Did you know, general sherman by volume, is the largest known living single stem tree on earth?
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with a height of 83.8 meters (275 ft), a diameter of 7.7 m (25 ft) it towers over any other tree around it.
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now for some context—imagine i’m a mouse and general sherman is a 6ft human... that is just how big these trees are.
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have you ever experienced the beauty of a sequoia? if not, i suggest you must go!

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6 288 2 days ago
When you visit sequoia national park, don’t forget to visit its neighbor to the north — kings canyon.⠀
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here you’ll find more single track trails, a lake, more sequoias, possibly some bear tracks (😱) and this amazing panoramic view at panoramic point.⠀
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fyi, panoramic point isn’t actually in the canyon but it allows you to view inside the canyon—which is super cool and unfortunately the only hike we could get to due to road closures.⠀
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but it was still a beautiful hike and i’d highly recommend doing it as it’s the best view of the canyon.⠀
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oh and if you go in february you’ll definitely see some snow, hopefully on the trails and not the roads.⠀
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man just talking about it makes me already want to go back—who’s in?⠀
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5 113 Yesterday
The waterfall at the end of this hike is beautiful, but we were floored by all the work and the craftsmanship that went into building the trail and the bridges along the way. 👀
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#repost @drytortugasnps
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what's on your bucket list for 2020?

how about a trip to the dry tortugas to explore a 19th century fort and snorkel crystal clear water with incredible marine life?

#2020parkvision
photo by javier figueroa (@javifigs )

#drytortugas #drytortugasnationalpark #usinterior #nationalparkservice #nps #florida #southflorida #floridakeys #thekeys #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #visitflorida #ocean #travel #outdoors we can’t wait!!!
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Blue mesa 🦕
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What national park is it? a game to figure out what this weeks episode is going to be. let us know what you think below!⠀
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📸 today’s featured photo is by @shotbysanad. keep sharing your work!
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wpa style national park posters available to buy from our partner @nationalparkspartnership (link in bio). every purchase helps support a park.
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follow @usparksandmonuments and @nationalparkspartnership for your daily source of the most incredible images of america’s best idea. don’t forget to use #usparksandmonuments for your chance to be featured on this page! . .
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0 8 1 minute ago
“let’s get ready to rumble”
this the scenario in which you fight fire with fire. which monster do you want to win? if our system of checks and balances truly is effective the american people should vote donald trump and his cronies out of office in the 2020 presidential election.
#civilrightsmovement #cesarchavez #anticorruption #godzillaversustrump #keeneca #antitrump #lapazkeenecalifonia #conceptualphotography #hellaphotoproductions #cesarchaveznationalmonument #latinopride #mexicanamericanhistory #americanhistory #worstpresidentever #communityactivist #nationalparkservice #worstpresidentinhistory #antitrumpprotest #antiwall #racisminamerica #antidiscrimination #antitrumpmvmt #michaelgarnes #worldofphotography #mexicanflag #thiswasoncemexico
0 0 6 minutes ago
Happy presidents’ day! it was presidents’ day weekend twelve years ago that i came up to dc to visit a friend and decided to move here for good! it’s a pretty special weekend for me every year, and one of the coolest things i did that first weekend was to go up in the washington monument and get the view from the top. and now i finally have the ultimate guide for you up on the blog! check it out and start planning your trip!
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the early bird gets the gorgeous views. enjoying an early morning paddle under @yosemitenps' el capitan with @mblockk. (via @10best )⁠
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It’s not every day that you can explore our country’s great #canyons, #mountains and #forests for free. mark your calendars and get ready for the 2020 #nationalparks free days.

calling all nature lovers! every year, all 419 national parks offer five fee-free days with no admission charges. without a valid national park pass, you’re saving anywhere from $5-35 during these five #nationalparkservice (nps) sites’ fee-free days in 2020:

jan. 20, martin luther king, jr.’s birthday

april 18, the first day of national park week

aug. 25, the national park service’s birthday

sept. 26, national public lands day

nov. 11, veterans day

follow this list of participating parks by state from the #nps for reference. if that’s not enough “staycation” inspiration, here are some other benefits to consider:

experience and gain knowledge on #nature, #wildlife, #plants and historical #monuments that are expressed through vivid real-life interpretation while #hiking or wandering through the national parks.

