POTW: The Signal Mountain Elk

The short story of the Signal Mountain Elk: After retracing our winter snowshoe trek on the drive down from Signal Mountain inside Grand Teton National Park, a large bull elk was foraging just off the road. Also known as Wapiti, they are one of the largest species of the deer family. John Muir once said, … Continue reading POTW: The Signal Mountain Elk

POTW: Jupiter Rising over Grand Lake

I was tinkering with a little astrophotography last night and captured Jupiter rising over Grand Lake. Jupiter is the bright dot in the center of the image and with Saturn the next brightest image to the right. This is one in a series of photos from Base Camp @ Grand Lake using my GoPro Hero … Continue reading POTW: Jupiter Rising over Grand Lake

POTW: Phelps Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park

Phelps Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park: looking down from the overlook. The Phelps Lake Overlook trail is not an overly challenging hike, roughly two miles out and back from the Death Canyon Trailhead. However, I will say that getting there is part of the adventure. We entered Grand Teton National Park from the Granite … Continue reading POTW: Phelps Lake ~ Grand Teton National Park

POTW: Jackson Lake Adventures

Jackson Lake adventures: there is definitely something special about the Tetons, Jackson Lake and Grand Teton National Park. The allure is so great that we keep heading back year after year, both in the summer and winter. This picture on Jaskson Lake was taken almost four years ago to the day, and we are headed … Continue reading POTW: Jackson Lake Adventures

POTW: Sacred Dancing Cascade

Sacred Dancing Cascade, tucked away along the Going-to-the-Sun Road on the west side of Glacier National Park. After spending the day on Lake McDonald, a quick jaunt to Avalanche Falls accompanied by a stroll through the Trail of the Cedars, we stopped at the Sacred Dancing Cascade.

POTW: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is one of the least visited National Parks; however, if you are in the neighborhood it is worthy of a visit. Known as steep, deep and narrow, the Gunnison River has carved it way through the volcanic rock to reach metamorphic rock below, creating the canyon as … Continue reading POTW: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

POTW: Alces alces

Alces alces, also known as a moose. I photographed this bull moose foraging in the Kawuneeche Valley in early August of 2020 near the Colorado River. Rocky Mountain National Park has an abundant population of moose that can be seen year round. These magnificent creatures are a subspecies and scientifically referred to as Alces Alces … Continue reading POTW: Alces alces