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Every summer, my parents drove my brother and I cross country to visit a different national park. TV and video games were not allowed during this time. My parents asked us to appreciate our time away from distractions and focus on the parks that were being protected for us so that we may understand the unique gift that each destination offered. Now, with the government shutdown in place, those who wish to visit these places do so without the guidance of park staff and will have limited access to the full breadth each park offers. This is a sad state. Each individual park and its staff played such a large role in educating my brother and I about the value of the National Park Service and nature. I believe that everyone should have the same opportunity we did in enjoying it to the fullest and learning about how important it is to us as a society. I hope this shutdown ends soon!
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Route 82 Bridge from the Towpath
I've loved national parks for as long as I can remember. I have a goal of being a ranger one day. :) #wilsonthisismyinterest #nationalparkservice #interest20
The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy. (Quote by - Alex Carey) #deathvalleynationalpark #nationalparkservice #canoe #camps #campingdog #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbinggear #climbinglovers #fishinglovers #forest_captures #gear #hikeitbaby #hikeit #hikingbuddies #huntington #kayaklove #mountainlovers #mountaincreek #mountainpeak #naturepics #natureonly #outdoorgear #sceneryphotography #tree_perfection #roadtrip #waterfalladventures #wildlife
Hidden dwells! . . Visiting Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in North America, and seeing some of the best preserved Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites from up close at Mesa Verde (Spanish for Green Table) National Park in Colorado was an amazing experience! What impressed me most is that these massive architectural marvels were constructed aeons ago, read around 1200 CE! . . If you're in the Four Corners region of the US and have a few hours to spare, then Mesa Verde NP is the perfect place to take a stroll through history and to get a feel of what life would've been like for the indigenous folks. When there, make sure to spend some time at the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum and check out the self-guided tours, especially Mesa Top Loop Road Auto Tour (a 6-mile driving tour spanning 700 Years of Mesa Verde History with 12 easily-accessible sites, including surface dwellings and cliff dwelling overlooks) and Far View Sites Complex (a short hike spanning 5 Mesa Top Villages and a dry reservoir). . . . . #nationalparkgeek #the59parks #nationalparksusa #nps100 #natgeotraveller #worldnomads #nationalparkservice #findyourpark #shotononeplus #mesaverdenationalpark #mesaverde #cliffpalace #cliffdwellings #cliffdwelling #mesatop #roadtripp #roadtripin #coloradoscenery #fourcorners #outdoorproject #coloradoviews #natgeotraveller #onlyincoloradousa #Viewsfromcolorado #coloradolive #hikrlife #coloradobeauty #scenicbeauty #coloradohikes #coloradohiking
Long NosedNew Zealand Fur Seal on Merewether Beach this afternoon. Unfortunately National Parks think he/she isn’t very well so they are keeping an eye on it for now. Not something you see on Merewether beach everyday. #newcastle #beach #seal #nationalparkservice
Nature is her happy place. The hike to Mirror Lake was not only beautiful but fun. We looked for good spots to hiberate, smashed ice, and found coyote tracks. As of right now, Yosemite is open even though some services have stopped. #yosemite #nationalparkservice #nationalpark #winter #snow #beautiful #photooftheday Β #nature Β #FindYourPark #travel #explore Β #travelfamily Β #familytravel Β #familyfun Β #goadventuretogether Β #kidstravel Β #wanderlust Β #parentswhowander Β #ilovenature Β #instatravel Β #magicofchildhood #california #cali #ohranger #nature Β #IamATraveler #hiking #kidswhohike
The greatest of fools is he who imposes on himself, and in greatest concern thinks certainly he knows that which he has least studied, and of which he is profoundly ignorant. (Quote by - Shaftesbury) #adirondackmountains #nationalparkservice #cabins #campingtrip #summercamp #campinggear #climed #climbingtraining #climbingshoes #fishingaustralia #forestlife #hammockindonesia #hiker #hikingadventure #huntingday #mountaineer #mountainrange #mountainliving #natureisbeautiful #natureview #outdoorfun #parks #treescollection #walking #waterfalling #woods
Vacation rudely interrupted. Thanks, federal government. #nationalparkservice #deathvalley #governmentshutdown
You may have walked a million miles, made a million dollars and wrote a million books. Yet, those achievements are nothing compared to the greatest achievement of them all and tha s producing and raising a family. (Quote by - Conroy Sewepagaham) #mountrainier #nationalparkservice #animals #campfire #campingweekend #campfirecooking #climbon #climbingwall #climbersofinstagram #fishinggirls #forestlovers #hammocklove #hiker #hikehawaii #hikingarizona #huntingday #kayakbassfishing #mountainbiking #mountainleader #naturephotography #mothernature #outdoorproject #scenerypic #stateparks #waterfallporn #wildlifephotos
The original plan was to explore some of Utah’s state parks, but then we realized Zion was only another hour away, so...... πŸ˜πŸš™πŸœ
Some of our funny faces from Universal Studios and Disneyland!!
Utah's @nationalparkservice handling of the furlough has been amazing, as a tourist. Detailed website, updated with what can be reached, what access is plowed, what might be dodgy. Even down to the "enter at your own risk" signs in place of ticket sales and list of alternatives in the area. Americans should be proud of at least some of their massive holes, and make sure they don't actually get built on. #utah #nationalparks #furlough #brycecanyon #conservation #usa #nature #winter #landscape #nationalparkservice
Fresh,Soft,Fluffy snow❄I didn't expect snow. I was thrilled to be there.
A Snowy morning❄ at Geology Tour Road.
Hiking partners ✌ Starting to look into which national parks we can hike in with our pup this summer πŸ• #traveler #travel #adventure #adventuretime #findyourpark #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #smokymountains #smokymountainnationalpark #nps #gooutside #hiking #wegosomewhere
It's not everyday you can get sworn in as a Junior Ranger! Literally.... Congratulations to Rowin for earning her Black Canyon badge yesterday, just before the shutdown.... She drew some awesome pine trees for Ranger Mike.... #everykidinapark #rangermike #parkranger #nps #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #juniorranger #rangerhat #prouddad #kidsoutside #blackcanyonofthegunnison #blackcanyon #governmentshutdown #publicland #nationalparkgeek
The government may have shut down on the eve of my visit to one of my #bucketlist destinations, but thankfully @grandcanyonnps was open and ready to dazzle. I thought I was escaping Chicago's weather for sun and warmer temps, but the #GrandCanyon was frosted with a layer of snow today, making for a stunning and unique juxtaposition of its signature orange and red rock against crisp white snow. Needless to say, it took my breath away. A truly magical and majestic place. πŸ’š β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #grandcanyonnps #nationalparkservice #nps #explorearizona #wanderlust #travel #adventure #natgeotravel #traveladdict #nature #snow #bbctravel #shetravels #travelUSA #findyourpark #parkstagram #breathtaking #desert #snowinthedesert #explore #arizona #winterwonderland #greatoutdoors @nationalparkservice
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Views of Lake McDonald never get old, do they? πŸ’™
❄ they shared their first ever snow experience together. I've been to the snow many times in my life. In all of the 37 years of Vic's life, he's never seen real, natural snow before. Out of all places, it had to be Joshua Tree. Snow in Joshua tree is a rare occurence.
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Enjoying every moment, with loved ones. Winter camping at Indian Cove Campground. πŸ˜πŸŒ¬πŸœπŸ•
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