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Remember winter? We've really been enjoying a great summer, but I always look forward to #winterinmontana . No wildfires, crowds, and road construction. It'll be here before you know it.

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ruby_jane_the_airstream

β€œYou must search for the loveliness of America; it is not obvious; it is scattered; but when you find it, it touches you and binds you to it like a great secret oath taken in silence.” β€” Struthers Burt, Jackson Hole Dude Rancher, 1934. We all took that secret oath in the Tetons. America has so many beautiful and unique places and we are so lucky to have wonderful friends that have the same passion for nature, adventure, and national parks that we can live in small confined spaces for two weeks at a time. πŸ”πŸ”πŸ” cheers to the yes friends who are always down for an adventure and can hold the same stories of our travels 🍻

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mollynevola

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small. πŸŒŽπŸŒ‘ Neil Armstrong β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #ifyoubelieve #weputamanonthemoon #summerof69 #49years

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gesteves

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msimages60

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jberger5

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mmsumo

Guysss!! Brian's pic from our recent trip to glacier national park was featured on Montanas official tourism page @visitmontana check out their page and like/comment under @_mdee__ pic and follow him if your not for amazing nature photos of our adventures throughout the national parks . . #glaciernationalpark #glaciernps #montanamoment #montana #bigskycountry #americasbestidea #findyourpark #photography #naturephotography #landscapephotography #visitmontana

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nationalparkpatchlady

Happy Friday! May your weekend be bright with cool sands under your feet.β € β € πŸ“: White Sands National Monumentβ € πŸ“… : July 2017β € β € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSignsβ € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € β € #findyourpark β € #WeAreParksβ € #FYPyesβ € #parks101β € β € β € #usparksandmonumentsβ € #NationalParkLifeβ € #nationalpark β € #nationalparksβ € #nationalparkserviceβ € #npcollectiveβ € #protectingparksβ € #nationalparkobsessedβ € #thenationalparkspassβ € #NatlParkPodcastβ € #publiclandsallianceβ € #thegreatoutdoorsβ € #americasbestidea β € #wnpa1938β € #parksoflifeβ € #getoutsideβ € #np10kβ € β € #goexploreβ € #naturephotoUSAβ € #ThisIsMyRouteβ € #OurWildβ € β € #findyouradventureβ € β € #photoofthedayβ € #seekmorewilderness

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paradisiac.vacations

🌎 Get also inspired by: @americas.vacations πŸ“· Picture by: @skipwithgrace ≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔ πŸ“Location: #Galapagos πŸ”Ž Chosen by: @the_romanian_traveler ≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔ #⃣ Tag your pictures with: #paradisiac_vacations

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theadventurous3

Shh🀫 my friends are trying to sleep, can you keep it quiet please?

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thetacoslayers

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zenocolo

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thetacoslayers

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us.vacations

🌎 Get also inspired by: @americas.vacations πŸ“· Picture by: @witandfolly ≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔ πŸ“Location: #GlacierNationalPark #USA πŸ”Ž Chosen by: @the_romanian_traveler ≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔ #⃣ Tag your pictures with: #us_vacations

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national.parks.discovery

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nationalparkgeek

We wanted to thanks Ranger Jim @rangerjimtravels for flying in from Chicago to Joshua Tree for the NP Geek Meet Up this past weekend. It was a honor to meet a fellow NP Geek. β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’ Thanks to Jim @rangerjimtravels for sharing in the adventure. β€”β€”-- I still can’t get over just how many Joshua Trees are actually in JTNP!! I usually love the PNW, but this whole desert park thing is starting to grow on me. . . . . #ilovejoshuatree #jtnp #hallofhorrorsjoshuatree #desertvibes #joshuatreenationalpark #rangerjimtravels #findyourpark #nationalpark #exploremore #morethanjustparks #optoutside #exploreeverything #nationalparkexploring #lifeofadventure #welltraveled #juniorranger #nationalparkusa #NPS #americasbestidea #publiclands #travelawesome #viewsfromhere #americathebeautiful #weareparks #29palms β€”β€”- #nationalparkgeek

