitting that I’m starting off National Park Week at Antietam National Battlefield. I grew up just miles from here, my Mom worked here when she was pregnant with me, I worked here during college and it was then that I developed a true love and appreciation for this sacred ground. I hope I’ve left my mark here through my contributions to this place - the Newcomer House, Visitor Center for the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. If you ever have the chance and it’s open, be sure to stop at this historic home. . . . #antietambattlefield #nationalparkweek #findyourpark

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hutsforvets

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courtmariewright

Getting to Wrangell St. Elias via the McCarthy Road is no joke. It’s 60 miles long, completely unpaved, and takes the better part of a day travel down... especially if you’re stopping every few miles for views like this! Speaking of killer views, we’re entering the NPS lottery to drive the entire Denali Road this October. Fingers crossed that our names are picked! 🏔🐻🌲

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onahike

Happy 180th Birthday, John Muir!

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vwhittem

It's National Park Week so I thought I'd share some of my favorite parks starting with the Badlands in South Dakota #nationalparkweek #nationalpark #badlands #southdakota #americasbestidea #buffalo

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johnmuirnps

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dnabmm2002

Spent 4+ hours exploring Fiery Furnace and didn’t see another soul! The Park service requires permits to even hike here - the silence and the solitude were just as incredible as the formations. “The stones seem talkative, sympathetic, brotherly” -- John Muir. It’s amazing what you can shimmy up and down in the narrow slots. Already planning the next trip. • • • #sacredground #getyourstemon #canyoneering #fieryfurnace #archesnationalpark #americasbestidea #thebestday #overandoveragain #lifefindsaway #moabherewecome @scottashleyadamson

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