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  • You literally CAN NOT beat those spring and fall skies!!! It’s by far some of the most incredible moments I’ve EVER EXPERIENCE!!!!! .
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We can thank @rachelintherockies again for her sacrifice of sleep to witness and capture this unbelievable sky!!!
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Go check out her gallery she has a passion for the outdoors!!! @rachelintherockies
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Winter tours will be starting back up soon! PM us for December bookings! 🎿 🏔☕️🌨☃️❄️🎄🧤🧣🥾🎅🤶
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Private 4 hour snowshoe sunrise tours start at $250 for 2 people! And it’s $50 for every added person after, limiting group sizes to 12.
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  • You literally CAN NOT beat those spring and fall skies!!! It’s by far some of the most incredible moments I’ve EVER EXPERIENCE!!!!! .
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    We can thank @rachelintherockies again for her sacrifice of sleep to witness and capture this unbelievable sky!!!
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    Go check out her gallery she has a passion for the outdoors!!! @rachelintherockies
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    Winter tours will be starting back up soon! PM us for December bookings! 🎿 🏔☕️🌨☃️❄️🎄🧤🧣🥾🎅🤶
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    Private 4 hour snowshoe sunrise tours start at $250 for 2 people! And it’s $50 for every added person after, limiting group sizes to 12.
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  • The valley between Ptarmigan Mountain and Mt Bryant with Mt Craig In the background.  I had a free morning and went to Kawuneeche Valley for sunrise and a quick solo hike to look for moose.  On the way back out, the light was still gorgeous, and I snapped this panoramic by Grand Lake.  #RockyMountainNationalPark #GrandLake @rockynps
  • The valley between Ptarmigan Mountain and Mt Bryant with Mt Craig In the background. I had a free morning and went to Kawuneeche Valley for sunrise and a quick solo hike to look for moose. On the way back out, the light was still gorgeous, and I snapped this panoramic by Grand Lake. #RockyMountainNationalPark #GrandLake @rockynps
  • 7 0 2 hours ago
  • Winter is my favorite season in Rocky Mountain National Park. The crowds are small, the views are magical, and I love hiking with my micro spikes.

This was my first intense winter hike in the Bear Lake corridor of the park, my legs went numb on our way back down. At the time I didnt think it was even that cold! But when we got back to the car the thermostat read a whopping 1 degree Fahrenheit.

You better believe I invested in some better layers before I went on another winter hike!
  • Winter is my favorite season in Rocky Mountain National Park. The crowds are small, the views are magical, and I love hiking with my micro spikes.

    This was my first intense winter hike in the Bear Lake corridor of the park, my legs went numb on our way back down. At the time I didnt think it was even that cold! But when we got back to the car the thermostat read a whopping 1 degree Fahrenheit.

    You better believe I invested in some better layers before I went on another winter hike!
  • 12 1 2 hours ago
  • If you like it...Pls follow me @geologistslopient ... Thank you
If you like it...Pls follow me @geocachingzero ... Thank you
Tripod Rock is a glacial erratic balancing rock, or perched boulder, located in Kinnelon, New Jersey in the Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area. This multi-ton Precambrian gneiss boulder, located near the edge of a long ridge, is balanced on three smaller boulders. Tripod Rock is roughly 6 m (20 ft) long, 3 m (9.8 ft) wide, and 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) high, weighing approximately 127 tonnes (280,000 lb). A triangular crest runs the length of its top. The boulder is balanced on three smaller stones roughly 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in diameter that raise it above the bedrock by about 0.5 m (1 ft 8 in) at its lowest point. The point of contact between the boulder and its support stones forms an approximate 3-4-5 triangle.

About 12 m (39 ft) northwest of Tripod Rock are three boulders that appear to form a triangle. The two larger boulders are balanced partially on smaller stones (see diagram). The apex rock is about 3 m (9.8 ft) away to the northeast. Sighting from a bedrock outcrop near Tripod Rock through the two large boulders, the apex of the triangular configuration points to the next ridge on the horizon to the west. This line of sight is toward the setting point of the sun on the summer solstice. During the early 1980s, Tripod Rock and the stones near it were surveyed. The place on the ridge where the sun sets on the summer solstice was visible due to gypsy moth defoliation.[1] A large boulder was visible on the ridge at the place of the summer solstice sunset. Within a year of the survey, a home was constructed on that site and the boulder was displaced by earth-moving machinery. The summer solstice sunset is presently observable near the edge of that residence, and is only partially visible. (Wikipedia) #newjersey #rocks #mothernaturerocks #naturerocks ##morriscountyparks #pyramidmountain #pyramidmountainnj #mountainhikingtrails #newjerseymountains #rockymountainnationalpark #tripodrock #naturalhistoricarea #preserve #hudsonvalley #hudsonvalleyny #geologistrocks #geologist
  • If you like it...Pls follow me @geologistslopient ... Thank you
    If you like it...Pls follow me @geocachingzero ... Thank you
    Tripod Rock is a glacial erratic balancing rock, or perched boulder, located in Kinnelon, New Jersey in the Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area. This multi-ton Precambrian gneiss boulder, located near the edge of a long ridge, is balanced on three smaller boulders. Tripod Rock is roughly 6 m (20 ft) long, 3 m (9.8 ft) wide, and 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) high, weighing approximately 127 tonnes (280,000 lb). A triangular crest runs the length of its top. The boulder is balanced on three smaller stones roughly 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in diameter that raise it above the bedrock by about 0.5 m (1 ft 8 in) at its lowest point. The point of contact between the boulder and its support stones forms an approximate 3-4-5 triangle.