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jakedoesamerica

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justinthewild_

Last winter I spent a weekend solo camping and hiking through Joshua Tree’s backcountry. On my third the night the sky was finally clear enough to get some astro shots but the lunar calendar wasn’t on my side. I hiked around around with my headlamp, and tripod, dodging chola cacti and lots of other spiky flora in search of the ideal Joshua tree. I settled on this guy, and tried to use the tall branches to block the moon and create a silhouette. I ended up with a nice profile of one of the park’s iconic trees and a bonus of a sweet halo effect from the bright moon.πŸ“Έ . . . . . #joshuatree #nationalpark #americasbestidea #westbysouthwest #radparks #letskeepitwild #nightskyphotography #astrophotography #californiaadventure #wildernessculture #theoutbound #findyourpark #roamtheplanet #goatworthy #neverstopexploring #ourcamplife #naturelovers #thecreative #westcoastbestcoast #throughthepines #getoutside #agameoftones #getoutstayout #exploremore #letsgosomewhere #campvibes #optoutside #fujifeed #fujifilmx_us

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seekmorewilderness

Life below the sequoias 🌲🌲🌲 Many thanks to @stephintotheunknown for tagging us in your adventures through our wild places! _____ If you’ve strolled beneath these towering giants, you know how they shift your perspective! The most well-known sequoia is General Sherman, the 2,100 year old, 275-foot tall tree that is the largest tree in the world! At over 2.7 million pounds, it’s quite the experience to stand beneath it! It’s amazing that we have wild places like this for everyone to explore! As nature-lovers, it’s our job to keep these places protected. _____

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lifeamongpines

Thank-you to all of you who wished me a happy birthday yesterday! It was a lovely day spent in the mountains around Crested Butte. Definitely one for the books. 😊 . Side note: Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP is so epic and one of the quietest national parks we’ve ever visited. We came for a sunset drive and hike in the early evening a few weeks back, and we were one of a handful of other cars. It’s totally worth a stop if you are nearby or passing through central Colorado. ✨

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zenocolo

Serious picnic table envy. This beauty has almost three inch thick planks on the table and bench. Also, remember in bear country to β€œKeep it Crumb Clean!” #findyourpark #optoutside #americasbestidea #nationalparklovers #nationalpark #nps @goparks @nationalparkservice #redwoodnationalpark #nationalparkdreams #npcollective #alltrails #rei1440project #nationalparkgeek @nationalparktrust

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zenocolo

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epcotexplorer

Carousel of Color #FindYourPark

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epcotexplorer

Mountains soon. Not these mountains, but still. Mountains. Soon. #FindYourPark

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nationalparkpatchlady

When it feels like Death Valley everywhere... stay hydrated, my friends β € β € πŸ“: Death Valley National Park, CAβ € πŸ“… : May 2018β € β € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #deathvalleynationalpark

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wexplorations

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caladuin

We only had about two hours in Capitol Reef but I'm definitely going back with a Jeep next time.

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thelandmarkproject

Hey Seattle friends! We're heading your way this weekend to participate in @renegadecraft - a curated gathering of designers, makers, crafters, and a lot more. If you're in town we would love it if you stopped by and introduced yourself. The event will run Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm in Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park in Seattle - see you there! πŸ“·: @hiltyyβ€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #mylandmark #camptrend #campingcollective #briskoutdoors #departedoutdoors #hikingworldwide #wearethewild #campingofficial #nationalparkgeek #americasbestidea #goparks #ourcamplife #lifeofvisuals #hikingenvy #camp4pix #hikeandshoot #modernoutdoorlife #protectourparks #choosemountains #wildernessbabes #womenwhohike #outside_project #wildernessnation #alpinebabes #bewild #northwestisbest #pnwlife #renegadecraft #renegadeseattle

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rangerjimtravels

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mountainbased

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cee_regan

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zannaland

@badlandsnps may be one of my new favorite places to see. It is SO varied, it’s like 5 parks in one. We came right right as the sun was setting so didn’t get to see too much wildlife but the sights we did see were awe-inspiring. 🀩 Scroll through to see how different each area looks, and between these formations were vast prairie lands full of prairie dogs and other critters. 🐿🐏🦌 My story has more of our adventures. It’s been non-stop action so I didn’t have much time to update as things were happening. We are now en route to our final destination: @yellowstonenps ! πŸ˜„ Thanks for following along!

