Winter Wonderland At The Grand Tetons

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Well I have just returned from a couple of exciting winter trips to some of the coldest places during the winter months. My first trip was to the Grand Tetons National Park where a usual trip of twelve hours from Seattle took almost 22 hours as the drive over the passes challenged us with snow and fog for most of the trip. I asked a friend of mine last minute, Scott Pudwell if he would like to go and he was able to shuffle some things to come. It was great to have him there and he kept me in laughs the whole time.

Also what got us through was the excitement of seeing the infamous Tetons in all their winter glory, white coats and pink alpenglow. Once getting there at three in the morning I took a two-hour nap so I could get up at 5 and make sunrise at the Snake River Overlook. Our first sunrise was a bust as a cloudbank on the horizon blocked the sun and by the time had raised above the clouds the alpenglow was non-existent. So we decided to spend the rest of the day driving around in this winter wonderland. For most of the day the temperatures never went above freezing but we did not mind. During our travels we ran into a fellow enthusiast who had a high quality telescope and alerted us about a pack of wolves and bison that were heading toward each other.

The stand off came to a head and the wolves made a few fake bluffs and that was the end of it. We spend the next few days doing the same thing, looking for wildlife and scenic winter scenes. I finally got my sunrise the last morning where the Grand Tetons lit up all pink. If you have never been to the Grand Tetons in winter I would think about getting some serious warm clothing and heading to the Tetons this winter before the snow disappears.

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~ by kevinmcneal on January 31, 2010.

5 Responses to “Winter Wonderland At The Grand Tetons”

  1. Wish I could “just” get on my warm clothes and head to the Tetons right away. A 16 hour flight to Seattle and the mentioned 22 hour drive… oh well. Stunning imagery Kevin! My favorite image would be the second one with the barn lit up in the warm orange light!

  2. These are magnificent! How lucky you are to travel to such beauty, I have the same passion but am limited to muddy swamps driving to and from work and a few trips to the store inbetween!

    Some wonderful posts here Kevin, love your work -;0)

    Cheers,

    John

  3. Incredible images Kevin. Just subscribed to your blog and looking forward to more.

  4. My husband and I LOVE your work Kevin! Thank you for sharing it with us! I would love to take one of your classes in the future.

    God bless you!

  5. Wow, epic mission but great reward. Fabulous part of the world, went ages ago but in summer. It must have been thrilling to see the wolves and bison. Thanks for sharing :)

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