NationalPark

Love the Needles District!

Love the Needles District!

... of Utah's Canyonlands National Park.

Chesler Park (in needles district) might be one of the best hikes in the world. It covers so much differing terrain, it has slot canyons, rocks, sand, great views, cool geography, huge fast open areas (if you're into trail running), just everything. Oh, and it's pretty straightforward for a day hike, so no logistics issues. It's one of my favorite places!

Definitely not Needles, Calif. or the Mojave Preserve.

Wish I could nail some campsites tho.. I'd be definitely going

Dante's View, Death Valley National Park

Dante's View, Death Valley National Park

One of my favorite places. I used to travel to Death Valley by motorcycle in January every year.

It's an amazing view, it isn't very often that you have an unobstructed view from 5000ft+ above something. I was very impressed with Death Valley even though we were only there for the day, we will defiantly be going back to spend more time there on a future trip

I rode my bicycle up there last year. One of the best payoffs after a big climb I’ve ever had anywhere. Unreal beautiful. I love Death Valley and need to go back soon!

Took this in Grand Tetons last summer. If you get the chance, go! I liked it even more than Yellowstone.

Took this in Grand Tetons last summer. If you get the chance, go! I liked it even more than Yellowstone.

Lol why not move the camera slightly to the right? The Tetons are beautiful, and Grand Teton NP is a pretty cool place.

Great place but let nature speak for it self and let the saturation slider take a break!

Blasphemy! The Tetons are awesome, but there is literally no place on earth like Yellowstone.

But seriously, glad you had a great time. Such a beautiful region.

Went on my first-ever solo trip out west and ended up falling in love with Capitol Reef

Went on my first-ever solo trip out west and ended up falling in love with Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef is 2nd only to Zion in my personal ranking of the 5 Utah NPs. Did you get some apple pie from the Gifford House?

Kolob Terrace Rd (different from Kolob Canyon) part of the park is one of my favorite areas, plus it has the highest viewpoints of the park at Lava Point.

Visited Capitol Reef exactly three years ago and loved it. Totally desolate, no one around, and a surprising amount of wildlife. It was a total mind trip heading out to Hanksville after, we just kept looking around like “Where the hell are we?!” very Mars like as you said! Want to go back and do more backcountry adventuring.

I found some pretty quiet hikes in Zion, even in the middle of the summer. You just have to know where to go.

Still have a long way to go, but I’m getting there!

Still have a long way to go, but I’m getting there!

This is really freaking cool! Where do you get these pins?

This is such a great idea! When I was in Moab this past October I mentioned how psyched I was to get "new" stamps in my NPS Passport and bonded with a 12 year old guy who totally felt the same way (I'm a 30+ year old women who goes to a new NP, or two, with my 70+ year old Dad every year)

Awesome! I’ve been collecting pins since I was a kid but I lost my collections and just restarted a few years ago. Eventually I want a big US map and I will pin them on the relative location of te Park. Do you have any plans for your collection in the future? https://m.imgur.com/gallery/Y7v4m

Edit: also what are the first and last ones you have there? I can’t make them out.

I love that case! Did you make it or buy it? I’ve been trying find something swell like yours but I haven’t had any luck

My favorite photo from a fall trip to Yosemite.

My favorite photo from a fall trip to Yosemite.

The Panorama Trail coming down from Glacier Point. We took the Four Mile Trail up to Glacier Point and the Panorama down for the best day hike I've ever been on.

Excellent! Where is this taken from?

Beautiful

I got to go one of these days

Tuweep Overlook...North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Tuweep Overlook...North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Did get to see the sunset and rise staying in the campground. A great thing to see. It was nerve racking being near the edge with the wind that day.

These pictures don't do it justice, and I couldn't actually walk out to the point like you did. I hope you got to see the sunset

rocky mountain national park

rocky mountain national park

its either looking over grand lake, shadow mountain res, or lake granby, because theres no lake that big on the east side (lake estes doesnt look like that from anywhere that im aware of).

How about a name or a location?

This is probably Grand Lake, although close, it's not technically in the park.

I’m going in August!!!

This guy vandalized the Corona Arch for a family photo this weekend.

This guy vandalized the Corona Arch for a family photo this weekend.
This guy vandalized the Corona Arch for a family photo this weekend.

"Hiking related...we were hiking Corona Arch yesterday in Utah & the guy in the red shirt proudly made his mark on the Arch even after we asked him to stop. Then sent his 2 teenage boys down to switch plates on their trucks. We turned photos into NPS and reported them. What a bummer tho that people would willingly do this. Our hiking areas should remain as pristine as we found them!"

"We have pics of him scratching the 18R♥️ on the wall. The little girl started copying him as well. We have tide pics as well. In addition to video pics of the teenage boys in the party trying to change license plates. Multiple witnesses he kept marking the wall when asked to stop. Park service has all information in addition to the license plate numbers."

If you can't appreciate nature, don't go. Simple as that.

Just so you know, Corona arch is not within the National Park system, it lies outside Arches National Park. It is located in Bureau of Land Manage land however, so it is still protected under the federal government.

This is why we need National Parks.

This is why we need National Parks.

According to this, 94% of sequoia forests are protected, and the remainder are privately owned. I'm guessing that the 94% are on public lands. It's not necessarily the case, however, that those on private land are unprotected.

If the sequoia on the left was logged, it was probably done at least a century ago.

I don’t know what OP meant, but I take it as “without this [park protection], amazing and wonderful natural phenomena will be lost.” Worth noting that sequoia wood is kind of splintery, so back when they were logged, they were made into wooden matches. (Source: informational plaque at the park.) Way to go, humans.

I take it this is in some kind of wild yet unprotected place? Looks awesome wherever it is.

See below, thanks internet stranger. Sequoia tree before National Park protection, and sequoia trees after.

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