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A dramatic sunset casts a pink glow over the North Fork of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
Whenever planning a backpacking trip in Grand Teton National Park, or any national park, always check with that park’s Visitor Center to inquire about any necessary permits. A free permit is required when backpacking in Grand Teton National Park.
Distance (loop): 19.2 miles
Best time of year: Summer, Fall
For those with limited time, but want a true excursion into the Teton Mountains, there is no better journey than the Paintbrush-Cascade Canyon Loop. Both canyons deliver tremendous views of both the backcountry of the mountains and overlooks of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Though the scenery is only a sampling that the Tetons have to offer, it is a tremendous representation of the magnificent mountain terrain.
There is no right or wrong way to proceed around the nearly 20-mile loop, … Continue reading
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Hoar frost clings to trees along the Snake River on a chilly January morning in Grand Teton National Park.
Despite a lack of wildlife to be found around the area, I was still able to make great opportunities as they arose. The winter had turned into an unusually warm one for Jackson Hole and while normally it’s too cold to even snow, rain was becoming common throughout January. Yet winter still persisted off and on. On one such morning, I woke up to -17F and made an opportunity to make the most of it. One of my favorite series of shots came from a bridge crossing the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park. Small pieces of ice were carried down the water from farther upstream as an earlier fog coated the trees that lined … Continue reading
Pilgrim Mountain in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming rests under glowing sunset clouds.
I found myself rather unproductive in early 2011 in terms of stills. With the recent purchase of a 7D and getting it up to working order, as well as discovering time-lapse photography, my still photography became a bit stagnant. As a result, most of my work was in the form of a time-lapse and before finding a good balance of time-lapse, video and still, I even wondered if I would move entirely into video. Eventually the balance did work itself out and once I had my 7D back and functioning properly the following spring, it was full-steam ahead in every direction!
I discovered this image during that time after forgetting about it. I was looking back through a day in January where I hadn’t shot very much at all, but saw potential in a nice sunset … Continue reading
A video compilation of fall landscapes and wildlife in and around Jackson Hole, WY and Grand Teton National Park.
I’ll be leaving on a road trip soon and before I left, I wanted to get all my fall video compiled together into one video. While I didn’t get to use all the clips I wanted to, I still thought that it came out nicely.
The song I used, by Epic Soul Factory, was perfect until it hit a bit of a change of mood. I didn’t have enough clips to account for the short, dark section, so I had to edit the song just a bit so it would fit what I was trying to do. For that, I apologize to the original artist.
Regardless, this should give you a little glimpse into the area in the fall season. Wildlife comes out more in preparation for the winter, as fall … Continue reading
A video compilation of various wildlife, scenics and time-lapses of summer from Grand Teton National Park.
During this past summer, I started off spending most of my time following around the grizzly bears of Grand Teton National Park. When warmer days set in and the grizzly bear activity died down, I headed into the backcountry of the Tetons as well as other locations to get in some hiking and see what the other animals were up to.
The above video only documents a small slice of what summer is like in Grand Teton National Park, but has enough in there to have me dreaming of next summer already! This summer was definitely one to remember. I only wish I had shot more video and time-lapses to remember all the rushed excitement.… Continue reading
The Aurora Borealis glow over Jackson Lake in the northern end of Jackson Hole in Grand Teton National Park.
The Milky Way Galaxy extends above Jackson Lake and the Signal Mountain Lodge.
Earlier this week the aurora borealis were out in a pretty major storm covering much of the northern United States. I was up in the northern area of Grand Teton National Park and chose Jackson Lake as my foreground of choice, along with a few other friends. I was shooting Oxbow Bend at sunset and so as soon as the sun had set behind the Tetons, I made my way over to a spot along Jackson Lake I had already decided upon.
It started off a little fainter than we had expected based on what we were seeing throughout the day. Then sadly, rather than getting stronger, it only seemed to fade from there. I got the shot … Continue reading