“Only 3 days before I took this photo, I was sitting in the same spot with the same skis, packed up to spend the night camped up high near the same intended summit of Vesper Peak. The day started out without a cloud in the sky but as I neared the summit where I intended to camp, a storm rolled in without notice and engulfed the mountain in thick white clouds.
Between the clouds and the snow covered mountain, everything was white without definition or sense of location. I made camp that night as the snow and wind began and by the next day nothing had changed. Due to the situation, instead of skiing off the mountain as planned, I carefully felt my way down the mountain in the storm knowing I had to come back, which I did 3 days later.
Not accepting the defeat from the mountain and coming back was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The views were endless, the memories made were timeless, and the surprise appearance of the most beautiful display of northern lights I've ever seen left me speechless.” - @moonmountainman
Today, we are thrilled to announce our partnership with @NPCAPics! Nature Valley is proud to support NPCA in its mission to protect and preserve America’s national parks, and in celebration of #GivingTuesday, we encourage you to do the same. Donations made today, up to $25,000 will be matched – so help us support the national parks, double your impact and donate to NPCA today! npca.org/naturevalley
We are excited to partner with outdoor photographer @rodtrvn over the next few weeks as he shares stories of his travels and how being in nature has a positive impact on his life. “I enjoy spending my time in the outdoors because it is peaceful, keeps me active, and it allows me to photograph amazing sceneries. I hope that by sharing my stories, I can inspire you guys to get outside as well.”
“I've always had a lifelong obsession with trees, and nothing I've ever experienced has been as incredible and humbling as walking amongst the tallest trees on the planet. The tallest of these behemoths are nearly 400 feet (120m) tall, and more than 2,500 years in age.” - @nateinthewild : @autpops