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Oh, the glories of Yellowstone! It may be one of the most popular US national Parks and absolutely full of tourists, but it sure is breathtaking. I enjoyed meeting with people from all over the US who had traveled to visit this summer Mecca. Wonderful conversations and a great opportunity to share more about the Beautiful Crossing. I did see a grizzly bear!!! Flip through to the last photo to see proof. Heading for Missoula, Montana! More mountains ahead. #beautifulcrossing #yellowstonenationalpark #grizzlygazing #preserveourparks #transam #bikeamerica


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// scenes like this are magic for me. there was a time in my life when i would look at a picture like this and think, “wow. that’s so amazing. i’ll never have the opportunity to get a shot like that. that person is a pro photographer and they were in the right place at the right time.” but i know now i was thinking too small. says who? sometimes it is about being in the right place at the right time, but who ever said i wouldn’t have the chance to ever see something so beautiful in real life? me, myself, and i. nobody ever said to me, “good luck with that. you’re dreaming.” it was my own subconscious telling me i can’t do it. i was lying to myself everytime i marveled at stunning photos of scenes that seemed unreachable. you are in complete control of your own limitations. i’m no pro, and this photo was taken by a point and shoot. but if i had continued to believe those things, i wouldn’t have ever put myself there in the pitch dark on a cold september morning, and i would have been right. but then i asked myself, who has told me i couldn’t? only me. change your perspective, broaden your horizons, and GO for it, and you’ll open yourself up to a whole new world. they say i dream too big? i say they think too small 🗻
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@national_park_photography @grandtetonnps @npcollective @tetoncollective @earth.magic @natgeo @visitjacksonhole @among_the_wild @nationalparklife @nationalparkservice @natgeotravel @theglobewanderer @visitwyoming @westbysouthwest @nationalparkgeek @discover_wyoming #grandtetonnationalpark #gtnp #mygrandteton #tetoncollective #westbysouthwest #thatsWY #visitjacksonhole #discover_wyoming #findyourpark #nationalparkgeek #nationalparklife #grandtetons #jacksonhole #jacksonwyoming #jacksonwy #wildwyoming #jhdreaming #americasnationalparks #getoutdoors #exploremore #experiencemore #wildlifephotography #tetonrange #mountainmoods #mountainsunrise #naturalworld #naturalwyoming #mountainviews #nationalparkgeek #natgeo


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Sometimes when you take that step, you don't know for certain what will happen. .
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Sometimes that bit of unknowing is our undoing, and rather than risk a fall, we don't take the next step. .
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Sometimes when we're afraid to step forward, we sit down and settle with resignation at this final stop. .
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Sometimes when we resign ourselves like that, we have settled our butts on the edge of our grave...now we're just waiting. .
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So most of the time (I will resist saying always) we are best served to prepare for the times when the next step scares the crap out of us... .
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...and take it anyway. .
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Sometimes we just have to trust the process, trust ourselves, trust our companions... .
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...and step.
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#jedediahsmithwilderness #idahoside #tetons #tetoncollective #preserveourparks #usinterior #savethewest #hiketogether #hikewithyourwife


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There are some moments you're prepared for, and some that you THINK you're prepared for, but still gobsmacked when they happen. Coming over the edge of a high cirque, after grinding your way up a grueling trail, picking your way across the boulder debris of a classic glacial moraine, and suddenly being confronted by this... .
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...I don't care who you are. It takes your breath away (what little you have left after the aforementioned grueling hike...) .
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Sometimes I think, "If we're not living for moments like these, then what the hell are we doing?" These moments don't only come in beautiful, wild places (though they're common), they come when a grandchild is born, your baby laughs out loud, your child graduates from college, you find the courage to ask someone on a date and they agree, you ask someone to marry you and they agree, or you watch your own children step into a high cirque and confront the moment for which they mistakenly thought they were prepared. .
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I hope we not only live for such moments, but that we actively pursue them. I am anxious to hear about yours, and equally anxious for my next one! .
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#grandtetonnationalpark #tetons #nationalparks #nps #standwithnps #usinterior #preserveourparks #savethewest #mygtnp #wyoming #nationalparkalliance #nationalparkgeek #tetoncollective


