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Glacier National Park

"A Photo Adventure in the Crown Jewel of the Continent"

July 21-27, 2014

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, in Northern Montana, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of the national park system.  This spectacular park encompasses an area of rugged, snow-capped peaks carved like matterhorns.  In it a thousand waterfalls hurl themselves over cliffs, several dozen glaciers glisten in the sun, and over 200 lakes shimmer in sparkling beauty. Your photographic possibilities will be vast and numerous including the stunning alpine scenery, abundant wildlife, and meadows of wildflowers; all of this under the instruction and guidance of your experienced workshop leader. 

Glacier in July delivers the best in scenery, wildlife opportunities, fair weather, and wildflowers.  The days are typically in the 50º F to 70º F range with little chance of precipitation. You will be photographing landscapes and wildlife ranging from the low valleys lined with towering peaks to the alpine regions at or above treeline. Jeff will get you to the best locations at the right times to maximize the drama in the scenes.  You will walk away from this trip with an unforgettable photo adventure. 

Many of the locations are roadside or require a short hike to deliver us to extraordinary locations. As is true for all of Jeff's tours, you can not only expect to have photographic opportunities be maximized but you will also get significant time with learning Jeff's post-processing techniques so bring your laptop. Come join Jeff for a trip of a lifetime to the crown jewel of North America. For more information or to sign-up, please contact us.

Itinerary

  • Monday, July 21:  Early evening "Meet and Greet" at the Lake McDonald Lodge. Stay the night in West Glacier area.
  • Tuesday, July 22:  Sunrise and morning photography along Lake McDonald.  Early afternoon critique and digital darkroom session.  Afternoon and sunset pictures along McDonald Creek and in the Avalanche Creek area. Stay the night in the West Glacier area.
  • Wednesday, July 23: Sunrise and morning pictures in the Trail of the Cedars and hike to Avalanche Lake. Drive to St. Mary. Afternoon and sunset pictures along Upper St. Mary Lake and Sun Rift Gorge. Stay the night in the St. Mary area.
  • Thursday, July 24: Sunrise and morning pictures at St. Mary Lake and Logan Pass. Early afternoon critique and digital darkroom session. Hike to Hidden Lake. Afternoon and sunset pictures on the the Hidden Lake area. Stay the night in the St. Mary area.
  • Friday, July 25:   Sunrise and morning pictures in Many Glacier. Early afternoon critique and digital darkroom session. Hike to St. Mary Falls area. Afternoon and sunset pictures at St. Mary Falls and Virginia Falls. Stay the night in the St. Mary area.
  • Saturday, July 26: Sunrise and morning pictures at Chief Mountain area. Hike to Red Rock Lake and Red Rock Falls. Drive to East Glacier. Early afternoon critique and digital darkroom session. Afternoon and sunset pictures in the Two Medicine area and at Running Eagle Falls. Stay the night in the East Glacier area.
  • Sunday, July 27: Sunrise and morning pictures in the Two Medicine Lake area. Tour ends at 9:00 am. 

*Tentative - I keep the itinerary flexible so that I can put you in the best locations
at the best times depending on weather and conditions.

Tour Details

Date:  July 21-27, 2014

Fee$1195 per person

Origination Point:  St. Mary, Montana

Nearest Airports:
Glacier Park International Airport, Kalispell, Montana

Great Falls International Airport
Great Falls, Montana

Limit: 8 people

Terms and Conditions

Tour Highlights

Six Days of Photography:

  • The most dramatic mountain and alpine scenery in the lower forty-eight
  • Photograph many of North America's large mammals (e.g., mountain goats, bighorn sheep, grizzly bear, black bear, moose, elk and deer)
  • Learn Jeff's technical and artistic techniques
  • Learn and practice Jeff's digital workflow
  • Lodging: two nights in West Glacier, three nights in St. Mary's, and one night in East Glacier.
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Testimonial

"Of all of the times I have been to Glacier, this time was the best.  I got to photograph areas that were spectacular and I really appreciate the guidance and instruction you provided.  Thank you for an amazing adventure" - Morgan F.

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