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jeffreysteadman

DAY 63/365 With winter now fully upon us, I think about places like this lake. This particular one sits just below 11,000ft in an oft-overlooked little side canyon of a high mountain drainage. You hike in over 11K and then drop back down the trail, before finally leaving the path altogether and making your way up the basin. When I visited, it was early summer and the snow had just melted a few weeks prior. It was full of life—full of new wildflowers, grasses, and the brightest shades of green imaginable. I wonder what it looks like now? I’ve never been there in the winter, but I have been to enough high country lakes in the winter to know it’s quite white, covered in several feet of snow, and quiet. What do the fish do all winter? The ice starts to form in October, and by late November it’s all frozen over. Yet underneath that thickening layer of solid ice is a whole world of aquatic life. They’re still down there, but just cut off from the rest of the world. What’s brewing down there? How do they spend their days? Here’s the thing—they survive down there all winter. When the spring comes and the ice melts, they’re eager for new food and oxygen, but they usually survive. Unless of course, they don’t. If they’re kept under the ice for too long, they can run out of vital life ingredients (again, food and O2) and they can die. I’ve visited several lakes in the late spring after ice off, only to find the shore or lake bottom to be littered with decaying fish corpses. I think about that lake, about everything there that’s below the surface. I think about how far away it can seem, yet how it can only be a few inches away. I think about how I can remember to see beyond the surface, to recognize that there’s a lot going on under the surface, and I think about the fish, their survival, and how to survive, they’re going to need air, and just when they do, the sun takes care of that problem.

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lifeisnth

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jaredtamezphotography

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how.lauren.seas.it

When you’ve jumped through all the hoops & are letting reality sink in 🙃 . . . Feels good to have accomplished a goal after talking about it for so many years. There will be lots of projects in the near future, & luckily there are still lots of photos to play with like this pic from Arches NP ☺️ . . . #goals #allgrownup #utah #archesnationalpark #xputah #utahisrad #utahphotographer #landscapephotography #desert #planetearth #wanderlust #exploremore #travelphotography #colorful #beauty #nature #keepitwild #tbt

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experienceutah

This incredible picture was taken by @tmaagphotography. Check out his feed for more information and amazing photos! ----------------------------------------------- Tag your photos with #xputah to be featured! We love to share your Utah experiences ----------------------------------------------- #utahgram #instautah #igutah #iloveutah #mountainlife #wowutah #rockymountains #adventureculture #optoutside #getoutdoors #hiking #hikeutah #utahisrad #adventureon #utahrocks #visitutah #exploreutah #iloveutah

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werutah

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goodxfoto

F R O S T E D * T I P S

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wcgriffins

Repost By experienceutah: This incredible picture was taken by @justhankinthere. Check out his feed for more information and amazing photos! ----------------------------------------------- Tag your photos with #xputah to be featured! We love to share your Utah experiences ----------------------------------------------- #utahgram #instautah #igutah #iloveutah #mountainlife #wowutah #rockymountains #adventureculture #optoutside #getoutdoors #hiking #hikeutah #utahisrad #adventureon #utahrocks #visitutah #exploreutah #iloveutah (via #appskottage.com #QuickReposter @AppKottage)

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adventuresoftracyjean

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daisymaebugbom

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jim.dehaan

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indie_go_190

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_patrick_gibbons

Winter snow and red sandstone go so very well together! Crazy to think its almost been a year since i took this photo.

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mattdbertrand

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jackharvard3

Mornings in the mountains ⛅️ 🏔

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leganski

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jim.dehaan

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overflowdan

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tys.fine.art

The Misty Mountains of Kolob.

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alvarado_ig.1996

Our friends over at @thebamboobrushclub are giving away a free toothbrush to our audience! Use coupon code XPUTAH at checkout! ----------------------------------------------- Tag your photos with #xputah to be featured! We love to share your Utah experiences ----------------------------------------------- #utahgram #instautah #igutah #iloveutah #mountainlife #wowutah #rockymountains #adventureculture #optoutside #getoutdoors #hiking #hikeutah #utahisrad #adventureon #utahrocks #visitutah #exploreutah #iloveutah #beautahful #southernutah #openingtheoutdoors #utah Thank you : experienceutah Your snapshots are so professional!

