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I've Had Better. [Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their communication.
01: John Gottman - How to Be a Master of Relationship. Welcome! My guest today is Dr. John Gottman, one of the world's leading experts on how to have an amazing relationship. He and his wife Julie currently operate The Gottman Institute in Seattle, offering numerous resources and training. Join us for a deep dive into their work! Dr. Gottman’s findings are largely based on the conclusions he has made over many years of research and observations of couples. He and his team have how to be a master (and avoid being a disaster) at relationship. Dr. Gottman discusses the following topics: “The Sound Relationship House” - what is the foundation for a relationship that lasts? Learn the importance of having high expectations in relationship, and also uncover ways in which what you'd *think* would be good for your relationship is actually counterproductive. Dr. Gottman identifies Styles of Confronting Conflict: Volatile, Validating, and Conflict-Avoiding. All of these conflict styles can lead to successful relationships. Learn what to do if you and your partner are mismatched in your conflict style. Dr. Gottman discusses “bids” we make with our partner as an attempt to connect. Are you a "yes" to your partner's bids? Are they a yes to yours? “Bids” that fail are often the beginnings of conflict. How do things change if you start paying attention and responding to your partner's bids in a positive way? Mindfulness is the key to noticing these bids and avoiding conflict. “Small Things Often” - a reminder to turn toward these bids in the small moments of life. Dr. Gottman's concept of startup is a way of thinking about what you bring to your interactions with your partner. Do you start in a place that's already positive, and thinking highly of your partner? Or do you start in a place where you are suspecting the worst of your partner? Build up your emotional bank account with small compliments (deposits). According to John, there are three phases of any relationship: Falling in Love (initial), Building Trust (middle), and Cherishing Your Partner (long-term intimacy). What phase are you in? The key to success is using strategies that are appropriate for where you are in your relationship. The key to more sex is having the freedom to say "no" without being punished for it. If refusing sex can actually have a positive payoff, then it will actually lead to a couple having a more satisfying (and frequent) sex life. Do you ever wonder how to make a good relationship GREAT? Focus on cherishing your partner. What if YOU are the only partner who wants to make changes? Can you make a difference? Absolutely. Learn how shifts in your approach can have a profound affect on your relationship. The key to success in a relationship isn't that nothing bad ever happens. It's how well you as a couple learn how to repair after those things occur. John discusses how you can learn to repair, and the positive effects that has on long-term relationships. Do you know how to decide if you’re in a bad relationship? When you're with your partner, are you at your best? Or are you veering off towards your worst? Gottman offers this simple guideline for how to know whether to stay or go. Also what to think about BEFORE you decide that you're on the wrong path. Join us for these topics and more. Dr. Gottman has practical information that can improve your relationship TODAY! Links and Resources: What Makes Love Last: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal by Dr. John Gottman The Gottman Institute, Seattle www.gottman.com www.neilsattin.com/gottman (visit to download a .pdf of this episode guide along with John Gottman's "Dreams in Conflict" exercise to help couples who seem to have irreconcilable differences. You can also text “PASSION” to 33444 for instructions on how to download the guide. If you download the guide within the first week of this show's airing, you will also qualify for a chance to win a free signed copy of Dr. Gottman’s book "What Makes Love Last".) The Relationship Alive Community on Facebook Amazing intro/outro music provided courtesy of: The Railsplitters - Check them Out!
Turning Kids Into Grown-Ups. Parenting is fraught with uncertainty, changing with each generation. This hour, TED speakers share ideas about raising kids and how — despite our best efforts — we're probably still doing it wrong. Guests include former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims, former firefighter Caroline Paul, author Peggy Orenstein, psychologist Dr. Aala El-Khani, and poet Sarah Kay.
