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Old 09-18-2020, 02:15 AM   #1
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Kind of. Lol.

No, Chongo and I didnt get permission to cull the elk herd in RMNP, but we did get a hall pass from the wives to sneak away for the weekend and get some photos of the elk, sheep and all the amazing landscapes and scenery.

Initially the plan was to fly out tomorrow but after realizing how much it would cost to check our camera gear, we made the last minute decision to drive and save those fees as well as not have to deal with a rental car. Plus we will have more opportunities to shoot as me travel across Colorado on the way up and back. Left DFW at 11pm Thursday, stopped at buccees for ice and jerky and are making good time!

Plan to be in Raton pass around sunup and stop for a few Photos, then play it by ear up through CO. Feel free to offer any stop suggestions for some epic photos, wed appreciate it. This will be my first trip ever to RMNP, and Congos first trip strictly for the purpose of photographing, so we expect little sleep, little food and tons of photos and frequent memory card dumps. Were staying at an Airbnb in Estes park and have passes to the park for all 3 days, so we should be good on entries and opportunities to shoot all hours.

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90d, Canon 10-22 3.5 & Sigma 18-35 1.8 (video lens)
Hand-me-down manfrotto tripod

Hopefully will be posting updates, BTS shots as well as a few edited ones here as we have time. Thanks for tuning in!
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:16 AM   #2
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:57 AM   #3
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I turned over driving responsibilities and now Im going to grab a few hours of shut eye.


The decision to pull all the seats was a solid one! Life is good.


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Old 09-18-2020, 05:07 AM   #4
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Oh man I’m in for this! Sounds like an awesome trip! Subscribed!!
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:59 AM   #5
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Safe travels
Certainly plenty up the take photos of
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:16 AM   #6
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I need to get out more.

you guys are going to have a blast!

RMNP is one of my favorite places on earth, for a couple of years I had unfettered access as an inholder. Never paid an entry fee and got some cool access to a few places behind the chains.
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:16 AM   #7
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Looking forward to the pics
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:18 AM   #8
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:47 AM   #9
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This big bull moose was hanging around the Sprauge Lake area four weeks ago. We saw four big mulies twice in the evening in a field south of Estes. Just checked and the cross street is Arapaho Rd. Might be worth a look if you want to photo big mulies. We saw plenty of nice ones in the park but these were giants.
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:52 AM   #10
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Sounds like a cool trip. Good luck and stay safe.
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:56 AM   #11
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Thats a good trip. Did you guys pack any fishing gear?

Should be some opportunity for pics of bear too!


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Old 09-18-2020, 07:20 AM   #12
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Safe travels. This flatlander is kinda jealous, youre gonna enjoy the crisp mountain air.

Ifn you have time, Pikes Peak has some spectacular views.
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Old 09-18-2020, 07:53 AM   #13
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On your way up I not in any hurry don't take the interstate up. Hang a left at raton and take the back roads up through cuchara, canon city, buena vista or something like that. Will have way better views and lots of opportunities for pics. All roads should be fine and open going through there. And then you get to bypass pueblo colorado springs and denver. Which all suck to drive through and scenery sucks.

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Old 09-18-2020, 07:55 AM   #14
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Bishops castle is amazing for scenery if you can get there, royal gorge also a must, seven falls is also spectacular, pikes peak as well. These can all be hit on the way up and avoid the interstate.

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Old 09-18-2020, 07:56 AM   #15
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Take Fall River road up to the RMNP visitors center. It is a one way dirt road and should have some good photo ops. Head to the Grand Lake side of the park and take some of the trails in the Kawuneeche valley on that side. Check out the McGregor Ranch north of Estes Park off the road to GlenHaven.
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:14 AM   #16
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First stop, shooting speedgoats just east of Raton




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Old 09-18-2020, 08:18 AM   #17
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Kind of. Lol.

No, Chongo and I didnt get permission to cull the elk herd in RMNP, but we did get a hall pass from the wives to sneak away for the weekend and get some photos of the elk, sheep and all the amazing landscapes and scenery.

Initially the plan was to fly out tomorrow but after realizing how much it would cost to check our camera gear, we made the last minute decision to drive and save those fees as well as not have to deal with a rental car. Plus we will have more opportunities to shoot as me travel across Colorado on the way up and back. Left DFW at 11pm Thursday, stopped at buccees for ice and jerky and are making good time!

Plan to be in Raton pass around sunup and stop for a few Photos, then play it by ear up through CO. Feel free to offer any stop suggestions for some epic photos, wed appreciate it. This will be my first trip ever to RMNP, and Congos first trip strictly for the purpose of photographing, so we expect little sleep, little food and tons of photos and frequent memory card dumps. Were staying at an Airbnb in Estes park and have passes to the park for all 3 days, so we should be good on entries and opportunities to shoot all hours.

