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No better way to start the day than with an early morning hike.We have a general rule wherein we don't geotag any specific locations that haven't been provided to us or can't be found within 5-10 minutes of strategic online searching. This is because we think it's irresponsible and hypocritical to promote inclusivity and exploration while also saying basic information should only be available to an elite few. Further, social media might reveal new locations to larger crowds, but planning a trip is a fully conscious effort and demonstrates that someone is willing to travel somewhere to share in an experience.To be fair to those against (specific) geotagging, many—or even most—people nowadays are exploring for the sake of sharing on social media. This includes outdoor influencers who keep locations secret because they feel they 'worked hard to find the place' and feel a sense of ownership/protection for their photo (not for the actual location); thus they make no effort to educate their audiences on how to responsibly access the outdoors and the cycle continues.Some people who do access the outdoors may engage in behavior such as building illegal campfires, camping where it's not allowed, approaching wildlife, littering, wandering off of trails, bringing dogs where dogs are not allowed, etc. This highlights a failure to educate; when people access the outdoors in a limited manner, they don't witness long-term effects of their behavior. In fact, by accessing nature less often, they are driven to behave in destructive ways that they cannot otherwise such as cutting down trees or making flower crowns from wildflowers. People are ignorant, not inherently maleficent, and the remedy is education.It took us ~25 minutes of searching including some clicking/dragging on Google Earth. We recommend starting from Mount Rainier and working outwards, though it is possible to find without using maps. This is just one way to help you learn to take initiative and access the outdoors responsibly.Featured | @tygrobyLocation | Mount Rainier National Park, Washington#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?____________________#TOTEMMade #MountRainierNationalPark #Washington
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No better way to start the day than with an early morning hike. We have a general rule wherein we don't geotag any specific locations that haven't been provided to us or can't be found within 5-10 minutes of strategic online searching. This is because we think it's irresponsible and hypocritical to promote inclusivity and exploration while also saying basic information should only be available to an elite few. Further, social media might reveal new locations to larger crowds, but planning a trip is a fully conscious effort and demonstrates that someone is willing to travel somewhere to share in an experience. To be fair to those against (specific) geotagging, many—or even most—people nowadays are exploring for the sake of sharing on social media. This includes outdoor influencers who keep locations secret because they feel they 'worked hard to find the place' and feel a sense of ownership/protection for their photo (not for the actual location); thus they make no effort to educate their audiences on how to responsibly access the outdoors and the cycle continues. Some people who do access the outdoors may engage in behavior such as building illegal campfires, camping where it's not allowed, approaching wildlife, littering, wandering off of trails, bringing dogs where dogs are not allowed, etc. This highlights a failure to educate; when people access the outdoors in a limited manner, they don't witness long-term effects of their behavior. In fact, by accessing nature less often, they are driven to behave in destructive ways that they cannot otherwise such as cutting down trees or making flower crowns from wildflowers. People are ignorant, not inherently maleficent, and the remedy is education. It took us ~25 minutes of searching including some clicking/dragging on Google Earth. We recommend starting from Mount Rainier and working outwards, though it is possible to find without using maps. This is just one way to help you learn to take initiative and access the outdoors responsibly. Featured | @tygroby Location | Mount Rainier National Park, Washington #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #MountRainierNationalPark #Washington

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Walkway through the heart of a Swiss glacier.Featured | @long.explorerLocation | Rhône Glacier, Furkapass, Valais, Switzerland#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?____________________#TOTEMMade #RhôneGlacier #Switzerland
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Walkway through the heart of a Swiss glacier. Featured | @long.explorer Location | Rhône Glacier, Furkapass, Valais, Switzerland #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #RhneGlacier #Switzerland

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Heavenly light through a cave in Japan.This is Kameiwa Cave, also referred to as Nomizo Falls. It's not a natural cave, as it was actually manmade for irrigation purposes in the Edo era (mid-1600s). Today, however, it seems that Nature has reclaimed this place.This cave was relatively unknown and unappreciated outside of Japan until 2015 when a photographer first shared it on Instagram. People thought it looked like a Studio Ghibli movie setting, and the cave's popularity grew from there. It now sees around 5,000 people per weekend.Depending on the season and time of day, this place will either look straight out of fantasy or it will look like a brown hole in the mountain, so do your research before visiting for the best viewing experience.Featured | @takaphilographyLocation | Kameiwa Cave/Nomizo Falls, Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?____________________#TOTEMMade #KameiwaCave #Japan
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Heavenly light through a cave in Japan. This is Kameiwa Cave, also referred to as Nomizo Falls. It's not a natural cave, as it was actually manmade for irrigation purposes in the Edo era (mid-1600s). Today, however, it seems that Nature has reclaimed this place. This cave was relatively unknown and unappreciated outside of Japan until 2015 when a photographer first shared it on Instagram. People thought it looked like a Studio Ghibli movie setting, and the cave's popularity grew from there. It now sees around 5,000 people per weekend. Depending on the season and time of day, this place will either look straight out of fantasy or it will look like a brown hole in the mountain, so do your research before visiting for the best viewing experience. Featured | @takaphilography Location | Kameiwa Cave/Nomizo Falls, Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #KameiwaCave #Japan