    About 12 m (39 ft) northwest of Tripod Rock are three boulders that appear to form a triangle. The two larger boulders are balanced partially on smaller stones (see diagram). The apex rock is about 3 m (9.8 ft) away to the northeast. Sighting from a bedrock outcrop near Tripod Rock through the two large boulders, the apex of the triangular configuration points to the next ridge on the horizon to the west. This line of sight is toward the setting point of the sun on the summer solstice. During the early 1980s, Tripod Rock and the stones near it were surveyed. The place on the ridge where the sun sets on the summer solstice was visible due to gypsy moth defoliation.[1] A large boulder was visible on the ridge at the place of the summer solstice sunset. Within a year of the survey, a home was constructed on that site and the boulder was displaced by earth-moving machinery. The summer solstice sunset is presently observable near the edge of that residence, and is only partially visible. (Wikipedia) #newjersey #rocks #mothernaturerocks #naturerocks # #morriscountyparks #pyramidmountain #pyramidmountainnj #mountainhikingtrails #newjerseymountains #rockymountainnationalpark #tripodrock #naturalhistoricarea #preserve #hudsonvalley #hudsonvalleyny #geologistrocks #geologist
  • 14 0 2 hours ago
  • Another battle for a photo here. The back side of this rock was straight vertical. With a backpack on and tripod in hand I had to squeeze between two trees as I ran and jumped to barely get my belly up on the edge of the rock and scramble up. It took a few tries. Then, the wind. I spent about 10 minutes composing this one shot, braced against the wind, keeping a strong grip on the tripod to avoid it blowing over, all the while repeating to myself to not stand straight up as I would have instantly become a sail and likely gone off the back of the rock. A serious battle for one image that honestly isn’t amazing, but decent at least. However, it was worth it no doubt. The struggle behind the image, and the success in achieving it gives it meaning to me. A memorable one for sure. @kodak #kodak #ektar100 #minoltasrt101 #rockymountainnationalpark #rockymountains #shotonfilm #35mmfilm
  • Another battle for a photo here. The back side of this rock was straight vertical. With a backpack on and tripod in hand I had to squeeze between two trees as I ran and jumped to barely get my belly up on the edge of the rock and scramble up. It took a few tries. Then, the wind. I spent about 10 minutes composing this one shot, braced against the wind, keeping a strong grip on the tripod to avoid it blowing over, all the while repeating to myself to not stand straight up as I would have instantly become a sail and likely gone off the back of the rock. A serious battle for one image that honestly isn’t amazing, but decent at least. However, it was worth it no doubt. The struggle behind the image, and the success in achieving it gives it meaning to me. A memorable one for sure. @kodak #kodak #ektar100 #minoltasrt101 #rockymountainnationalpark #rockymountains #shotonfilm #35mmfilm
  • 29 1 2 hours ago
  • Lonely tree. After a winding drive and a short hike, I found myself wedged in between two boulders in an attempt at capturing this interesting, lonely little tree at Lost Gulch Lookout.
  • Lonely tree. After a winding drive and a short hike, I found myself wedged in between two boulders in an attempt at capturing this interesting, lonely little tree at Lost Gulch Lookout.
  • 23 1 3 hours ago
  • I took a landscape workshop a few weeks ago and felt completely out of my league with how little I truly knew about landscape photography, both in the field and editing. The simplicity of light flaring, “dodge and burn”, showcasing a leading foreground... all concepts I had been completely ignoring. It’s fun to return to old images with new knowledge just to see how far along I’ve come.
  • I took a landscape workshop a few weeks ago and felt completely out of my league with how little I truly knew about landscape photography, both in the field and editing. The simplicity of light flaring, “dodge and burn”, showcasing a leading foreground... all concepts I had been completely ignoring. It’s fun to return to old images with new knowledge just to see how far along I’ve come.
  • 128 5 4 hours ago
  • Fresh, powdered snow is the best ❄️
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📷: @talia_lin
  • Fresh, powdered snow is the best ❄️
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    📷: @talia_lin
  • 37 1 4 hours ago
  • All-smiles during our Intro to Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding class yesterday. 
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#ifmgaguide and @aiare_official Course Instructor @bustercruz led the team to low-angle pow because of the rapid loading on the snowpack. This course is a great opportunity for those looking to learn and try out backcountry touring with an expert guide who makes informed decisions in avalanche terrain (or in this case, by avoiding avalanche terrain). ________
