Sunset Lake in Jedediah Smith Wilderness

That’s Not Mud – A Short Story

A storm passes over Sunset Lake in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness of the Targhee National Forest in Wyoming.

It was my friend, Dale’s, first backpacking excursion, and rather than easing him into the rigors and rituals that come with such an experience, he instead insisted on the popular, but overly strenuous, 40-mile Teton Crest Trail in northwestern Wyoming.… Keep reading...

Stormy Weather Moving Over Mount Hunt Divide

Racing a Thunderstorm Up the Tetons

Rain showers and stormy weather moving in over the Mount Hunt Divide. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The Mount Hunt Divide is a relatively uncommon and remote destination for many people hiking in Grand Teton National Park. Sandwiched between Granite and Open Canyons, it sees little traffic compared to its canyon neighbors just a bit farther north.… Keep reading...

Log in Phelps Lake Below Teton Mountains

Woken Up By a Bear at Camp

The Teton Mountains rising high above a log extending into Phelps Lake along a beach. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The Phelps Lake Campground is an easy hike in with quick access to stunning views of the lake below Death Canyon. I was camped there in the summer of 2022 hoping for some Milky Way shots over the lake (spoiler alert – I was there way too early in the season to get the Milky Way above the lake).… Keep reading...

Large Elk Herd Migrating Up Miller Butte

Elk Herd Migrating Up Butte

Large Elk Herd Migrating Up Miller Butte

Some stories are simply the result of serendipity. On this particular day, I wasn’t out to do any photography and I wasn’t looking for anything particular. I was simply driving to town in Jackson from my home in Kelly to take care of some errands. A bit of adulting.

Driving past the snowy white landscape of the National Elk Refuge on an early December morning during a particularly snowy year, I noticed a beige stripe running up the east side of Miller Butte in the distance.… Keep reading...

Light Pollution from Town Obscuring Milky Way

Light Pollution and the Milky Way Galaxy

Light Pollution from Town Obscuring Milky Way

Every now and then, the northern lights make an appearance over Jackson Hole, Wyoming. On one such occasion, I was temporarily living in the town of Jackson instead my current home in Kelly, Wyoming, which discretely occupies a small southern corner of Grand Teton National Park. Realizing I hadn’t yet photographed the auroras from the nearby National Elk Refuge, I drove over shortly after dark to begin photographing them.… Keep reading...