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Back from Mt. Rainier & still in disbelief that I got to watch the sunrise from Disappointment Cleaver yesterday. Due to dangerous avalanche conditions on the DC route, we didn’t get the chance to summit. But, as our lead guide from @internationalmountainguides said, “That’s the power of the mountain. We don’t control it. We don’t get to decide. The mountain does.” And watching the world wake up at 12,300ft. didn’t feel like a second place prize. Thanks to everyone for donating to preserve our national parks. Until next time Rainier.🏔️❤️☝🏻
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📸: @ko_714
#wnpf #mountaineering #mtrainier #pnw #pnbest #summitattempt #nationalparks #twobeersbrewing #seattleciderco #preserveourparks #sheclimbsmountains #🏔️


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We should plant trees under whose shade we donot plan to sit. 🌳🧡#reflection #rad #payitforward #backyard_dreams #beautifulmatters #preserveourparks #gogreen


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“Be the change you wish to see in the world” & “Stand up for what you believe in, even if you’re standing alone”- two quotes I live by.

Tonight I walked through my childhood park. So much has changed. Jagged pieces of plastic hid in the sandy patches of playground, beer bottles hidden under trees, and plastic bottle caps too numerous to count. “Has this become the new normal?”, I asked myself.
No. I refuse to normalize this, this is not the life I wish to see. “Be part of the solution, Alyssa” I urged myself. So, tonight I armed myself with a trash bag, three pairs of disposable gloves and went in hopes of change.
I asked parents, “is this what you like your children to play in? Is this how it should be?” One father began picking up trash with me, and I offered him gloves. I spoke my heart out, and there were those who looked at me like some crazy woman...but I know deep down it’s time to be the change, and change will come. Even if it means standing alone.
To the anonymous helper who I may never see again, thank you 🙏🏻 you are loved & appreciated ❤️❤️ P.s. We should not normalize filthy parks. This is a place of quiet resolution for many and an escape from the busy city life. Please help me keep our parks clean.
#bethechange #keepourparksclean #leadbyexample #cleanparksforkids #dontnormalizelitter #idream #iact #preserveourparks #earthwarrior


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Getting inspiration at #couerdalene #Idaho. Gorgeous, quiet slice of beauty here. #Lakelife is a good reminder of the important things we need to hold dear and protect. #environmentalism #protectourplanet #savethebees #preserveourparks #sierraclub #nationalparkservice #protectedwildlife #climatechangeisreal #cleanwaterforall


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If every trail was easy, then everyone would be on it. .
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If every day was warm, you'd forget how wonderful the sunshine feels on your face. .
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If every day was without responsibility, we'd lose the ability to care for ourselves, or others, and we would cease to be human. .
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If we never worked again, play would become work, and we'd resent it. .
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If you never had your heart broken, you'd never know the importance of holding tight to the ones you love. .
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Ice cream is sweeter if you know the bitterness of coffee or the burn of a pepper. .
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And a hike that draws your breath from deep down in the bottom of your lungs replenishes the soul ten-fold when you reach the destination. We all can do what's easy. But it's good to balance the easy with something hard, to help you remember the little joys... like pancakes on a lazy Sunday with your grandaughter after boulder hopping up and down the mountain the day before with your wife.
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Meh...Don't read too much into that...this is really just a post about the awesome pancakes I had this morning with my son, my daughter-in-law and my my granddaughter... 🥞😊🥞😊
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#grandtetonnationalpark #tetons #nationalparks #nps #standwithnps #usinterior #preserveourparks #savethewest #mygtnp #wyoming #hiketogether #hikewithyourwife #tetoncollective #nationalparkalliance


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Me: So, how about you wear this brightly colored shirt. .
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Janet: Why? .
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Me: Because the fuchsia with the turquoise lake would be a really great color combination. .
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Janet: So this whole hike, it's just about the photograph? .
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Me [feigning mild indignation with a touch of well-practiced hurt in my voice]: WHAT? No, of course not! I just want to get out and hike and talk about your feelings and work on our relationship! Why would you think it's all about the photo?!? .
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Janet: Well... .
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Me: Seriously...this is all about us today. .
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Janet [hugging me]: That's sweet...we need a day like this for us. We're overdue. I'm excited to get out! .
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Me: So, since we're going...how about you wear this bright fuchsia colored shirt...... .
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#grandtetonnationalpark #tetons #nationalparks #nps #standwithnps #usinterior #preserveourparks #savethewest #mygtnp #wyoming #hiketogether #tetoncollective #hikewithyourwife #wearpinkinthemountains