2 days ago
Wolf among the frost.Note: Ninja (pictured) is not a wolf, but is actually a Siberian Husky who was bred to look like a wolf.Featured | @ninja.vom.wolfstorLocation | Mainz, Bayern, Germany#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?____________________#TOTEMMade #Wolf #WeRoamGermany
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Wolf among the frost. Note: Ninja (pictured) is not a wolf, but is actually a Siberian Husky who was bred to look like a wolf. Featured | @ninja.vom.wolfstor Location | Mainz, Bayern, Germany #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #Wolf #WeRoamGermany

3 days ago
Dramatic clouds brewing in California skies.This is a cumulonimbus cloud (more shots of this cloud on @a_guy_named_eric's page). These are fueled by strong convective updrafts that give them their height. These clouds can easily reach 40,000 ft (12.2 km), but can easily exceed this because the stronger the updrafts, the taller the clouds. The tallest cumulonimbus clouds have been measured at more than 14 miles tall, or 75,000 ft (23 km)! Large cumulonimbus are typically found in the tropics, and are accompanied by severe thunderstorms.These clouds may sometimes form as single towers, but often form walls that are several miles long. Lower levels are mostly made of water droplets, but at higher elevations where temperatures reach below freezing the lower levels are typically dominated by ice crystals. These tend to form in the afternoon and early evening when the cumulative effects of the sun's heating are greatest and drive strong updrafts of air.Featured | @a_guy_named_ericLocation | Knight's Ferry, California#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?____________________#TOTEMMade #Cumulonimbus #California
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Dramatic clouds brewing in California skies. This is a cumulonimbus cloud (more shots of this cloud on @a_guy_named_eric's page). These are fueled by strong convective updrafts that give them their height. These clouds can easily reach 40,000 ft (12.2 km), but can easily exceed this because the stronger the updrafts, the taller the clouds. The tallest cumulonimbus clouds have been measured at more than 14 miles tall, or 75,000 ft (23 km)! Large cumulonimbus are typically found in the tropics, and are accompanied by severe thunderstorms. These clouds may sometimes form as single towers, but often form walls that are several miles long. Lower levels are mostly made of water droplets, but at higher elevations where temperatures reach below freezing the lower levels are typically dominated by ice crystals. These tend to form in the afternoon and early evening when the cumulative effects of the sun's heating are greatest and drive strong updrafts of air. Featured | @a_guy_named_eric Location | Knight's Ferry, California #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #Cumulonimbus #California

4 days ago
Winding roads and tall mountains are the secret to a good road trip.Do you agree? What do you think makes a good road trip?Featured | @mitch_exploresIn Frame | @fameisficklefoodLocation | Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?____________________#TOTEMMade #Alberta #Canada
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Winding roads and tall mountains are the secret to a good road trip. Do you agree? What do you think makes a good road trip? Featured | @mitch_explores In Frame | @fameisficklefood Location | Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #Alberta #Canada

5 days ago
This sacred land is home to one of the world's most ancient formations.This is what's left of the throat of an ancient volcano. After millions of years of erosion, what was once buried 2,500—3,000ft (750—1,000m) below the surface now soars almost 1,600ft (488m) straight out of the earth with nothing but flat land for miles around.This ilsenberg is a sacred Navajo mountain they call Tsé Bit'a'í, which means "winged rock." In Navajo Indian mythology, the ground became a giant bird that carried the Navajo Nation from the cold lands of the North to their current homeland in the American Southwest. When viewed from certain angles, the rock formation looks like a sitting bird with folded wings. Because it is sacred land, climbing the mountain is forbidden for outsiders.Featured | @luke.sky.watcherLocation | Ship Rock, Shiprock, New Mexico#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?____________________#TOTEMMade #ShipRock #NewMexico
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This sacred land is home to one of the world's most ancient formations. This is what's left of the throat of an ancient volcano. After millions of years of erosion, what was once buried 2,500—3,000ft (750—1,000m) below the surface now soars almost 1,600ft (488m) straight out of the earth with nothing but flat land for miles around. This ilsenberg is a sacred Navajo mountain they call Tsé Bit'a'í, which means "winged rock." In Navajo Indian mythology, the ground became a giant bird that carried the Navajo Nation from the cold lands of the North to their current homeland in the American Southwest. When viewed from certain angles, the rock formation looks like a sitting bird with folded wings. Because it is sacred land, climbing the mountain is forbidden for outsiders. Featured | @luke.sky.watcher Location | Ship Rock, Shiprock, New Mexico #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #ShipRock #NewMexico

