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Lassen Peak, 10,463 feet. The end of the road.
5 weeks
25 states
17 national parks
It feels simultaneously as if this trip just started and as if I’ve been on the road forever and I’ve come to realize that I needed it more than I ever could’ve guessed. I needed to be alone.
With nature.
With myself.
I needed days spent reveling in the sunshine and the quiet of the woods.
I needed nights spent under fresh air and endless stars.
I feel recharged and reset and ready to take on the world.
I hope you’ve seen at least one photo here that’s made you want to get out to a national park or just want get outside at the very least. These parks have become a sanctuary to me and it’s our duty to protect and enjoy them as fiercely as we can for as long as we can.
#lassenvolcanicnationalpark #nationalpark #protectourparks #lassenpeak #floydgoesnational #thisisaroadtrip


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Great Basin NP. What my phone camera, and consequently my pictures of Great Basin, don’t capture is the most incredible night sky you could hope to see. Millions of stars in seeming endless galaxies and all so very crystal clear. Great Basin is one of a limited number of certified International Dark Sky Parks and boy they aren’t messing around with that distinction. If you ever get the chance, get your butt out to Eastern Nevada and have your mind blown by nature’s ceiling. .
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#greatbasinnationalpark #protectourparks #floydgoesnational #thisisaroadtrip


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The best part of geysers is how excited people get when they see geysers. How often do we literally cheer for nature?
#grandgeyser #protectourparks #yellowstonenationalpark #floydgoesnational #nationalpark #yellowstone #thisisaroadtrip


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My favorite part of prairie dogs is when they’re standing it looks like they have no idea what to do with their hands and I relate to that on a spiritual level. #windcavenationalpark #floydgoesnational #thisisaroadtrip #southdakota #nationalpark #protectourparks


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Celebrating Founder’s Day (102nd birthday of the National Parks) this weekend in the lush forested mountains of Shenandoah. I would especially like to celebrate the federal officer who let me off of a speeding ticket on the scenic drive 😬 no federal misdemeanor for me! #shenandoahnationalpark #shenandoah #happybirthdaynationalparks #virginia #salamandertrail #thisisaroadtrip #protectourparks #floydgoesnational


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Acadia National Park is the Maine reason I came here.
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#ottercliffs #maine #acadianationalpark #nationalpark #protectourparks #floydgoesnational #thisisaroadtrip


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Acadia National Park. Made it to the most Eastern point on this trip. #protectourparks #thisisaroadtrip #floydgoesnational #acadia #acadianationalpark #nationalpark #jordanpond


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Picking some blewbs. That’s what they call blueberries in Vermont. Ok not really but we can pretend. #thisisaroadtrip #vermont #nek


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She’s my day 1 person. And I’m her day 661 person, but it’s okay, she doesn’t remember those first 660 days before I came along anyhow. She always puts up with my whining about being car sick and feeds me the good cheese and only once did she drop me into an empty concrete pool as a child. But I mostly forgive her for that. .
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#vermont #thisisaroadtrip #lakewilloughby #heybrother


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For the record @brinyesciguy and @chela393 ate all of this AND got the table very very sticky
#maple #creemee #vermont #thisisaroadtrip


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If you thought yesterday’s water was crazy, check out this granite quarry in Barre, VT. This water is this color because of suspended minerals. .
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#barre #vermont #thisisaroadtrip


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Green Lake in upstate New York is a remnant of ice age glaciers and one of only a handful of meromictic lakes in the US. In a typical lake, the water mixes throughout the year but in meromictic lakes the layers of water remain unmixed, leaving several distinct ecosystems. In the depths of the lakes, the water is rich in minerals but nearly devoid of oxygen making it uninhabitable for plants and animals. As such, the depths of the lake are incredibly well-preserved and provide a history, through sediment, of New York thousands of years ago. Also, the color looks like my favorite flavor of Gatorade and I’m here for it. .
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#greenlakesstatepark #meromicticlake #biology #geology #limnology #newyork #thisisaroadtrip


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So swampy and so made me wanna throw something to break the surface gunk, but I didn’t because I’m an ADULT. #cuyahogavalleynationalpark #protectourparks #floydgoesnational #thisisaroadtrip #ohio #nationalpark


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I was promised beavers and otters. I only got herons and turtles. This view was cool too. #cuyahogavalleynationalpark #cvnp #nationalpark #thisisaroadtrip #protectourparks #parksproject @nationalparkgeek


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I’ll just leave this here for your earholes.
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#rockymountainnationalpark #protectourparks #floydgoesnational #thisisaroadtrip #nationalparks


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I was gonna caption this with a pun, but it was a stretch.
#rockymountainnationalpark #protectourparks #thisisaroadtrip


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Welp. I gave in and bought the ugly shoes. Does this mean I’m allowed to call myself a real hiker now? Where’s my membership card? .
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#colorfulcolorado #rockymountainnationalpark #emeraldlake #dreamlake #floydgoesnational #thisisaroadtrip #protectourparks


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Denver Botanical Gardens .
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#thisisaroadtrip #denver #colorfulcolorado


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La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs, most from the Pueblo people and dating back to between the 13th and 17th centuries. .
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#thisisaroadtrip #atlasobscura


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This arch rocks too. If you haven’t caught on yet, all the arches rock. Because geology rocks. No, I’m not sorry. .
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#gooutside #protectourparks #archesnationalpark #utah #floydgoesnational #thisisaroadtrip


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“Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.” -John Muir
#capitolreefnationalpark #protectourparks #nationalparks #floydgoesnational #thisisaroadtrip #utah #gooutside


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I’m picky when it comes to my apples. I think it stems from spending summers in apple country. If I’m being honest, this wasn’t just a mediocore apple, it was a bad apple. Puns aside, Capitol Reef NP is pretty neat in that it’s full of fruit orchards and you’re allowed to pick and eat your fill while you’re there. .
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#capitolreefnationalpark #utah #protectourparks #nationalparks #floydgoesnational #thisisaroadtrip


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