There is elevated risk in the backcountry right now. If you aren’t educated and experienced, go with a trusted mentor who is. #hireaguide
  • All-smiles during our Intro to Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding class yesterday.
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    #ifmgaguide and @aiare_official Course Instructor @bustercruz led the team to low-angle pow because of the rapid loading on the snowpack. This course is a great opportunity for those looking to learn and try out backcountry touring with an expert guide who makes informed decisions in avalanche terrain (or in this case, by avoiding avalanche terrain). ________
    There is elevated risk in the backcountry right now. If you aren’t educated and experienced, go with a trusted mentor who is. #hireaguide
  • 198 3 5 hours ago
  • Rocky Mountain National Park did not disappoint this southerner in search of snow ⛄️ ❄️
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@talia_lin
  • Rocky Mountain National Park did not disappoint this southerner in search of snow ⛄️ ❄️
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    @talia_lin
  • 30 2 6 hours ago
  • I truly had to fight for this photo. The wind gusts were so strong that at one point they blew my tripod over. The wind also had my tripod gliding across the ice of the lake when I didn’t have a firm grip on it. I nearly went down a few times myself between the wind and the slippery ice on the lake. But, I truly love this image. The composition, the long light, the beautiful scenery, it looks so peaceful, you’d never know there were near whiteout gusts of blowing snow raging across the lake in the moments before and after this short fraction of a second took place. It was an adventure worth every second. #kodak #ektar100 #minoltasrt101 @kodak #rockymountainnationalpark #bearlake #nationalparkservice #shotonfilm
  • I truly had to fight for this photo. The wind gusts were so strong that at one point they blew my tripod over. The wind also had my tripod gliding across the ice of the lake when I didn’t have a firm grip on it. I nearly went down a few times myself between the wind and the slippery ice on the lake. But, I truly love this image. The composition, the long light, the beautiful scenery, it looks so peaceful, you’d never know there were near whiteout gusts of blowing snow raging across the lake in the moments before and after this short fraction of a second took place. It was an adventure worth every second. #kodak #ektar100 #minoltasrt101 @kodak #rockymountainnationalpark #bearlake #nationalparkservice #shotonfilm
  • 35 1 6 hours ago
  • I can’t get over these views 😩 -ok so I may or may not be a sucker for winter & I’ve also never seen so much fluffy snow or a frozen lake so-
I have to admit, I used to always want a VW van when I was little but just to maybe do a little traveling. Now that I’ve gotten out of SC more and seen even the tiniest bit that God’s put out there, I definitely could do the #vanlife 🤷🏼‍♀️ I think taking some time out of these short lives we live to put everything aside and go see the world is very much needed at some point! 🌏
  • I can’t get over these views 😩 -ok so I may or may not be a sucker for winter & I’ve also never seen so much fluffy snow or a frozen lake so-
    I have to admit, I used to always want a VW van when I was little but just to maybe do a little traveling. Now that I’ve gotten out of SC more and seen even the tiniest bit that God’s put out there, I definitely could do the #vanlife 🤷🏼‍♀️ I think taking some time out of these short lives we live to put everything aside and go see the world is very much needed at some point! 🌏
  • 58 1 7 hours ago
  • This rock crevasse caught my eye from across the valley, a mysterious entrance to another world. I like to imagine what it would be like to climb the peaks back in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain, maybe one day I'll get to.
  • This rock crevasse caught my eye from across the valley, a mysterious entrance to another world. I like to imagine what it would be like to climb the peaks back in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain, maybe one day I'll get to.
  • 41 2 7 hours ago
  • It’s a rare occasion for me to shoot slide film anymore just because of the cost that goes along with the film itself and also developing it. There’s only a handful of labs that still do it, hence why I’ve always processed it myself. The colors on side film are unlike anything else, extremely contrasty shadows mixed in with that dark blue from the sky is something I enjoy the most about it.
  • It’s a rare occasion for me to shoot slide film anymore just because of the cost that goes along with the film itself and also developing it. There’s only a handful of labs that still do it, hence why I’ve always processed it myself. The colors on side film are unlike anything else, extremely contrasty shadows mixed in with that dark blue from the sky is something I enjoy the most about it.
  • 452 5 8 hours ago