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”

Bristlecone Loop

Old Bristlecone Pine

Elevation Profile for Bristlecone Loop

Elevation change for Bristlecone Loop
Elevation profile and route courtesy of the HAZ Tracks App

Distance: 1 mile (loop)
Difficulty: Easy
Best time of year: Summer, Fall

The Bristlecone Pine Loop is probably the easiest trail in Bryce Canyon National Park. It’s located at the very end of the main road in the south end of the park, and over the course of a one mile loop brings you past a 1,600 year old bristlecone pine tree. Continue reading “Bristlecone Loop”

A Photographer’s Morning Experience with the GTNP Elk Hunt

Is it Safe?

The Park Service suggests tourists (and photographers) wear florescent orange if they are roaming around in areas where hunting is allowed. However, there are places in GTNP where visitors are still in jeopardy of being shot while still on some of the major connectors like Antelope Flats Road and the East Boundary Road.

Ditch Creek

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