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About climbing my 1st 14er, campaigning for @PeteButtigieg at 14,000ft, finding community with strangers, an electrifying moment, and the biggest surprise of my life!
We arrived at the #MtEvans trailhead around 7:30am, the peak was lost in fast moving clouds. #14er
Mt Evans magnets & shirts don't lie, the GOATS! So awesome.
We had goats greet us at the trailhead, we kept our distance &
ogled them with delight. #14ers
#TeamPete, I brought my @playmobil #minime & a #Pete2020 banner for some inspiring photos exploring #AmericatheBeautiful.
#SummitLake parking lot, with another 2,00-odd ft to ascend to the peak of #MtEvans, a #14er that I can see from my house, SE of Denver!
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Here are six stories of people who went into one of America’s 59 national parks — and never returned.…
Did you know there is a strange phenomena where people are #disappearing without a trace in our #NationalParks?

Please scroll through this roster of cold cases being investigated by Special Agents of the NPS Investigative Services Branch…
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Trump’s “border crisis” is a fraud, the wall is a wasteful and ineffective way to secure the border, and the only national emergency here is the damage Trump’s fragile ego is doing to the country.
As the #TrumpShutdown drags on, low-income families could be evicted if they lose access to their housing vouchers, while the administration is turning away new applicants in need of affordable housing.…
Mothers and children will go hungry, unable to access nutrition assistance. Kids in schools will be denied free and reduced cost lunch, leaving them without healthy meals during the day. #TrumpShutdown…
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From Yellowstone to Joshua Tree, Everglades to Shenandoah here in Virginia, our #NationaParks are a treasured part of America’s natural history and heritage. #NationalParksWeek
Unfortunately, years of underfunding has produced a massive $11.6 billion (with a B) maintenance backlog at our national parks. Many are in a critical state of disrepair.
Virginia ranks 5th in terms of states with the greatest need for maintenance. Over $800 million in deferred maintenance has left Shenandoah, Jamestown, Fredericksburg, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and other national parks in need of significant repairs.
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President Trump's first year in office ended with a government shutdown, putting parks at risk. That's fitting, because we've never seen a tougher year for public lands. Here's a recap of attacks on national parks and public lands during #TrumpsFirstYear (thread)
Jan. 23, 2017: @POTUS institutes a hiring freeze for Federal civilian employees, including an already under-staffed and underfunded @NPS… #TrumpsFirstYear
Jan. 30, 2017: @POTUS guts existing regulatory standards by requiring repeal of 2 regulations for every one enacted, and offsetting costs for new rules by rescinding existing ones. @Interior begins dismantling protections for public lands… #TrumpsFirstYear
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