landscapeforlearning Photos & Videos

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Turn up the volume and #celebratesummer in the #greatbasinnationalheritagearea . #fromatoz #youradventureawaits !! Come #discover the amazing #history #culture and #nature of the distinct #westernlandscape . For more information on these sites and more, visit: www.greatbasinheritage.org and check out our previous posts from #ztoa ! #millardcounty #utah #whitepinecounty #nevada #landscapeforlearning #enduringtraditions #pioneeringspirit #recreationandreflection #lifeelevated #dontfencemein

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Great Basin National Heritage Area from Z to A culminates today with a tribute to trilobites!⁠ The ANTELOPE SPRINGS area in #millardcounty , #utah , is one of the best places in the world to find #trilobites , the extinct invertebrate marine arthropods that lived during the #cambrian period over 500 million years ago. With private and public quarries available for fossil hunting, you can spend the day surrounded by #science , #sunshine and #shale. ⁠ For more information on where to find them, visit:⁠ www.u-digfossils.com/⁠ https:/millardcounty.com/index.php/things-to-do/rock-hounding/trilobites⁠ @udigfossils @utahgeologicalsurvery @utahdotcom @visitutah @utahoor @nhmu @mypubliclands #fossil #fossilsrock #trilobite #rockhounding #rockhoundingutah #geology #geologyrocks #geologichistory #paleontology #cambrianfossil #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa #landscapeforlearning #enduringtraditions #pioneeringspirit #recreationandreflection ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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Big Warm Spring, Nevada’s largest #geothermal #hotspring , is on the Duckwater Shoshone tribal land in #Duckwater , #Nevada. The tribe draws water from the spring for agricultural purposes and to provide water to the community. The spring is also home to the #threatenedspecies , Railroad Valley Spring fish. The Duckwater Shoshone have worked to #restore its #habitat and part of that #restoration included digging a pond that the public can use as a #swimminghole. With deep, clear water that is the perfect temperature for #swimming (91-93°F) Big Warm Spring is a #beautiful place to stop, take in the #scenery , learn about the #history of the area and have a #refreshing swim. A restroom is available. Bring your own water and food. Be prepared to have a #wonderful time. ⁠ Location: From Ely, NV, travel 50 miles on US-6W, then 20 miles on NV-379N. ⁠ http://www.duckwatertribe.org/⁠ @travelnevada #duckwatershoshone #nevadaindiancommission #nyecounty #nv #bigwarmspring #thisplacematters #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa #landscapeforlearning #enduringtraditions #pioneeringspirit #recreationandreflection ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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Get a glimpse of Utah’s pioneer past at historic Cove Fort, located in southeast Millard County, Utah. This beautifully preserved pioneer fort was built in 1867 to provide safety, shelter, fresh water and livestock feed for travelers on the road from St. George, Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah. The settlement here was part of a network of waystations connected by roads, telegraph lines, and postal routes. For directions and guided tour hours visit:⁠ https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/subsection/historic-sites/utah/cove-fort⁠ ⁠ @UtahStateHistory @utahheritagearts @UtahArtsandMuseums @nationalregisternps @utahhistory_collections @utahdotcom @visitutah #covefort #historiccovefort #millardcounty #utah #utahhistory #pioneerhistory #historicpreservation #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa #landscapeforlearning #enduringtraditions #pioneeringspirit #recreationandreflection ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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The Desert Range Experimental Station in southwest #millardcounty , #utah , was established by President Herbert Hoover in 1933 and constructed by the #civilianconservationcorps in order to study livestock impacts in North American cold #saltdeserts. From 1976-2017, #UNESCO designated the area as a #biospherereserve , one of the few #colddesert #biomes worldwide. Internationally recognized for both its #research and #education , the Desert Range Experimental Station has confirmed the importance of #rotationalgrazing , and #replanting shrubs and #nativeplants on land impacted by #livestockgrazing. This site is listed on the #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces. ⁠ ⁠ @u.s.forestservice @nationalregisternps @nationalparkservice @unesco #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa #landscapeforlearning #enduringtraditions #pioneeringspirit #recreationandreflection ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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The Ely Renaissance Society is group of passionate #citizens devoted to the #restoration and #celebration of the #people , the #art and the #culture of #Ely , #Nevada , a true #westerntown. They have captured the #stories , #characters , #talent and #communityspirit by creating these three gems that you will definitely want to put on your bucket list: ww.elynvarts.com⁠ ⁠ 1. THE ELY RENAISSANCE VILLAGE, 400 Ely Street, Ely, NV. ⁠ 2. THE MURAL & SCULPTURE ART WALK through downtown Ely. ⁠ 3. THE ELY ART BANK, 399 Aultman Street, Ely, NV ⁠ ⁠ @travelnevada @visitelynevada #elyrenaissancesociety #elyartbank #muralmonday #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa #landscapeforlearning #enduringtraditions #pioneeringspirit #recreationandreflection ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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Fishlake National Forest has it all. Straddling 9 counties in south central Utah, including #millardcounty , there are abundant opportunities for #camping , #hiking , #horsebackriding , #prospecting , #rockhounding , #hunting and #offhighwayvehicle riding. Fish Lake, the largest natural mountain lake in the state, offers trophy #fishing and #birdwatching. Spend a day, a weekend or a week among the #alpineforests , #aspenstands and #mountainmeadows. #itsallyours #goplay ⁠ For more information visit: www.fs.usda.gov/main/fishlake⁠ @utahdotcom @visitutah @utahoor @u.s.forestservice #fishlakenationalforest #utah #ohv #ohvtrails #getkidsoutdoors #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa #landscapeforlearning #enduringtraditions #pioneeringspirit #recreationandreflection