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We finally went hiking today. It's shameful, really, that it's taken this long, but until today, weekends were consumed with house stuff or Florida, or countless other excuses. .
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The problem is, we have a mountain to climb, and perhaps today was a reminder that we could be a touch more prepared... *ahem* .
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Today's hike in GTNP was to a lake that used to be a hidden gem, a local secret. I didn't even know it existed until I saw it from the summit of the Grand Teton a few years back. Sadly, it has become one of those places that has been "Insta-loved" to death...it is no longer a secret. The first time I was there, I shared the place with my two hiking companions for two hours, and we had the place to ourselves. Today, there was a steady stream up and down the goat trail and boulder fields, and the rocks around the shore were crowded with people waiting their turn to get photographed jumping in the icy water. .
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I'm pretty sure I'll never go back unless it's sometime after Labor Day...
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This was the return down the trail between Lupine Meadows and the trail junction to Garnet Canyon. It was RIDICULOUS with wildflowers!
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#grandtetonnationalpark #tetons #nationalparks #nps #standwithnps #usinterior #preserveourparks #savethewest #mygtnp #wyoming #hiketogether #hikewithyourwife #tetoncollective


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quite simply fascinating.
Recommend you watch this movie. Mother nature is incredible, astonishing and remarkable. #goldeneagles #wildlife #preserveourparks #wildearth #wildlife


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“Snowy Bristlecone Pine”
I love these trees. They have so much character. Some of the tree looks dead, some alive. Several texture changes combined with warps and twists in the wood. Great subjects. I think that’s what makes this photo for me ultimately. The texture change throughout the whole photo. Hope you enjoy 😉 all photographs are for sale on my website, link on my page. #travelphotography #travelcalifornia #travelpic #canonfanphoto #marvelous_shots #bristleconepine #altitude #exploretocreate #exposure #photoshoot #nofilter #nofilterneeded #texture #landscapephotography #resourcemag #natgeotravel #natgeolandscape #naturephotography #canon_photo #canon_official #canonphotography #preserveourparks #mountains #igshotz #travelandlife #worldplaces #ig_udog #thebest_capture #worldtravelbook #photographer


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Some of our staff is off exploring the west coast, and stopped by Cannon Beach in Oregon. Known for its long sandy shore, tidal pools, & Haystack Rock, which can be seen standing tall in the Pacific Ocean, it’s quite a contrast from our east coast mountain ecosystem.
#goexplore #gearupandgetoutside #trailthursday


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Met a climber from Denver on a plane with a thirst for Grove Street and the summit of Mt. Rainier. He was kind enough to offer this picture when he achieved the latter. Thanks to Micah from Denver for a good conversation and a generous offer. #lifeongrovestreet #mtrainier #preserveourparks


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The most famous arch of all in @archesnps, #DelicateArch! This arch serves as a symbol for Utah and is featured on their license plates. Really beautiful to watch the arch change colors at sunset 😍🌄🚶🏻‍♀️Just wish all these beautiful views didn’t require so many walks along the ledge! 😂😅🏜️#archesnationalpark #exploretheworld #neverstopexploring #americathebeautiful #beautifuldestinations #passionpassport #utah #nationalparkservice #nopainnogain #arches #preserveourparks #여행스타그램 #미국여행 #유타


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What an amazing park! So many different types of arches to explore @archesnps, a full day hiking to try to catch them all and felt like we barely scratched the surface. Each arch was uniquely created by natural forces beyond our comprehension and they still stand today continuing to erode and change with the passing of time. #americathebeautiful #archesnationalpark #nationalparkservice #beautifuldestinations #passionpassport #exploretheworld #traveltheworld #neverstopexploring #utah #arches #preserveourparks #유타 #여행스타그램 #미국여행 #국립공원


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#Porchviews in #Moab. First up close view of the #ColoradoRiver! The surprising breeze flowing through the valley and the sound of the river passing by helps take the edge off of the intense dry heat. #coloradorivervalley #americathebeautiful #beautifuldestinations #passionpassport #preserveourparks #exploretheworld #neverstopexploring #travelerinutah #slowlife #ranchlife #여행스타그램 #미국여행 #유타 ☀️🏞️@amanchai


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Fact: there are more trees and mountains in this picture than there are in the entire state of ND 🤷🏻‍♂️
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In other news, Emily and I visited Theodore Roosevelt National Park this weekend so some pics will be coming from our quick trip 🤙🏼
#preserveourparks #nature #photography #mountains #getoutdoors #nationalpark #outdoors


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Zion National Park.