Parenting Doesn't Matter (Or Not As Much As You Think). The multibillion-pound parenting industry tells us we can all shape our children to be joyful, resilient and successful. But what if it’s all bunk? Intelligence Squared are bringing together a panel of top geneticists and parenting experts to explore just how important parenting is.Arguing in favour of the motion are Robert Plomin, Psychologist and Professor of Behavioural Genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London; and Stuart Ritchie, Lecturer in the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London.Arguing against the motion were Susan Pawlby, a developmental Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with mothers and babies both in clinical and research contexts; and Ann Pleshette Murphy, a therapist, parenting counsellor and advocate for young children and their families.The debate was chaired by Xand van Tulleken, a medical doctor and broadcaster who has presented numerous shows for the BBC and Channel 4, often alongside his identical twin brother Chris. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #1: Bill Wade: Protecting Shenandoah Resources. In this episode, Bill Wade describes how he had to bend the rules to safeguard resources when he was superintendent of Shenandoah National Park in the 1980s. The result? Some admonishments; a few accolades; and a sense of a job well done. Thanks to the Association of National Park Rangers for this oral history collaboration with the Park History Program.
Rank #2: Retired NPS park ranger Butch Farabee. Butch Farabee was a revered National Park Service ranger who excelled in search and rescue. During a interview conducted in 2012 at the Association of National Park Rangers Ranger Rendezvous, he described how the demands of his job took a toll on family life
Rank #1: NPTP 20 : 15 years since the reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone. National Parks Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek interviews Doug Smith, project leader of gray wolf restoration in Yellowstone National Park.
Rank #2: NPTP 29 : Sounds of Congaree National Park. The sounds of Congaree National Park.
Rank #1: Strenuous Yosemite Valley Day Hikes. Yosemite National Park: A ranger describes strenuous hikes in Yosemite Valley, including the Yosemite Falls Trail, Mist Trail to the top of Nevada Fall, and Panorama Trail.
Rank #2: Walks and Day Hikes in Yellowstone. Yellowstone National Park: This video contains information for those who are planning a short walk or an extended day hike at Yellowstone.
Rank #1: Backcountry Trip Planner. An informative expository video on making campsite reservations, practicing trail/camping safety, and planning a trip to the Grant Teton National Park.
Rank #2: Camping in Yosemite. Yosemite National Park: Marea Ortiz, Park Ranger, gives an overview of camping in Yosemite and procedures for getting a campsite.
Rank #1: `U`au (The Hawaiian Petrel). Hawai'i Volcanoes NP: This is a video dedicated to the Hawaiian Petrel, or `U`au. The life cycles of these seabirds is discussed along with reasons they are threatened by extinction and what the park is doing to protect them.
Rank #2: Generation W: The Generation of the Wolf - Main Feature. Yellowstone National Park: This video contains many interesting details about the wolves at Yellowstone National Park. The monitoring project of the wolves at the park is discussed as well as the wolves’ interactions with other animals, such as elk, bison, and bears.
Rank #1: The Waving Girl of Savannah. The Savannah river twists and turns for 301 miles in the Southeastern United States, forming most of the border between Georgia and South Carolina, before it's divided into channels by several islands near Savannah Georgia, and then spills into the Atlantic. The last of those islands holds a storied past, having played a role in both the revolutionary and civil wars, as well as World War II. Today on America's National Parks, Cockspur Island, and Fort Pulaski National Monument.
Rank #2: The Voice of Wilderness in the Storm. In the early days of what is now Denali National Park and Preserve, one park scientist stood out among the rest. He was known for his tough, adventurous spirit, ground-breaking biological research, and inspiring communication. His name was Adolph Murie.
Rank #1: A Love of the Mountains (Season 1, Episode 1). Our first episode! We join Kathy Brazelton, East District Naturalist, in Upper Beaver Meadows to chat about her life as a ranger, what an "interpreter" does in the National Park Service, ranger programs, signs of spring, and more. #rmnpod
Rank #2: The Keyhole Route on Longs Peak (Season 1, Episode 10). Longs Peak rises above Rocky Mountain National Park, enticing climbers of all skills and abilities. We join Everett Phillips, a climbing ranger at Rocky, to learn what being a climbing ranger is all about and how to plan a successful climb on the Keyhole Route. #rmnpod
Rank #1: Theodore Roosevelt and National Parks with Clay Jenkinson. After a tremendous performance as Theodore Roosevelt, Clay Jenkinson returns to the Park Leaders Show to talk about Theodore Roosevelt and parks. If you haven't yet listened to the episode with Clay in character as Theodore Roosevelt, Click here to listen. You will want to hear that episode first. In this episode, Clay discusses Theodore Roosevelt's role in National Parks and the impact he still has today on our park system. We also discuss Ken Burn's National Park and Roosevelt films, the upcoming National Parks Centennial, the threat of vanishing viewsheds Clay urges everyone to do two things to reconnect with parks; Spend at least 4 days in a National Park with as few amenities as possible. Read Walden and Mountains without Handrail Clay Jenkinson is the creator of the Thomas Jefferson Hour and author of The Character of Meriwether Lewis.