For the nerds in the group, heres the gear breakdown:
Chongo:
1dX MK ii, Canon 500mm F4 IS, canon 2x extender
5DS, Canon 16-35 F4 IS
Gitzo 5543 tripod with Gitzo mountaineer gimbal head

Myself:
5d Mk iv, Canon 70-200 2.8 IS ii, Canon 2x extender
90d, Canon 10-22 3.5 & Sigma 18-35 1.8 (video lens)
Hand-me-down manfrotto tripod

Hopefully will be posting updates, BTS shots as well as a few edited ones here as we have time. Thanks for tuning in!

Awesome! I follow some RMNP photogs on instagram and the Moraine Valley is loaded with rutting elk right now.

Be aware....apparently RMNP is still doing the timed entry permits thru Oct 12 which require reservations online ahead of time. So get that taken care of before you go.

Timed Entry Permits
Reserve a timed entry permit at Recreation.gov. Reservations can only be made online.

Reservations are currently available through October 12. Timed entry permits are not required beginning on October 13. Entrance passes are still required.
"Not yet released" permits are held until 8 am Mountain Time two days before the entry date (for example, "not yet released" permits for 9/10 will be released at 8 am Mountain Time on 9/8). These permits are currently selling out in five minutes or less.
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:34 AM   #18
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I'll be tuning in. Enjoy that fresh air and be sure to share those pics please!
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:36 AM   #19
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This is my kind of hunt.


Shoot everything that moves!
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:37 AM   #20
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Have a good trip! Be mindful of the fires up there. A few days ago Estes Park posted an update that the fire was about 10 miles north west of town, and was warning residents to "prepare for possible evacuation". Although, they thought that wouldn't be necessary.
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:45 AM   #21
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Take Fall River road up to the RMNP visitors center. It is a one way dirt road and should have some good photo ops. Head to the Grand Lake side of the park and take some of the trails in the Kawuneeche valley on that side. Check out the McGregor Ranch north of Estes Park off the road to GlenHaven.

We just entered Colorado. Going to take your advice and try that route.

Weve got passes for each day but, I imagine well be in the park early enough that we wont need them (before 6am).

We watched an antelope buck for about 20 minutes repeatedly run off 6 other bucks, ol boy is gonna wear himself out! Got to watch him make a few scrapes too.



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Old 09-18-2020, 12:59 PM   #22
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Update. Took the suggested detour for a ways, stopped at monument lake and then cut back over to I25. PSA: Pueblo CO is a serious disappointment after the first 2 hours of scenery.

Eta 3pm to Estes park, checking in to the house then headed straight to the park to look for wildlife and golden hour landscapes.
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:17 PM   #23
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Can't wait to see the shots this trip provides. Following!
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Old 09-18-2020, 03:10 PM   #24
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I know I don’t have to say this from your dialog— those pixels are free, so take lots of pics.
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:04 PM   #25
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Day 1 Recap:

Short shoot of speedgoats in Raton at sunrise
Got to Estes Park around 3pm, had a catastrophe with the house we were going to stay in, but got that fixed, unloaded and headed to RMNP. Went straight to Moraine Lake and immediately started seeing elk. The big 6x6 that we'd heard about was across the meadow and out of range of even the mighty 500mm with converter, so after a few pics there we walked down about a half mile and came across another herd much closer to the road. There was one bull and around 20 cows, from 50 to 5 yards away! We spent about an hour shooting that herd and then a younger bull came in to try and seperate a few of the cows and was quickly run off by the other bull. It was my first time seeing elk in person and it did not disappoint.

Headed back out around 5am tomorrow to catch the herd at sunrise and then take trail ridge road up and around to see what we see! Dumping photos now, I took around 1100 and Chris got around 1300. Will hopefully have some to post soon!
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:24 PM   #26
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I'm still culling today's photos but, here's a few from today. The light was amazing tonight.
Bull Elk Bugle, Moraine Park RMNP by Chris Jeans, on Flickr

While driving through NM we spotted a herd of antelope not far from the road so we pulled over and snapped a few pics. It was exciting watching the dominant buck repeatedly chase off the 6 other suitors.

Young Antelope Hiding Behind Mom by Chris Jeans, on Flickr
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Old 09-19-2020, 01:55 AM   #27
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Great pictures! Thanks for sharing
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:10 AM   #28
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Got back to moraine park at 530am. Waiting on sunrise to see if we can get a few more bull elk pics and then were headed up trail ridge road to look for moose and bighorn



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Old 09-19-2020, 07:31 AM   #29
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Im in.


