1. Anonymous asked: What camera do you shoot with?

    Mostly my 5DMII

    I also have a Contax T2 and an old 35mm Canon SLR I use occasionally

     

  2. boney-knees asked: do you have a flickr?

    Yes I do! But I haven’t been posting much on it lately.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/skylerjedwards/

     
  3. July 19th, 2012 - Yellowstone

        I awoke to a warm tent and a full bladder we had successfully slept in. After eating some oatmeal we packed our bags for the day and headed off to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone to check out Artist Point. The waterfall was beautiful but a little crowded so we decided to head out on a short backcountry hike to Lilly Pad Lake. After making a burrito stop we hiked down to Yellowstone river to relax and swim for a while. We continued north to Lamar Valley where we spotted a bear and her two cubs and watched the sunset from the top of Mt. Washburn. Then topped the night off with a warm fire and dinner at the camp site.

     
  4. "I don’t know what to say, except it’s Christmas and we’re all in misery."  

     
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  6. July 18th, 2012 - Yellowstone Tourist Style

         We arrived at Yellowstone after hours and decided to sleep in a parking lot since we could not navigate very well in the dark. As soon as we awoke we headed to Norris Campground to snag a spot. We set up, ate some breakfast, and headed out to explore. After stopping at Mammoth Hot Springs and some other spots along the way we headed down to Old Faithful arriving just in time to watch it errupt. Then we stopped by the most breathtaking place of the day the Midway Geyser Basin which is home to the largest hot spring in the United States the Grand Prismatic Spring. The sun was beginning to set and it was time for us to make the long drive back to camp to top the night off with a hot meal and a campfire.

     
  7. July 17th, 2012 -  The Black Hills

          We woke up to the warmth of the sun beating onto our tents. As we broke down camp we noticed a lonely buffalo in the field near our site. After walking around for a bit we headed into Wall, South Dakota for a much needed buffalo burger and to check out some cheesy gift shops. After stopping by Mt Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Monument we began our second long drive to Yellowstone.

     
  8. July 16th, 2012 - Badlands National Park

            After driving through the night and practically all day we arrived at Badlands National Park near sunset. We took in some of the views and followed a bighorn sheep for a while and soon realized we needed to set up camp before it was too dark. The road to camp turned into a winding dirt path and seemed to go on and on. The sun set and we were left with only the light of our headlights to guide us. Jared laughed and nervously rubbed his hands together as the car slowly crawled past a herd of buffalo crossing the road. Finally we arrived at the campsite and struggled to assemble our tents in the dark. After we scarfed down our Ramen noodle dinners we crawled into the tent for some much needed sleep. That’s when the storm hit, the wind allowing the rain to fully soak the inside of the tent. At some point the storm settled and we fell asleep only to be awoken what seemed like moments later to the howling of coyotes.

     
  9. In July 2012 Alycia and I took a roadtrip with our friends Jared and Ciara to explore the west. The following posts will be from our travel log.

     
  10. Grand Teton National Park Summer 2012