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  • ISCHIGUALASTO Provincial Park, or VALLEY OF THE MOON
I have written before about my love of deserts. Sometimes it is the tranquility I like, sometimes the chance to be alone... I find this relaxing.
But sometimes these barren lands bring interesting features and history and sometimes happy encounters with fellow travelers and explorers.
Such was the case with Parque Provincial Ischigualasto – near San Juan. Actually it is 270 kms from San Juan on a nice road. This park is also known as Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) due to its appearance. They thought this is what the moon must be like.
There are some amazing rock formations here, and the near constant wind has eroded many rocks into interesting shapes. With formations dating back more than 200 million years, this area is subject to many paleontological explorations and contains some of the oldest dinosaur remains on earth. As well as more than 60 species of fossil plants.
-10 degrees in winter and 45+ degrees in summer.. and always the wind. This is a harsh environment – but very rewarding to visit.
It is one of very few national parks on my memory where you can enter with your vehicle. But only within a guided group. So first the caravan of vehicles is being gathered at the entrance and then you are allowed to enter the park. The whole tour lasts around 3-3.5 hours with stops and explanations of a professional guide, around 40 km long. That’s where I encountered the group of riders from Buenos Aires and Bariloche, of course we were part of the same tour group and were riding together.
I enjoyed the valley and the tour. The weather was changing a few times from being quite chilly into very hot, then the wind started to pick up. But yes, this is the desert and this is very normal.
#ihaveadream #ihaveadreamtravel #roundtheworld #aroundtheworld #traveler#argentina #valleyofthemoon #ischigualasto #nationalpark #adv #rtw #ktm#ktmadventure #readytorace #adventure #touratech #madeforadventure #road#travels #annagrechishkina
  • ISCHIGUALASTO Provincial Park, or VALLEY OF THE MOON
    I have written before about my love of deserts. Sometimes it is the tranquility I like, sometimes the chance to be alone... I find this relaxing.
    But sometimes these barren lands bring interesting features and history and sometimes happy encounters with fellow travelers and explorers.
    Such was the case with Parque Provincial Ischigualasto – near San Juan. Actually it is 270 kms from San Juan on a nice road. This park is also known as Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) due to its appearance. They thought this is what the moon must be like.
    There are some amazing rock formations here, and the near constant wind has eroded many rocks into interesting shapes. With formations dating back more than 200 million years, this area is subject to many paleontological explorations and contains some of the oldest dinosaur remains on earth. As well as more than 60 species of fossil plants.
    -10 degrees in winter and 45+ degrees in summer.. and always the wind. This is a harsh environment – but very rewarding to visit.
    It is one of very few national parks on my memory where you can enter with your vehicle. But only within a guided group. So first the caravan of vehicles is being gathered at the entrance and then you are allowed to enter the park. The whole tour lasts around 3-3.5 hours with stops and explanations of a professional guide, around 40 km long. That’s where I encountered the group of riders from Buenos Aires and Bariloche, of course we were part of the same tour group and were riding together.
    I enjoyed the valley and the tour. The weather was changing a few times from being quite chilly into very hot, then the wind started to pick up. But yes, this is the desert and this is very normal.
    #ihaveadream #ihaveadreamtravel #roundtheworld #aroundtheworld #traveler #argentina #valleyofthemoon #ischigualasto #nationalpark #adv #rtw #ktm #ktmadventure #readytorace #adventure #touratech #madeforadventure #road #travels #annagrechishkina
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  • The ever so photogenic Watchman Trail view at Zion National Park! ☀️ — #StayWild
📸: @davidgayphotography
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  • The ever so photogenic Watchman Trail view at Zion National Park! ☀️ — #StayWild
    📸: @davidgayphotography
    ——
    GIFT WITH PURCHASE! 🥾🌟🌿
    Extended an extra 24 hours! All orders over $10 placed by Midnight tonight (4.23) will help plant THREE trees and include our Stay Wild Sticker for free!
    .
    🌱 Shop our designs at the link in bio and help us reach our goal of planting 2,500 trees this year!
    ——
    Making Adventure. Building Community.
    Seeking the Unseen. Living Among The Wild.
    =================================
    #AmongTheWild | AmongTheWildCo.com
    🌲| One Tree Planted With Every Order
  • 101 1 2 hours ago
  • Proof that in New Mexico you can find all four seasons during on week. New Mexico elevation diversity has a lot to do with that.
The lowest point in New Mexico, 2,842 feet above sea level, is at the northern end of the Red Bluff Reservoir on the Pecos River. In Eddy County, New Mexico, this low point is located about 40 miles north of Pecos, Texas.

The highest point in New Mexico, Wheeler Peak at 13,161 feet above sea level, is found in northern New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Range, at the southern end of the Rocky Mountains. Taos is located around 15 miles to the southwest.
These elevation extremes combined with sometimes unpredictable weather make for an interesting job for meteorologists here. Oh, for the record the approximate elevation at Valles Grande National Preserve is 8930 feet (2,722 meters) according to Topozone.com. An elevation app I have has much of the large field area you see from the road is around 8,500 - 8,700 feet or so. In any case, it’s high up and surrounded by mountains which attract more moisture overall.