mental well-being improves since stress is minimized and tranquility, happiness and energy levels raise by breathing in fresh air, seeing new sights and taking a break from the world of technology.

sustainability increases with each volunteer visitor that treks through. from picking up litter with a group of friends, to planting trees or grass, the overall health of parks improves by volunteer efforts. “fee-free days inspire people to experience the #naturalbeauty, #history and #heritage we all share,” said will shafroth, president and ceo of the national park foundation, which is the charitable partner of the nps. “they remind us that across our 419 national parks, there is something for everyone and all are welcome to explore.” travel insights from taylor coulson, contributing editor of the compass
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#grandcanyonnationalpark #grandcanyon #entrance #southrim #southrimentrance #nationalparkservice #nps #roadtrip #roadtrippin #travel #vacation #getaway #arizona 🌲🐿🌎🚗🦅🤎🇺🇸☀️⛰💚
0 5 4 hours ago
Quad bike trip with zebra's 🦓

#vsk #vsarathkumar #casela #mauritius #honeymoon
2 42 4 hours ago
【小幫手日記】

2020/02/15
趁好天氣到海邊走走,這次再到歐厝海灘,漫漫走了快二十分鐘,踩海水踩乾沙走了好久~才到沈睡戰車處,下午二時已經開始漲潮了,只看到半車身,(不知道戰車是何時置於這片沙灘的,一旁的方格也佈滿石蚵的樣子)。近看依舊壯觀,雖然沒在退潮時看到全貌,不過踩點完成!

也一路去了后湖、尚義(經過成功海灘)、海將軍旁的花崗岩海堤、中蘭沙灘!比起海邊夕陽看夕陽,多樣的海邊更吸引人!期待夏天再訪。 *2/16去塔山台電旁,也是不同景呢。

#閩南旅店 #金門古厝民宿 #明遺老街 #金門民宿 #明遺古街故事館 #酒鄉文化館 #金門 #kinmen #金門観光 #kinmentravel #台湾行きたいわん #台湾好き #台湾旅行 #ig_taiwan #ig_kinmen #taiwan #打工換宿 #小幫手日記 #國家公園 #金門國家公園 #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #歷史建築 #歐厝海灘 #沉睡的戰車
0 12 5 hours ago
❤️我的美食清單❤️ 👉八方雲集🤤