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gatewaynps

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travelstamps

πŸ”ΈοΈANSWERπŸ”ΈWhile Delicate Arch may be the most iconic, there are over 2,000 arches to discover in the National Park. The Windows and Turret Arch, pictured yesterday, are incredibly impressive and very easy to access! Make sure to bring lots of water and hit the trails early this summer! πŸ’¦β˜€οΈ #heatkills #delicatearch ___________________________________ Discover your America and its National Parks with us @travelstamps every week! Will you #see_them_all?

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ourvieadventures

#tbt - One of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World – The #GrandCanyon! The feelings you get when you see the Grand Canyon for the first time cannot be adequately expressed through words or even beautiful photos. Nothing does it justice. You just HAVE to experience it yourself. And since everyone has to see it for themselves, expect a crowd!Sometimes we unfortunately let ourselves get annoyed with the hoard of people, but then we have to remind ourselves that everyone is equally entitled and privileged to visit and love the parks. They have every right to be here just like I do. Don’t complain, but instead dig deeper, climb higher, or hiker farther, and make the effort to find your solitude and peace.

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ynplodges

Sometimes in Yellowstone, nature gets up close and personal. While in a bison jam this bison walked up and started to use the hood of the car as a scratching post! #experienceyellowstone

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tom.bottger

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courtneysachie

7.18.18 || β€œInstructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” #maryoliver sometimes the best sights are found by going just a bit off trail ✨ #mysierraplayground2018

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travel.like.a.bird

I loved our daily hikes in the evening! Where ever we stayed during our roundtrip, we took a little walk to enjoy the scenery in the evening light.

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carriedbf

Hiked the Precipice Trail in Acadia this morning. It was a bit terrifying but awesome. It’s a mile of sharp drop offs and metal ladders to climb. The park suggests hiking down a different way since it’s only wide enough for one person at a time. The hike down was still steep, but no ladders required. #americasbestidea #nationalparkgeek #nps #nationalpark #findyourpark #acadianationalpark

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theroadtoadventure

55/443 Devils Postpile National Monument

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ameliaurbanski

Glacier lilies covering the hillsides along the Skyline Divide Trail 🌼

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meetosm

What happens when you combine artisan coffee and a passion for the outdoors? @methodicalcoffee and @thelandmarkproject will combine into one beautiful location at Stone’s point off Wade Hampton Blvd this fall. Read more about it by clicking on the link in our bio - #alloutosm

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lmonitz

When you work for yourself the pressure can be immense. With accountability πŸ’― on you, it’s easy to work 24/7 and still feel like you’re not moving the wheel or ever really caught up. To-do lists never seem to get shorter and even when nothing feels especially pressing it still nags at you. There’s a certain element of proving you can do it, but more than that, to do it on your own terms. I don’t often give myself time off (and generally even work weekends), but this week I decided to randomly play hooky. It was a much needed mental health day and a good reminder of why I’m doing this. Any other strategies to cope for when you’re stuck in a rut?

