Sequoia National Park is the land of giants with huge mountains, deep canyons and the world’s largest trees. It can be hard to appreciate the size of the giant sequoias – the largest are as tall as an average 26-story building, and their diameters at the base exceed the width of many city streets. Explore this special place and all other public lands with free entrance on Monday for Presidents’ Day. Photo by Volunteer-in-Parks Hal Gamble.
Check out this peaceful scene at Table Rock Wilderness in Oregon for International Day of Forests. See old growth Douglas fir and western hemlock along four terrific trails as you hike up to the “fortress” of Table Rock. Breathe in the rich, forest air and remember the poem by Robert Frost, “The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep.
And miles to go before I sleep.” Photo by Bureau of Land Management, @mypubliclands.
OUAT is the Story of Henry Mills getting more Parents
Counting blood relations, legal bindings, significant others playing a protective role, and magical doublings. Not subtracting for deaths:
He’s living with his mother Regina, and brings home his mother Emma. Henry has 2 parents.
Neal shows up. Henry has 3 parents.
After Neverland and the missing year Hook starts looking out for Henry in Neal’s absence and gets closer with Emma. Robin and Regina get closer once they get their memories back and Robin is just I-guess-I-have-two-kids-now. Henry has 5 parents.
There’s a bit of a break.
Regina splits in two. Henry has 6 parents.
And now, Wish!Hook steps up to the task of watching over Henry Mills bringing the count up to 7.
Bonus: If the Evil Queen and Wish!Robin ever got married then he has 8. Wish!Robin was not counted up to this point for having had no meaningful interactions with Henry in which he’s concerned for Henry’s well being.
Double Bonus: He married Cinderella. He also has one Evil Step Mother in Law.
Sacramento River Bend Outstanding Natural Area in California includes expansive rolling hills of blue oak and lush forests surrounding the Sacramento River and its tributaries. The beautiful and diverse habitat – home to bald eagles, osprey, deer and salmon – offers natural beauty and solitude paired with numerous recreation opportunities. You can explore the area by foot, horseback, boat and bike, and then pitch a tent at the end of the day for stunning sunsets on your public lands. Photo by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management (@mypubliclands).
Boundary Reservoir Recreation Area in eastern Washington is the perfect place for an outdoor adventure. Recreation activities include boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking, camping, hiking and nature viewing. You’re going to love soaking in the sun while bobbing on the waves of the calm, blue lake. Photo by Jeff Clark, Bureau of Land Management.
The Iditarod National Historic Trail in Alaska encompasses a 1,500-mile system of winter trails that first connected ancient Alaska Native villages, opened up Alaska for the gold rush and now plays a vital role for travel and recreation. Maintained by the Bureau of Land Management, the trail is now mostly closely identified with the famous annual sled dog race. The race, which started this weekend, challenges the racer and the 21 dog team with harsh conditions across rugged, but beautiful terrain. Photo by Kevin Keeler, Bureau of Land Management (@mypubliclands).