Rank #2: How to Hire Great People with Carol Quinn. Carol Quinn returns to the Park Leaders Show to explain how to hire great people. If you missed the first half of the interview with Carol Quinn, you can find it here. In this episode, Carol will discuss how to improve your hiring process. Making small changes in the interview process can move you towards hiring high performers. If you have ever made a bad hire, you understand the long-term impact it can have on your park or organization. Sometimes we don't interview properly. Sometimes we rush a hire because there is so much work to do. It doesn't have to be this we. We can hire high performers nearly every time. Also in this episode, we talk about the impact Motivation Based Hiring can have on the culture of an organization. If you would like to learn more about Carol Quinn, or Motivation Based interviewing, visit HireAuthority.com. You can also check out Carol's books, Don't Hire Anyone Without Me and Motivation Based Interviewing.
Rank #1: Glacier NP: Wildlife Safety with the Bark Ranger – PWPR 18. Bark Ranger Gracie has a big job at Glacier National Park: to keep wildlife away from high visitor use areas in the park. But once she’s finished her work, Ranger Mark Biel steps in and educates visitors on the importance of wildlife safety. Listen in to this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers to find out more about changing our mindset around how we interact with the animals in the parks.Show Notes found at: https://www.virtualkamper.com/pwpr18/ Help keep the show on the road: https://www.patreon.com/virtualkamper/Podcast Resources: Glacier National Park NPS Site Discover more Podcasts with Park Rangers episodes! Topics Covered About Ranger Mark Biel About Glacier National Park Why are glacial lakes blue or teal? Work With Bark Ranger Gracie Visitor Wildlife Safety Education Why Did Glacier Begin the Bark Ranger Program? Looking Towards Other Parks For Inspiration Gracie – From Family Dog to Bark Ranger What Do Other Parks Do Without a Bark Ranger? Gracie’s Winter Work Wildlife Incidents That Spurred This Decision Gracie’s Days Off How To Measure Gracie’s Effectiveness? Changing The Mindset Around Wildlife Safety Wildlife Trading Cards Why Keep Wildlife Wild? Mark’s Connection with Gracie Ranger Mark’s Love for Glacier and the NPS Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Thanks to Our Listeners – Let’s Connect More! About Ranger Mark Biel Ranger Mark Biel is the Natural Resources Program Manager at Glacier National Park. He’s worked with the Park Service for 25 years, 8 of which have been at Glacier. Mark’s background is in wildlife management. He started at Yellowstone in bear and bison management and he also aided in the wolf reintroduction. However, many of you might know him for his recent work at Glacier with Bark Ranger Gracie. Gracie is Mark’s family pet who he trained to keep wild animals off the road and away from park visitors. Gracie is a bit of a celebrity, and helps mark teach visitors about wildlife safety. About Glacier National Park Glacier National Park derives its names from the glacial process which shaped the park rather than the glacier remnants left in the park. The park spans over 1 million acres and is located in the heart of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem. The Blackfeet Indians call it the Backbone of the World based on the jagged peaks of the mountains. The Continental Divide runs through the whole park from north to south and its known for high alpine environments and unique vegetation. West of the divide is a wetter more temperate climate and east of the divide is drier and occupied by grasslands. The iconic Going to the Sun Road is 54 miles long and runs east to west through beautiful passes along a narrow road with steep drop offs. Additionally, a trail system over 740 miles makes this park a hiker’s paradise! Why are glacial lakes blue or teal? Many people know the park for its teal and blue lakes. The color derives from glacial flour, generated as glaciers grind against the mountain rock. Sediment from this process is carried by snow melt in the summers down to the rivers and lakes in the park to create the unique hues of water visitors see on a trip to Glacier National Park. The snow melt also creates a ton of waterfalls. Hikers can see the best waterfall displays in the late Spring and early Summer seasons. Work With Bark Ranger Gracie