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jillrwilkins

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experienceutah

This incredible picture was taken by @justhankinthere. Check out his feed for more information and amazing photos! ----------------------------------------------- Tag your photos with #xputah to be featured! We love to share your Utah experiences ----------------------------------------------- #utahgram #instautah #igutah #iloveutah #mountainlife #wowutah #rockymountains #adventureculture #optoutside #getoutdoors #hiking #hikeutah #utahisrad #adventureon #utahrocks #visitutah #exploreutah #iloveutah

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lifeinmyelement

Zion covered in snow is something I hope every human bean gets to enjoy at least once in their lives. It's just pure magic ☇

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trails_2_travel

Some of the fun action shots from this past weekends adventure. Thanks to the crew for the rad photos! @msfit_n_reckless @primef.otography @cakuester

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therohansrinivas

Straight out of a Painting Straight out of a Childhood Coloring Book Straight out of a Fantasy Dreamland Comes a Mountain Landscape in my Backyard That Exceeds Everything I ever imagined 😘🏔📸 @canonusa 5D Mark iii Canon L Glass @benrousa Tripod Single Exposure Sunset Posing as a Sunrise 😘📸😎 #exploredreamdiscover #neverstopexploring #wanderlust #mountainsmatter #internationalmountainday #utah #visitutah #werutah #xputah #sunset #imagineU #lifeelevated #utahphotographer #landscapephotography

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winniephotography__

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sevdaozturk5192

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njoswan

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newmexicangraywulff

Earlier this month...

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hikergirl01

She’s a dreamer, a soul searcher and wanderer. She drifts along deep in thought, her mind craving exploration and her eyes telling tales of mysterious adventures. . . . #exploremore #adventuretime #optoutside #in2nature #lifeelevated lifeonthetrails #undesignatedtrails #desertlover #thecalmzone #hikersparadise #hikeutah #utahunique #timespentwell #theviewfromhere #xputah #utahscenery #beautifuldestinations #captured #photography #lifeinthedesert #capturerthis #desertsaremyweakness

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goodxfoto

• BYRDS OUT HERE LOOKiN THICK •

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goodxfoto

• THE FIGHT ❷ STAY FLUID

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breathe

Textures of earth from above 🌎 📷: @antonyspencer #breatheadventure

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rockartphoto

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adventr.co

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adventuringwiththecolls

Yesterday we had ourselves a freaking day! 🤗 Instead of heading back in to Arches we decided to take the road less traveled 🚌 and we were treated with the most epic sunset of the trip! Traveling doesn’t always have to mean planning locations that you can find online. Sometimes it means making a right instead of a left and seeing where it takes you. 🗺

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jgordonswensenphotography

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speedyz3

I enjoy seeing these little predators. The American Kestrel are really good hunters.

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jemphotoz_

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_scorpion.goddess_

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lifeisnth

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jeffreysteadman

DAY 62/365 This. Surround yourself with people like this. People who are doers. People who know what they want, and they’re not afraid to go out there and get it. People who don’t just sit at home and read about it, but go out and see it. People who want to see more, do more, and be more. Surround yourself with the curious, the brave, the kind, and the resilient. Find a trail runner who will get up early in the morning to slay the slickrock of Moab with you. Find a food adventurer who will forage the bakeries and cafes in the afternoon. Find a thoughtful and sensible person who will soak in all the day’s memories with you at night. Find all of these different people, or, if you’re really lucky, find all of these things in one person. If you do find all of those things in a single soul, then I think it’s only right to celebrate. Not just once, but celebrate everyday.

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goodxfoto

THIS WAS THE BIGGEST RAFTER OF TURKEYS I HAVE EVER SEEN (40+). CONGRATS ON MAKING THRU ANOTHER NOVEMBER Y’ALL 🦃.

