Grand Teton National Park’s Buck Rail Fences

 A Disappearing, Distinctive Park Feature

Buck Rail Fence

Until recently, buck and rail fences, or buck and pole fences, we found commonly throughout Grand Teton National Park. One of the most commonly photographed section of buck rail fences ran along the highway just west of Triangle X Ranch. The fence line traversed the rolling the terrain and provided a terrific year round subject. The majestic Teton range rose from the Snake Rive—and the fence provided a distinctive and memorable foreground subject.

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Disappointed but Learning

Two weeks ago I went to a conference in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Chris, my wife, is on the local School Board and the conference was about schools, so Koty (our dog) and I were just along for the ride. I’ve heard about the beauty of Coeur D’Alene for years, so I was excited to have the opportunity to spend 3 or 4 days hiking around the majestic lake taking photos. A few days before the conference the weather report was sketchy, but I was confident that a little “weather” would be just fine as long as there were a few sunrises and/or sunsets with good light. Continue reading "Disappointed but Learning"

Disappointed but Learning

Two weeks ago I went to a conference in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Chris, my wife, is on the local School Board and the conference was about schools, so Koty (our dog) and I were just along for the ride. I’ve heard about the beauty of Coeur D’Alene for years, so I was excited to have the opportunity to spend 3 or 4 days hiking around the majestic lake taking photos. A few days before the conference the weather report was sketchy, but I was confident that a little “weather” would be just fine as long as there were a few sunrises and/or sunsets with good light. Continue reading “Disappointed but Learning”