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Pastel Processing   Leave a comment

On May 11, 1910, President William Taft signed a bill into law establishing the country’s 10th national park: Montana’s Glacier National Park. It protects glacier-carved peaks and valleys, pristine turquoise lakes and streams, and dense ancient forests for all to enjoy. Photo by Shan Lin. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 5/11/17.

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Glacier National Park

Grinnell Formation

Grinnell Lake

Haystack Falls

Ninaistako

St Mary Falls

Two Medicine Lake

Which Is Prettier?

Posted June 23, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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Oh, To Be There   Leave a comment

Redwood National Park. Photo by Michael Bandy. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 5/8/17.

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Redwood National Park

Lady Bird Johnson Grove

Redwood National and State Parks

Posted June 22, 2017 by henrymowry in California, National Parks

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Grand Prismatic Spring   1 comment

Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States and the third largest in the world. It’s almost 370 feet in diameter and 121 feet deep. Its vibrant color is the result of thermophilic (heat loving) organisms living along the edges of the steaming pool. This unique ecosystem is delicate and dangerous. To protect it and yourself, stay on the boardwalks when visiting. Sunset photo by Manish Mamtani. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 5/6/17.

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Yellowstone National Park

America’s Best Idea

Astonishing

How Wolves Change Rivers

North Twin Lake

Old Faithful

Steamy

The Animals Of Yellowstone

Traffic Jam

Twin Lakes

Uncle Tom’s Trail

A Long Way   Leave a comment

The Painted Wall of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado is a stunning sight. At this location, the canyon is over 2,200 feet tall, almost twice the height of the Empire State Building. The stripes on the wall are like pages in a book. The rock layers of Black Canyon tell a story of past environments, ancient animals and dynamic processes of change. Photo by
Ryan McGinley. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 4/27/17.

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Posted June 8, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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The Incredible Variety Of Our National Parks   Leave a comment

Mount St Elias   Leave a comment

Say hello to the second tallest mountain in America: Mount St. Elias in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve in Alaska. Standing over 18,000 feet tall, it towers over Icy Bay, which gets its name from the glaciers that run down Mount St. Elias’s slopes. It’s just one of the many amazing natural sights in America’s largest national park. Photo by Bryan Petrtyl, National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 4/25/17.

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Wrangell-St Elias National Park

Posted June 4, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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Thor’s Hammer   Leave a comment

Is there a better feeling than sunrise on your face after a long, cold night? Photo of Thor’s Hammer at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Photo by Jeremy Johnson. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 4/16/17.

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Hoodoo Sunrise

Hoo Doos

Snowy Hoo Doos

Star Trails   Leave a comment

Star trails & the Northern Lights over Mount Rainier National Park make for an amazing pic. Photo by Matt Dieterich. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 4/15/17.

Lake Manzanita   Leave a comment

Lassen Volcanic National Park in California is home to steaming fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes. Jagged peaks tell the story of its eruptive past while roaring steam, thumping mud pots and boiling pools continue to shape the land. Photo of a starry night over Lake Manzanita by Kedar Datta. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 5/25/17.

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Snow!

Winter   Leave a comment

Posted May 25, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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