Ranger Mark uses Bark Ranger Gracie to remove wildlife from Logan Pass and other high visitor use areas in the park. Often times, people see bighorn sheep and mountain goats and forget the animals are wild. This can lead to dangerous encounters, so the park comes up with ways to keep wildlife a safe distance from visitors. That’s where Gracie comes in. She stalks towards the goats and sheep with her “border collie creep”. The animals see the Bark Ranger as a threat and move about 50-75 yards away. At that point, Mark and Gracie “release the pressure” to enforce a hardline where wildlife can graze in safety without interacting with visitors. And, from that point on, Gracie and Mark’s work turns towards wildlife safety education for visitors. Visitor Wildlife Safety Education After Gracie does her job, visitors approach Ranger Mark with questions like: What is a Bark Ranger? Why does the Bark Ranger do that? Why is it such a concern? If it were only Ranger Mark, most visitors wouldn’t want to approach him with these types of questions. However, with Gracie, people are attracted to this beautiful blue merle border collie. People want to pet her and interact with her. And, as Mark says, once they approach to start a conversation about Gracie he’s “got ‘em”! He then uses the opportunity to educate visitors about wildlife safety! Why Did Glacier Begin the Bark Ranger Program? With record high visitation at Glacier National Park over the past 5 years, the park needed to implement a management plan for the Going to the Sun Road corridor. Rangers looked for ways to disperse visitor use and attract visitors to different areas of the park. During this process, they asked for the public’s opinion about their issues in the park. And, one major concern which continued to come up with both Rangers and the public was an increase in the number of human/wildlife interactions. These types of interactions can be harmful to not just humans, but the wildlife as well. So, Ranger Mark decided to be proactive. Looking Towards Other Parks For Inspiration Mark didn’t have to look far. Glacier’s sister park — Waterton Lakes National Park — is right across the border in Canada. Waterton contracts with a company which uses border collies to move the mule deer. The deer would move into the housing area of town to drop their fawns. And, as good mothers do, they protected their offspring. At Waterton, this meant aggressive charges at people who came too close. An increase in the number of predators, like grizzlies, also came into town in search of the deer. With the use of the border collies, Waterton has seen a decrease in the amount of human/wildlife interactions with both deer and predators. In the US, the National Mall in DC uses a company called the Geese Police who employ border collies to keep duck and geese out of the reflecting pool and surrounding lawn. The birds would fowl up the pool and drive up costs for the park. In the 90s, Glacier used karelian bear dogs, bred to deal with bears, to keep bears from becoming habituated along the roads of the park. Gracie – From Family Dog to Bark Ranger Ranger Mark first welcomed Gracie to his family as their new pet, and he never intended for her to become a working dog. However, he began to realize this eager border collie could be trained to do what other parks contracted with external agencies to accomplish. He ran the idea across the park leadership team at Glacier National Park. They approved the training, but said he needed to find the funding. So, he approached the Glacier National Park Conservancy for a grant. The Conservancy approved the grant, and sent him to the Wind River Bear Institute near Missoula, MT to begin training. Bark Ranger Gracie has worked at the park for 3 years now. Additionally, the pursuit proves cost effective, because to do what Mark does with Gracie would cost $10,000 or more per year with a contractor. They were trained for under $10,000, and all from private donations. What Do Other Parks Do Without a Bark Ranger? Aversive conditioning, or hazing, is done to keep animals out of high visitor use areas in other parks. Types of hazing include: Clearing visitors out and using a vehicle with a loud siren to scare animals away. Rocks shaken in an aluminum can. Shaking a black plastic garbage can visually and auditorily scare away animals. While many of these options work well, they often lose their effectiveness over time. Glacier