Just as I was nearing Biscuit Basin, everything just started to glow all around me as the sun was trying to break through. Instead of being socked in by gloomy for, the park begin to have an ethereal and mystical feel to it.
The storms were so nasty that I actually just debated about hanging out through sunset and getting to bed early, but I just really wanted a great shot of Grand Prismatic Hot Spring from the main overlook. Since it was my last night, I figured I had to try… It was one of just those nights that I knew I it was about to be a complete bust of a shoot. OR, maybe, just maybe the sky would go completely epic and surprise me.
My 24 hours in Mammoth Hot Springs was probably my favorite during my time in Yellowstone National Park last year. I just love the historic feel and I think the hot springs are one of the cooler features in the park
I was able to grab a walk-up campsite at Tower Falls Campground, which would give me easy access to Tower Falls as well as the Lamar Valley.
For landscape photography, you can’t go wrong with the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and the lower falls. I could have spent days shooting around this area – The viewpoints along both the north and south rims are all spectacular and hiking down either Uncle Tom’s Trail (closed during this trip) or to the top of the Lower Falls is worth every step.
Five days of continuous landscape photography in Yellowstone National Park was exactly what I needed to gain more appreciation for the park.
After a pretty spectacular sunrise at Lake Solitude, we trudged up the 2 miles and the 1600 feet and across the Paintbrush Divide.
The problem with this Paintrush-sunrise plan was that I really did not want to get up at 3 a.m. to hike this section alone and everyone else in my group thought I was straight crazy for thinking that this was a good idea.
After a beautiful sunrise atop Hurricane Pass along the Teton Crest Trail, we dropped into the South Fork of Cascade Canyon to try to hunker down out of the wind and wait for the rest of our group to catch up.