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Mystic Falls in Yellowstone National Park is a great hike for kids.  It's long enough that they feel like they have done something, but not so long that you have to endure, "Are we there yet?" very many times before you actually are.  And it comes with a pleasant payoff, too. . . Most importantly, though, is it helps kids experience the real magic of Yellowstone that is only discovered when you leave the asphalt parking lots and gift shops.  I have read that 98% of the visitors to Yellowstone never get farther than 100 feet from pavement.  So if you get to Mystic Falls, you have already shown the kids something 98% of the other visitors will never see...and they have been allowed into a secret society of Yellowstone that only the truly adventurous get to know. . . And then reward them with an ice cream cone at Old Faithful.  Get one for yourself, too. . . . #yellowstonenationalpark #yellowstone #nationalparks #nps #waterfalls #mysticfalls #findyourpark #getoutside #optoutside #resist #altnatparkser #altnps #standforsomething #standtogether #standwithnps #supportnps #savethewest #departmentofinterior #preserveourparks #saveourparks #keeppubliclandsinpublichands
Heading out tomorrow for our first backpacking trip outside of the PNW! Last year's Spring Break was cold and wet (but still incredibly fun!), so this year we're heading South.
We made it to DC! Teaching my kids about the pillars of democracy. Visited the National Archives yesterday to view the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Then we toured the Newseum to learn about the importance of a free press. Great day in the nation's capital! . #pocketfulloffreedom @newseum @usnatarchives #keepitpublic #keeppubliclandsinpublichands
I love public lands! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿบ#conservethecoloradoriver #keeppubliclandsinpublichands #endorsedbymothernature #theriverismychurch #repyourwater #coloradoriver #coloradoflyfishing #flyfishingcolorado #dontrunthemeatinadriftboat
Life, liberty and the pursuit of wild Rocky Mountain spring turkeys. T minus 16 days until opening day, have to scout hard. I love this playground in my backyard #springturkey #huntcolorado #almosttime #publiclandowner #keeppubliclandsinpublichands #rockymountains #topoftherock #turkey #proudhunter #scouting #wheredemturkeysat #glassin #vortexoptics @stump_thumper_co
“He said "This is the real world, Buddy  Toughen up your ass or it'll break"  I said "I'm not your buddy, Buddy  and your real world is a fake"
The mountains of Central Idaho are one of the country's hidden gems.  They are distant from any major metropolitan area larger than Boise, Idaho's population density ranks near the bottom of all 50 states (or near the top, depending on your perspective), and they are REMOTE.  Getting back into them may require a multi-hour drive just to get to the dirt road, that you may drive on for 2 to 3 hours just to get to the trailhead, at which point the real trek begins.  And it's worth it, because there are times when you won't see another person all day long unless you bring one with you. . . That was the case when I hiked with my brother deep into the Sawtooth Mountains.  There were a few folks camped at Imogene Lake, but it's big, and only 6 miles in, but there's room to spread out.  But the day we hiked all the other lakes in that cirque?  Not one other person all day.  And the next day when we climbed Mt. Cramer?  Not a soul. . . It's true in the backcountry the way it is in all of life: you get what you're willing to work for.  Days like that when it's just you, your brother, the crags, the lakes and the sky -- those days are worth the work it takes to get there. . . #idahome #myidahome #myidaho #idaho #getoutside #optoutside #mountainlife #centralidaho #sawtoothmountains #resist #savethewest #keeppubliclandsinpublichands
A dramatic shot of the mountains at the far end of the Lamar a few weeks back. The Lamar is undoubtably one of the most incredible spots in YNP, between the abundance of wildlife and the awe impressive mountain views.  Shot with my Nikon D800 and Tamron 150-600mm lens at 420mm, f/9, 1/1250th second, ISO 320.  #blackandwhite #landscapephotography #yellowstone @yellowstonenps #wyoming @visitwyoming #nikonnofilter #nikon @nikonusa #tamron #withmytamron @tamronusa #optoutside #keeppubliclandsinpublichands #landscape #mountains
Scout Camp ll 3.19.2017  _____  John took me on this hike. He had not been in this zone before. We were both familiar with the landscape in the region, and really loved it. However on this day we were completely surprised! The river down below is the Deschutes. The canyon walls were lined with striations. Layers of million year old rock. Some solid white, others like exposed aggregate resembling a handful of stones thrown into wet cement. To be amongst this prehistoric area -BLM land (*public land) mind you - was humbling. I couldn't help but imagine a Pterodactyl swooping above me as I cautiously maneuvered through the hills. And oh my how Oregon never ceases to amaze me with it's wonderland!  _____  #orefun #stayoutside #wild #adventure #geology #getoutside #staywild #keepitwild #keeppubliclandsinpublichands #rivers #highdesert #centraloregon #oregonexplored --------------------- *keep up the fight for public lands! Stand up and be heard!
I won’t sugarcoat it. I’m missing my happy places and already feeling pretty stifled in southern California. If you tell me I’m being negative, I’ll drop kick you. I need room to breathe. It is what it is. This is somewhere in north-central Nevada, on a killer hike up to a secret bristlecone grove. There’s no place like a b-cone grove.
"I can hear the call of the wild:  another man down, swallowed by the mob of the crowd. But I hold my ground, speak loud, tell 'em:  simple is the new cool, young fool." #keepitpublic #keeppubliclandsinpublichands #grouch #camp2017 #glassing #troutfishing #trophycountry
Everything is blown out and the fish are back in hibernation...๐Ÿ˜ˆ #flyfishing #montana #streamers #salmotrutta #flytying #keeppubliclandsinpublichands @kelseycowan16
The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it in the air. They come with fire, they come with axes... gnawing, biting, breaking, hacking, burning! Destroyers and usurpers, curse them! The withering of all woods is drawing near- Tree Beard #lotr #keeppubliclandsinpublichands
Indian creek is where I learned to climb and will forever be a home to me. Please help protect this amazing hunk of beautiful desert! Support the bears ears monument by utilizing @accessfund resources to reach out to and let your voice heard! We are working on hats and t-shirts with this newly designed logo on it! Support the monument and look good doing it๐Ÿ˜œ Let me know if you want one and we can pre order your size and color! More info to come! Thanks to maddie Lagowitz for the design. #indiancreek #rockclimbing #sandstone #rock_climbing_pictures_of_instagram #protectbearsears #bearsearsnationalmonument #protectpubliclands #moab #keeppubliclandspublic #keeppubliclandsinpublichands
The moon rising over Emigrant Peak in the Absaroka range a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, since I was driving through I couldn't wait around for the moon to be right behind the peak, but I though this was nonetheless a good shot.  Taken with my Nikon D800 and Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 lens at 185mm, f/11, iso 320, 1/640th second.  #moon #landscape #montanamoment @visitmontana #optoutside #mountains #landscapephotography #nikon #nikonnofilter @nikonusa #keeppubliclandsinpublichands

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