Waking up with the sun has slowly been becoming a huge part of my life & I can’t say there’s any better way to start the day. I sat in this spot for hours watching the low fog roll into the valley and recede repeatedly, something about watching the frost develop on the ground with every advancing wave was so serene. Nature truly is the best entertainer in the world.
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1 day ago
Into the forest. 🌲❄️🌲
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2 days ago
The Mojave this time of year is gorgeous in ways bordering on magical. Have you visited the high desert in winter? The lower angle of light can produce some beautiful long shadows and brighter colors in sunrises and sunsets that you won't find in the summer. We're not suggesting it won't be cold! Snow and sub-freezing temperatures are common in higher elevation areas, and even in some warmer areas a 30°F swing in a single day is not unheard of. So wrap up warm and venture out to appreciate the serenity of winter in the desert. 📷: NPS/Brad Sutton
3 minutes ago
【美保神社にて諸手船神事が行われました A traditional ritual was held at Miho shrine】
5 minutes ago
Emory Peak (Texas)
Activities: Hiking & Backpacking
Location: (29.2460091, -103.3052497)
Trailhead: (29.268243, -103.302991)
Parking: (29.2700020, -103.3007030)
Hike Length: 4.25 miles (8.5 miles round trip)
-Parking is in the Chisos Basin Visitor Center lot. You can also get a camp site in the basin ($14/night) and park there if you want to stay for multiple days. Some sites are reservable and some are first come first serve.
-Start your hike at the Pinnacles Trailhead and follow the trail for about 2.5 miles until you will reach the junction with the Emory Peak Trail and Boot Canyon Trail. You will take the Emory Peak Trail to the right and continue up for about 1.5 more miles. Near the top there will be some moderate rock climbing/scrambling to reach the peak. If you are afraid of heights or are unsure about your climbing abilities I would watch some videos on this section before you attempt the hike. Make sure you are wearing proper footwear and be very careful when coming up and down this section. Make sure you bring plenty of water as you are hiking in the desert.
-There are also multiple backcountry campsites along this trail and adjacent trails. A first come first serve backcountry use permit is required for overnight backpacking and can be obtained from the Visitor Center.
-This area is bear and mountain lion country so stay in groups whenever possible and use extra caution while hiking. Make sure you know how to handle bear and mountain lion encounters.
-Always pack out more than you pack in and Leave No Trace.
These photos are not mine they were taken by the individuals listed below.
Photo 1: @peplinski
Photo 2: @jtype
Photo 3: @mikelam_