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Which Parks are You Going to this Year?

Posted By: James Morrissey

Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 05/14/07 01:06 PM

Hey Everyone,

Spring is well upon us at this point - at least here in the NE. I figured it might be cool to see where folks are planning ong going.

I am going to hit Yellowstone/Grand Teton in September (possibly late August this year)...I am still hoping to book some weddings out there, but response to advertising has been slower than I would like...though given that I just started advertising out there, not unexpected.

I am going to hit the Everglades NP in Florida this January. This will be a first for me. The Digital Wedding Forum's convention is moving from Vegas to Florida this year. This should be very exciting for me.

James
Posted By: Tony Bynum

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 05/14/07 01:26 PM

Glacier, Banff, Jasper, Yellowstone, and Roosevelt.
Posted By: thedra

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 05/14/07 05:42 PM

Going to the Smokey Mountains, Maybe the Everglades, and live in the middle of the Shawnee National Forest.

www.shawneedreams.com
Posted By: Don Edwards

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 05/14/07 08:09 PM

Heading out this Friday for a couple of days in Yellowstone, then on to North Cascades for about a week and a half.
Posted By: DavidRamey

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 05/14/07 11:48 PM

Denali, Kenai Fjords and possibly Wrangel-St.Elias
Posted By: gll

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 05/15/07 02:39 AM

June going to Olympic Peninsula, Mt Rainer and the North Cascades Washington State for 2 weeks. then Tetons and Yellowstone last week Sept and first week Oct.
Posted By: jamesdak

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 05/15/07 02:06 PM

Well, if my cars quit breaking down so I can afford to go then these for certain:

Glacier
Yellowstone
Grandt Tetons
Posted By: Don Edwards

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 05/15/07 08:28 PM

Forgot to mention in my earlier post, we're also stopping in Phillipsburg Montana and do some sapphire mining before heading on to Washington.

Don
Posted By: Tigerman

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 05/15/07 09:11 PM

Hopefully back to Bandhavghar again, worst case scenario April 2008.
Posted By: James Morrissey

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 05/16/07 06:41 PM

Hey Everyone,

It sounds like we have a bunch of different places that we are all going to. I hope that everyone is planning on bring a notebook and a pen with them in addition to their camera gear.

Do folks generally bring a diary of what they do while photographing?

James
Posted By: dave_lines

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 08/05/07 01:37 AM

Look like I am late again,, We hit Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons the last 2 weeks of June, and Crater Lake last week,(only 100 miles from home). This year on spring break we traveled the entire Oregon coast. Oregon only has one national park, but lots of state parks. Last August we hit Bryce and Grand Canyon, and no, no diary, I don't need one, I have a mind like a steel trap.. all rusty. DAve
Posted By: James Morrissey

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 08/05/07 03:49 AM

LOL, story of my life. If I don't write, I just DON'T remember everything. We are getting excited as our time in the parks is really just starting in a couple of months. We are preparing for our Yellowstone/Grand Teton trip the last week of September.

Last year, I had wanted to get some hip waders and photograph from the middle of the firehole river. I may start trying to find an affordable pair on e-bay.

Has anyone here ever tried to climb Grand?

James
Posted By: dave_lines

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 08/05/07 04:55 PM

James,,, just a suggestion,, buy your waders new,, They are rubber and rot, When I took a trip to Alaska, someone gave me a pair, they looked fine,, till I got in the water, leaked like a sieve, packed them all the way there and had to end up buying new anyway.
Where are you talking about when you says Grand,, Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons or Grand Staircase-Escalante? I have climbed none so can't help you. One place that I would love to climb is the hill above Grand Prismatic Spring to get a WA shot of the spring. Have a great trip. DAve
Posted By: DavidRamey

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 08/05/07 05:14 PM

Rubber waders will make you feel cold in the river. I suggest neoprene waders. Remember, knee boots is for ankle deep water, hip waders is for knee deep water and chest waders is for hip deep water. This allows for waves and other unexpected matters that happen in the water.
Posted By: James Morrissey

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 08/08/07 04:34 AM

Hey David,

Thanks for the heads up. So far the best prices on e-bay that I am seeing are about 50 bucks for a pair. Does anyone have any reccommended brands?

James
Posted By: DavidRamey

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 08/08/07 11:57 AM

Cabella's, Hodgeman, Simms are three of the top brands. I use Hodgeman 5mm stockingfoot wader with their lightweight wading boot myself.
Posted By: dave_lines

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 08/10/07 03:49 PM

I would think if you are just going to use them this one time,, why not get the cheapest you can find? Can't see spending a lot of money if you don't need to on something that is a one time use thing.
DAve
Posted By: DavidRamey

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 08/10/07 05:20 PM

I have bought the cheapest before and they leaked the first time out. You haven't lived until you get in the water in Alaska with leaky waders. The water here is cold enough to kill you in 15 minutes. My life is worth more than cheap leaky waders. If I would not use it myself, I will NOT recommend it to a friend.
Posted By: dave_lines

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 08/10/07 06:28 PM

Sorry David,, What I meant was,, get the cheapest reasonable quality waders.. and aways test them before you leave.. And I have used leaky waders in Alaska,, not a fun thing, DAve
Posted By: DavidRamey

Re: Which Parks are You Going to this Year? - 08/10/07 07:06 PM

David,
No need to appoligize. Even if James used the waders only once, he could recover more of his money by selling a decent pair of waders than a cheap pair. This is the time of year to buy waders as the stores are discounting them to clear out the fishing stuff to make way for fall and winter stuff. I use my waders for photography and fishing, so I use them frequently. To me, a decent pair of waders are as vital to photography as a good tripod. A good pair of polypro longjohns under a good pair of neoprene waders and I am all set for photographing waterfowl and shorebirds from the water at their eye level. They don't seem as skittish when photographed that way.
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