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alexcassels66

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us.vacations

🌎 Get also inspired by: @americas.vacations πŸ“· Picture by: @831gaberodriguez ≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔ πŸ“Location: #Sedona #Arizona #USA πŸ”Ž Chosen by: @the_romanian_traveler ≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔ #⃣ Tag your pictures with: #us_vacations

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ruby_jane_the_airstream

Our three little Tetons. πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”Day two we hiked to Taggart Lake. Taggart was on our list, then scratched off, then the ranger said it’s a must and we put it back on the list, then we sort of took it back off.... well are we so so glad we put Taggart back on the list. The Tetons reflect perfectly in the beautiful clear lake. It is jaw dropping and a must for anyone coming here. It’s about a three mile hike (elevation gains) round trip. It’s a busy trail but with spectacular views of the Grand Tetons. After finally saying good by to Taggart we had lunch at Schwabacher’s Landing to view the range from the other side of Snake River. We checked out the Moulton Barns then headed back to String lake to stare at the view and kayak. It was a beautiful clear day and we could not stop talking about how much we love these mountains. Tetons, you have stolen our β™₯️.

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courtmariewright

This time last year we were packing for three new parks and sixteen days in magical Alaska! We’re beginning to plan our next national park trip (March) and there are just so many new places to explore. Any suggestions on where we should go next?!

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nationalparkpatchlady

The area which now comprises Sequoia National Park was first home to "Monachee" (Western Mono) Native Americans, who resided mainly in the Kaweah River drainage in the Foothills region of the park, though evidence of seasonal habitation exists as high as the Giant Forest. In the summertime, Native Americans would travel over the high mountain passes to trade with tribes to the East. To this day, pictographs can be found at several sites within the park, notably at Hospital Rock and Potwisha, as well as bedrock mortars used to process acorns, a staple food for the Monachee people.β € β € β € Tharp's Log, a cabin formed out of a hollowed-out Giant Sequoia logβ € By the time the first European settlers arrived in the area, smallpox had already spread to the region, decimating Native American populations. The first European settler to homestead in the area was Hale Tharp, who famously built a home out of a hollowed-out fallen giant sequoia log in the Giant Forest next to Log Meadow. Tharp allowed his cattle to graze the meadow, but at the same time had a respect for the grandeur of the forest and led early battles against logging in the area. From time to time, Tharp received visits from John Muir, who would stay at Tharp's log cabin. Tharp's Log can still be visited today in its original location in the Giant Forest. [wikipedia]β € β € β € πŸ“: Sequoia National Park, CAβ € πŸ“… : May 2018β € β € #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSignsβ € #sequoianationalpark

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parkpaperie

Have you added seeing Mount Rainier’s wildflowers to your bucket list yet? 🌼

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kurtrunsforthehills

this isn't the "pretty ok canyon," or the "neat canyon," or the "meh canyon." nope -- this here's the GRAND canyon. don't care how many times i see photos of this spectacular place...it's still just as grand as ever.β € .β € .β € .β € #grandcanyon #arizona #grandcanyonnationalpark #southrim #thegreatoutdoors #happypeoplehike #hikeon #lovehiking #hikingviews #thehikemovement #outdoorlife #happyhiker #nationalparks #findyourpark #nps #nationalpark #americasbestidea #goparks #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkservice #theoutbound #forgeyourownpath #ventureout #landscapephotography #adventureculture #exploremore #themountainiscalling #outsideculture #roam247 #stayandwander

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more_outdoor_adventures

Castle crest wild flower garden, Crater lake National Park #discoverklamath

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gesteves

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barney_and_clyde

#tbt to Clyde’s first #roadtrip !

