Get Lost, I mean go Explore . . Walking through sand brings back memories for just about everyone. For some it’s on a beach and for others it’s in the desert. For me it’s the high tundra of Colorado. These dunes have been here for thousands of years, and it’s pretty incredible how easy it is to walk along them. Soft in consistently but hard packed sand overall gave me a chance to hike over 12 miles up, down and around ridge lines in an afternoon. . #colorado#greatsanddunes . 📷: @sony a7riii 🔭: 24-70 F2.8 🎞: 1/60 ISO100 f8
I read something the other day that said “no one’s posting their failures online” and that’s absolutely true. No ones showing themselves pulling their hair out from stress. No ones showing themselves crying because they’re insecurities are creeping up on them. No ones showing themselves failing repeatedly before they actually hit their stride. We’re all fighting a battle, we’re all going through shit we don’t want to talk about, and we’re all wandering around trying to figure out the best way to make it through life. Be kind to yourself and each other 💚✌🏼 Also, enjoy one of my failures 😂☺️ #Failure#LaughAtYourself#Fail#BeKind#PostYourFailures#FailuresHappen#GreatSandDunes#Yoga#YogaFail#ProCannabis#Cannabis#HighAndHigher#Happy#Smile
Spring green joins nature’s vibrant palette at #GreatSandDunes National Park and Preserve in #Colorado. Late spring is one of the more visually stunning times of the year at the park, when aspen and cottonwoods show bright new leaves, Medano Creek is flowing and the mountains are still snowcapped. The unexpected combination of these diverse elements brings a response of awe, along with a desire to share the experience with others. Photo @greatsanddunesnps by Patrick Myers, #NationalPark Service. #FindYourPark#usinterior
Haven't posted in a while so here's a photo I've been hanging onto for a few years. This is from my roadtrip to Alaska in Great Sand Dunes National Park. This day was filled with awesome memories with good friends and brand new experiences. Sand boarding? Dune boarding? Not sure what to call it but an unforgettable day for sure. Thanks to @trkypapi for snapping this photo that day.
Life is great otherwise. Fully transitioned into home living in Orlando, starting a career I couldn't be more excited about. Unfortunately that means grind time, and not too much opportunity for adventures, but at least I have my many memories to keep me occupied while I ponder where the next one will take me. Life is gravy, baby. I sincerely hope you all can say the same.
#ScienceSaturday - What does the Rio Grande Gorge in New Mexico have to do with Great Sand Dunes in Colorado?
In 2002, geologists discovered lake shore deposits on hills in the southern part of Colorado's San Luis Valley, confirming theories that a huge lake - about the size of Connecticut - once covered the valley floor. 'Lake Alamosa' grew until it finally blasted through the hills, suddenly draining much of the lake. Smaller remnants of Lake Alamosa eventually became the source of sand for Great Sand Dunes.
Geologists infer that the cataclysmic emptying of Lake Alamosa scoured out the sheer, narrow Rio Grande Gorge, 80 miles downstream from Great Sand Dunes. Thus both the dunes and the distant gorge can trace their origins to one prehistoric lake. Today, large buffalofish fossils on the valley floor are reminders of this great lake that once filled the largest valley in Colorado.
Apparently it’s couples week 🤷🏽♀️ So, in honor of couples week: Met 👫🏾: June 20, 2016 Dating 💕😍: September 12, 2016 Engaged 💍: November 24, 2017 Married 👰🏽🤵🏼: September 2, 2018
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B&W Dunes | One of my favorites, showing some scale and depth as Greg hikes away. I enjoy these quiet moments, waiting for the shot to develop in front of me after selecting my foreground composition. In this case, some disruptive footsteps to base my photo around.