Grand Teton National Park

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Park Location

Photo shot with Mamia 645 camera on Fujichrome Provia transparency film on Oct. 18, 2014.

Oct. 17, 2014 (Friday):
I left Boise at 9:30 AM and arrived at about 7 PM at Signal Mountain Campground of Grand Teton Natl. Park, the park’s only campground remaining open at the end of the season.  It was only half full, and only open through Saturday night. I decided to celebrate my timeliness with dinner at the lodge restaurant rather than make my own.  The view from the restaurant window was spectacular.

Oct. 18th, 2014 (Saturday):
I was the restaurant’s first customer when they opened at 7 AM, as I wanted to catch the first light on the peaks. I knew sunrise was at about 7:30, and sure enough, just as I was paying, I saw the first sunlight on the peaks. I grabbed my film camera and tripod from the truck in the parking lot and rushed down to the lake shore. The morning mist on the lake in the foreground partially hid a lone sailboat moored about 100 yards offshore. Mount Moran was lit up behind it. A woman in the distance came to the shore and sat down for the view, giving me her profile. Less than 5 minutes later she was joined by a workman carrying something, not as picturesque, but I’d already got the shots I wanted.

Sept. 28, 2015 (Monday):  On the first day of my fall 2015 trip I arrived in the Tetons just at sunset and took the first photos of my trip.  I had to pay for a commercial campsite because the National Park sites were all full.  The next day I headed for Yellowstone.

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