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Mount Rainier National Park in Washington offe…

Mount Rainier National Park in Washington offers amazing rewards for visitors willing to brave the cold. Epic views of mountains and valleys glimmer in snow white and subtle blue combine with the crunch of ice under your boots and the welcome warmth of daylight. The park is open, but vehicle access is limited, so bring your snowshoes and skis. Photo by Jared Pratt (www.sharetheexperience.org).

Already a magical place, the dense forests of …

Already a magical place, the dense forests of Olympic National Park in Washington dazzle with a delicate lining of frost and snow. From mountain peaks to sandy beaches, Olympic offers visitors a wide variety of landscapes and adventures. It’s the perfect place to discover the Pacific Northwest, and maybe yourself, too. Photo by Megan Juran, National Park Service.

The fall colors are showing at Blue Lake in North Cascades…

The fall colors are showing at Blue Lake in North Cascades National Park in Washington. Photographer Albert Yang described the scene he captured: “The lake was so still I almost felt like I had to hold my breath to embrace it. I was searching for fall colors and these larch trees were just gorgeous. It was my first time exploring this area and I know I will return many, many times in the future.” Photo courtesy of Albert Yang.

A photo of the moon glowing red because of smoke from Jones Fire…

A photo of the moon glowing red because of smoke from Jones Fire in Willamette National Forest. With over 114 wildfires burning in the west, it’s a good reminder to check for closures before heading out to a national park, wildlife refuge or other public land location, monitor air quality conditions, seek guidance from local authorities on fire restrictions, and put together an emergency supply kit. Photo by Marcus Kauffman, Inciweb.

Made it to North Cascades NP. dreaming-of-trails

Made it to North Cascades NP.

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Colorful meadow flowers of Olympic NP dreaming-of-trails

Colorful meadow flowers of Olympic NP

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Cross the bridge to adventure. dreaming-of-trails

Cross the bridge to adventure.

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Black bears of Olympic NP. dreaming-of-trails

Black bears of Olympic NP.

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Stunning views with perfect lakes in Olympic…

Stunning views with perfect lakes in Olympic NP.

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A calm, beautiful lake in Olympic NP. dreaming-of-trails

A calm, beautiful lake in Olympic NP.

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