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The sun is almost gone the rainy season is among us. I felt so much older standing in the sun today. . . . . #campvibes #wildernessculture #naturalwashington #greatnorthcollective #npwest #wanderwashington #pnwanderland #explore #washingtontrails #wilderness_kids
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Amazing session introducing “The Science Behind Respectful Care” at the Nannypalooza West conference this morning. A pleasure engaging with passionate, motivated and experienced nannies and newborn care specialists 🙂 Streaming video version of the full-day “Respectful Care for Newborns, Infants & Toddlers” course (including the full section on “the science behind...”) will be available online via Newborn Care Solutions in just a few weeks! In-person courses will be scheduled in 2019 in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and Dallas - let me know if you would like the in-person course to come to your city 🙂 #nannypaloozawest #NPwest #nannypalooza #newborncaresolutions #followtheleader
Standing on the shore of Bench lake with no benches to be found.🤷‍♀️ . . . . #mtrainer #wanderwashington #pnwonderland #naturalwashington #npwest #greatnortherncollective
Looking out over the ocean and into the future.
Saki Nagae attends the Nagasaki University in Japan. She’s also a member of the Nagasaki Youth Delegation, whose focus is peace education and the abolition of nuclear weapons. She is here for ten days as a student intern/volunteer, visiting Pearl Harbor and other community organizations to help develop new peace programs back in Nagasaki. Part of her goal is to get young people involved. The survivors are passing away," she said, "[so we are] trying to create something new, to involve the young generations. This place has lots of activities here, going to the Missouri, [and] good opportunities for people to think about what happened. The war started at Pearl Harbor, and it ended in Nagasaki. I think there’s a meaning to connect these two places together and create something new for us in peace education," she said. #InternationalPeaceDay  #PearlHarbor  #WWIIValorNPS  #NPWest
I really enjoy meeting people on the trail. There weren't many on this one, but back in the Goat Rocks besides Wonder I chatted with 6 people in groups of 2. Always older men surprised to see me alone. Maybe they worry about me I don't know. I sure don't worry. God is good to me and so faithful. . . #pnw #optoutside #rei #pnwparadise #pnwroamers #olympicpeninsula #olympicnationalpark #visitolympicpeninsula #getoutstayout #outdoorlife #nps #npwest #findyourpark #findyourselfoutside #neverstopexploring #greatoutdoors #sheisnotlost #sheexplores #sheadventures #herpnwlife #herwanderfullife #womenwhoexplore #welivetoexplore #washingtonexplored #explorewashington #olympicmountains #stayandwander #hikevibes #takemoreadventures
So after sitting at Les Schwab I wasn't sure if I should just go home or continue on. I wouldn't be able to hike as far with a late start, but that foolish talk didn't last long. I drove out to Hurricane Ridge again and drove on one of the scariest roads in Washington. Well, that's what Google says! After driving in Deer Park, I didn't feel scared at all. I mean you could accidentally kill yourself by admiring the views and all and drive off the cliff, but whenever another car came in the opposite direction I had good sense to take it slow. . . #pnw #optoutside #rei #pnwparadise #pnwroamers #reiemployee #pacificnorthwest #washingtonstate #onlyinwashington #stayandwander #olympicnationalpark #obstructionroad #herpnwlife #womenwhoexplore #sheisnotlost #sheexplores #welivetoexplore #findyourselfoutside #neverstopexploring #findyourpark #nps #npwest #adventureawaits #adventureculture #herwanderfullife #adventurethatislife #adventurenthusiast #adventurer #washingtonexplored #explorewashington
I had quite the adventure coming out of Deer Park. I recently got an oil change and they found a nail in my tire. I said no when they wanted to charge me $30 to patch and took it to Les Schwab for free. As soon as it was done, I drove it to Deer Park and had a killer time. I was almost out of the Park when I heard the noise. I knew it wasn't good and knew the patch had failed. It was dark and if you have ever driven up here the road is sketchy and not that wide. I drove it hard as far as I could til I found a safe spot. And that's when I said this will be a good place to go to sleep. I woke up the next morning called Les Schwab and they said to call the Les Schwab in Port Angeles, but to be aware that they would charge me $100 and up for the service call. I called and so thankful the manager was so nice and worked me in between jobs for free. Woot! Thank you Jesus! #godisgood #thankyoulord . . #adventurer #adventureawaits #wanderers #wanderlust #welivetoexplore #ourplanetdaily #fantastic_earth #lifeofadventures #keepitwild #stayandwander #staywild #upperleftusa #findyourselfoutside #findyourpark #nps #npwest #neverstopexploring #olympicnationalpark #visitolympicpeninsula #visitwashington #visitpnw #washingtonstate #optoutside #reiemployee #rei #northwestnature #outdoorlife #pnwparadise
Check out this amazing video from @wwiivalornps exploring the waters of the #USSArizona . . #REPOST What does it look like inside the USS Arizona today? Brett Seymour, deputy chief of the National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center, is an audio visual production specialist who’s logged hundreds of research dives at the USS Arizona. Here he talks about exploring Arizona with a remotely operated vehicle, and about one of the unusual discoveries made a couple years ago of a personal item belonging to a USS Arizona survivor. The ship’s wreckage is the final resting place of over 900 sailors and Marines killed during the Pearl Harbor attack when a Japanese bomb landed in the forward part of the ship, causing a massive explosion. Full video can be found at www.facebook.com/valorNPS. Underwater video: Brett Seymour #USSArizona  #PearlHarbor #NPWest