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jrich.photos

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jberger5

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gypsyandajeep

For those of you who don't know I have set a goal to visit all 59 National Parks in the US before age 30. I've been hesitant to blatantly post this on social media, mainly because I don't have a profound reason or explanation for visiting all of these parks. My obsession began a couple years ago when realizing I had visited every park in Utah and my home state Montana. I figured visiting the other 52 parks just made sense. Exploring these places gives me an excuse to visit parts of the country I would otherwise never ever visit. For example, before this goal I never envisioned myself soaking in hot springs in the backwoods of Arkansas or navigating my way through hundreds of bison while hiking the plains of North Dakota or falling in love with the miniature Island Foxes on the Channel island off the coast of LA. After my recent birthday I've started feeling the pressure of this ambitious goal. While I've experienced 37 of these parks, the remaining 22 parks are further than driving distance and require careful logistical and financial planning. A few months ago while sitting in a rather boring new employee orientation I planned the next 36 months of my life to visit the remaining National Parks. Next stop: Minnesota and Michigan! My dad, brother, and I are heading out TODAY to backpack Isle Royale in Lake Superior and kayak the many lakes of Voyageurs NP. I am also looking for company on these excursions, especially in places like Alaska and Hawaii. I invite anyone and everyone, old friends, new friends, and acquaintances to experience these parks with me. Please let me know if you would like to tag along and listen to me ramble on about National Park facts and history on one of these trips. My tentative itinerary is as follows: Maine: October 2018 Florida: January 2019 Texas & New Mexico: February 2019 Ohio & Virginia: October 2019 Virgin Islands: Winter 2020 Alaska: Summer 2020 Hawaii: Winter 2021 American Samoa: June 2021 (for my 30th birthday) I know these dates feel far away but lets start planning now! More so I hope this goal inspires you to get outside and visit a place you've always wanted to see. . . . #nationalparkgeek

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jenntravels7

The white sands in New Mexico go on forever. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Family outing. New Mexico, 2012. #usa #πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #newmexico #blueskies #skiessoblue #travelwithjenn #girlswhotravel #familytime #familytrip #instanewmexico #whitesands #whitesandsnationalmonument #whitesandsnewmexico #findyourpark #americasbestidea #nps #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #instasand #instaskies #instafamily

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chrisvstl

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americas.vacations

🌍 Get also inspired by: @asia.vacations πŸ“· Picture by: @vincelimphoto ≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔ πŸ“Location: #hawaii πŸ”Ž Chosen by: @toinou1375 ≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔≕≔ #⃣ Tag your pictures with: #americas_vacations

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kurtrunsforthehills

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theadventurous3

fluffy clouds above the Cholla ☁️

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theadventurous3

A dry, but green Barker Dam

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theadventurous3

The eggscellent sunny side πŸ‘©β€πŸ³

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sernst83

Beautiful sunset tonight in the quiet corner of Grand Teton National Park! #findyourpark #americasbestidea #publiclands #sunset #wildlifewatching

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cheyloquiux

Don't Be a Two face

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cheyloquiux

Follow you, Follow me.

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national.parks.discovery

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darthurbrown

Rainbow 🌈 rocks in Badlands National Park, South Dakota 7/18/11 #seeamerica #americathebeautiful #nationalparks #badlandsnationalpark

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johnmuirnps

Self portrait by John Muir. "Why should man value himself as more than a small part of the one great unit of creation?" John Muir asked. His remarkable vision – that all creation is one community made up of equal companions – still inspires people to love nature and to work to save wildlands and wildlife. Muir is often called the father of national parks and forest reservations, forerunners of national forests. Muir urged people to experience wild nature so they would be inspired to defend it and save it #waybackwednesday #johnmuir #muir #naturalist #johnmuirnationalhistoricsite #johnmuirnhs #nature #wilderness #preservation #conservation #nationalpark #americasbestidea #findyourpark #nationalparkservice #experienceyouramerica

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emilyhallemily

I have a lot of favorite things but humongous fields of wildflowers next to massive mountains might be top 3 πŸ˜‰

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joannexplores

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seekmorewilderness

There’s something about carrying everything you need on your back and wandering out into the wild. πŸ“Έ: @_forever__wandering_ _____ Outdoor gear that protects the outdoors. Get adventure-inspired T-shirt’s for your next venture into the wilderness and help protect our wild places. 50% of profits donated to protecting National Parks. _____

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kimball5wanderlust

When the cars ahead of you stop in a National Park, you KNOW there’s wildlife up ahead! We took the freedom tops off for an evening drive up to Logan’s Pass and got a treat on our way back down! We saw FIVE moose while in Glacier: 2 females, 2 calfs and this fella.

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zannaland

Some people take these presidents for granite, but that’s because they are. #MtRushmore #JungleCruiseJokes

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