Author: Sara Beth

Viewing the Sunflower Fields at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area

After a couple years in DC, I began to hear about people venturing to Maryland to take pictures in sunflower fields. However, it wasn’t until a few months ago that I started to pay attention after being bombarded with posts and ads about them on Facebook. After looking at my options, I decided that it would be to visit a sunflower field. So, I decided to take a few hours on the last weekend before my surgery to visit the sunflower fields at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area. McKee-Besher Wildlife Management Area Background The McKee-Besher WMA is a 2,000 acre tract along River...

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#FindYourPark Photo Challenge to Celebrate the National Park Service’s 101st Birthday

In honor of the National Park Service’s 101st Birthday, my friends over at the Nature Tech Family blog decided to host another #FindYourPark photo challenge. I participated in the challenge on Twitter and wanted to share the my challenge photos with those of you who are not on the platform.  Day 1 – “Astronomy” My entry for today’s #FindYourPark photo challenge is “peak” #SolarEclispe2017 here in Northern Virginia. #ParkChat #NoVA pic.twitter.com/YoqLy13qcp — Sara Beth (@InnerCompass) August 22, 2017 Day 2 – “Favorite Sky” The theme for the Day 2 of the #FindYourPark photo challenge is “favorite sky” and nothing beats a lack...

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Park People Share Their Favorite Parks: Part 1

This week, Park People is focused on sharing favorite parks and public lands. As this is such a hot topic, I had to break this topic down into several posts that will be shared periodically over the next few months. So if you already submitted and don’t see yours this week, check back soon! We have some great features coming up!! If you haven’t submitted, there is still time to contribute your favorite park or public land! Head on over to the Park People Participants page to learn more.  Yellowstone National Park “Yellowstone is our favorite park! We have visited...

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2017 Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, there was a unique solar eclipse in the United States. The eclipse was unique in that it crossed the lower 48 from west coast to the east coast. In fact, thousands of people traveled to the path of totality to view the complete solar eclipse. Here in Northern Virginia, we had about 82% coverage and even at that, it was spectacular. Viewing Planning (j/k) As I am recovering from surgery and am on bed rest, I had not prepared in any way to observe the eclipse. However, in the morning I saw a post in...

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Park People Share Their Favorite Hidden Gems in our Public Lands

Welcome to the inaugural post of my new fortnightly series called: Park People. This series will feature topical submissions by outdoor recreation and public lands bloggers in my online networks. The goal of “Park People” is to share enjoyment of our public lands in an effort to get more people to champion and personally experience our public lands. For the first post in this series, I asked my friends to share their favorite hidden gems in our public lands. Each person showcased shared their favorite hidden gem that is within a couple hours of their home-base. I hope you enjoy...

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About Sara Beth

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I'm a gypsy soul from Driftless Wisconsin who is trying to stay grounded in the city by embracing my roots. My heart belongs to my Hubs and our slightly crazy dog, Rackers. Driven by a serious case of wanderlust, I enjoy afternoon drives, road trips, exploring national parks, and easy-ish hikes to waterfalls.

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