Bandelier National Monument
Chimney Rock, Hole-In-The-Rock Rd, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, UT
Today I finished my Devil’s Tower cross stitch kit from a Posy Collections pattern I bought at the Devil’s Tower National Monument gift shop in Wyoming. Devil’s Tower has been one of my favorite Western destinations since I was a little girl, and the cross stitch kit I purchased is one of many I’ve bought at National Park sites. This design was not my favorite, but it makes a great addition to my wall. I was a bit disappointed that the rock is colored gray and the kit was a bit difficult to decipher based on the black and white pattern and unmarked thread pulls…differentiating “very light gray” from “light gray” and “medium gray” was a bit of a task, but I’m happy to be done and on my way to another project!
It is generally agreed upon that there are some places that mountain goats just don’t belong.
It is harder to imagine that some of those places might include our remote and mountainous national parks.
Check out the Spring 2014 issue of National Parks, the National Parks Conservation Association Magazine, for an entertaining and thought-provoking account of how preserving some aspects of the natural landscape might involve removing others. Or, at least managing them with a paintball gun.
You can read the article by Julia Busiek here.
Park Ranger Charles Browne and climbing party, Mount Rainier National Park, 1930
Ranger Charles Browne, at far left, is shown here with a party of climbers, perhaps other rangers. The men hold ice axes, and are probably about to begin a climb.
Join us this Free First Thursday as we explore the ways innovations in outdoor gear have changed the ways we explore and enjoy the Northwest.
Olympic National Park, Washington
"On my trip up north to Washington, we discovered a very unique location in Olympic National Park," says Your Shot community member Justin Jong, who took this photo in the Washington State park. “I couldn’t believe my eyes when we first arrived. This was something so out of this world, and nothing I’d expect to find in the U.S.A. We only had an hour to explore before sundown. We immediately fell in love with this rain forest and the feeling we got being inside.”