Snow Lodge in Black and white
This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the famous Snow Lodge in Yellowstone National Park for the very first time.
Anyone who knows me recognizes that Yellowstone has been a strange mistress of mine for many years now.
I have worked several seasons within the interior as well as having lived in it’s border communities on and off since 2006.
What I found most compelling was that scenes that I would render to be completely boring in the summer have a whole new look, life and meaning.
The boardwalks that are jam packed with tourists in July are empty and isolated in February with all but a few cross country skiers.
I spent most of the weekend skiing, photographing and drinking beer with the employees whom many I can call friends.
There is a such as strong sense of quirkiness, camaraderie and community amongst the employees that you don’t find in many places.
They share a strong bond and a love for the outdoors that inspires me like nothing else.
I was actually sad to leave, I must winter here at some point in my life!!!