Friday, September 23, 2011

Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

With mixed emotions I left Kansas City and drove west.  I looked forward to wandering around a few more National Parks on my way back to San Francisco, but no longer could I prevent my thoughts from creeping forward to the Real World, a place where I would need an apartment and a job and would not be able to wake up in exotic destinations every day and do exactly what I want.

For two nights I camped at Yellowstone National Park.  I photographed Mammoth Springs at sunset and sunrise, hiked the Glen Creek Trail, visited the Morning Glory thermal pool, and watched Lower Yellowstone Falls from Artist’s Point.  I didn’t see a single bear until my last morning in the park.  As I drove south in the pre-dawn dark (on my way to photograph the Grand Tetons at sunrise), a black bear suddenly appeared in my headlights and almost ran me off the road.

Cloudy Evening at Mammoth Springs


Morning Mist at Mammoth Springs


Mammoth Springs Sunrise Hipstamatic


Jawbone on the Glen Creek Trail


Lower Yellowstone Falls in B&W Portrait


Morning Glory Thermal Pool


Snake River and Grand Tetons at Sunrise

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