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edubs3191

"Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments" ❤🌿

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experienceutah

This incredible picture was taken by @derrickkersey. Check out his feed for more information and amazing photos! ----------------------------------------------- Tag your photos with #xputah to be featured! We love to share your Utah experiences ----------------------------------------------- #utahgram #instautah #igutah #iloveutah #mountainlife #wowutah #rockymountains #adventureculture #optoutside #getoutdoors #hiking #hikeutah #utahisrad #adventureon #utahrocks #visitutah #exploreutah #iloveutah

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craig.nishiyori

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kwoodyphoto

It’s too bad this has been shut down to the public. These hot springs were a good chill. I guess everybody needs to find another place to soak. ____________________________________________________ #fifthwaterhotsprings #utahisrad #utahgram #igutah

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adventuresoftracyjean

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megnielson3

You are the reason that I’m smiling when there is nothing to smile about 🎵

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utahunlocked

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christophersyu

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tlphotoart

Just want to let you all know that tiny, salt-loving organisms turn the northern part of the Great Salt Lake a millennial pink color. 🦠 Also the pigments in the creatures are the same found in carrots. 🥕 That’s all for now folks 👋🏻 . . . . . . . #utahisrad #utahgram #saltlakecity #slc #westisthebest #lifeelevated #utahlife #xputah #igutah #iloveutah #beautahful #wowutah #getoutside #getoutdoors #experienceUtah #nikonshots #justgoshoot #verilymoment #inspiremyinstagram #openmyworld #seekthesimplicity #wildsights #thephotsociety #moodygrams #snapseekers #liveauthentic #wander #creativeontherise #lifeofadventure #livefolk

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natural_utah

Nothing like some low angle light to bring out that Zion drama. This photo shared with us by @radadiya_maulik, thanks for tagging us! Don’t forget to tag us in your best Utah photos with #naturalutah. Admin: @njensenphoto ——————————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #landscape #explore #naturephotography #naturelovers #instanature #utah #goldenhour #liveoutdoors #wildernessculture #optoutside #findyourpark #zionnationalpark #beautahful #utahphotography #werutah #utahunique #yesvisitutah #utahisrad #igsouthwest #youtah #xputah #westbysouthwest #utahisawesome #wowutah #utahrocks #mighty5 #utahgram

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trailtruffles

Nature takes on new defense mechanisms in the winter months. Icy!

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zionadventurephotog

Parks are for lovers❤️…….just kidding crazy! Parks are for everyone!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And if you want to check out Zion all covered in that fluffy, white, wet stuff you should definitely check out my latest blog post. Bonus points if you do it while in an ice cold bath…..you know…..to get the full effect.😝 A few more bonus points if you recognize the awesome family featured in said blog post. Link in profile. . . . . . . . . . #utah #visitutah #wowutah #werutah #utahisrad #utahisawesome #utahdotcom #iloveutah #xputah #briskoutdoors #optoutside #in2nature #natureaddict #wanderlust #theoutbound #getoutside #zionnnp #zionnationalpark #liveoutdoors #liveoutdoors #happypeoplehike #outfamcommunity #observationpoint #thehikemovement ##hikingculture #parksareforlovers #southernutahphotographer #zionphotographer #angelslanding #adventuretogether #zion

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_just_another_runner_

I rounded the corner, looked up and literally said “woah”. The mountains had divided the light perfectly. Awareness of the darkness can feel overwhelming. It seems that merely acknowledging its presence gives it power. It’s empowering to realize that the light will always shine. Clouds form, mountains cast shadows, but darkness does not win. By its nature, darkness is the mere absence of light. It cannot overpower light. The light is always shining. It’s up to us to rise out of the darkness and find it. Be it positivity, love, or God. Find it. #SoDeep . . #timetoplay #salomonsquad #salomonrunning #suunto #rwrunstreak #thisisogden #trailrunner #mountainrunning #runnerscommunity #seenonmyrun #runsteepgethigh #trailrunning #wmwranglers #xputah #werutah

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vintagearmadillo

A beautiful day in America’s third most popular national park! #zionnationalpark #utahexperience #xputah

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4god4redsox4life

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inaskys

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