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Photography Spotlight: Top 5 Photos of June 2021

The best photos from the past month of blog posts!

Black and White sorcery highlights the striated mountains of Badlands National Park in South Dakota

At Pathloom, we're extremely proud of the exclusive content we bring to our community each and every week. We've written comprehensive guides, told our stories from the trails, given some tips & tricks based on our outdoors experience - all with the goal of keeping you, our readers, informed and entertained - and doing our part to make the Great Outdoors more accessible for everyone!

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, and May!

Pinks, purples, oranges, reds, and yellows illuminate the sky at sunset over the snowy Grand Canyon in Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ - Photo Credit: Chris Blake

(published 6/3/2021)

"The Presidential Budget for fiscal year 2022 was submitted to Congress in late May, and includes a $3.5 billion investment in the country’s National Parks in anticipation of one of the busiest years in the history of the Service as a result of the pandemic. This represents a $700 million increase over last year’s budget, a good indication of the importance assigned by the new administration toward the preservation of the country’s natural beauty and resources."


Three deer make a religious pilgrimage to Half Dome in the Yosemite Valley. The majestic cliff is stained a deep orange-red from the sun setting overhead

Yosemite National Park, CA - Photo Credit: Hiten Patel

(published 6/7/2021)

"But let’s not sugarcoat what I was actually feeling at the time  — I was terrified. To be quite frank, I was fairly unfit at the time, and I had never signed myself up for a hike as grueling as Half Dome."


clouds fleck blue skies over the Presidential Mountains within White Mountains National Forest in upstate New Hampshire

Presidential Traverse: White Mountains National Forest, NH - Photo Credit: Tyler Gemmer

(published 6/14/2021)

"Eight of these mountains exceed 4,000 feet in elevation (extremely tall by New England standards), and five of them represent the tallest in New England. The weather in the White Mountains can be extremely unpredictable, and Mount Washington, the tallest, is renown for having the 'worst weather in America'"


A brilliant sunset stains the clouds overhead the alien rock formations of Paint Mines in Colorado

Paint Mines Interpretive Park: Calhan, CO - Photo Credit: Scott Carnahan

(published 6/21/2021)

"These sunsets reflect off of the sandstone relics of the park and bring those colors to life with such vivid tones it’s enough to question reality, lost in the striking beauty that is the Front Range. With the setting of the sun - Colorful Colorado is in full bloom at the Paint Mines."


The epic and monumental snow-dusted heights of Mount Whitney are reflected in a crystal-clear lake, with a small forest on the other side

Mount Whitney: Sequoia National Park, CA - Photo Credit: Josie Sova

(published 6/28/21)

"I was starting to feel the effects of the altitude at this point. My hands were swollen, my fingers cold, my whole body was shaking, and I had no appetite at all due to bloating and nausea."


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