Before the US military presence at Pearl Harbor, it looked something like this. The ancient Hawaiians called this area Wai Momi, or "Waters of Pearl," for the wealth of pearl-producing oysters that once rested on the bed of the peaceful bay. The sweeping shoreline that caressed the pristine bay also boasted the most fishponds of any area in the islands. This natural abundance made Wai Momi a prime location for fishing and diving. According to legend, a benevolent shark goddess watched over this precious natural resource and protected the area. This painting was completed in 1890 by American painter Joseph Strong. Joseph was born in 1853, the son of a minister who took his family to Honolulu during Joseph’s childhood. Joseph studied painting, design and photography in California and later in Germany. Following his marriage to Isobel Osbourne in 1879, he moved back to Hawaii, where he lived for several years and was even appointed the governmental artist by King David Kalakaua for an expedition to Samoa. The painting, called "View of Pearl Harbor,” is on display at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, HI. #PearlHarbor  #WaiMomi  #Hawaii#NPWest
What does it look like inside the USS Arizona today? Brett Seymour, deputy chief of the National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center, is an audio visual production specialist who’s logged hundreds of research dives at the USS Arizona. Here he talks about exploring Arizona with a remotely operated vehicle, and about one of the unusual discoveries made a couple years ago of a personal item belonging to a USS Arizona survivor. The ship’s wreckage is the final resting place of over 900 sailors and Marines killed during the Pearl Harbor attack when a Japanese bomb landed in the forward part of the ship, causing a massive explosion. Full video can be found at www.facebook.com/valorNPS. Underwater video: Brett Seymour #USSArizona  #PearlHarbor #NPWest
This is @walks_about. If there’s a collage to epitomize me, this picture would be in it. I love everything about this picture. Forest Ranger, sitting in solidarity with the herd. No fence, No “Viewing Area.” Unmolested by tides of change, and advances of man. Total Peace. No one trying to shove a calf in the back of their minivan. This is the era I would love to have lived. Just on the cusp of modern day. You could still choose, car or horse, and not get strange looks in town. Who cares if they did, anyway? What’s one of your favorite B&W photos? #blackandwhitephotograghy , #npwstagram #npwest #forestservice 📸@nationalparkservice #filmphotography
I worked my tail off for this hazy view! Part of me wishes I would have waited and the other part still enjoyed the journey. I have never seen the south east side of Rainier, so I kept pushing myself to go further even though it was so hot and hazy. About six miles in, I called it done and turned around. I think I was 1.5 miles shy of Indian Bar, but I never planned on hiking 15 miles so 12 miles felt good in my book with 2900 feet of elevation gain. . . #pnw #wonderlandtrail #mrnp #mountrainiernationalpark #rainierwatch #visitrainier #friendsoftahoma #nps #npwest #findyourpark #nationalparkgeek #findyourselfoutside #neverstopexploring #herpnwlife #womenwhohike #womanwhoexplore #sheisnotlost #sheadventures #sheexplores #herwanderfullife #stayandwander #staywild #hikevibes #wildernessculture #thatpnwlife #thenwadventure #wanderwashington #cascadiaexplored #choosemountains #mindthemountain
As much as I like a sandy beach, I do prefer a more rugged beach.🌊 . . . . . #naturalwashington #wanderwashington #pnwonderland #greatnorthcollective #wildernessculture #stayandwander #npwest #wilderness_kids
The Santa Cruz Island fox 🦊 has evolved since the last ice age to fit its island environment (apparently acquiring a taste for Hawaiian shirts). Smaller than a house cat, these relatives of the grey fox are found nowhere else on earth. #foxfriday . . . . . #channelislands #islandfox #santacruzisland #findyourpark #nationalparks #goparks #wildlife #exploremore #optoutside #fox #weareparks #encuentratuparque #npwest #islandfoxes #channelislandsnationalpark
What a view! What a woman! What a park! How great are #publiclands to explore? #pnw #nofilter #noca50 #npwest #mtshuksan #mtbaker #youknowwherewewere
Made my way to Paradise. I'm almost done with all my favorite repeat summer hikes and super excited to explore new places again. This hike is super short and has killer views. Whenever someone says where to hike or take me on a hike this is where we go. . . #mrnp #mountrainiernationalpark #visitrainier #friendsoftahoma #mountrainiernps #nps #npwest #findyourpark #findyourselfoutside #neverstopexploring #pnwunplugged #pnwonderland #optoutside #rei #reiemployee #herpnwlife #sheisnotlost #sheexplores #upperleftusa #stayandwander #wanderwashington #cascadiaexplored #choosemountains #mindthemountain #themountainsarecalling #washingtonexplored #explorewashington #nationalparkgeek #getoutstayout #outdoorlife
Thank you so much to these USS Portland JEA Volunteers that pressure washed and cleaned the USS Oklahoma Memorial on Saturday! The crew was amazing and worked hard pressure washing, scrubbing, and polishing the memorial. PC: Darren Parsons #VolunteersRock  #USSOklahoma  #PearlHarbor  #NPWest #WWIIValorNPS
Found this great location in Joshua Tree so I had to come back to get some night shots of course. unfortunately with a full moon and hazy Skies I wasn't able to get the Milky Way but still had fun @joshuatreenps #be_epic #authenticahp #jt #joshuatreenps #nps #nationalpark #getoutside #desert #cactus #socal #california #landscape #desert 🏜#california #palmsprings #rocks #canon #southerncalifornia #outdoorlife #rockclimbing #anaheimhills #forceofnature #JTNP #npwest #parksforall #findyourpark #roadtrip #sunset #milkyway #astrophotography #parkstarwars
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