Archive for July 2017

Purple Food   Leave a comment

A Nevada bumble bee (Bombus nevadensis) feeds on pollen and nectar from a Rocky Mountain beeplant’s (Cleome serrulata) flowers at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS. Taken 8/11/16 and uploaded to Flickr by the US Department of the Interior.

Purple(,) Mountains Majesty   Leave a comment

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska is a true wilderness filled with mountains, glaciers, historic sites, and several living cultures. A trip here can be quite different from a park in the lower 48. Flexibility and patience are required – visitor services are limited, access can be challenging, weather varies widely – but the reward is worth the effort! Photo courtesy of Jacob W. Frank, National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 6/13/17.

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Purple Mountains Majesty (6/28/2014)

Posted July 30, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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Bowen Pass Sunrise   Leave a comment

Sometimes the most fleeting of sunrises are the most beautiful. Crystal Brindle captured this stunner near Bowen Pass at North Cascades National Park in Washington. It was her last sunrise as a ranger in the park’s backcountry. It was definitely a memory that’ll last a lifetime. Photo courtesy of Crystal Brindle. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 6/11/17.

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North Cascades National Park

Trapper Lake

Posted July 29, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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Above The Big Trees   Leave a comment

The Rae Lakes Loop is one of the most popular hikes in the co-managed Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Parks in California. The trail is 41.4 miles long and climbs more than 6,000 feet. Along the way, you travel through just about every Alpine climate zone and see canyons, high alpine lakes and breathtaking vistas. Photo by Vivek Vijaykumar. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 6/10/17.

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Kings Canyon National Park

Bullfrog Lake

California Black Oak: Quercus kelloggii

Dead Giant Loop

Evolution Lake

Grant Tree Trail

Lookout Trail

Panoramic Point

Round Meadow

Sunset Trail

Posted July 28, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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The Divide   Leave a comment

Shadows, stone & sunset at Canyonlands National Park. Photo by Michael Hardridge. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 6/8/17.

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Canyonlands National Park

Grandeur

The Color Of Summer

Utah’s Beauty

Posted July 27, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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Oh, That Rainbow   Leave a comment

Summer at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska is short but sweet. Vibrant colors radiate during long days and caribou, bears, wolves, muskox and fox roam the landscape past mountains and rivers yet to be named. With no roads or trails, the remote park demands visitors to be self-sufficient. The beauty and solitude is their reward. Photo by National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 7/25/17.

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Gates of the Arctic National Park

Alaskan Beauty

Posted July 26, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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Bruneau National Wild & Scenic River   Leave a comment

The Bruneau River in Idaho flows through a deep, wild and remote desert canyon and abuts several Bureau of Land Management wilderness areas. Forty miles of the Bruneau are designated as a wild and scenic river, offering challenging whitewater, evidence of thousands of years of Native American habitation and amazing geologic history. It also looks really cool. Photo by Bureau of Land Management – Idaho. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 6/7/17.

Posted July 25, 2017 by henrymowry in Photography

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The Beauty Of Our National Parks   2 comments

 

Peaks   Leave a comment

Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Photo by Niaz Uddin. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 5/28/17.

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Grand Teton National Park

A Stunning Sunset

Cottonwood Creek

Sunrise On The Tetons

The Oxbow Bend

Posted July 23, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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Critters, All Sizes   Leave a comment

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