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Swipe to see this whale in action. This is a fin whale. It is a type of rorqual whale, which are a subgroup of baleen whales. These whales often lunge up towards the surface of the water to scoop up small shoaling fish and small crustaceans, straining the food from the water through their baleen plates like a filter. Adult fin whales regularly reach about 68 ft (21 m) long and weigh about 100,000 lbs (48,360 kg), making fin whales the second largest whale species after blue whales. To keep up this size and maintain their energy, fin whales have to eat a lot—around 4,000 lbs (1,800 kg) a day! Featured | @kristincampbell Location | Near Newport Beach, California #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #FinWhale #California

1 weeks ago
One of the most iconic landforms in Norway.Featured | @olegrestLocation | Segla, Senja, Norway#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?____________________#TOTEMMade #Segla #Norway
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One of the most iconic landforms in Norway. Featured | @olegrest Location | Segla, Senja, Norway #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #Segla #Norway

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The icy gateway of Greenland. ____________________ @rawmeyn: This arch was about 30m (98ft) tall. That’s considered small for Greenland 🇬🇱. We’ve been on the very southern tip of the country were not many icebergs are. On the next day we watched it breaking apart. As icebergs melt, they leak nutrients into the ocean around them. Water surrounding icebergs teems with plankton, fish, and other sea life. We saw a whale in that bay later the same day. ____________________ Featured | @rawmeyn Location | Somewhere in Greenland #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #Iceberg #Greenland

2 weeks ago
A magical moment in the Garden of the Gods.Featured | @danielbenjaminphotoLocation | Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?____________________#TOTEMMade #GardenOfTheGods #Colorado
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A magical moment in the Garden of the Gods. Featured | @danielbenjaminphoto Location | Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #GardenOfTheGods #Colorado

2 weeks ago
Face-to-face with the ghost of the Arctic.____________________@benjaminhardman: An unforgettable moment at the edge of the fast ice. Two Polar bears had been playing together at the waters edge, a mating couple we soon learned. Leading up to this image, the female had fallen into the water as the ice cracked beneath her, the male soon followed. They were diving down to fetch some kelp from the seabed beneath, and bringing it up to investigate. Soon after, the female bear looked towards our zodiac, swimming nearer as I captured the scene at 500mm. We swiftly gained some distance, and left them to continue their ways.____________________Polar bears are sometimes nicknamed the ghosts of the Arctic. This is partly because their white coats help them blend in against the snowy landscape, and they can use this to ambush prey. However, they are also disappearing. Their icy homes are shrinking, and their prey sources are also dwindling. Polar bears have begun to move South to warmer places in search of food, and have been mating with other species (specifically brown bears like grizzlies). This means that seeing a polar bear is becoming rare, and is almost like seeing a ghost. There is also an increasingly likelihood that they will disappear in our lifetime, when they will truly be ghosts and only exist in books, videos, and our memory.Featured | @benjaminhardmanLocation | Arctic Ocean, Svalbard, Norway#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?____________________#TOTEMMade #PolarBear #Norway
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Face-to-face with the ghost of the Arctic. ____________________ @benjaminhardman: An unforgettable moment at the edge of the fast ice. Two Polar bears had been playing together at the waters edge, a mating couple we soon learned. Leading up to this image, the female had fallen into the water as the ice cracked beneath her, the male soon followed. They were diving down to fetch some kelp from the seabed beneath, and bringing it up to investigate. Soon after, the female bear looked towards our zodiac, swimming nearer as I captured the scene at 500mm. We swiftly gained some distance, and left them to continue their ways. ____________________ Polar bears are sometimes nicknamed the ghosts of the Arctic. This is partly because their white coats help them blend in against the snowy landscape, and they can use this to ambush prey. However, they are also disappearing. Their icy homes are shrinking, and their prey sources are also dwindling. Polar bears have begun to move South to warmer places in search of food, and have been mating with other species (specifically brown bears like grizzlies). This means that seeing a polar bear is becoming rare, and is almost like seeing a ghost. There is also an increasingly likelihood that they will disappear in our lifetime, when they will truly be ghosts and only exist in books, videos, and our memory. Featured | @benjaminhardman Location | Arctic Ocean, Svalbard, Norway #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #PolarBear #Norway

