America's Great Outdoors
Rising nearly 5,000 feet above Yosemite Valley and 8,800 feet above sea level, Half Dome is a Yosemite National Park icon.

Rising nearly 5,000 feet above Yosemite Valley and 8,800 feet above sea level, Half Dome is a Yosemite National Park icon.

Seeing the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain is a must do when visiting Acadia National Park in Maine.Photo: Kristopher Schoenleber (www.sharetheexperiece.org)

Seeing the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain is a must do when visiting Acadia National Park in Maine.

Photo: Kristopher Schoenleber (www.sharetheexperiece.org)

Clouds make for a great backdrop in this photo from Grand Teton National Park.Photo: H. Stark

Clouds make for a great backdrop in this photo from Grand Teton National Park.

Photo: H. Stark

Summer storms make for some amazing photos from America’s public lands. Clouds moved moved fast over the Flathead River in Glacier National Park last night.Photo: National Park Service

Summer storms make for some amazing photos from America’s public lands. Clouds moved moved fast over the Flathead River in Glacier National Park last night.

Photo: National Park Service

Here is a spectacular lightning strike photo over the National Mall this week by Andrew S. Geraci. 

Here is a spectacular lightning strike photo over the National Mall this week by Andrew S. Geraci. 

My Public Lands photographer Bob Wick, just spent time on Bureau of Land Management Lands (BLM) in Alaska. Here’s what he had to say about this photo:"Attached is my first photo of the midnight sun from Taylor Peak above the 40 Mile Wild and Scenic River near Chicken AK. The 40 Mile is actually 390 miles long and is the longest federally managed wild and scenic river. I’m still south of the Arctic Circle so the sun sets from about 12:30 AM till about 3 AM, but it stays like dusk outside. Colin, the BLM employee I am with (& who is in the pic) is from Fairbanks & said they don’t even try July 4th fireworks there as its too bright to see them.”

My Public Lands photographer Bob Wick, just spent time on Bureau of Land Management Lands (BLM) in Alaska. Here’s what he had to say about this photo:

"Attached is my first photo of the midnight sun from Taylor Peak above the 40 Mile Wild and Scenic River near Chicken AK. The 40 Mile is actually 390 miles long and is the longest federally managed wild and scenic river. I’m still south of the Arctic Circle so the sun sets from about 12:30 AM till about 3 AM, but it stays like dusk outside. Colin, the BLM employee I am with (& who is in the pic) is from Fairbanks & said they don’t even try July 4th fireworks there as its too bright to see them.”

Come and experience Glacier’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.Photo: National Park Service

Come and experience Glacier’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.

Photo: National Park Service

Sunset at the Doll House in Canyonlands National Park.Photo: National Park Service

Sunset at the Doll House in Canyonlands National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

Bear Lake, just after sunset, with Hallett Peak in the background, just beginning to be enveloped by clouds in Rocky Mountain National Park.Photo: Glenn Nelson (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Bear Lake, just after sunset, with Hallett Peak in the background, just beginning to be enveloped by clouds in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Photo: Glenn Nelson (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia.Photo: Tyrone Singletary (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia.

Photo: Tyrone Singletary (www.sharetheexperience.org)