still uses these types of hazing, because Ranger Mark and Gracie can only get up to Logan Pass once a week. Unfortunately, other work draws Mark away, and he can’t be a Bark Ranger handler all the time. So far, Gracie is and remains effective in hazing the mountain goats and bighorn sheep. Gracie’s Winter Work During the past two winters, they’ve used Gracie around the Ranger housing to keep deer away. The deer attract mountain lions, so it’s in the parks interest to keep the deer out. When deer see Gracie, they move 50-100 yards away. Ranger Mark has found both a morning and evening walk to be sufficient for this purpose. Wildlife Incidents That Spurred This Decision A habituated goat followed a hiker in Olympic National Park. The goat may have seen them as a source of food or salt. Eventually, it became aggressive and charged the visitor, severing an artery, and they bled out. When Glacier opened the comment period for the Going to the Sun Road corridor management plan, the public mentioned this particular incident over and over. Additionally, people often take pictures around wildlife with kids. The mountain goats and sheep seem tolerant of people getting close and they seem tame. However, incidents like the above prove otherwise. They’ve found an increase in the number of visitors feeding animals — which is illegal in National Parks. And, an increase in trash at Logan Pass means food remnants and waste draw wildlife to the parking lot. Goats and sheep also follow people off trail as they heed nature’s call because the animals use urine as a source minerals in their diet. A combination of all the above led to Bark Ranger Gracie’s training to become a deterrent for wildlife, and to be used as a tool for wildlife safety education. Gracie’s Days Off When Gracie’s not working up at Logan Pass, she’s at home curled up on the back deck or in the backyard. Sometimes Ranger Mark’s cat Bob and Gracie hang out, but it’s more of a frenemy relationship. On occasion, Bob chases Gracie around the house. Mark finds it a bit funny to see a 12 lb cat chasing a 45 lb border collie around the house! How To Measure Gracie’s Effectiveness? What metrics can the park use to measure success? For every hazing event, with or without Gracie, Glacier gathers a number of statistics: The number of animals near the road. How far away from the road they are before hazing? Did they move after hazing? How long they stay away after the event? As of right now, the park does not have enough data to scientifically state if Gracie is more effective than other methods. And while Ranger Mark doesn’t have scientific data, the amount of work he puts into wildlife education is worthwhile. It’s bigger than anything he ever imagined it could become. Gracie is an international celebrity. Earlier this year, international tour coordinators met in Kalispell just outside of Glacier, and they all wanted to meet the Bark Ranger. Mark brought her to the conference and she met coordinators from Italy, France, Germany and 15 other countries. Changing The Mindset Around Wildlife Safety It’s a big ship to turn, and to change the mindset around wildlife safety seems like a monumental task. However, the NPS was successful in the past with bear education. Until the 60s and 70s, people used to go to the dump and watch bears eat garbage and feed them in the parks. After nearly 30 years of education, the majority of people you ask today would say that’s a horrible idea. Ranger Mark hopes his work with Gracie will shift the mindset over time with all wildlife much like the bear education movement. He advises safe viewing distances are: 100 yards from bears or wolves 25 yards everything else People are often confused when wildlife approaches them about what they should do, but it’s their responsibility to move out of nature’s way. Wildlife Trading Cards Ranger Mark added another tool to the education tool box by employing a set of wildlife trading cards. Each card has a safety message on it: “Wildlife might know better, but you do”. They have a general card with the distances park visitors should maintain, as well as 9 cards with commonly habituated animals in Glacier. And, of course, one with Bark Ranger Gracie explaining the program. Mark wanted a positive way to educate on wildlife safety. In one particular incident, he found a young kid feeding potato chips to ground squirrels. Of course, he got all “rangery” and said the kid couldn’t do