June 30, 2011

The Birth of the National Parks

"Triggered by westward expansion, the national parks idea began picking up steam in 1864 when several California state leaders dedicated themselves to protecting the natural wonder known as Yosemite Valley. Shortly after acquiring the valley as a state park, more parks began taking shape across the nation. In Wyoming, Yellowstone became the first national park when it was established by the United States Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872. Since that time, the National Parks Service has grown to maintain over 84.4 million acres across 450 specially designated areas including parks, monuments, memorials, recreational areas, military parks, and more."

From here! Thanks T. 

June 29, 2011

Collaboration between Leslie Grant and Warren Hill...learn more here.

June 28, 2011

This one's for the ladies, keep doing what you do!

June 27, 2011

Keep it moving...

June 26, 2011

 Images from here!

June 20, 2011

 (photographs by Benji Wagner)

The Man Tent! Awesome solo tent by Poler, perfect for your summer camping and travels. Get it here!

June 13, 2011

This one's for Amos!
Mostly True: The Story of Bozo Texino by Bill Daniels. Published by Microcosm out of Bloomington, IN. Swoop here!

Elizabeth Browne for Not Content photo blog, take a look here!

June 10, 2011

Have a delightful weekend!

Spent my day off rock climbing...best friends, pain, rocks, and beer! Cheers!