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Happy Holidays from Maximum Wilderness!

Happy Holidays from Maximum WildernessHappy holidays, everyone! Don’t forget to hang your presents between two Christmas trees 20 feet apart and at least 15 feet off the ground to keep them safe from bears. We’ll be back in the new year.

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound, New Zealand

I don’t mean to brag, but I’ve been to Milford Sound. It’s one of the greatest places in the world. When it rains, hundreds of waterfalls form on the cliffs that flank the water. It would be an excellent place to tour by kayak.

Source: Reddit

Kayak Stowaway

Kayak Stowaway
I hope he at least contributed some paddling.

Location: Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
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7 Pictures of the Grand Canyon Submerged in a Cloud Ocean

Grand Canyon National Park Cloud Inversion: November 29, 2013 Last week, due to a rare atmospheric event called an inversion, the Grand Canyon filled to the brim with clouds. The simple version of why this happens is that cold air gets trapped at a low elevation with warm air on top of it. It’s the same phenomenon that causes smog to settle in Salt Lake City over the winter. In this case, it trapped a layer of fog in the Grand Canyon. The results are beautiful. According to the Grand Canyon National Park’s Facebook page, rangers wait years to see this happen.

It’s weird to think that you could fall right through those clouds. You could fall very far through them.

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