Nestled in cloud forest at the base of the crater rim cliffs at the back of Haleakalā National Park, Palikū Cabin overlooks a horse pasture and keeps its quiet, sentinel eye on the Kaupo Gap. This was our home for two days. After a grueling couple of days and 15 miles of trekking through lava rock wilderness, the forest and meadows pop out from behind bleak black lava fields like an emerald oasis. Here, you find shady glens, spots for tent camping and the cabin, which sleeps twelve (though I don't recommend more than 8). It has an outhouse, kitchen, fire-burning stove, and running water. It's almost like a 4 star hotel after bracing harsh elements of life in a volcano crater at 8-9,000 ft above sea level.
We need to protect our #nationalparks and Monuments from being destroyed or reverted to unprotected lands for private consumption. Any reversal of preserved lands threatens the livelihood of almost 8 million employees of the parks system, not to mention, the animals, habitats, ecosystems, and plants guarded by these reserves. We need to safeguard where we play. Native and pure American nature is our heritage and legacy. We should keep it unspoiled for generations to come.
– #olympusstylus Epic, Kodak Portra 400 #35mm film
— #resist #wearestillwild #nationalpark #letsgosomewhere #keepitwild #wildernessculture #filmisnotdead
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Я не люблю свой день рождения, у меня всегда грусть-печаль ещё накануне начинается!
Но у меня есть очень крутые люди рядом, в других городах и странах, которые сделали мой день
Спасибо вам за вчера, за поздравления, за классный вечер и за фейерверкВот фейерверка у меня ещё не было
Я вас люблю #foreveryoung
What if we treated nature the way we treated our favorite people? -- stealing a quote from @thenorthface today: “In our country’s infancy, our leaders had the brilliance and foresight to protect our nation’s epic natural lands, not for business, but to feed our souls and create life-long conservationists. Most notably among these was Teddy Roosevelt and his powerful vision to enact the 1906 American Antiquities Act. Consider for a moment a world without the sacred rocks and stone temples of our heritage, or without the great ranges and life-supporting waters, open to all and owned by all, who wish to connect with the natural world. We fundamentally believe our National Monuments, Parks and public lands are vital shared spaces and any attempt to change them threatens our heritage, destroying part of the very core of who we have become as a nation. It also erodes the livelihood of 7.6 million people who are employed in outdoor recreation. We stand with the outdoor industry, our customers and the overwhelming majority of Americans who oppose any legislation that would reduce or devalue our National Monuments, Parks and public lands. Protecting and preserving access to these places is core to our mission to enable all people to explore outdoors." #NeverStopExploring
Sliding down some sands from the summit into the crater at #haleakalanationalpark. I love this place so much.
— #olympusstylus Epic, Kodak Portra 400 #35mm film.
— #travelsofmae #wanderer #gohawaii #keepitwild #wearestillwild #letsgosomewhere #leavenotrace #nationalpark #resist #protectnature