我在台南沒有吃過
但是在金門沒有東西吃的首選
連鎖但是到了金門一樣好吃👍

效率超好點完濃湯馬上上桌🤤
尤其超愛韓式泡菜鍋貼🤤🤤🤤 金門日常的美食😬

小洪管家最愛:泡菜鍋貼 玉米濃湯 鮮蝦水餃🥟

店名:八方雲集
地址:金門縣金城鎮民生路45巷5號(聯成廣東粥旁)
電話:(082)372205
營業時間:11:00~20:00星期二公休

#閩南旅店 #金門古厝民宿 #明遺老街 #金門民宿 #明遺古街故事館 #酒鄉文化館 #金門 #kinmen #金門観光 #kinmentravel #台湾行きたいわん #台湾好き #台湾旅行 #ig_taiwan #ig_kinmen #taiwan #國家公園 #金門國家公園 #nationalpark #金門美食#nationalparkservice #小洪管家 #歷史建築 #金門歷史建築 #worldheritage #樂遊金門 #金門必吃 #八方雲集
0 8 6 hours ago
Everytime i look at this image it just doesn’t seem real... there are so many beautiful moments to be had, you just have to be willing to get out there and open your eyes.
3 16 6 hours ago
National park ranger at your service 🌲😉🍃
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#reddeadredemption2 #reddeadonline2 #reddead #rdr2 #rdr2online #rdo #reddead2 #reddeadmemes #reddeadphotography #virtualphotography #ingamephotography #rockstargame #rockstargamesonline #ps4 #sony #gaming #gamergirls #ubold #ranger #nationalparkservice #nature #beautifulnature #friends #friendship #sharelove
6 128 6 hours ago
Wouldn’t laundry day be easier with a view like this? 🧺 🏔
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Dropping down into the canyon with @heathersaurus214 and @impagliazz07 first thing this morning for a medevac at #phantomranch. i'm grateful for these cold mornings. hot, hot summer is just around the corner.#🤮
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2 67 7 hours ago
Crater lake has so much to offer in all seasons.
3 109 7 hours ago
About a 40 min hike to get a 600 ft elevation is sufficient to see the full moon rise over the hills at pinnacles. that golden light at the the peaks kind of stole the thunder, though not complaining! don't forget to swipe right and see the time-lapse, although if you made it this far in the description, you likely must have!😬
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5 111 7 hours ago
Sunday funday at joshua tree np! the weather was absolutely beautiful, all three kids hiked (no baby carrier 🙌🏻) and we even found the infamous heart rock! such a great family day at one of our favorite places!
#joshuatree #nationalpark #joshuatreenationalpark #jtnp #nps #nationalparkservice #findyourpark #neverstopexploring #sundayfunday #splitrock #heartrock #barkerdam #hikingwithkids #childhoodunplugged
3 32 7 hours ago
Black history month knowledge sharing day 16:

first african-american woman to found and become president of a bank: maggie l. walker, st. luke penny savings bank (since 1930 the consolidated bank & trust company), richmond, virginia

maggie lena walker (july 15, 1864 – december 15, 1934) was an african-american teacher and businesswoman. walker was the first african american woman to charter a bank and serve as its president in the united states.

as a leader, she achieved successes with the vision to make tangible improvements in the way of life for african americans and women. disabled by paralysis and limited to a wheelchair later in life, walker also became an example for people with disabilities.
walker's restored and furnished home in the historic jackson ward neighborhood of richmond, virginia has been designated a national historic site, operated by the national park service

#maggielwalker #stlukepennysavingsbank #consolidatedbankandtrustcompany #africanamericanfirsts #blackhistoryfacts #nationalparkservice #blackhistory #blackhistoryknowledge #unapologeticallyblack #blackhistorymonth #blackhistorymonth2020 #sharethehistory #blackpower #blackhistory365 #sharethehistory #sharetheknowledge #shareourhistory #blackhistoryknowledgesharingday
0 2 8 hours ago
The otherworldly colors of death valley... sunrise at zabriskie point
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0 19 8 hours ago
Chisos basin hike to the pinnacles and santa elena canyon paddle adventure in our @airewhitewater ik, big bend np. we got pummeled by a wonderful rainstorm on the way down from the pinnacles. the smell of rain in the desert is so beautiful. +
we just love living in america's national parks while being on the road. the evening ranger programs are some of our favorite activities, and it’s so fascinating learning the deep and complex history of these landscapes. and we ran into guide friends from wilderness ranch and sky ranch ute trail! so fun to have community in the campgrounds. +
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0 31 8 hours ago
You are missing out if you overlook death valley, okay? it’s one of the best parks!☀️
4 36 8 hours ago
“ on the road with brent & kelley “
@washitanps more to come on this hallowed ground . oklahoma history truth be told .#nationalparkservice #indianland#buffalo#oklahoma
0 16 8 hours ago
Tough ride from panamint springs to south pass on saline valley road. slept in elevation 1893 m (6200 feet). #bikepackingusa365 #bikepacking #dmoutdoordk #dortheandmortenoutdoor #livingadream #outdoorlife #usa #visittheusa #outdoorsusa #trek920 #deathvalleynationalpark #nps #nationalparkservice
1 36 9 hours ago
Arches national park | utah | @grantplace
14 1,225 9 hours ago
My first time snorkeling in biscayne national park and it was so unbelievably gorgeous! if you have the opportunity, i highly recommend booking a snorkeling tour with biscayne national park 🐠 🐟 🐡 #biscaynebay #biscaynenationalpark #nationalparkservice #snorkeling #fish #swimming #underwater #gopro #goprovideos #underwaterphotography #fishes #wildflorida #florida #floridakeys #firstkey #beautiful #animals #wildlife #scenic
0 44 9 hours ago
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hold still and float, you’re on the placid glass, hovering in a reflected storm. shattered with each stroke, it will heal in the stillness. .
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featured tag #glaciernationalpark #tagresponsibly #keepglacierbeautiful #protectglacier #leavenotrace #glaciernps #exploreglacier #montana #bigskycountry #montanalife #montanamoment #visitmt #visitmontana #socality #montanalove #lastbestplace
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If you're ever in southern arizona, make the detour to chriricahua national monument - this "wonderland of rocks" has got to be one of arizona's best hidden gems! these amazing rock formations remind me of the ones you'd find in bryce canyon np, but better since it's free! the trails are well marked and beautifully maintained and the best part is the lack of crowds - we only saw a handful of people during our visit!
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we made a short stop at the visitors center, then hiked echo canyon loop (counter clockwise) and spent a little time checking out the echo canyon grottoes. the loop was a little over 3 miles and kids hiked it with no problems. i highly recommend checking out this trail if you've got kids with you! if you're not up for a trail that long, just hiking down to the grotto (1 mile rt) from the parking area would be another great option.
5 45 9 hours ago
We snowshoed in the caldera of a dormant volcano today. how was your sunday?

