Fresh edit of one of my favorite photos and views of the park.
I took this shot while taking a break from working on a prehistoric granary at work a few years ago.
From left to right: The Great White Throne, the Organ, Angels Landing, and Cathedral Mountain.
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Ranchers are made of one thing:
The continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition 📸 @cdphotog
We're celebrating Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week. Meet Megan Vlaming: Hi all! My name is Megan Vlaming, and I'm the Youth Development Director for the Y in Weber and Davis Counties. I hold a BA in Child and Family Development and a MA in Community and Social Services. I have worked in the Youth Industry for 17 years. I have a range of hobbies that go from sloth-like - binge reading ALL the books - to highly active, such as skiing, hiking, and endurance road biking. My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice. I love working with the Ogden community as it is so highly supportive of all of its citizens!⠀
.⠀ #afterschool#ymca#heartofafterschool#ymcaafterschool hashtag #employeeappreciation#ogdenutah#beautahful#utah#visitogden#utahgram
This last weekend couldn’t have been more on point with the name of our upcoming film, UNEXPLORED ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @utahtravels and I have been working on this film for a while now, you’ll be hearing/ seeing more about soon. I’ve lived in Utah my entire life and have explored many of its beautiful features + locations. Last weekend was all about exploring the unexplored (for me) in UT/AZ and gearing up for one of the biggest projects I’ve taken on. Looking forward to sharing it with you soon!
Talk about an incredible shine with @slowest_fiesta — “By far my favorite product is the Blazin’ Banana Spray Wax! Makes the red paint pop out more and makes my paint really smooth!” 😍
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Happy belated Earth Day 🌎 ✨ how did you celebrate our planet?
So happy to partner with @toms_of_maine to help bring awareness to @nature_org (the natural conservancy) which mission is to create solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our air, land, and water! @toms_of_maine has already donated 2,000,000 to their cause! Absolutely love the Toms of Maine brand and everything they stand for! Learn how to get involved in my stories #sponsored#TurnTheTide#Earthday2019
P.S. swipe to see Kingsley disguised as a mud monster🧟♂️ 😂
We wanted to feature some of the podcasts in our group.
Up first is Cutscenes and Cupcakes!! This podcast is all about gaming and sweet treats!! The hostesses Steph, Marlee, and Lindsey range from noob to gaming god so listeners get an array of opinions and thoughts on video game stories, graphics, game play, customizability of the game, and more, then rate the game on a cupcake scale. If you're looking for a gaming podcast from a female perspective or just something fun to listen to from some bad ass nerdy ladies check this podcast out!! @cutscenesandcupcakes
72--- They do blaspheme who say: "Allah is Christ the son of Mary." But said Christ: "O Children of Israel! worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord." Whoever joins other gods with Allah,- Allah will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help.
73--- They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One Allah. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them.
74--- Why turn they not to Allah, and seek His forgiveness? For Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
75--- Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger; many were the messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how Allah doth make His signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth!
76--- Say: "Will ye worship, besides Allah, something which hath no power either to harm or benefit you? But Allah,- He it is that heareth and knoweth all things." Quran Kerim (Maide 72...76
Spoiler alert: there are SO many different ways we can travel and experience the outdoors. And I love ‘em all. Sleeping in my hatchback on the side of the road in a national forest, living full time in vans, cross country road trips with my family staying in hotels, hauling a tent out into the backcountry–that’s the beauty of adventure, you get to make it your own.
Sometimes I like the way my puffy jacket smells after 5 days of no showers and nightly campfires, and sometimes I like to end a long climbing day in a @HyattPlace bed with Wi-Fi and a pizza. If you’re getting out there, being a responsible public lands steward, and taking good care of yourself, you’re doing it right in my book, no matter where you snooze at night.
I’ve spent most of the last month on the road, and spending the last week exploring the Grand Circle (the Moab, Page and St. George trifecta) was a refreshing adventure outside of my usual style. Staying in a hotel meant I could balance work and play, spending my days outdoors sandwiched between evenings + early mornings hustling. No stress to find a dog-friendly coffee shop with outdoor plugs, carefree to get dirty as all heck ‘cause I could take a shower whenever, and feeling extra grateful for the privilege of a hotel room on the day a rain and sand storm blew through.
It’s National Park Week, and to celebrate, the folks at @HyattPlace are hooking up World of Hyatt members who book now with bonus points for staying a night at one of their Grand Circle locations. Head to my story today to learn more. #WhySettle#sponsored@Hyatt
iPhone pic from a week ago. Somewhere near Hanksville UT. 🏜 We’re in Bellingham WA this morning, getting ready to depart our AirBnB and head to Port Angeles, and the Pacific coast. And as beautiful as it is here, the Southwest is already starting to pull on our heartstrings, calling us back. It’s truly where we belong. 🧡
Some flashes of connection the last couple of days, reconnecting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Under the water in the bath, just my nose above the surface, I pull my hands toward my ears and hear the blood rushing through them; it sounds like the tide coming in. This morning the white sun glimmering so generously on the dew spread over my boots and over Easy's snout. The gold finches guarding their nest or perhaps a fledgling near my door. I'm heading down out of the world for a couple of days ✌️
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else // Judy Garland
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@abbihearne Takeover Day 2 // Is there a more iconic tower? Castleton is such a proud piece of rock, and the valley surrounding it is one of my favorite places on earth. I feel like I could spend every day wandering the washes and trails through Castle Valley and never get bored! Did you know we almost lost access to Castleton and its climber campground in the early 2000s? A few portions of land around the tower were sold to a developer, but Access Fund worked with Utah Open Lands to draft a proposal to the landowner and purchase the land back so Castleton would remain public and open to climbers!
You can find more in-depth details about this story with a quick Google search, but what I love so much about it is the reminder that we can make a difference when things feel hopeless. In our current political environment, the thought of future access to the public lands we love can sometimes seem grim, but I’m continually encouraged by past stories of the underdogs coming together to keep these places wild. Now, everytime I enjoy Castle Valley, I think of the people who came together to fight for that access years before I even knew it existed.
So how can you, a climber or hiker or general outdoor get-after-it-er, do a few simple things to respect the land when visiting a place like Castle Valley? I’ll share a few bits of advice over the next couple of days, starting with my favorite topic: living soil! Did you know a huge portion of the Utah desert is covered in a living organism called cryptobiotic soil that essentially holds the entire desert together? This stuff sometimes just looks like dirt or sand (although when it’s healthy and mature it has black and sometimes even white tips a few inches off the ground) so people who aren’t aware will often walk/drive/bike right through it! But a single footstep can destroy hundreds of years worth of growth, so it’s super important to stay on established trails and roads when spending time in the desert. If you must go off trail for some reason, try your best to step on exposed slick rock instead of crypto -- just pretend the floor is lava and if you step on the lava you’re killing our beautiful desert :)
If we go on a drive I want to sit in the passenger seat, and talk about deep things, and take a million and one pictures out the window.
I meant to post this yesterday but had a migraine and didn’t post at all. So grateful for this amazing planet!🌎 #earthday#beaUTAHful#utahisrad#desertlove