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The Holden Cemetery, in Holden, Utah, is full of #history and #mystery. Overlooking the old town square on a pastoral hill, the first town resident was buried there in 1868. Then a road was constructed in 1893 for better access from the town square to the cemetery, but there was also a rock trail leading from the church straight up the hill. Legend has it that this was the route used to carry funeral caskets, but there is no written documentation about who built it and when. Over time, this rock trail got consumed by Mother Nature, until a young man rediscovered it and made it his Eagle Scout project to #restore it. You can take a #walkbackintime when you visit the Holden Cemetery and #discover the Cemetery Rock Trail. Location: 100 S, Cemetary Road, Holden, UT 84636⁠ #utahhistory #utahstatearchives #millardcounty #localhistory #ancestry #genealogy #community #findingroots #serviceproject #eaglescoutsofamerica #boyscoutsofamerica #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa #landscapeforlearning #enduringtraditions #pioneeringspirit #recreationandreflection ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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#fishing #camping #ohvtrails #hamiltonghosttown - Illipah Reservoir Recreation Site is the perfect landing spot and launch pad for great #outdooradventures in #whitepinecounty ! There are 15 campsites suitable for large trailers and RVs. Grills, picnic tables, and shade structures are available at most of the sites. Restrooms are available, but no potable water. Trash cans are provided.⁠ Illipah Reservoir is 37 miles west of Ely on Highway 50, turn south at the sign for Illipah Reservoir and continue .1 mile to a road junction, turn left and continue 1.3 miles to the Campground.⁠ For more information visit: https://www.blm.gov/visit/illipah-reservoir-recreation-area⁠ https://ohv.nv.gov/trails/illipah-reservoir-trails⁠ ⁠ @mypubliclands @travelnevada @visitelynevada #nevadadepartmentofwildlife #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa #landscapeforlearning #enduringtraditions #pioneeringspirit #recreationandreflection #camping #icefishing #offroad #ghosttown #optoutside

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The Paiute Indian Tribe has lived in southern Utah for hundreds of years. Within the Tribe are 5 distinct bands, each of which is independent in culture and community. The Kanosh Band, named after the willow (water) jug they use which was coated with pine pitch, has a tribal office in Kanosh, UT, near their traditional ancestral home. After a long struggle, the Paiute Tribe was federally recognized in 1980. Each year there is a Paiute Restoration and Powwow Gathering in Cedar City, UT, a celebration of the federal restoration of the Paiute Tribe. ⁠ @utahheritagearts @UtahArtsandMuseums @UtahStateHistory #paiuteindiantribeofutah #nativeamerican #nativeamericanculture #nativeamericanheritage #indigenouspeople #millardcounty #utah #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa #landscapeforlearning #enduringtraditions

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Lehman Caves, found in Great Basin National Park, are a #hiddentreasure featuring thousands of formations like #stalactites , #stalagmites , #drapery and #popcorn. It also is home to roughly 300 #caveshields , an extremely rare type of formation. The tour takes you through half a mile of decorated passages, with stops in the larger rooms. Open year round, #lehmancaves is a #populardestination for visitors and tours do sell out frequently in the summer. Buy your tickets in advance: www.nps.gov/grba/planyourvisit/cave-tours.htm⠀ @greatbasinnps @nationalparkservice @travelnevada @visitelynevada #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa #greatbasinnationalpark #cavesarecool #getunderground #caveexploration #nationalspeleologicalsociety #landscapeforlearning #enduringtraditions #pioneeringspirit #recreationandreflection ⠀ ⠀

