Upper Mesa Falls

The Mesa Falls Scenic Byway

The Mesa Falls Scenic Byway is accessed from the south via Highway 47 in Ashton, Idaho. Honestly, the area is a wonderland of natural beauty and requires a few weeks to thoroughly explore.

 


 

 

Upper Mesa Falls
Upper Mesa Falls

These images were captured over two days at different times. One day, the falls were in full shade and the other in full sun (thus, the rainbows at the upper falls in full sun).

Lower Mesa Falls
Lower Mesa Falls

The Ashton, Idaho area includes access to lower Mesa Falls, upper Mesa Falls, the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, Teton Scenic Byway, Fort Henry Scenic Byway, the Fall River, the Warm River, Harriman State Park, Island Park, and Yellowstone National Park (Y.N.P. is back country access ONLY via ROUGH roads to the Bechler Ranger Station – 23 miles east of Ashton — and enters the state of Wyoming). Back country permits are REQUIRED in Yellowstone. Yellowstone N.P. fishing permits are also required when fishing in the Park. (Idaho and Wyoming fishing permits do NOT apply in Yellowstone National Park).

Upper Mesa Falls
Upper Mesa Falls

Using Bechler as a base camp in late August or September is a superb choice to access some of the most gorgeous – and least visited – topography in Yellowstone. (This is a more moist area of Yellowstone and the insects subside in late August/September). Camping is available at the Cave Falls campground.

The Ashton area is diverse – with thousands of acres of rolling farmland (seed potato production and grains) that adjoin the forests of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. You can see the Tetons to the east of Driggs, Idaho from Ashton.

For families and those desiring campground camping – select the Warm River Campground 9 miles east of Ashton. It’s a GREAT spot but very, very crowded during June through Labor Day. The elevation here is 5,200 feet and mornings in September can be sub-freezing — warming nicely as the sun so chooses.

The fly-fishing in this area is world renowned…Period!

This BEAR country…Blacks and Grizzlies – a Grizzly came through our campground on the Warm River just after dark while we were there ( one guy got photos using a wildlife cam in a meadow just upstream from the campground ). You NEED to be equipped with Bear spray in this area. They charge about $50 for a 9 ounce bottle at local outdoor stores/outfitters. (Buy it on the web before your trip and save a bundle).

 

Be BEAR AWARE
Be BEAR AWARE

 

You can view the entire photo album by CLICKING HERE.

These images are VERY HIGH QUALITY  and are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phone. PLEASE view on a high resolution PC, Mac, HDTV, iPad or Tablet to enjoy these images.

Enjoy!!!

Don’t miss visiting the Ashton, Idaho area and The Mesa Falls Scenic Byway. A truly unique “don’t miss it” region in the gorgeous, breathtaking outdoors of Idaho!

For more images of the vast, sprawling beauty of southeastern Idaho, Please CLICK ON One of My Photo Albums BELOW entitled:

Rainbows Rising

Shoshone Falls

Cave Falls

The Henry’s Fork

 


 

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Rainbows Rising

On a recent trip to southeastern Idaho, I had the opportunity to witness some HUGE Rainbow trout feeding in a river. NO – this was NOT a fish hatchery. This is a closed section of the Warm River (misnomer – it’s 50 degree Fahrenheit water ) – just downstream from the bridge on Highway 47 (Mesa Falls Scenic Byway) – east of Ashton, Idaho about 9 miles – near the entrance road to the Warm River Campground in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.

 


 

 

Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout

People were feeding the trout pellets and Cheetos and they were swarming to the food.

It’s amazing to get shots of Rainbow Trout feeding in their natural environment. A number of these monsters were over 24 inches in length and easily 4- 6 pounds each.

Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout

A map of the area is here.

This BEAR country…Blacks and Grizzlies – a Grizzly came through our campground on the Warm River just after dark while we were there ( one guy got photos using a wildlife cam in a meadow just upstream from the campground ). You NEED to be equipped with Bear spray in this area. They charge about $50 for a 9 ounce bottle at local outdoor stores/outfitters. (Buy it on the web before your trip and save a bundle).

Be BEAR AWARE
Be BEAR AWARE

 

You can view the entire photo album by CLICKING HERE.

These images are VERY HIGH QUALITY  and are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phone. PLEASE view on a high resolution PC, Mac, HDTV, iPad or Tablet to enjoy these images.

For more images of the vast, sprawling beauty of southeastern Idaho, Please CLICK ON One of My Photo Albums BELOW entitled:

Mesa Falls Scenic Byway

Shoshone Falls

Cave Falls

The Henry’s Fork


 

Enjoy!!!

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Redmond Oregon

Lazy M Ranch – Fall Harvest

Every September in Redmond, Oregon, the McIntosh family harvests their oats – with the help of friends — and their Belgian draft horses.


 

It’s a celebration. I hope you enjoy these images.

You can view the entire photo album by CLICKING HERE. When you get into the album, CLICK the first photoTHEN – CLICK SLIDESHOW.

These images are VERY HIGH QUALITY  and are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phone. PLEASE view on a high resolution PC, Mac, HDTV, iPad or Tablet to enjoy these images.

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Oregon Coast Sunset

Oregon Coast Sunsets

A few sunset images from a recent trip to the Oregon Coast.


 

These images were captured south of Gold Beach, Oregon.

These images are VERY HIGH QUALITY  and are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phone. PLEASE use a PC, Mac, HDTV, iPad or Tablet to enjoy these images. Click to ENLARGE any image below:


 

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High School Senior Portraits

High School Senior Portraits

Every year high school seniors memorialize this important transitional life event – by capturing a set of photographic images that they are proud of. This set is one of those. They are intended to capture the natural beauty of the subject – tasteful and respectful. The subject chooses the location for the shoot – and her attire. These images are published here with the permission of the subject – and/or their authorized parent(s). These images were captured in the Paulina Falls, Oregon area.

These images are VERY HIGH QUALITY  and are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phone. PLEASE use a PC, Mac, HDTV, iPad or Tablet to enjoy these images. Click to ENLARGE any image below:

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Original set below:

I shoot senior portraits. Contact me to discuss the requirements and preferences for your high school senior photo shoot. Images can be mounted, matted, framed or bound in a photo book. Schedule your senior photo shoot NOW!

Parents WELCOME!

 

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Catching the wave

The Lab and the Sea

My Black Lab Reggie LOVES the ocean. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as Reggie enjoyed the frolic. Location was the southern Oregon Coast – above and below Gold Beach, Oregon.

These images are VERY HIGH QUALITY  and are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phone. PLEASE use a high resolution PC, Mac, HDTV, iPad or Tablet to enjoy these images.

You can enjoy the entire photo album by CLICKING HERE or:

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Enjoy!

 

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