2 weeks ago
The classic, vibrant blues of Canada's Moraine Lake.The vibrant blue color of Canadian lakes is due to rock flour in the water. Rock flour is produced by the movement of glaciers or boulders that cause rock surfaces to grind against one another. Because the rock flour is very lightweight, it remains suspended in the water. This then scatters sunlight to produce that famous blue color, the same way dust in the atmosphere makes our skies look blue.This is Moraine Lake, one of Canada's most popular and most visited lakes, in large part due to the rise of Instagram. We believe everyone ought to have access natural spaces, and that it should not be restricted to an elite few as in years past, but that also means we have to be mindful of our impact on these places. Be responsible by packing out whatever you bring in and researching any rules for visitors. Oh, and be prepared to encounter other people.Featured | @alberthbyangLocation | Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?____________________#TOTEMMade #MoraineLake #BanffNationalPark
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The classic, vibrant blues of Canada's Moraine Lake. The vibrant blue color of Canadian lakes is due to rock flour in the water. Rock flour is produced by the movement of glaciers or boulders that cause rock surfaces to grind against one another. Because the rock flour is very lightweight, it remains suspended in the water. This then scatters sunlight to produce that famous blue color, the same way dust in the atmosphere makes our skies look blue. This is Moraine Lake, one of Canada's most popular and most visited lakes, in large part due to the rise of Instagram. We believe everyone ought to have access natural spaces, and that it should not be restricted to an elite few as in years past, but that also means we have to be mindful of our impact on these places. Be responsible by packing out whatever you bring in and researching any rules for visitors. Oh, and be prepared to encounter other people. Featured | @alberthbyang Location | Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #MoraineLake #BanffNationalPark

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Could you imagine waking up here? The rice terraces of the Philippine Cordillera are a UNESCO World Heritage site that covers 4,000 sq miles (10,360 sq km) of steep, mountainous terrain in maze-like hand-carved terraces--some of which are more than 2,000 years old. The area's landscape makes it difficult to grow crops with traditional methods; however, the ingenuity of the local peoples working with nature has transformed a disadvantage into a life-sustaining resource for many. This harmonious relationship also makes this one of the most beautiful places in the world, with some calling this the Eighth Wonder of the World. Pictured here is Batad, arguably the most beautiful and picturesque of the rice terrace clusters in the UNESCO World Heritage site. The terraces make the best of seasonal weather to grow as much rice as possible. Water flows from the mountains in May and June, which softens the soil and makes it ideal for planting rice. Often before the rice has fully grown, this area can look like a mountain of mirrors due to the pooled water reflecting the sky. By mid-September to mid-October, the rice is ready to harvest, and the mountainside terraces are full of people gleaning the results of their work. Featured | @giuligartner Location | Batad Rice Terraces, Phillippine Cordillera, Banaue, Philippines #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #RiceTerraces #Philippines

2 weeks ago
Nightlife in the shadow of a stratovolcano.This is Mount Fuji, Japan's symmetrical, snow-capped, dormant stratovolcano. Located on Japan's main island (Honshū), it is the highest volcano in Japan at 12,389 ft (3,776 m) tall, making it the 2nd highest island peak in Asia, and the 7th highest island peak in the world. It last erupted in 1707-1708, and is snowcapped for about 5 months in the Winter and early Spring. It towers out against the rest of the landscape, and can be seen for like a in every direction on a clear day.Mount Fuji is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains" alongside Mount Tate and Mount Haku. The stratovolcano became a UNESCO World Heritage Site on June 22, 2013 with 25 recognized sites of cultural interest within the surrounding area including the mountain, shrines, temples, and more. If you get a chance, we highly recommend exploring Mount Fuji on Google Earth. The scale of this mountain is hard to appreciate without a frame of reference or other objects to put it's size in relative terms.Featured | @igoalstoriesLocation | Mount Fuji, Honshū, Japan#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?____________________#TOTEMMade #MountFuji #Japan
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Nightlife in the shadow of a stratovolcano. This is Mount Fuji, Japan's symmetrical, snow-capped, dormant stratovolcano. Located on Japan's main island (Honshū), it is the highest volcano in Japan at 12,389 ft (3,776 m) tall, making it the 2nd highest island peak in Asia, and the 7th highest island peak in the world. It last erupted in 1707-1708, and is snowcapped for about 5 months in the Winter and early Spring. It towers out against the rest of the landscape, and can be seen for like a in every direction on a clear day. Mount Fuji is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains" alongside Mount Tate and Mount Haku. The stratovolcano became a UNESCO World Heritage Site on June 22, 2013 with 25 recognized sites of cultural interest within the surrounding area including the mountain, shrines, temples, and more. If you get a chance, we highly recommend exploring Mount Fuji on Google Earth. The scale of this mountain is hard to appreciate without a frame of reference or other objects to put it's size in relative terms. Featured | @igoalstories Location | Mount Fuji, Honshū, Japan #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #MountFuji #Japan

