hike wyoming

Star trails over my campsite in the Snowy Range of Wyoming.  This was a wonderfully peaceful and calm night where I decided to take an easy one night backpack trip into the wild.  Just before heading to bed, I set up the camera and left the shutter open all night long.

Shot Notes:

Provia 100f 4x5, 75mm Super Angulon

7 hours at f8, no filters

I found this composition in the backcountry of the Snowy Range a few years ago, but I had to return this summer with better skies. This unnamed peak almost glows in the predawn light of late summer, and this particular pond reflects the scene perfectly. There’s literally hundreds of lakes in this small mountain range which leaves a lot more exploring to do!

Snowy Range, Wyoming - August 2015

Shot notes:

Velvia 50 4x5, 90mm Caltar lens
8 seconds at f22, 2 stop soft GND filter

Supermoon, New Mexico, by Sherman Hogue, BLM 

Woodrat Mountain, Oregon, by ‘flypfeiffer’ BLM Oregon Flickr photo group

Beck Lake Mountain Biking Area, Wyoming, photo by Nancy Patterson, BLM

Wisconsin Islands, courtesy of BLM Eastern States

St. Anthony Sand Dunes, Idaho, courtesy of BLM Idaho

External image

Pine Forest Range Wilderness, Nevada, by Bob Wick, BLM

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona, by Bob Wick, BLM

Sacramento River Bend Outstanding Natural Area, California, by Bob Wick, BLM

American Basin Area of Critical Environmental Concern, Colorado, by Bob Wick, BLM

Delta Wild and Scenic River, Alaska, by Bob Wick, BLM

Axolotl Lakes, Montana, courtesy of BLM Montana-Dakotas

Valley of the Gods Area of Critical Environmental Concern, Utah, photo by Andrea kachulus, Robert Leaver, and Bob Wick

Wishing you a Happy New Year from the Bureau of Land Management!

Here’s to 2017! Whether it’s exploring the outdoors with friends and family, or taking a moment of solitude to enjoy the silence, we wish you a year full of fun and new adventures!