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Old 09-19-2020, 08:13 AM   #30
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Would love to do a trip like this one day. Leaving for Colorado down between Creede and Lake City on Wednesday for fishing, but thinking I'm dragging along the big glass just in case an opportunity arises....
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Old 09-19-2020, 08:44 AM   #31
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too cool!!!
thanks for bringing us along
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Old 09-19-2020, 02:00 PM   #32
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Weve made our way over to Grand Lake via the Trail Ridge rd. Made some stops for landscape photos no wildlife spotted on the drive over though.







Were currently awaiting our orders at Squeaky Bs.


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Old 09-19-2020, 02:00 PM   #33
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Well...guess I’ll shut up

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Old 09-19-2020, 09:33 PM   #34
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Keep the pics coming
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Old 09-19-2020, 10:14 PM   #35
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Today was full of highs and some very deep lows. Started out in Moraine Park again, it was going great then somehow I dropped my 1DXii and 500 f4.



The 500mm is okay, the collar has a slight bend in one of the pieces and wiggles a tad when connected to a camera body but still focuses and turns out sharp photos.

I am upset about the 1DX though. Ill be sending it in to Canon this week.

After I licked my wounds I pulled out my 5DSr and got back in the game.

We drove Trail Ridge rd. all the way to Grand Lake, no wildlife on the way there or back. We did visit Adams Falls which was awesome and we climbed like Mtn. Goats to get what I believe will be some banger photos.

Then we hit up Sprague Lake and Bear Lake for evening photos.

Bear Lake





Afterwards we had dinner in Estes Park.

Bison Ribeye and photo dump.


Edited photos will have to wait, we spent a lot of time hiking at elevation and with no time to acclimatize were both whipped. Heading to Bear Lake in the morning before heading home.

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I love RMNP. Haven't been there in over 20 years. Thanks for posting this thread
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Old 09-20-2020, 06:27 AM   #37
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Is Fall River rd shut down for the season?
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:22 AM   #38
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I know that would make me sick

Hopefully the folks at Canon can fix it up
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:36 AM   #39
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Is Fall River rd shut down for the season?

I dont think so, but Id check the website to confirm.

Closed out the trip this morning with sunrise shots at sprague lake. Finally had some decent clouds for contrast and no smoke/haze. The moose that had been stopping by the past few mornings did not show, but we did have a small herd of elk make their way down to the lake and hangout about 15-20 feet from where we were setup. Crazy experience watching the bull bugle and thrash the brush that close.
(Crappy iPhone pic)




Stopped in Boulder now for breakfast, then its hammer down back to DFW and work tomorrow. This has been an amazing trip, short but sweet, now its time to review photos and come up with a plan for the next trip out. Thanks for tuning in, will be posting some more pics here once we start the editing process!



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Old 09-20-2020, 11:29 AM   #41
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Huge bummer about the 1DX. Love that bugling bull shot. Ready to see what else you guys got into.
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Old 09-20-2020, 01:26 PM   #42
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Small lake in a meadow on the West Side of the park



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Old 09-20-2020, 04:24 PM   #43
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Super cool. Awesome trip
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Old 09-20-2020, 06:04 PM   #44
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Awesome, thanks!
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:06 PM   #45
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Huge bummer about the 1DX. Love that bugling bull shot. Ready to see what else you guys got into.
Yes sir, it still hurts. But, everything seems to function, I'm hopeful it's just the mount. But, it'll get checked out and fixed.

We're on the last leg of the trip home. Sam is driving and I've been culling photos. Shot roughly 2500 photos this weekend and have gotten down to a couple hundred. Will get more picky over the next couple weeks with which ones I keep vs trash.

I took this photo Saturday morning in Moraine Park. I've never had the opportunity to hear elk bugle and for one to bugle within 10 yards of you is an amazing experience. If you ever get the chance to visit RMNP during the rut, do it!

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Old 09-21-2020, 06:17 AM   #46
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Love this last one the best so far! Thanks for the ride-along
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:45 AM   #47
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Epic shots guys!! I can’t wait to see the rest of them! Thanks for taking us along
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:48 AM   #48
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Next trip, check into flying into Cheyenne from DFW. Daily jet service and it's a 1 1/2 hr flight direct to Cheyenne. Very easy airport to use and rental cars are right there.
You can valet your bags instead of carry on.

Great pics travel safe !
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:53 AM   #49
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Good stuff guys, love RMNP!
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:24 PM   #50
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After lunch in Grand Lake, we spotted a sign for Adams Falls. We were entirely too full and tired for an adventure, but the sign said 0.3 miles so we figured even we could make that trip without much effort. After hiking to the overlook, Chris mentioned that some shots from below the waterfall would be pretty epic, and basically gave me "No B***s" suggestion to go look. It took some acrobatics to make it down to the river and then up to the falls, but the shots were worth it.

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Adams fall downstream by Sam Statser, on Flickr

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