Here are my new images from my trip to Glacier National Park this fall. I drug my good friend and fellow photographer Monte Trumbull with me. Our first visit to this national park, and we were definitely not disappointed. Pretty amazing park! I’ll definitely have to make another trip here to do some more back country hiking and camping.
The wildlife at this park was amazing. I saw more wildlife during our week at Glacier than I’ve seen on all my other trips combined. We saw tons of big horn sheep and mountain goats, black bears, eagles, marmots, a moose, and a grizzly. I think the only animal I didn’t see was a wolverine, hopefully next time!
Few quick shots from our family vacation in the Boundary Water Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota. We go up there every year, and while it isn’t typically a photography trip for me, I did manage to sneak away to take a few images this year.
After being shut out the night before with boring gray skies, I almost missed this sunrise. After listening to it rain all night, I barely recognized the change from rain to snow. I was shocked to see we’d received 4″ of fresh powder overnight. Fortunately I resisted the urge to stay in my warm sleeping bag! I bombed 3/4 of a mile up to this lookout in fresh powder to the spot I had scouted the night before. I was rewarded with this magnificent sunrise as a ray of light shot across the valley. The entire show lasted mere minutes before clouds floated over Half Dome and settled into the valley completely obscuring the light.
I had a really busy April, travelling all over the West Coast I saw some amazing locations and got a lot of good scouting in for future trips. The weather was great for backpacking even if it wasn’t as dynamic as I normally like for photos.
Some of the breathtaking locations I visited:
Big Sur, CA – Waterfalls, beaches, and poison oak…2 out of 3 isn’t bad…
Yosemite, CA – Awesome snow while I was there…
Olympic Peninsula, WA – Remote beaches
Crater Lake, OR – First time snow shoeing and snow camping! I’ll be doing a lot more of that in the future!
Columbia River Gorge, OR – More waterfalls
An amazing sunrise from this past fall at Arches National Park. I hiked up to Delicate Arch in the middle of the night to shoot stars and the Milky Way. Unfortunately/fortunately there was a front moving in and the sky was blocked up with clouds. So I waited for a few hours for first light and was treated to an amazing light show.