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What a view! Happy #TravelTuesday from these visitors bouldering near California’s Wagon Wheel Staging Area, part of the Spangler Hills Off-Highway Vehicle Open Area, near Ridgecrest. Photo courtesy of Sharla Glover. #bureauoflandmanagement #californiagems #californiaadventure #visitcalifornia #ohv #bouldering #outdoorrecreation #scenic
Guess what! It’s our birthday 🎂 On July 16, 1946, the BLM was established when the General Land Office merged with the U.S. Grazing Service. For over 70 years, the BLM has managed #YourPublicLands for multiple uses like recreation and natural resources development for the enjoyment and benefit of present and future generations! #bureauoflandmanagement #publiclands #birthday #generallandoffice #grazingservice #history #conservation #outdoorrecreation #getoutside
Designated in 1992, the California #NationalHistoricTrail was a mid-19th century highway for human movement to lures of gold and farmland in California. The California National Historic Trail passes through BLM managed lands in California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. There were many changes in cultures of #NativeAmericans along the way as hundreds of thousands of people and animals used the trail. Here are some great pictures of where the trail crossed the Salt Flats in Utah. Your next adventure lies ahead! #FindYourWay #DiscoverBLMUT #nofilter Photos by Bob Wick.
During #NationalRecreationMonth and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of National Trails System, Utah would like to feature the Pony Express Trail. The Pony Express National Historic Trail goes through BLM managed lands in California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. The Pony Express National Historic Trail is the route where young men on horseback once carried the nation’s mail across the country between 1860 and 1861. The horse-and-rider system became the United States’ most direct and practical means of east-west communications before the telegraph, delivering mail in the unprecedented time of ten days. Today, one can auto-tour the route visiting interpretive sites and museums, or hike, bike, or horseback ride various trail segments. These pictures were taken by Bob Wick this spring at the Simpson Springs site.
Temperatures have been very high in July in Utah, making this one HOT dog! The smallest and rarest member of the dog family in Utah, (except perhaps for the occasional Chihuahua), is the Kit Fox. Sly and well camouflaged, this critter offers a special sighting for visitors in arid regions and in sagebrush and saltbrush habitats. Their exceptionally large ears make them easy to identify. While the ears may be cute, they play an important role in dissipating heat and improving the dog’s already impeccable hearing. While the kit fox preys upon rodents, rabbits, and prairie dogs, they in turn become prey for coyotes, bobcats, and large raptors. #DiscoverBLMUT #FindYourWay
Take in some history along the Nez Perce National Historic Trail. The Nez Perce National Historic Trail passes through scenic parts of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Wyoming. This photo was captured on the part of the trail managed by Bureau of Land Management - Idaho. Added to the National Trails System in 1986, the trail commemorates the flight of the Nez Perce Tribe from their homeland in the Pacific Northwest to Canada to escape capture by the U.S. military. #bureauoflandmanagement #publiclands #idaho #nezpercetrail #nationalhistorictrails #findyourway #trails #scenic #landscapephotography
Located 26 miles south of Butte, Montana, Humbug Spires Wilderness Study Area is a 11,175-acre roadless area, featuring impressive granite outcroppings. Recreation activities include hiking, rockclimbing, sightseeing, photography, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, primitive camping, and small stream fishing. Offsite developed camping is available five miles away at the Divide Bridge Campground. . Photos by Bob Wick, BLM. . #FindYourWay #Montana #visitmontana #hike #scenic #nature #adventure
Hit the trail at the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area in Virginia! The Area offers 13.4 miles of hiking trails, 7 miles of horseback riding trails and 6.6 miles of mountain biking trails. It is the site of 2 fishing ponds, (one of which is universally accessible), 800 acres of forest and meadows, environmental education programs, equestrian facilities, geocaching, and bird watching. . Photo by Leslie Kehmeier, @imba_us . #trails #biking #hiking #explore #findyourway #adventure #outdoors #scenic
The Missouri River Breaks National Monument just held its first ever triathlon to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Trails Systems Acts. Even though it's over, there are still plenty of things to do! Camping, hiking, fishing, boating, wildlife watching, and the list goes on! #getoutdoors and have some fun this summer! #FindYourWay #recreation #MontanaMoment #VisitMontana #wildlife #hiking #camping
Participants participated in three events Saturday for the Missouri Breaks Triathlon. A 20 mile canoe/kayak race, 5k run, and 20 mile bicycle ride. A beautiful day to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Trails Systems Acts. #FindYourWay #canoe #kayak #run #bike #MissouriRiver #Monument #recreation #MontanaMoment #VisitMontana (Photo by Sarah Holm)
The Upper Missouri River Break National Monument contains a spectacular array of biological, geological, and historical objects of interest. From Fort Benton to the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, the monument spans 149 miles of the Upper Missouri River, the adjacent Breaks country, and portions of Arrow Creek, Antelope Creek, and the Judith River. BLM Montana-Dakotas and Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument are gearing up for the Missouri Breaks Triathlon being held Saturday in Fort Benton in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Trails Systems Acts. #FindYourWay #Trails #NationalTrailsSystems #Triathlon #MissouriRiver #Monument #MontanaMoment #VisitMontana (Photo of the Upper Missouri Breaks by Sarah Holm)
Surrounding Oregon's Wild and Scenic Rogue River, the rugged and complex canyon landscape of the Wild Rogue Wilderness provides watershed protection for the Wild portion of the river. The area is characterized by steep terrain of near vertical cliffs, razor-sharp ridges and cascading mountain creeks. #NationalRecreationMonth #camping #hiking #river #scenic #oregon #visitoregon