that. The ground squirrels bite, carry disease, and become habituated. He was about to ask where the kids parents were, only to find they were taking pictures of him feeding the wildlife. Then, the parents left nowhere to be seen with Mark unsure what to do. He thought it would be better to talk in a positive manner with visitors, rather than get angry. And, the wildlife trading cards were created with another grant from the Glacier National Park Conservancy. Now, Rangers who interact with the public in all capacities carry the cards. Law enforcement, maintenance, interpretive rangers and resource rangers can educate the public. They can hand out cards to teach people proper safety and reward those who also advocate for the safety of the animals in the park. Why Keep Wildlife Wild? We asked Mark, “Why keep wildlife wild?” Perhaps for the sake of preserving the wild state that we have in our mind of these animals. We don’t imagine them eating garbage or licking antifreeze, but Glacier has had issues with those activities. Too much antifreeze might not be good for the mountain goat, but the park hasn’t hit that tipping point quite yet. Additionally, human food causes the animals to gain bad kinds of fat which they don’t easily burn off. Wildlife along the roads may cause more animal death by vehicular collision. And of course, Ranger Mark emphasized close proximity to the wildlife is not safe for people! Animals carry diseases and parasites. Or, you could be physically injured or killed. Mark’s Connection with Gracie When Mark and Gracie work together, it’s a special connection. They work together often enough it’s to the point where Gracie knows what Mark needs before he asks. She knows when to go left before he signals or she begins work on a task before he even gives a command. Border collies are very smart breed and the connection between the two runs deep. Ranger Mark’s Love for Glacier and the NPS Glacier National Park offers so many opportunities for recreation, and he loves it there. He intends to stay in Glacier long term. He’s inspired by the scenery along the Going to the Sun Road, and how around every corner more and more amazing views are to be had. The whole park is continually awe inspiring, and he enjoys hiking in the park. To get away from your worries of the day or to be reminded of your place in the universe is valuable to Ranger Mark. To be in charge of places the American public deemed to set aside is a great feeling, and he considers himself lucky to be doing his job! Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Glacier National Park enlists volunteers to do everything from administrative work and maintenance to backcountry patrols and river guiding. Their volunteer efforts are coordinated through the Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates organization. To find out more visit gnpva.org. 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Rank #2: Badlands NP: Bison, Bighorn Sheep and Black Footed Ferret – PWPR 13. Badlands National Park wildlife is in a class of its own. Bison, bighorn sheep and the endangered black-footed ferret draw people from all over the world to visit the park. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we speak with a wildlife biologist to take a peek into what it takes to manage the... The post Badlands NP: Bison, Bighorn Sheep and Black Footed Ferret – PWPR 13 appeared first on Virtual Kamper.
Rank #1: Wildflowers. Yosemite National Park: From foothill elevations to high mountain peaks, hundreds of flower species are found throughout Yosemite National Park. Rangers and scientists discuss the rich botanical history and some of the rare plants found here.
Rank #2: Leaves and Birds. A wall of green leaves shifting in the slight breeze at Ephesus, behind some cacti. The videographer can be heard speaking, and the leaves can be heard rustiling.
Rank #1: Going-to-the-Sun Road: Two Dog Flats. Glacier National Park: At Two Dog Flats, visitors have the opportunity to see prairies run into mountains and the rich biological diversity associated with these different landscapes. Listen in to hear about the wildlife that can be seen and other information about the area.
Rank #2: Going-to-the-Sun Road: Apgar Village. Glacier National Park: The various amenities of Apgar village including lodging, souvenir shops, restaurants, trip planning assistance, education, horseback riding, and boat rentals are discussed.