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#Sunset and #sunrise series @amangiri. Definitely a slice of heaven on earth. A secluded little oasis in the middle of the dessert with splendid views of the Colorado Plateau. Amazing watching the landscape change hues with the altering light. Can’t wait to come back. #peacefulmountain #utah #grandstaircaseeacalante #preserveourparks #beautifuldestinations #aman #amangiri #paradise #passionpassport #travelerinutah #exploretheworld #roadtrip #southwest #navajonation #wildwildwest #grandcircle #amanjunkie #여행스타그램 #노을 #일출 #미국여행 #유타


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Saturday #morning on the #balcony, listening to the birds around and enjoying the peaceful #green of our garden in the village, I still have to think of #Cairo and how relieved and happy I was to find this #oasis in a loud and dirty megacity ... while #citylife definitely has its advantages, I realize more and more how important and powerful #mothernature is ... that feeling of #freedom you experience in the outdoors is so strong, I wouldn’t trade it for all gold in the world. #gogreen#savetheplanet#nature#freespirit#dumptrump#preserveourparks#travelphotography#countrygirl#instatravel#globetrotter#getout#outside#villagelife#bavariangirl#homesweethome#dahoam#draussen#dorfkind#garten#grün#natur#traveltip


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I was definitely winded after scrambling up the peak, but this view is what really took my breath away! Words and these pictures just do not do it justice. I can barely comprehend how this diverse terrain and all the textures and colors formed millions of years ago! Mother nature rewarded us for our perseverance despite the 104F weather with a cooling breeze once we reached the top. #americathebeautiful #neverstopexploring #beautifuldestinations #passionpassport #intothewild #exploretheworld #traveltheworld #navajonation #navajosandstone #travelerinutah #utah #nationalparkservice #mothernature #preserveourparks #여행스타그램 #유타 #등산 #경치 #자연 #미국여행


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#Petroglyphs spotted on our hike with our awesome guide! The sun was beating down but all the little gems he shared with us on this canyon trail made the time fly by. So thankful he generously shared his knowledge and time with us 🙏🏼. #exploretheworld #americathebeautiful #navajosandstone #neverstopexploring #kanab #utah #navajonation #preserveourparks #nationalparkservice #intothewild #rockart #americansouthwest #여행스타그램 #유타 #미국여행


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These views were worth every single step, every single bead of sweat and every second under the blazing hot sun. Thanks to our awesome guide who took us to his special lookout spots and showed us this amazing terrain. We felt we were walking on a totally different planet as we scrambled over these formations created millions of years ago. Felt the full force of mother nature and left feeling super humbled. #worthit #neverstopexploring #passionpassport #beautifuldestinations #utah #kanab #views #traveltheworld #nationalparkservice #nps #preserveourparks #여행스타그램 #유타 #미국여행 #경치 #자연 #등산


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#Repost @ynpforever
We are proud to be a new gateway partner with #yellowstoneforever . "Experience it today. Preserve it for always."


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I can attest that the original name for Zion National Park, Mukuntuweap, does indeed mean "Straight Up Land." It might also mean "Try Not To Die Of Heat Stroke In 100 Degree Temperature While Hiking Uphill What Feels Like Both Ways"...
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#zionnationalpark #observationpoint #zion #hike #extremewalking #dehydrated #straightupland #utah #utahisbeautiful #colorsofthewind #rainbow #sundog #getoutside #explore #camp #trek #move #saynotoheatstroke #arewethereyet #hothothot #beauty #nature #preserveourparks #girlstrip #friendsarefamily #gratitude


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Looking through photos from last summer’s trip to @badlandsnps Badlands National Park as we head to the 27th Park of our Words of Preservation Poet Laureates Tour (next stop is @glaciernps ) ... and ran across this favorite. I love the mountains in the background, and I love my @pendletonwm blanket!! It goes on every trip with me. ❤️😁 #nationalparktour #nationalparkstour #travelingpoet #preserveourparks #pendletonblanket #badlandsnationalpark #poetrytour #poetlaureate #texaspoetlaureate #wordsofpreservation #karlakmorton


