Hey Barb!!indiana hiker wrote: ↑Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:10 pmPete, I meant no offense when I said you seemed pleased and hope you didn’t take any. I knew you were looking forward to a dusting of snow and think it turned out just great. You have every right to be pleased and proud. You put a lot of work and time into your photos and I believe everyone enjoys them and hearing of your adventures to get them. Thank you for sharing with those of us that can’t be in the park.
And I didn't take offense, not at all.
You just stimulated me to explain explain to folks out there just how hard it is getting some of these images.
I thoroughly enjoy doing it, but it's still tough at my age getting up at 0330, all the driving in the dark, hiking carrying my camera and gear, etc.
I'll be up again at 0330 tomorrow morning. I have another spot in mind for a sunrise that is similar to the one from Sun Point.
The perspective using Google Earth Pro looks promising, but we'll see.
Another prospect looks promising as well.
However, it will be very difficult/sketchy getting to the spot in time for sunrise in ideal conditions--impossible since the recent snowfall.
Looking at Google Earth, the view from the base of Reynolds around to the GTTS mountain might look really good at sunrise as viewed from the "spur" ridge that runs SE from Reynolds. I would need to get another 1/4 mile or so farther out on the spur ridge fromwhere I was standing for the shot below. That will mean about a 3 hours hike from the Logan Pass parking lot. The majority of the hike will be in the dark and pale light before dawn.
There can't be any ice/snow on that narrow trail on the south side of Reynolds. So this effort will NOT be easy.
The sun should rise above red Eagle Mt. which you can see on the far right of the image below (three peaks).
That will be close to a right angle from where I shoot the pano. What I don't know is exactly how the light will fall on Heavy Runner in the foreground, the GTTS Mt, Matahpi, Siyeh, Piegan, Pollack, and on down the Garden Wall. It could be epic!
But I won't know till I get there. No hurry other than the GTTS road closing on October 19th as the sun will rise farther to the south as the days progress--making for a better shot imo. More snow would suck though. They may close the road, never mind making the trail impossible to hike.
I also would like to spend 2-3 nights at Gunsight Lake so I can get up to Jackson Glacier for some pics.
GUN is current closed, probably due to wet conditions from the recent rain and snow.
So I'm just keepin' on keepin' on.