Sunrise at Schwabacher Landing

Sunrise Over the Grand Teton Mountains at Schwabacher Landing

Last week I headed out to Schwabacher Landing for the first time in Grand Teton National Park for sunrise. The cottonwood trees along the Snake River were all in full transition to fall colors which only helped to make the scene that much more scenic. It’s a quiet and peaceful place just off Highway 89, but set back and down a hill enough so that road noise is minimal.… Keep reading...

The Gros Ventre River With Early Fall Colors

Dusk Over the Gros Ventre River and Sleeping Indian

The other night I was heading home from town and noticed the sky in the east lighting up to some amazing pink and purple colors. I kept driving, glancing back every now and then to see if a spot would jump out at me and as soon as I crossed the Gros Ventre River I impulsively slammed on my brakes and got out onto the bridge to capture this shot.… Keep reading...

Delta Lake in Grand Teton National Park

Turquoise Waters of Delta Lake

Believe it or not, this is not from the archives. I finally got my camera back yesterday after nearly a month and despite not getting the repairs done, it’s still working perfectly! I decided to head up into the Tetons this morning with my destination being Delta Lake to see how it looks on a clear day.… Keep reading...

Curious Marmot in Grand Teton National Park

Curious Marmot

Hike pretty much anywhere in Grand Teton National Park and you’re bound to see marmots running all over the place; mostly away from you. I enjoy seeing them every time because watching them run always puts a smile on my face if for no other reason than it’s simply more of a waddle.… Keep reading...

Agathla Peak and Thunderstorms in Monument Valley

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The last time I drove through Monument Valley, it was over Memorial Day weekend in 2008. Many residents of Arizona will remember that weekend for a while because in addition to massive thunderstorms rolling across both high and low deserts, the high country received as much of 17 inches of snow!… Keep reading...

Mogollon Rim Overlook Near Pine, Arizona

Mogollon Rim Sunrise

The Mogollon Rim rises as high as 8000-9000 feet in some places and cuts through the middle of Arizona creating the southwestern border of the Colorado Plateau. Quite a number of Phoenicians, among others, head up to the higher elevations especially in the summer to escape the heat and find some good, high-country camping and outdoor activities.… Keep reading...