Joshua Oakley

Joshua Oakley

Gatlinburg, TN USA / Transcendental Pragmatism: Peace in Opposition, Prosperity in Community, Wisdom in Equality, Love in Cooperation, Unity in Diversity, Freedom in Preservation <3
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americasgreatoutdoors:  Many Glacier is considered the heart of Glacier National Park in Montana. Massive mountains active glaciers sparkling lakes hiking trails and abundant wildlife make this a favorite of visitors and locals alike. Photo from last summer at Swiftcurrent Lake courtesy of Tiffany Nguyen.

americasgreatoutdoors: Many Glacier is considered the heart of Glacier National Park in Montana. Massive mountains active glaciers sparkling lakes hiking trails and abundant wildlife make this a favorite of visitors and locals alike. Photo from last summer at Swiftcurrent Lake courtesy of Tiffany Nguyen.

americasgreatoutdoors:  The beauty of nature is a joy we can all share. Every sunrise is a chance to reflect on how we are all connected to the world we live in. For tens of thousands of years humans have changed and have been changed by these lands and waters. At Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida first came the Calusa followed by European explorers of the 1500s then the Miccosukee Seminole and other settlers to the area. The rugged terrain challenged many early travelers as they…

americasgreatoutdoors: The beauty of nature is a joy we can all share. Every sunrise is a chance to reflect on how we are all connected to the world we live in. For tens of thousands of years humans have changed and have been changed by these lands and waters. At Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida first came the Calusa followed by European explorers of the 1500s then the Miccosukee Seminole and other settlers to the area. The rugged terrain challenged many early travelers as they…

americasgreatoutdoors:  The superbloom has migrated north to Californias Central Valley and the show is simply indescribable at Carrizo Plain National Monument. The Valley floor has endless expanses of yellows and purples from coreopsis tidy tips and phacelia with smaller patches of dozens of other species. Not to be outdone the Temblor Range is painted with swaths of wildlflowers in oranges yellow and purple like something out of a storybook. Visitors are flocking to the area to see this…

americasgreatoutdoors: The superbloom has migrated north to Californias Central Valley and the show is simply indescribable at Carrizo Plain National Monument. The Valley floor has endless expanses of yellows and purples from coreopsis tidy tips and phacelia with smaller patches of dozens of other species. Not to be outdone the Temblor Range is painted with swaths of wildlflowers in oranges yellow and purple like something out of a storybook. Visitors are flocking to the area to see this…

americasgreatoutdoors:  From the bottom of the deepest glacial fjord to the summit of its highest peak Glacier Bay National Park encompasses some of our continents most amazing scenery and wildness. If we need a place to intrigue and inspire us this is it. Alaskas Glacier Bay is a living laboratory a designated wilderness a biosphere reserve and a world heritage site. Its a marine park where great adventure awaits by boating into inlets coves and close to its dynamic namesake glacier. Its…

americasgreatoutdoors: From the bottom of the deepest glacial fjord to the summit of its highest peak Glacier Bay National Park encompasses some of our continents most amazing scenery and wildness. If we need a place to intrigue and inspire us this is it. Alaskas Glacier Bay is a living laboratory a designated wilderness a biosphere reserve and a world heritage site. Its a marine park where great adventure awaits by boating into inlets coves and close to its dynamic namesake glacier. Its…

americasgreatoutdoors:  Have you heard? Its National Park Week! With over 400 amazing places to visit youre sure to discover incredible views fascinating history and outstanding recreational opportunities. Another great reason to visit national parks is to observe wildlife. So take the kids and see if you can enjoy the parks as much as these mountain goats at Glacier National Park in Montana. Photo by Rick Sheremeta (http://bit.ly/2pptVHg).

americasgreatoutdoors: Have you heard? Its National Park Week! With over 400 amazing places to visit youre sure to discover incredible views fascinating history and outstanding recreational opportunities. Another great reason to visit national parks is to observe wildlife. So take the kids and see if you can enjoy the parks as much as these mountain goats at Glacier National Park in Montana. Photo by Rick Sheremeta (http://bit.ly/2pptVHg).

americasgreatoutdoors:  Many visitors to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve are mystified: Why is there a Sahara-like dunefield below alpine peaks that reach over 13000 feet in Colorado? The answer is complex but the two essential elements are here: Avast arid closed basin that lakes once covered and a mountain barrier with a low curve to funnel winds into this natural pocket. Learn more at https://on.doi.gov/2lU4nyW. Photo by Patrick Myers National Park Service.

americasgreatoutdoors: Many visitors to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve are mystified: Why is there a Sahara-like dunefield below alpine peaks that reach over 13000 feet in Colorado? The answer is complex but the two essential elements are here: Avast arid closed basin that lakes once covered and a mountain barrier with a low curve to funnel winds into this natural pocket. Learn more at https://on.doi.gov/2lU4nyW. Photo by Patrick Myers National Park Service.

americasgreatoutdoors:  Travel back in time at Hovenweep National Monument where six prehistoric Puebloan-era villages spread over a 20-mile expanse of mesa tops and canyons along the Utah-Colorado border. Multi-storied towers that are perched on canyon rims and balanced on boulders lead visitors to marvel at the skill and motivation of their builders. Newly retired Gary German snapped this wonderful sunrise photo while enjoying his morning coffee from the parks Sleeping Ute Mountain. Photo…

americasgreatoutdoors: Travel back in time at Hovenweep National Monument where six prehistoric Puebloan-era villages spread over a 20-mile expanse of mesa tops and canyons along the Utah-Colorado border. Multi-storied towers that are perched on canyon rims and balanced on boulders lead visitors to marvel at the skill and motivation of their builders. Newly retired Gary German snapped this wonderful sunrise photo while enjoying his morning coffee from the parks Sleeping Ute Mountain. Photo…

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