Go big or go home baby! You want fall in the Rockies? How about Yellowstone, Teton Nat Park, San Juan Nat Forest, Arches, Canyonlands, Zerkels, Escalante/Grand Staircase! Did I forget to mention the Badlands? Four weeks, 6100 miles… What a trip!
I know. I need to quit chasing rainbows (Castle Valley outside of Moab Utah).
Ok, now that I’ve got your attention, let look at the map. Where are all these places?
My photo expedition started in the Dakota Badlands on route to Yellowstone. This otherworldly moonscape is a great intermediate stop when heading out West (from Chicago) and can be combined with trips to nearby Mount Rushmore, Custer State & Theodore Roosevelt Nat. Parks.
Here I am surveying the lunar surface (I feel like Buzz Lightyear).
Yellowstone is comparatively crowd free this time of year (kids back at school). It combines waterfalls, rivers, wildlife & geothermal wonders. Awesome variety sports fans!
That’s me checking out the water before I dive in. Took the photo with a remote shutter release. I know…I have the “gift”.
Ok, folks, it’s time to check out the full gallery. You haven’t seen anything yet. It gets better! I leave you with this pic of a little known secret spot somewhere in the Rockies (don’t try to pry the location out of me)! I’m sworn to secrecy.
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