Before I continue, let me reiterate that this trip was always planned to have two different, but hopefully mutually supportive purposes; first to achieve a long sought after climbing objective, the Devil’s Tower (as well as another adventure climbing goal – climbing the Grand Teton again, this time during a total solar eclipse), and secondly to practice creating some memorable photographs. Neither of these objectives could have been met without the priceless support, encouragement, and direct assistance of my friends, family and climbing partners, and to them I would like to express my deepest gratitude.
This is the part of the trip where, Mike has headed home after our successful ascent of the Devil’s Tower in northeast Wyoming, and I make my way to to the Teton Climbers Ranch for a week or so of shooting some iconic locations in and around the Grand Teton National Park. Of course I have to get there first, and I do so by way of Cody and Yellowstone National Park. The drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park is a beautiful trip and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to add a scenic drive to their trip to Wyoming. However, given that the photography leg of the trip involves sorting through and editing over 1,400 photographs, I must beg for your patience as these galleries are prepared. Here’s what I have for now:
For now, let’s skip to Part 3, Climbing the Grand Teton during the total solar eclipse of 2017.