This is a #Repost from @vallescaldera
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Look what showed up overnight! #snow #newmexiconationalparks #vallescaldera #jemezmountains #nationalpark #findyourpark Video: SG [video description: snow covered valley and mountains]
#NewMexicoElevations #NMElevation #Weather #SnowInApril
  • Proof that in New Mexico you can find all four seasons during on week. New Mexico elevation diversity has a lot to do with that.
    The lowest point in New Mexico, 2,842 feet above sea level, is at the northern end of the Red Bluff Reservoir on the Pecos River. In Eddy County, New Mexico, this low point is located about 40 miles north of Pecos, Texas.

    The highest point in New Mexico, Wheeler Peak at 13,161 feet above sea level, is found in northern New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Range, at the southern end of the Rocky Mountains. Taos is located around 15 miles to the southwest.
    These elevation extremes combined with sometimes unpredictable weather make for an interesting job for meteorologists here. Oh, for the record the approximate elevation at Valles Grande National Preserve is 8930 feet (2,722 meters) according to Topozone.com. An elevation app I have has much of the large field area you see from the road is around 8,500 - 8,700 feet or so. In any case, it’s high up and surrounded by mountains which attract more moisture overall.

    This is a #Repost from @vallescaldera
    ・・・
    Look what showed up overnight! #snow #newmexiconationalparks #vallescaldera #jemezmountains #nationalpark #findyourpark Video: SG [video description: snow covered valley and mountains]
    #NewMexicoElevations #NMElevation #Weather #SnowInApril
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  • Fifty Foot Falls, AZ
  • Fifty Foot Falls, AZ
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  • A one mile hike through a wet, tropical forest lead us to stepping out from the canopy onto this desolate volcanic crater greeting the rain.

Although I was quite concerned about my camera equipment and did my best to make sure everything stayed dry, it was exhilarating to be so exposed. In the middle of this crater we ran, spun, and danced allowing the rain to drench us. Despite not having any respite from the weather, we played in the volcanic crater for almost a half an hour before turning back towards that tropical canopy. #kilauea
  • A one mile hike through a wet, tropical forest lead us to stepping out from the canopy onto this desolate volcanic crater greeting the rain.

    Although I was quite concerned about my camera equipment and did my best to make sure everything stayed dry, it was exhilarating to be so exposed. In the middle of this crater we ran, spun, and danced allowing the rain to drench us. Despite not having any respite from the weather, we played in the volcanic crater for almost a half an hour before turning back towards that tropical canopy. #kilauea
  • 2 1 2 hours ago
  • April 20-28, 2019, is National Park Week. I have not been to many National Parks unfortunately, but perhaps I’ll have the time (and money!) to visit more National Parks once I’m done with school. (You know... they have a passport like the state parks too so...)
In the meantime, to help celebrate, here’s ant-sized me melting in the Badlands heat.
  • April 20-28, 2019, is National Park Week. I have not been to many National Parks unfortunately, but perhaps I’ll have the time (and money!) to visit more National Parks once I’m done with school. (You know... they have a passport like the state parks too so...)
    In the meantime, to help celebrate, here’s ant-sized me melting in the Badlands heat.
  • 3 1 2 hours ago
  • 🔸️ANSWER🔸 The Watchman, Angel's Landing, and the Narrows are all iconic landmarks in Zion National Park, which this year celebrates it's 100 year anniversary! But since it's #transportationtuesday we want to focus on another distinguishing feature, the Zion shuttle system. Established in 2000 to eliminate traffic and parking problems, the park's eco-friendly shuttles now carry over 6 million visitors annually into a park free from excessive noise, exhaust, and overcrowding. Sit back and relax as you learn about the park between stops and hop on and off as frequently as you wish. With shuttles running as often as every 7 minutes, you can stop worrying about how to sneak into your next parking spot and instead enjoy Zion's astounding scenery and wildlife. #npsonthemove
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Discover your America and its National Parks with us @travelstamps every week! Will you #see_them_all?
  • 🔸️ANSWER🔸 The Watchman, Angel's Landing, and the Narrows are all iconic landmarks in Zion National Park, which this year celebrates it's 100 year anniversary! But since it's #transportationtuesday we want to focus on another distinguishing feature, the Zion shuttle system. Established in 2000 to eliminate traffic and parking problems, the park's eco-friendly shuttles now carry over 6 million visitors annually into a park free from excessive noise, exhaust, and overcrowding. Sit back and relax as you learn about the park between stops and hop on and off as frequently as you wish. With shuttles running as often as every 7 minutes, you can stop worrying about how to sneak into your next parking spot and instead enjoy Zion's astounding scenery and wildlife. #npsonthemove
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    Discover your America and its National Parks with us @travelstamps every week! Will you #see_them_all ?
  • 4 1 2 hours ago
  • Happy Earth Month! “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
-Jane Goodall
  • Happy Earth Month! “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
    -Jane Goodall
  • 19 2 2 hours ago