This mighty river is North America’s largest watershed, draining over 40 percent of the continent’s waterways into the Gulf of Mexico. What is it?! To celebrate the publication of Mary Caperton Morton’s new book, AERIAL GEOLOGY, we’re giving away a $500 travel voucher, a National Parks annual pass, and much more! Just identify the geological formation in a comment to enter each day this week.
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This week's stormy weather has us dreaming of snowy scenery in #Yosemite Valley.... Thanks to Murali Achanta for sharing this shot from a few years ago! What are you looking forward to about winter in the park?
The obligatory Snake River Overlook photo, made famous by the great Ansel Adams. The “happy little trees” (as Bob Ross would have put it) have grown so much taller these days that they obstruct the view of the Snake River, even after I perched myself up on the ledge. Too bad I don’t have a camper van I could stand on like Adams did! The sky was clear (late summer), so not much drama going on, but still got that sunrise color at least! One thing I noticed on my short trip to Grand Tetons is that I saw considerably more professional [looking] photographers at GTNP than in Yellowstone, with all their high end cameras and gears (including Sony a9 and Hasselblad)! August 2017.
Home. A far more flexible idea than it first appears. Is it where our people are? Our families and our support systems? Is it geography? Can a mountain or a river or the sea call us home? Is it a structure? The place we lay our heads, nourish ourselves and our loved ones, recharge after time spent brushing against the rough places in the world? Can we carry our sense of home inside us, can that be enough? These are questions I’ve asked before and will certainly ask again...I find myself fascinated by how often my answers change and evolve and cycle back on themselves, how the seemingly straightforward concept reveals layers I never expected. What do you think? What is home to you?