some things we learned... snowshoeing is fun. it is also tough. breaking new snow is fun, but sticking to snow covered roads and trails doesn't require as much effort. also, don't forget to put sunscreen on the kids faces. lastly, our 3 year old is the best snowshoer of all of us.
things we learn the more we explore.

would highly recommend valles caldera national preserve. bonus points because sheriff longmire's cabin is here in the caldera (no joke)!
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Not sure if we can truly count zion as a success but 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ today was a wild one. thanks for always being down for adventures with me @michelleroberts5901


#hike #hiking #zion #zionnationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #getoutdoors #optoutdoors #explore #adventure #utah #exploreutah #redrocks #getlost #keepnaturewild
4 25 12 hours ago
The underworld (caverns collection)
i’m fascinated by the cave formations from chandelier spires ceilings of stalactite and towards below the statue mounds of stalagmites. arrived just the moment the gates open which lead to an entire day of exploration. descent from natural cave entrance to trek the expansive chambers and many passages. i placed my thoughts on capturing specific images aside and replaced with instinct. the collection of photographs represented abstract scenes i composed from the deep darkroom abyss. •







#landscapes #landscapeview #landscapecapture #landscapephotography #digitalphotography #canon #5dmkiv #canonusa #canon_photo #loweprobags #reallyrightstuff #induropushfurther #hoyafilterusa #earthoutdoors #nature_brilliance #earth_shots #earthfocus #longexposurephotography #nationalparkservice #caves #carlsbadcavernsnps
1 39 2 days ago
Deep down chasms - carlsbad caverns fall 2019
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a midnight journey to carlsbad caverns at sunrise was quite a venture. the thought of driving with vacant passenger seats was a constant reminder of my solitary. despite it all, the excitement of descending into the cave eliminates loneliness. an experience to embrace and witness the underground structure of planet earth.

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#landscapes #landscapeview #landscapecapture #landscapephotography #digitalphotography #canon #5dmkiv #canonusa #canon_photo #loweprobags #reallyrightstuff #induropushfurther #hoyafilterusa #earthoutdoors #nature_brilliance #earth_shots #earthfocus #longexposurephotography #nationalparkservice #caves #carlsbadcavernsnps
6 20 5 days ago
My boys and i in the great smoky mountains.
1 21 July 2019