Well, it’s time to hit the road again and with fall right around the corner and colder temps of winter looming the timing for this trip couldn’t be better. Fall is the season that offers the greatest reflection in my life and always acts as a purgatory from the heat of summer to the season I love: winter. Enjoying a couple weeks of fall in Wyoming should be quite rewarding as a writer and photographer and plan to bring back as much magic as possible in the form of the written word and pictures.
I’ve been back in Urbana (well mostly) for about 7 weeks since the Overland the Rockies trip and that restless feeling to wander has grown stronger and stronger each day. Annette and I embark on a multi-week adventure that will rack up another four-thousand miles in the Jeep Wrangler taking us back out West; this time to iconic Jackson Hole at the foot of the Grand Tetons. It’s been over twenty years since my last visit to this true cowboy town and looking forward to rediscovering all it has to offer. Can’t help but think of Every Which Way but Loose, “Right Turn Clyde”, and bellying up to a saddle at The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar as our departure grows near.
This trip is more than pleasure but work and an opportunity to expand the wallpaper gallery on this site with a new 55-200mm lens that should bring a broader perspective to my landscape photography. This time of the Grand Tetons -as well as-getting comfortably close to some amazing wildlife up in Yellowstone. Gathering content to write about should be a no brainer and plan to take away five solid articles for publication, not only on markusvanmeter.com, but also to American Airlines Magazine, Mountain Khakis blog and a few other hopefuls.
We are camping, as I like to travel on a budget, on the Snake River the entire time and with first snowfall at 10,000 feet this past week it’s sure to be good sleeping weather. While I'm dreaming of skiing the POW soon Annette is sure to be dreaming of the milder temps on our last trip! Keeping her warm at night will be a challenge but a welcome one. Look for articles to start showing up on this site in Mid-October when we return. Stay tuned.