The central granites that make up the Mont Blanc massif, from the steep slopes of the Drus, the Grandes Jorasses and the Dent du Géant, are at the highest points topped by schists, which are visible in places such as Grands Montets and also near Mont Blanc's summit.
The granite mountains around Chamonix have been eroded into steep needle-shaped peaks (known as aiguilles). This rock is sometimes called protogine, and is lower in the mineral biotite mica and richer in quartz than the granites commonly found elsewhere.
We made a bid for one last National Park on our cross country extravaganza today. The Everglades brings our National Park total up to 18 since leaving Vermont almost four months ago! 16 in the US and 2 in Canada😮. What an amazing journey this has been, and so thankful these parks became our second home.
My favorite statistic of the day though? The 49 alligators we counted along our bike ride🐊. You read that correctly: FORTY-NINE. That doesn’t even count the dozens more we saw tucked along the water next to Rt. 41. Holy smokes.
Warm up and 1 mile timed, 400x4 but I guess I was not recovered because the mile and 400s were slower than normal and everything felt harder than Tuesday. But it was hotter again and 🌞I accidentally calculated wrong and ran extra too. I am happy I got in 2 speed workouts this week though and my knees feel fine. #speedwork#distancerunner#QUREyourthirst#hshive#honeystinger
Snow storm rolling in over Mono Lake, and there’s plenty more where that came from - looks like Bishop will get some snow next week too. Climbers, campers and hikers, come stay warm with us at Eastside Guesthouse! Warm rooms, fireplace in the community area and hot tea and coffee on the house.
Rocky Mountain National Park was our last stop before our long 30+ hour drive home. It didn’t look like the Canadian Rockies, but just being back in the mountains felt so right (Even if being at high altitudes can make you feel like true sh1t). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here we met some amazing volunteers that were planting willow trees in hopes to reintroduce nature to this area. Most of these photos show a beautiful field kind of area but... it isn’t supposed to be that way. They explained to us that this used to be a golf course. A golf course? In a national park? It makes me cringe thinking about it. Many years ago the golf course was removed, allowing nature to take back the land. I guess sometimes nature needs a little helping hand from some kind humans. The purpose of the reintroduction of willows that had once existed on this land, was to hopefully interest the beavers and other wildlife that used to live here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It was such an interesting experience. @andreaheuvelink even planted her own willow with the help of a volunteer! It was so cool to see a community of people come together in that way. It made us hope that we can be proactive like them in our lives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ↟ ↟ ↟ ↟ ↟ ↟ ↟ ↟ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rockymountains#colorado#mountains#nature#hiking#estespark#optoutside#naturephotography#sony#nationalparks#travel#visitcolorado#colorfulcolorado#mountainlife#rockymountainhigh#willows#photography#rockies#hikecolorado#explore#outdoors#adventure#fall#natural#coloradolife#landscape#gogrand#roadtrip#travelphotography#adventure
Itching to get back onto the trails, even though they’re probably a little icier (and colder) than this one. 😂
Here’s a lovely little throwback to a beautiful late summer/early fall hike when the leaves’ colors were just starting to change 💕
I’m Chelsea, I’ve always loved making people laugh, whether it’s with a lame joke or making a fool of myself (as pictured), because I’ve always wanted to brighten everybody’s day.
Started Endure Life was well out of my comfort zone because I have a hard time expressing my feelings, but I knew that I needed to share my story, to show others that suicide and mental illness affect all types of people.
So for those of you that are suicide survivors or are battling with a mental illness, please know that it does get better and you are not alone. And, for those that know someone like me, that is consistently trying to hide behind a smile, take the time to ask them if they are okay.
Happy Friday! Good luck to all hunters this weekend, opening gun deer season in Wisconsin! Be safe hikers and bikers, wear orange or bright pink on the trails and research a few places you know hunting is not allowed to be safe. Packer-Bear wants to remind everyone to clean your gear, reduce the spread of invasive species!
One of the ways TerraGold Plus gives back is through our partnership with One Tree Planted. For every order placed on our website we will donate $1.00.
On their blog, One Tree Planted shared some great news! An international design contest has come up with some wild ideas for reversing the amount of sea ice being lost to global warming. Maybe we can refreeze the arctic.
been reaaaal MIA on here lately, between starting my hardest semester of grad school, work, and going through my first trimester of pregnancy I’ve honestly been pretty overwhelmed. So overwhelmed I ended up dropping one of my classes. Trying to stay grounded and grateful through this amazing part of my journey but that definitely hasn’t been easy. Luckily I have an amazing fiancé, family, and friends who have cheered me on, encouraged me, and helped me realize that I’m the luckiest girl in the world. To all you out there struggling, stressing, or just in a funk, I SEE YOU! This will pass. Take a deep breath, get outside, do something for yourself today, and surround yourself with positive people are my best pieces of advice.
also, can’t believe I was 3 weeks pregnant in this picture! 🤰🏼😊
Everyone ask which department of Colombia is Makú located. Meta is a central Colombian department, covering area from the Andes in the west to the vast lowland plains of Los Llanos. Its capital city Villavicencio is between foothills and plains in the northwest. Makú is located in Villavicencio.
Here is a tease what Meta has to offer and why you should come 🐒📍 .