The only photography I have done over the last month has been assignment work – I’m looking forward to getting back into the field and immersing myself in photography. We have been working hard in the office so that we will be caught up before hitting the road Friday.
Our plans often change, even at the last minute as we see things and find stuff, but these are our plans as of now.
Our vehicle is in Jackson, so we have timed our trip to hopefully hit prime fall colors in the Tetons. We will probably stay their about a week depending on what is happening with the colors.
I have some assignment work in Palm Springs in the early part of November, so this is where we will end our travels. The Grand Tetons and Palm Springs are the only two places locked in.
I have made brief visits to Zion National Park – it is a place I have always wanted to spend more time. I’m thinking of spending the two weeks prior to Palm Springs in Zion. This should give us time to really explore some of the back country, and allow us to hit the prime fall colors – at least in the higher country. Today’s photo is an old photo from our first visit to Zion on a nice hike in the Zion Narrows.
Some of our best customers are in Nevada, so anytime spent in this state is usually time well spent. From the Tetons we can cut across Idaho and drop down into the Reno / Lake Tahoe area. I’m thinking of spending 5 days or so in Reno, and the same amount of time in Tahoe. While in Reno I would like to check out Virginia City and Carson City. We spent one night in Reno, and one in Tahoe on an earlier trip, so I know little about the area – I haven’t even driven around the lake.
So that leaves me a week in mid October between Tahoe and Zion – nice problem! Right now the plan is to spend that week in Moab, Utah. Again this is an area I have only visited briefly and have wanted to spend more time. I have hit a few of the iconic locations in the area, but I would love to explore some of the lessor known spots and work on some adventure photo opportunities.
I would really like to spend time in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, I think there are endless, rarely visited opportunities in this area, but the lack of Internet in this remote region makes it difficult to maintain our business from the road. I will have to save this area for another day.
I think this gives us a nice variety of the things I enjoy to photograph – landscapes / travel / adventure. I probably won’t get too many wildlife opportunities, but you never know. Like before, I will do my best to post updates to the blog each day – trips like this give me lots of good material to post!