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Photography Spotlight: Top 5 Photos of February 2022

The best photos from the past month of blog posts!


A pristine, empty beach with the pale green-blue waters of the Caribbean at Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park, FL- Photo Credit: Abby Voce


 

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While we're certainly proud of our written content here, (and our videos on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok!), we're equally proud of the INCREDIBLE work our photographers put in to give you amazing views of some of the most beautiful areas of the country. To that effect, here's our latest edition of Photography Spotlight - the best photos from the past month of Pathloom blogs! Click here to check out our greatest hits from March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, and January!


Bison graze against a majestic backdrop of evergreens and snow dusted hills at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park, WY - Photo Credit: Abby Voce



Taken From: National Park News: February 2022

(published 2/7/2022)


"On March 1st, 2022, Yellowstone National Park will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its establishment. The creation of the first official National Park in the world initiated a commitment to conservancy and environmentalism that continues to exist (to some extent) today, throughout this country and across the globe. In an effort to account for past inconsistencies in recognizing the millenia-long Native American connection to the region, Park authorities are actively integrating tribal customs and recommendations to establish the most respectful way of paying tribute to this incredible area of the country."


 

sunset stains the mountains on the horizon blood red as a river winds its way through Big Bend National Park in Southern Texas

Big Bend National Park, TX - Photo Credit: Brett Stanton



Taken From: National Park News: February 2022

(published 2/7/2022)


"Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic curtailing travel plans in 2020 for an exorbitant number of people within the United States - and the difficulty of navigating various international travel restrictions - the National Park System saw an enormous increase in visitation in the 2021 calendar year. Big Bend surpassed half a million visitors for the first time in the Park’s history. Grand Teton set individual monthly and overall annual records at over 3.8 million visitors in 2021."


 

The view from the cliff face is absolutely epic as the sun beats down on the Cascades in LEavenworth Washington

Dragontail Peak: Leavenworth, WA - Photo Credit: Knight Campbell



Taken From: Life Lessons From Climbing Dragontail Peak (published 2/14/2022)


"Alternating between heavy breathing and ‘4:30am funny’ jokes, we made our way up the Colchuck Glacier moraine and finally got to the climb itself. As we racked up our climbing gear, we joked about how long it would take to climb the 2,000 foot granite face, most guessing between 6 to 12 hours... No one guessed thirty. "


 

The cutest baby fox on the planet, an Island Fox native only to the Channel Islands off the coast of California

Island Fox, Native to Channel Islands National Park, CA - Photo Credit: Scott Carnahan



Taken From: The Most Remote National Parks in the Contiguous United States

(published 2/22/2022)


"Due to limited time on the island during a day trip, hiking trails are moderate and relatively short. If you arrive at Prisoners Harbor, I recommend bringing your lunch and hiking the 4 mile round trip trail to Pelican Bay for a picnic. This trail gives consistent 360 degree stunning views and even a chance to see the small island foxes that inhabit the island - they are adorable!"


 

fierce, intense red sunset through ominous clouds over Hartman Rocks in Gunnison, Colorado

Sunset over Hartman Rocks: Gunnison, CO - Photo Credit: Ankit Jain



Taken From: Camping and Hiking Destinations from Gunnison Valley, Colorado

(published 2/28/2022)


"The evening I camped here, the sky filled with dark clouds by sundown - offering one of the most intense and fierce sunsets I’ve ever witnessed. It felt like a scene from the Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit - the way the light penetrated through the ominous clouds made one of the high mountains seem as if it was glowing lucid red. I had to ask myself if I was hallucinating or something, but realized that this was far too real. That scene set the bar, and will probably be what I compare other sunsets to for years to come. The lightning off in the distance only made the evening even more exhilarating."


 

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Pathloom Blog Articles Featured in this Post:


National Park News: February 2022

Life Lessons From Climbing Dragontail Peak

The Most Remote National Parks in the Contiguous United States

Camping and Hiking Destinations from Gunnison Valley, Colorado


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