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Montana. ❤️

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The winds of nature are strong on the soul. ••••••
Thank you @ank_fotos for the gorgeous drama. ・・・
Golden Clouds And The Mountain
A very happy International Mountain Day to everyone!

In our family, a visit to the mountain is a way of celebration. Our first ever family trip was to Darjeeling and Mungpoo to see the sunrise at Kanchenjungha. That was just the start. We have been back to Kumaon and Garhwal Himalaya year after years. Especially in October- when the first snow starts to fall and the crowds are less. My (and my father’s) best birthdays are spent in the tents or in no-electricity cabins in the Himalaya. The celebrations usually included cutting a no-ordinary, already-sliced tiffin cake followed by khichri for dinner. The best birthday gift so far was to be able to see the reflected moonlight on Neelkantha peak in the silence of the night. And then waking up early to catch the alpenglow. There was surprise birthday gift too -we have occasionally received flowers on our birthdays from strangers.
Mountain, as big as they are, bring the best out of everyone- elevate them to the best of their abilities. A few years back, my father had a heart surgery and had to wear a pacemaker. within a couple of short months, he wanted to be back hiking on the mountain. He was (we were) hopeful but nervous. We were walking very slowly. We met a few hikers on our uphill trail as all of them encouraged us and were positive that we would make it.
Until today, I did not know there is an international day for mountains. But the moment I came to know so many personal yet beautiful memories came alive. Like the image from the Mount Rainier where we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the flaming alpenglow. It was raining a lot and visibility was poor. The show lasted only for a minute (or two) but it was a once in a lifetime experience. What are your best memories of mountains?

Photo: #KoustavMaity
#ank_fotos
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We were lucky enough to have one of our interns, a native Hawaiian speaker, teach us a new word everyday. Do you know any of these? Mahalo, Ashlie! #nps #hawaiian

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Still need a few items for the holidays? Go check out the @gatewaytonaturela store in downtown LA run by @wnpa_1938 They have geek goodies such as pins, patches, stickers and the limited edition #2 NP Geek mug in red. They also have a great selection of outdoor and park gifts to check out. So get your Geek on this holiday. •••••••
#nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #wnpa1938 #gatewaytonature

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Yellowstone in a mood ☁️

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