There is sand, there is snow, there are mountains & lakes... the list goes on to the amount of sights that the National Park Service offers.
Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Service!
To the next 100 years...
Woke up to some beautifully moody weather -
We then ventured over to British Colombia (!!!) to go check out Emerald Lake
We then took Icefields Parkway, one of the most beautiful scenic drives, all the way up to Jasper Park. Here are a couple of the stops along the way -
Then we did a little exploration around Jasper National Park. Another cute resort town like Banff.
And here we start another journey - but this time to Canada! (eh?)
After getting a little settled in Canadian culture and exploring the town of Banff a little we headed towards Lake Minnewaka. Right by the lake there was a stunning meadow of wildflowers.
After that - there was a stop at the infamous Lake Louise.
The last stop of the day was probably one of my most favorite - Lake Moraine.
The day started out pretty cloudy - but it started to clear once the sun came out.
The morning was mostly spent in Badwater exploring the southern part of Death Valley.
The very last part of the day was probably the closest that I thought that I would get stranded. Went a little off road to see a ghost town - to the point where I thought I broke my car rental. Fast forward to one hour later I was totally ok - but that might've been one of the most stressful times I've been in. I survived! Got to experience another beauty of a sunset.
Woke up to a stunning sunrise on the side of a mountain -
Took a small trek up on the side of a cliff to get this view of Zabriskie's Point.
Ubehebe Crater - which you can imagine is rather large and also unexpectedly extremely windy. I almost lost my lens cap here.
Went a little outside of Death Valley to go to the well kept ghost town - Rhyolite. Where it was a boom town and there are still standing structures.
And of course - got to see so many stars. One of the darkest places on this earth.
Who knew that the day after 60 degree weather that there would be a winter storm. Here are a couple timelapses taken during then!