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Hot air balloons are a frequent sight in the Sedona area of Coconino National Forest, Arizona. These balloons were spotted floating above Angel Valley where Dry Creek and Oak Creek meet west of Sedona in the early morning hours. (Forest Service photo by Deborah Lee Soltesz) #arizona #recreation #hotairballoon #coconinonationalforest #wildlifephotography #discoverearth #travelphoto #getoutdoors #outdoorphotography #naturegram #naturelover #outdoors
Mount Baldy, nestled deep in the Elk Mountain Range of Colorado, is such a show-off during this time of year! Fall colors on the White River National Forest are on the cusp of their full potential, so make sure get out and soak in some of the golden splendor before it's too late! (Forest Service photo by Sami Dinar) #FallColors #ItsAllYours #AutumnDecor #colorado #whiterivernationalforest #recreation #wildlifephotography #discoverearth #travelphoto #getoutdoors #outdoorphotography #naturegram #naturelover #outdoors #thegreatoutdoors @dinarsclub
A beautiful lake lies below the Minarets in the Ansel Adam Wilderness Inyo National Forest, California. 
Approximately one million acres of Inyo National Forest are in nine Congressionally-designated Wilderness Areas. Recreational opportunities include camping, picnicking, hiking, backpacking, and equestrian use. (Courtesy photo by Ediza Lake) #California #inyonationalforest #recreation #wildlifephotography #discoverearth #travelphoto #getoutdoors #outdoorphotography #naturegram #naturelover #outdoors #thegreatoutdoors
Human vs nature. Living up to its godly namesake’s personality, Thor’s Well churns during a sunset viewing on the Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon. (Photo courtesy by Paul Didsayabutra) #oregon #oregoncoast #pacificnorthwest #thorswell #exploreoregon #sunset #nature #westcoast #adventure #wanderlust #SiuslawNationalForest
Come outdoors and check out Mount Jefferson Wilderness! Located in the Willamette National Forest, Oregon, it includes more than 150 lakes stocked with trout and 163 miles of trail including  a 40 mile stretch of the Pacific Crest Scenic Trail. (Courtesy photo by John Morrow) 
#forest #recreation #willamettenationalforest #oregon #pacificcresttrail #outdoorphotography #forestphotography #getoutdoors #naturephotography #nature #naturelovers
A girl paddle boards Wade Lake with her dog in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is the largest of the national forests in Montana, covering 3.35 million acres and throughout eight Southwest Montana counties. (Forest Service Photo by Preston Keres) #montana #recreation #goodboy #wildlifephotography #beaverheaddeerlodgenf #discoverearth #travelphoto #getoutdoors #outdoorphotography #naturegram #naturelover #outdoors
Paddling back into the work week. A group of teachers take some time off on the Kootznoowoo Wilderness, Admiralty Island, Tongass National Forest, Alaska. (Forest Service photo by Don MacDougall) #wilderness #alaska #recreation #wildlife #wildlifephotography #discoverearth #travelphoto #getoutdoors #outdoorphotography #naturegram #naturelover #outdoors
Approximately 86 large #wildfires are currently burning on about 2.2 million acres of private, state, tribal, and federal land. 17,000 interagency fire personnel, including about 380 crews, 700+ engines, 140 helicopters, and 24 Airtankers are deployed to fighting wildfires. (Forest Service photo by Charlie Jones) #wildfires #fire #forest #naturephotography #wildfirephotography #forestmanagement #wildlandfire #publicservice #wildlandfirefighter #wildfire #firefighter  #firefighterheroes #firefighterposts #firefighterpride
Victor Parker, legendary USFS mule packer of the Sierras, prepares another load of supplies for transport into the Lions Fire. Remote, rugged terrain has made access to the area and work on it one of the more difficult assignments amongst the numerous fires burning in California. 
Supplying and staffing the effort has been limited to a few roads to forward spike camps, followed by mule trains and helicopters to take supplies and personnel the rest of the way. (Team Rubicon/BLM photo by Jim Bartlett) #wildfires #fire #forest #naturephotography #wildfirephotography #forestmanagement #wildlandfire #publicservice #wildlandfirefighter #wildfire #firefighter  #firefighterheroes #firefighterposts #firefighterpride
Laura Spellman, Redding, California, Hot Shot firefighter, uses a drip torch to burn lower vegetation to contain the oncoming fire in Mendocino National Forest, California. (Forest Service photo by Cecilio Ricardo) #wildfires #fire #forest #naturephotography #wildfirephotography #forestmanagement #wildlandfire #publicservice #wildlandfirefighter #wildfire #firefighter #girlpower #empoweringwomen #nofear #strongwomen #femalefirefighter #firefighterheroes #firefighterposts #firefighterpride
Night fires on the Mendocino National Forest, California. More than 3,400 interagency personnel, including 407 from the USDA Forest Service, are working on fighting the #MendocinoFireComplex. These #wildfires now cover 410,482 acres in California and are 74 percent contained. (Forest Service photo by Cecilio Ricardo) #wildfires #safety #fire #forest #naturephotography #wildfirephotography #forestmanagement #wildlandfire #publicservice #wildlandfirefighter #wildfire #firefighter #california #californiafires
Approximately 112 large #wildfires are currently burning on about 1.9 million acres of private, state, tribal, and federal land. 24,000 interagency fire personnel, including about 6,700 from the USDA Forest Service are deployed to wildfires. (Forest Service photo by Cecilio Ricardo)

#safety #fire#forest#naturephotography#wildfirephotography#forestmanagement#wildlandfire#publicservice#wildlandfirefighter #wildfire#firefighter