2 weeks ago
King and queen of the savannah.Featured | @girlfromthelighthouseLocation | Aquila Safari Private Game Reserve, Karoo National Park, South Africa#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?____________________#TOTEMMade #Lions #SouthAfrica
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King and queen of the savannah. Featured | @girlfromthelighthouse Location | Aquila Safari Private Game Reserve, Karoo National Park, South Africa #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #Lions #SouthAfrica

3 weeks ago
Beautiful mornings at Oregon's Lost Lake.Featured | @morganandrewsomersLocation | Lost Lake & Mount Hood, Mount Hood National Park, Oregon#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?____________________#TOTEMMade #MountHoodNationalPark #Oregon
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Beautiful mornings at Oregon's Lost Lake. Featured | @morganandrewsomers Location | Lost Lake & Mount Hood, Mount Hood National Park, Oregon #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #MountHoodNationalPark #Oregon

3 weeks ago
It's called the Million Dollar Highway for a reason.US Route 550 runs from Montrose, Colorado to Bernalillo, New Mexico. The section between Ouray, Colorado and Telluride, Colorado is known as the Million Dollar Highway. This route take drivers past breathtaking mountain passes and rock walls, aspen and pine forests, and has a mix of gentle and hairpin curves.However, its narrow lanes and lack of guardrails also make it one of the deadliest roads in North America.  There are stories of people driving off the road's steep dropoffs, being crushed under avalanches, or driving too fast for conditions.The origin for the name is unknown, but there are some legends floating around. Some have said it cost a million dollars per mile to construct when it was paved in the late 1880s. Others say that there is a million dollars worth of gold ore in the road's dirt. Long-time locals sometimes say you'd have to pay them a million dollars to drive the highway in the snow.Regardless of the danger or the origin of its name, the Million Dollar Highway is considered a must-see for anyone visiting southern Colorado, even if you have to do the drive with sweaty palms. The highway snakes through some of Colorado's most stunning landscapes and untouched beauty which is what makes it one of the most breathtaking and historic roads in the country.Featured | @taylorbunnerphotographyLocation | Million Dollar Highway, Ouray, Colorado#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?____________________#TOTEMMade #MillionDollarHighway #Colorado
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It's called the Million Dollar Highway for a reason. US Route 550 runs from Montrose, Colorado to Bernalillo, New Mexico. The section between Ouray, Colorado and Telluride, Colorado is known as the Million Dollar Highway. This route take drivers past breathtaking mountain passes and rock walls, aspen and pine forests, and has a mix of gentle and hairpin curves. However, its narrow lanes and lack of guardrails also make it one of the deadliest roads in North America. There are stories of people driving off the road's steep dropoffs, being crushed under avalanches, or driving too fast for conditions. The origin for the name is unknown, but there are some legends floating around. Some have said it cost a million dollars per mile to construct when it was paved in the late 1880s. Others say that there is a million dollars worth of gold ore in the road's dirt. Long-time locals sometimes say you'd have to pay them a million dollars to drive the highway in the snow. Regardless of the danger or the origin of its name, the Million Dollar Highway is considered a must-see for anyone visiting southern Colorado, even if you have to do the drive with sweaty palms. The highway snakes through some of Colorado's most stunning landscapes and untouched beauty which is what makes it one of the most breathtaking and historic roads in the country. Featured | @taylorbunnerphotography Location | Million Dollar Highway, Ouray, Colorado #WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You? ____________________ #TOTEMMade #MillionDollarHighway #Colorado

3 weeks ago
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