Rank #1: ENP 3.1: Zion Trip Report . Description:Bryan talks with his friend Dave about their trip to Zion National Park. Dave describes the Scenic Drive (4:46). They discuss observations and lessons they learned on the hikes they did, including Emerald Pools (8:10), The Narrows (13:50), Watchman (23:42), Angels Landing (27:08), Pa’rus trail (44:35) and Kolob Canyon (46:40). Lastly they discuss Watchman Campground (50:24)Resources:Cliffrose Lodge https://cliffroselodge.comZion National Park https://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htmZion Ranger Programs https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/ranger-led-activities.htmRed Rock Grill at the Zion Lodge https://www.zionlodge.com/dining/red-rock-grill/Hiking in Zion https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/hiking-in-zion.htmEmerald Pools http://www.zionnational-park.com/zion-emerald-pools-trail.htmThe Narrows https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/thenarrows.htmWatchman http://www.zionnational-park.com/zion-watchman-trail.htmAngels Landing http://www.zionnational-park.com/zion-angels-landing-trail.htmPa’rus trail https://utah.com/hiking/zion-national-park/parus-trailZion adventure company http://www.zionadventures.com
Rank #2: ENP 17 Tips for Photography in the National Parks with Chris Nicholson. Description: Author of Photographing National Parks and partner with the “National Parks at Night” program, Chris Nicholson’s expertise and advice for both amateur and professional photographers interested in capturing the beauty of National Parks is absolutely indispensable. From the dynamic shoots of Acadia to the stunning coastline of Oregon, Chris shares his journey into photography and tips of the trade as a nature photographer. While sharing personal stories, we learn how Chris ventured into photographing the National Parks and what led him to publish a book on the subject. While my old camera and smartphone may be enough for my trips with family, Chris shares gear that is important for a true photography adventure into the wild. Whether you are just beginning to discover the art of photography or you’re a pro, Chris has fantastic experience to answer some of your pressing questions. How can you navigate your photography goals? Should your family be there? What gear is helpful when capturing nature? How does Chris manage his photos during and after a trip? Using his personal and professional experience, all of these questions and more are explored in remarkable detail. Our Discussion Journey: Chris shares how he became interested in photographing the National Parks. (2:37) How a comical misunderstanding led to Photographing National Parks. (5:10) Chris describes how his book is helpful when photographing National Parks. (6:02) Chris and Danielle discuss common struggles when traveling with non-photographers, including what gear to pack (8:02) Chris explains the importance of knowing your purpose while traveling (9:48) Weather-proofing your equipment (12:45) Chris gets specific about helpful bags to carry while taking photos in National Parks (14:52) Tips for casual photographers to ensure success in National Parks (16:29) Photography techniques for photographing nature (18:52) Recommendations for choosing the right park photography workshop (21:34) Additional tips on finding photography workshops (23:38) How to judge the quality of a workshop (24:48) Chris discusses three National Parks he enjoys visiting and why (26:24) Does Chris have favorite natural features that he enjoys photographing? (28:44) Managing photos both during and after a trip to a park (31:27) Chris shares some stories and why he’s not afraid of the dark anymore (33:45) Tips for your Travels: Photographer ready to travel? Make sure you have the right equipment to carry your items! When traveling with family, schedule a day of solo photography ahead of time. Use a hotel shower cap to protect your camera from the rain in a pinch. Use what you have on hand, like a wallet or boulder, if a tripod isn’t available to you. Always backup your photos Always check the weather! Resources from the Show: Check out Chris’ website and purchase his book, Photographing National Parks! Explore the National Parks at Night in one of Chris’ workshops! National Parks at Night photography adventure workshops B&H OPTIC Conference B&H Photography Peak Design Travel Gear Gimbal Stabilizer Adobe Lightroom for editing and managing your photos Listen to other podcast episodes featuring Chris! Reach Chris on social media: Facebook: @PhotographingNationalParks Twitter: @PhotoNatPark Instagram: @photographingnationalparks Become a Patron to continue our great journey through these beautiful parks. Explore more adventures through beautiful parks. Contact us to tell us about your family adventures or ask a question.
Rank #1: Geology Overview of Grand Teton National Park. A brief overview of the geological forces that helped shape the distinctive landscape of the Grand Teton National Park.
Rank #2: Geology. Badlands National Park: An explanation of how the Badlands of South Dakota has formed over millions of years is provided with emphasis placed on the processes of deposition and erosion. Pierre Shale, Chadron, Brule, and Sharps formations are discussed.
Rank #1: Passing On Traditions. A brief video which details some of the traditions, practices, music, trades, and cultural artifacts of the Kaibab Paiute tribe in the Pipe Spring National Monument.
Rank #2: Buffalo Robe. Narrator Loren Yellowbird describes the impact of buffalo on the local trade market, and details the process of making a buffalo robe.
Rank #1: Glacier's Geologic History. Glacier National Park: Geologist Chris Weiss briefly discusses the geologic history of Glacier National Park.
Rank #2: Grizzly Bear Research. Glacier National Park: USGS research biologist Kate Kendall discusses a project to estimate population and distribution of grizzly bears in Glacier National Park and surrounding areas. The method of collecting hair samples from bears is mentioned.