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Photography Spotlight: Top 5 Photos of March 2022

The best photos from the past month of blog posts!


speckled clouds illuminated by the fierce setting sun over the Pacific Ocean at Gazos Creek State Beach, near Pescadero California

Sunset over Gazos State Beach: Pescadero, CA - Photo Credit: Bryan Donoghue


 

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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, January, and February!


ski lift cables seemingly stretch for miles down the mountain at Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort in British Columbia, Canada. The view of a neighboring mountain peak rising above the clouds under crystal blue sky is spectacular

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort: British Columbia, Canada - Photo Credit: Paul Engel



Taken From: Multi Mountain Ski Pass Comparison - 2022/2023 Skiing and Snowboarding Season

(published 3/7/2022)


"After accommodations and gear, lift tickets tend to be the most expensive aspect of the two sports. Lift tickets typically cost over $100 per person each day, and can even exceed $200 per day for popular resorts such as Vail during the peak season. Although the passes require a hefty up-front purchase, if you plan on going skiing frequently the pass pays for itself in about 10 days. After deciding where you want to ski, and how often you want to ski, purchasing one of the four season tickets below is the best way to make your upcoming season affordable as well as enjoyable! Most of these passes go on sale annually in the Spring, and are only available until the very beginning of that year’s skiing/snowboarding season."

 

Grey Jays, also known as Whisky Jacks, are so friendly in the southern Rocky Mountains near Kichana Peak ski resort in Taos, New Mexico, that they will eat right out of the palm of your hand. 3 pictured skiiers learn this the 'hard' way

A Hungry Grey Jay at Kachina Peak: Taos, NM - Photo Credit: Tyler Gemmer



Taken From: Multi Mountain Ski Pass Comparison - 2022/2023 Skiing and Snowboarding Season

(published 3/7/2022)


"Keep up to date with the individual websites for each pass in the coming weeks for deals and discounts. It is important to note that once the season begins, all passes (except the Indy Pass) will no longer be available to purchase. For each pass there are a variety of Military, College, Youth, and Senior discounts available as well. Check each website for details on blackout date restrictions for each pass - those could severely impact your travel plans. Passes usually include discounts for buddy lift tickets, food, drink, lodging, rentals, ski lessons and lift tickets at other destinations."

 

Fascinating red rock mesas and other rock structures climb out of the desert at Canyonlands National Park in Moab, UTah

Canyonlands National Park, UT - Photo Credit: Abby Voce



Taken From: Trip Report: Twin Lakes (Colorado), Canyonlands (Utah), and Ruby Mountains (Nevada)

(published 3/14/2022)


"For National Parks, I had previously purchased the ”America the Beautiful” National Parks pass which permitted me entry into Canyonlands. The pass, which is valid for a year, is well worth the $80 if you plan to travel to at least 3 parks over that span. Entry fees for National Parks can be as high as $35 each, so the pass ends up paying for itself after only a few visits. Definitely a Pathloom-recommended investment!"

 

A  brilliant explosion of pastel hues - purple, pink, blue, orange - highlight the sunrise over Hazel Mountain Overlook in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Hazel Mountain Overlook: Shenandoah National Park, VA - Photo Credit: Chris Blake



Taken From: 5 Life Lessons Learned on the Road to 51 National Parks in 6 Months

(published 3/21/2022)


"A combination of timing and COVID restrictions pushed me to explore the natural beauty within the States, rather than heading abroad to new countries to get my travel fix. We often forget how much geological diversity there is within the vast landscapes of the United States - from sand dunes to reefs, mountain ranges to islands, swamps to badlands. The ability to conquer all of these landscapes and meet people from every corner of the country was truly incredible. But rather than the accomplishment of hitting 51 National Parks in under 6 months, I am most proud of what I learned about myself along the journey."

 

A beautiful vista at Pinnacles National Park in CAlifornia. Fascinating rock formations sprout up through high desert terrain, with shrubby greenery scattered throughout

Pinnacles National Park, CA - Photo Credit: Neil Gupta



Taken From: Trip Report: Pinnacles National Park & Gazos Creek State Beach

(published 3/28/2022)


"Soon after our arrival, one of our neighbors caught our attention and pointed out a tree in the distance, indicating the presence of a Condor’s nest - it was a first for me to see a whole nest of these majestic birds roosting. Pinnacles is one of the few places in the world where this endangered species can regularly be spotted, adding to the appeal of this Park."


 

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Pathloom Blog Articles Featured in this Post:


Multi Mountain Ski Pass Comparison - 2022/2023 Skiing and Snowboarding Season

Trip Report: Twin Lakes (Colorado), Canyonlands (Utah), and Ruby Mountains

5 Life Lessons Learned on the Road to 51 National Parks in 6 Months

Trip Report: Pinnacles National Park & Gazos Creek State Beach


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