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Camp Muir, yesterday (August 21, 2017). Description: rock structures built into a rocky landscape, with yellow tents on patches of snow. -cm #mountrainiernationalpark #mountrainiernps #findyourpark #mountrainier #mrnp #nps101 #npwest #pnw #washington

800 people came out for the solar eclipse viewing event at Sky's The Limit yesterday! Thank you to STL and to everyone who showed up. We had a great time.
Our favorite joke of the day: How do you plan a solar eclipse viewing event? You planet!
#solareclipse #solareclipse2017
Photos by NPS/Hannah Schwalbe

Our volunteer gardeners are harvesting crops from Fort Vancouver's historical English Garden! Every day this week through Saturday, volunteers will be leading special walking tours of the garden beginning at 9:15 am and meeting at the north end of the garden. Tomorrow, @nationalparkservice Archaeologist Elaine Dorset will also lead a walking tour discussing archaeological excavations in the area of the 19th century garden, beginning at 10:30 am and meeting at the gates of the reconstructed Fort. 🌿 #garden #FortVancouver #FindYourPark #VanWA #nationalparks #NPWest

Trail of the Obelisk, Hozomeen, US/Canada International Border #FindYourPark #hozomeen #noca #northcascades #nationalpark #npwest 📷: NPS / Katy Hooper

Why did the turtle cross the road?

We have had several recent reports of our only native freshwater turtle, the western pond turtle, ending up in some pretty precarious situations - trying to cross busy roads around Point Reyes. As the rains recede and the weather warms, turtles are returning to creeks and ponds that they were flooded out from during this winter's high water events. While it is not uncommon for turtles to overwinter in upland habitats, they at times must cross busy roads to get back home in the spring. While we would not normally advise handling wildlife, if you do see a turtle crossing the road, find a safe place to pull over, and, again if safe, pick up the turtle by grabbing the sides of the shell in between the front and back feet and move it off the road in the direction that it was travelling. Thanks for your help in providing safe passage for these turtles.
NPS Photo/Dave Press. (sc). #ProtectYourPark #PointReyesNPS #NPWest

Point of the Arches, Olympic National Park. Photo by @kirkendall_spring.
Point of the Arches has been called the most scenic area on the entire Washington Coast. Sea stacks in all shapes and sizes from arches to needles decorate the beach. There are caves, alcoves, large tide pools and several miles of sandy beach to photograph or just enjoy. #snappguides

We welcomed Mikah Meyers to our park today! @tbcmikah is on a three-year journey to visit ALL 417 national parks and after today he can check us off his list! Mikah joined Ranger Diane on one of our Trail to Treasure historic walking tours of #PioneerSquare. Thank you Mikah for visiting us and good luck on your adventures!

#FindYourPark #NPWest #RoadTrip

Our Mount Elijah trail yesterday after some June snow added to the winter snow pack ❄️🗻 Make sure to carry a map and be prepared for adverse conditions on our farther trails! Closer hikes on lower elevations are clear. (kg)
#OregonCaves #NPS #NPwest #PNW #hiking

When you go stargazing in Joshua Tree and forget your glasses 👓
Beautiful photo by @tomofoto "Milky Way Cactus".

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Camp Muir, yesterday (August 21, 2017). Description: rock structures built into a rocky landscape, with yellow tents on patches of snow. -cm #mountrainiernationalpark #mountrainiernps #findyourpark #mountrainier #mrnp #nps101 #npwest #pnw #washington

Our volunteer gardeners are harvesting crops from Fort Vancouver's historical English Garden! Every day this week through Saturday, volunteers will be leading special walking tours of the garden beginning at 9:15 am and meeting at the north end of the garden. Tomorrow, @nationalparkservice Archaeologist Elaine Dorset will also lead a walking tour discussing archaeological excavations in the area of the 19th century garden, beginning at 10:30 am and meeting at the gates of the reconstructed Fort. 🌿 #garden #FortVancouver #FindYourPark #VanWA #nationalparks #NPWest

Point of the Arches, Olympic National Park. Photo by @kirkendall_spring.
Point of the Arches has been called the most scenic area on the entire Washington Coast. Sea stacks in all shapes and sizes from arches to needles decorate the beach. There are caves, alcoves, large tide pools and several miles of sandy beach to photograph or just enjoy. #snappguides

800 people came out for the solar eclipse viewing event at Sky's The Limit yesterday! Thank you to STL and to everyone who showed up. We had a great time.
Our favorite joke of the day: How do you plan a solar eclipse viewing event? You planet!
#solareclipse #solareclipse2017
Photos by NPS/Hannah Schwalbe

Officially a Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer from Fort Vancouver National Park! We were first in line and he was beyond excited!
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#solareclipse2017 #solareclipse #childhoodunplugged #fortvancouver #nps #traveloregon #NPWest #nationalparks #Eclipse2017 #pnwexplorers #pnw #pnwonderland #parkscience #FindYourPark #optoutside

Thanks to everyone who joined us for today's solar eclipse! #Eclipse2017 #FindYourPark #FortVancouver #nationalparks #NPWest

We have eclipse viewing glasses and Eclipse Explorer Junior Ranger activity booklets and badges! Join us for today's cosmic event! ☀️ #Eclipse2017 #FindYourPark #FortVancouver #nationalparks #NPWest

When you go stargazing in Joshua Tree and forget your glasses 👓
Beautiful photo by @tomofoto "Milky Way Cactus".

Summer days drifting away.

A little #SundayFunday courtesy of Trust staff member @mjm_her who was one of the 1,640 Rosie the Riveters at the #RosieRally2017 and Home Front Festival.

Are you planning on joining us for the solar eclipse on Monday? Here are a few useful tips:

Please bring solar eclipse viewing glasses if you have them! Only a limited number will be available during the event, and they will be passed out by roving national park rangers.

The first 100 young visitors to the Visitor Center will receive Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer activity books and badges. The activity books include one pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses. Both the activity books and the badges are free.

Restrooms, a water bottle refilling station, and drinking fountains will be available in the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center.

Parking lots are located at the Visitor Center and at the reconstructed Fort Vancouver. Parallel parking on the park road leading from the reconstructed fort to the Visitor Center and on East 5th Street will also be available. Due to limited parking, carpooling is recommended!

The Visitor Center will be open from 9 am to 1 pm. Artist Lillian Pitt will display new artwork and jewelry inspired by the eclipse, and at 11:30 am, Confluence Historian Mary Rose will deliver a presentation on the history of eclipses in the Pacific Northwest.
The eclipse will begin at 9:06 and will end at 11:38 am. The apex of the eclipse, during which we will experience 99% totality, will occur at 10:19 am.

#Eclipse2017 #FortVancouver #VanWA #nationalparks #northwest #NPWest

Photo by @mountrainiernps Klapatche Camp, on the Wonderland Trail is a favorite destination for many hikers exploring the west side of the park. Far from vehicle traffic, Kalapatche offers a remoteness that is hard to find elsewhere. With views of Mount Rainier, and east access to Saint Andrews Lake, it's worth the long hike in! -cm
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Trail of the Obelisk, Hozomeen, US/Canada International Border #FindYourPark #hozomeen #noca #northcascades #nationalpark #npwest 📷: NPS / Katy Hooper

Klondike Highlight: Jimi is an Oklahoma native who now has established herself in the PNW working at Klondike and supervising the IMBY cohort. Her love for people shines through everyday along with a smile on her face!

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