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I’m here wondering what is it with blue water that makes it so attractive. We are always in awe when natural water is blue—be the ocean, a river, a lake, a glacier. It’s just beautiful.
📷: a happy day at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Oahu, Hawaii. 📝 Tourists pay a $7.50 fee to enter the park. I’d recommend to arrive early, they may turn you away if the parking lot is full. It’s a perfect place to snorkel. The facilities are pretty good. The park is closed on Tuesdays. 😉
Teddy Roosevelt once said "Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and the romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, it's riches or its romance." Now, as we stand here in 2018--over a century after Roosevelt proclaimed this to the American people--we are faced with a complicated challenge. Our appointed and unwelcome Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who proclaims that he's "a Teddy Roosevelt guy," stands for and is actively working toward exactly that in which Roosevelt instructed us to not allow--that is selfish and greedy interests stripping away the integrity of OUR nation's natural wonder. Yes, Roosevelt also proclaimed that "conservation means development as much as it does protection," but thus far in this tyrannical Zinke-led era there has been an enduring and unbalanced focus on development while protections simultaneously continue to bee stripped from our lands. Those with a voice (all of us) and those few who have a platform for an elevated voice are, and must continue to stand up. On January 15, 9 of the 12 boardmembers of the National Park Service Advisory Board resigned in solidarity. Their full letter of resignation can be read via the link in my bio, but the message they are sending is clear: Zinke has shown no intention to improve or benefit our National Parks. The current NPSAB term, appointed by Obama, was set to expire in May. So instead of fading quietly into the masses during this process surely to be replaced by Zinke lackeys, these nine members of the NPSAB chose to act--by resigning en mass like this, they are surely hoping to gain the national spotlight on the insufficiency of Zinke's leadership and the toxicity of his leadership of the @usinterior. Let's give them the attention--we should all be looking at this as a grave and dire warning to Zinke's true intentions and clear special interest-owned agenda. Educate yourself, submit public comments, have dialogue with others--the lands being threatened are, afterall, OURS.
I’ve seen this waterfall hundreds of times, in every season, and at every time of day. But I think when it’s dressed in a fresh coat of snow with ice slowly creeping in from the edges, is when I find it the most breathtaking- like a scene from a wintery fairytale.
Reading @sarasheehy’s post this morning had me thinking about all the times I have been injured. Pain aside, injuries have an unfortunate way of making you question yourself. It’s hard to get over that mental block and regain confidence. But, they have also taught me to slow down and enjoy the little things that I used to breeze by in my quest for dominance. As an old friend once told me, there’s a lesson in everything, even if you didn’t make it to the top. I’m reflecting on that as I start off the week!
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Do more of what you love. On average, you have about 4000 weeks in your life!
I've injured myself in each of the last two springs, leading to winters of rehabs for fitness. A broken foot and then getting hit by a truck last April. I'm excited to be biking and running again!
I have no specific goal. I'm the heaviest I've ever been, and the injuries may have been the worst of my life, but I just want to be fit and healthy. Fit, for me, means whatever allows me to do what I love and have lots of energy each day. Playing outside and long touring days being near the top of that list!
Did you know there are over 2,000 natural stone arches in Arches National Park? That’s the highest density of arches anywhere in the world. Have you visited?
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Summit Lake, nestled in a small basin just north of Mt. Rainier National Park in the Clearwater Wilderness, has everything a hiker could dream of - 360-degree views of the Cascades including four volcanoes and unparalleled views of Mt. Rainier, well-maintained trails, exploding colors, and so much more. Click the link in our bio for adventure details.