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"Quit hanging on to the handrails and let go, surrender. Go for the ride of your life. Do it every day."
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We spent the last portion of our hike up to Upper Yosemite Falls with an elderly man named James. You meet the most incredible people on hiking trails and this man was one of them. He spent time telling us about his travels, how he wanted to visit every National Park before he died (he had only 2 more to check off!) We traded stories of our adventures and took in this majestic view together.
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He saw me take Eric's picture in this spot and asked if we could take a picture of him there. I hesitated, telling him the rocks were covered in slippery gravel and it was a sheer cliff. He responded, "I have lived a long and full life." He handed us his phone, walked over to the rock, made a triumphant pose, and shouted, "Live or die!"
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Jame's outlook on life was nothing short of amazing. His zest for life and lack of fear was invigorating. We took a lesson from James that day, quit letting fear hold you back from the things you want to do, life is simply too short.
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Has fear held you back from something you wanted to do?
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#livelifetothefullest #surrender
#inspiration #yosemitefalls #yosemitenationalpark #yosemitepoint #conservation #preserveourparks #findyourpark #merrell #trailtuesday #nationalparks #radparks #happypeoplehike #optoutside #forceofnature #hiker #hiking #couplesthathike #travelcouple #sheisnotlost #wanderlust #createyourtrail #adventure #neverstopexploring #choosemountains #outdoorwomen #darlingescapes #neverstopexploring #wearethewild


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Did you know that June is Great Outdoors Month? Grab your family and/or friends and connect with nature, like I was doing in this pic at Wind Cave National Park (@windcavenps ) South Dakota during one of the stops on my National Parks Poetry Tour. #nationalparktour #greatoutdoorsmonth #travelingpoet #poetrytour #nationalparkstour #texaspoetlaureate #karlakmorton #wordsofpreservation #preserveourparks #poetsofinstagram #nationalparkservice #nationalparklove #windcavenationalpark


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Ever wonder where we get out wanderlust from? Here are our adorable parents exploring Sequoia National Park in the middle of their road trip from Arizona to California. They have always fully encouraged us to travel and explore and I, for one, could not be more grateful for that.

#sequoianationalpark #America #USA #nationalparks #California #visitcalifornia #explorenature #hiking #Sequoia #preserveourparks #parentsoftheconversesisters #conversechronicles #converse #travel #wanderlust #roadtrip #snapsfromtheroad #ourparentscanmakefriendswithanyone #theirsofriendly #parents #instatravel #travelgram #travelrecommendations #loveMarni


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This day was by far the most taxing day on our trip but was also one of the best! Our last day in Glacier started off with a moose trotting through our campground, I can’t even explain how happy I was!! (I really wanted to see one and I knew my chances of spotting one decreased after leaving Glacier).. So began the hike to Grinnell Glacier, these pictures don’t do justice! Along the way, I leaned against a tree to tie my shoe and heard a sound, a hoary marmot was right next to me! Just after, a deer was on the path and we had to do our best to give him space. We made two mistakes on this trail, first we didn’t bring nearly enough water, and second we hadn’t eaten enough that morning. With a steep mile left and no water we decided to turn back, I WILL be going back better prepared next time! This hike was absolutely breathtaking and it’s totally worth it! On our way out we saw another moose which just made me even happier! It was such an amazing last day in Glacier!
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#summer2017 #glaciernationalpark #manyglacier #grinnelglacier #hiking #beprepared #nps #roadtrip2017 #hoarymarmot #moose #nature #preserveourparks #protectourparks #wanttogoback #keepitclean #myhappyplace


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A favorite “ritual” at each National Park visit is placing a new park sticker on my old, beloved suitcase. It’s even more fun with a canine audience! #poetlaureate #congareenationalpark #travelingpoet #nationalparktour #nationalparkstour #texaspoetlaureate #wordsofpreservation #preserveourparks


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Good Morning World and all who inhabit it!! ✌️ We'll be sending #MountainMonday Vibes your way all day. Check our Instagram story later for more info on our "Adirondack Experience!" all-inclusive camping trip in 46 days!! 😬 (July 27th-29th).


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Hike 2 completed for the #summitmetroparks #spreeforall This would definitely have been the most boring of the hikes we’ve ever done- flat asphalt and as straight as it gets! You could see the end from the beginning 😂 We made it more interesting by detouring slightly to make our mileage a bit longer and took the road less traveled. And found horses! We have all determined that we are more of the rugged hikers. But it was still a fun way to spend a morning. 😊

#hikeandbiketrail #summitcounty #metroparks #getoutside #hiking #hikingwithkids #sundayvibes #sundayfunday #weekenders #hikingadventures #naturelovers #preserveourparks #noplanetb #horsesofinstagram #redbarn #familytime #barnsofinstagram #cvnp #thisiscle #cuyahogavalleynationalpark #hudsonohio #trailmixboston #hikeohio #ohiohiking #girlsthathike


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My former colleague Pat Jursik addresses the Preserve Our Parks town hall attendees. #preserveourparks #milwaukeecountyparks


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