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#myohmy The McGill Drugstore Museum will have you feeling #nostalgic for #daysgoneby. As you look around, you will see a working #oldfashioned #sodafountain , and products on the shelves like Dippity-Do hair gel for women. Built in 1908 by the Steptoe Drug Company to serve the #miners of #McGill , the drugstore was one of the few gathering places in the community that welcomed anyone, regardless of their social status. The store was in operation throughout most of the 1900s and closed permanently in the mid-1980s. It was donated to the White Pine Public Museum in 1995. Open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays 11am-3pm or by request (just call the White Pine Public Museum to schedule a tour: 775-289-4710.)⠀ https://wpmuseum.org/mcgill-drugstore-museum/⠀ http://www.mcgilldrugstoremuseum.org/ ⠀ @travelnevada @visitelynevada #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa #mcgilldrugstore #mcgillnevada #nevadahistory #steptoedrugcompany #landscapeforlearning #enduringtraditions #pioneeringspirit #recreationandreflection

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Today is #sponoredbytheletter_O ⠀ Osceola, a small town to the northwest of #greatbasinnationalpark , was once a bustling #goldminingtown. #Gold was first discovered in 1872, and the town quickly grew. Legend has it that Nevada’s largest nugget, weighing in at 26 lbs, was found in Osceola. Today you can hike the Osceola Ditch trail in Great Basin National Park and follow the path of the man-made canal. You can also see the ruins of a few buildings on the old town site on a dirt road off highway 50. This road is best done with an all-wheel-drive, high clearance vehicle.⠀ For more information: www.greatbasinheritage.org/osceola-nevada⠀ @visitelynevada @nvmining @greatbasinnps #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa #oseoladitch #landscapeforlearning #enduringtraditions #pioneeringspirit #recreationandreflection ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

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P is for the Pahvant Valley Heritage Trail which connects Delta and Fillmore, UT, by scenic back roads. Stops along the way include Fort Deseret, Great Stone Face, Sunstone Knoll, Clear Lake, Devils Kitchen Petroglyphs, Pahvant Butte, Lace Curtain, Lava Tubes, and Hole-in-the-Rock Petroglyphs. This trail is best done with an all-wheel-drive, high clearance vehicle. There are no services, including cell service, and GPS units can be unreliable. Be prepared with food, water, and enough fuel.⠀ https://www.blm.gov/visit/pahvant-valley-heritage-trail⠀ @BLMUtah @mypubliclands @Utahoor @visitutah @utahdotcom #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa #landscapeforlearning #recreationandreflection #millardcounty #tourism #utah #deltautah #fillmoreut #mypubliclands #optoutside #discover #explore

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#geologyrocks ! Of the many #wonders at #greatbasinnationalpark , its #mountainranges provide a window into its #geologichistory ! Take a self-guided #geology #fieldtrip and learn about the layers of #shale , #limestone , #granite and #quartzite. Quartzite is sandstone that has been metamorphosed by heat and pressure. This extremely hard rock is resistant to erosive forces, explaining why the high peaks and cliffs in the park are primarily quartzite.⠀ www.nps.gov/grba/learn/nature/geology-field-trip.htm⠀ home.nps.gov/grba/planyourvisit/upload/Geology.pdf⠀ www.nps.gov/grba⠀ @greatbasinnps @usgeologicalsurvey @nationalparkservice #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa #landscapeforlearning #recreationandreflection #nationalparks #takeahike #explore #stayandwonder #getoutdoors #greatbasin #nevada

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Swamp Cedar Natural Area is a #unique #environment where a rare species of Rocky Mountain Juniper thrives in the wet basin of Spring Valley. The trees are currently protected and recreation in this this natural area is discouraged But it is a great place to pull over, rest, and enjoy the 360˚ views. Swamp Cedars Natural Area is 39 miles east of Ely, NV, near the wind farm in Spring Valley.⠀ @nevDCNR @mypubliclands @savingplaces #blmnevada #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa #thisplacematters #swampcedars #rockymountainjuniper #conservation #preservation #ecosystem #biology #nevada #basinandrange #landscapeforlearning #enduringtraditions #pioneeringspirit #reflection

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#Visforvolcano. Throughout #millardcounty #utah there are remains of #volcanicactivity. West of Kanosh, and Fillmore, in the Black Rock Desert area, there are several extinct volcanoes, noticeable for their shape. This is a great place to #hike and #explore. Many of the #volcanicrocks and #crystals are sharp, so wear proper footwear and have plenty of water. ⠀ #volcano #lava #geology #hotsprings #geothermalactivity #cindercones #science #landscapeforlearning #lifeelevated #reacreationandreflection #greatbasinnationalheritagearea #fromztoa

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