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  • Dream it! Plan it! Do It!

    Visiting and Photographing the National Parksthe National Parks

    By Ron Wybranowski

    www.ronwybranowski.com

    Ron Wybranowski 2015

  • Dream It! Plan It! Do It!

    America The BeautifulImages from Familiar Tripod Holes

    How to Plan a Trip

    National Parks of the WestImages from Not-So-Familiar Tripod Holes

  • How to Plan a Trip

    A Planning Guide can be downloaded from:A Planning Guide can be downloaded from:

    www.ronwybranowski.com

  • Plan It!

    Goals for this Presentation

    Tips & Tools for planning your trip to the National Parks

    Help You make the most of limited time Anticipate grand viewing & photo opportunities Increase odds of getting your Definitive images and seeing

    the iconic sights

    Leave behind a planning guide for others

    Inspire others to just Do It!

  • Plan It!

    Audience

    National Park Visitors and Serious Amateur Photographers

    10 to 14 days

    Will be taking only 1 or 2 trips to the National Parks Will be taking only 1 or 2 trips to the National Parks

    Flying into Las Vegas, Salt Lake City or Denver

    Renting a vehicle (SUV or Sedan)

    Staying in motels in/near National Parks or in campgrounds

    National Parks in the West

    Carrying your camera gear.... including a tripod

  • When I traveled..

    Do It!

    Since 2001 - 16 trips 101,454 miles 1997 GMC High-Top Conversion Van or Ford Edge 10 Trips alone totaling 284 days (14 to 31 days) 226 Nights in campgrounds ($Free to $20/day) Average Cost without Gas = $33/day

  • Plan it!

    Decisions to Make

    Who's going? Any serious photographers?

    Where? Where?

    How much time? Days or Weeks?

    Fly or drive?

    Motels or campgrounds?

    Budget?

  • Plan It!Some Ideas Just Google Them!

    The Grand Circle 3-5 days Las Vegas(Zion Bryce Grand Canyon Monument Valley)

    http://www.grandcircle.org/

    Grand Teton Yellowstone Salt Lake City or Bozeman, MT Grand Teton Yellowstone Salt Lake City or Bozeman, MT Jackson Hole Travel

    Search the web for photo tour itineraries

    Zion - Byrce - Capitol Reef Itinerary

    First trip is a Survey Course

    Subsequent trips are Follow-On Courses

  • Plan It!

    A Truism about our National Parks...

    Access is designed to take you to the

    most familiar, iconic sights......

    ...Roads, Pullouts, Overlooks, Trails

  • Plan It!Photo Travel Guides

    Photograph America Robert Hitchman

    109 Twelve Page Guides - $135 or $8/pdf

    http://photographamerica.com/

  • Plan It!Photo Travel Guides

    Two Weeks in the Desert

    http://photographamerica.com/

  • Plan It!Photo Travel Guides

    Two Weeks in the Desert

    http://photographamerica.com/

  • Plan It!

    National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/

    State Governments Tourism and State Parks

    State of Utah website www.utah.com Best of the Bunch

    Bureau of Land Management http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en.html

    National Monuments

    Research the Locations

    National Monuments

    http://gorp.away.com/gorp/resource/us_nm/main.htm

    Arizona Highways - http://www.arizonahighways.com/

    America's Byways - http://www.byways.org/

    Ask your friends and other photographers for suggestions

  • Plan It!

    Save Web Page Links in Favorites Folders

    Research the Locations

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    Save Web Pages as PDF files in a Travel Folder

    Download & Install Primo PDF from http://www.primopdf.com/

    Open a web page

    Research the Locations

    Open a web page

    Select Print Preview

    Change Printer to PrimoPDF

    Save PDF into a Travel Folder

    Selected Web pages will then be available without Web access

  • Plan It!

    Laurent Martres' Books The Best of the Bunch IMO

    Photographing the Southwest: Volume 1--Southern Utah (2nd Ed.)

    Photographing the Southwest: Volume 2--Arizona (2nd Ed.)

    He has many more for specific locations in the Southwest

    Research the Locations

    Buy the latest edition at

    http://www.Amazon.com/

  • Plan It!

    National Parks Photography

    By

    Tim Fitzharris

    Research the Locations

    Tim Fitzharris

    Buy the latest edition at

    http://www.Amazon.com/

  • Plan It!

    A Guide to

    Colorados Best

    Photographic Locations

    By Andy Cook/Shar Scofield

    Research the Locations

    By Andy Cook/Shar Scofield

    Buy the latest edition at

    Colorados Best Photography Locations

  • Plan It!

    Photographers Guides

    By

    David Middleton

    Research the Locations

    Buy the latest edition at

    David Middleton Photo

    or www.Amazon.com

  • Plan It!

    Guide to the

    Blue Ridge Parkway

    By

    Victoria & Frank Logue

    Research the Locations

    Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge and

    Great Smoky Mountains

    By

    Leonard M. Adkins

    Buy the latest editions at

    www.Amazon.com

  • Plan It! The SmokiesResearch the Locations

  • Research the Locations

    Starter Kit - includes Auto Touring, Waterfalls and Day Hikes

    Travel America

    Wildflowers

    Wildflower Pilgrimage

    Plan It! The Smokies

    Wildflower Pilgrimage

    Wildflower Walks in the Smokies

    Common Spring Wildflowers

    Common Summer Wildflowers

    Bloom Schedule on the Blue Ridge Parkway

    Animals Bear, Elk and almost Tame Deer

    Waterfalls in the Smokies

    Soco Falls

    North Carolina Waterfalls by Kevin Adams

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  • Plan It!

    Guy Tal - http://guytal.com/

    Muench Photography, Inc. - http://muenchphotography.com/

    John Shaw - http://www.johnshawphoto.com/

    Research the Locations

    Photographers Galleries on the Web

    Tom Till, Moab - http://www.tomtill.com/

    Tom Murphy - http://www.tmurphywild.com/

    Thomas D. Mangelsen, Jackson, WY Mangelsen Images of Nature

    Henry Holdsworth, Jackson, WY - http://www.wildbynaturegallery.com/

    Hogan, McKinley, Weller Jackson, WY - http://www.wildexposuresgallery.com/

    TopPhotos.net - http://www.topphotos.net/index.htm

  • Plan It! Map It!

    Plan your Trip Write it Down

    Parks to Visit

    Time at each Park

    What you want to see at each Park

    Travel Time & Miles between Park Travel Time & Miles between Park

    Scenic Locations along the way

    Best Times

    March, April, May Flowers & Greenery

    September, October Fall Colors

    Less Crowded Easier Accommodations

  • Plan It! Map It!http://www.delorme.com/

    Prepared with DeLorme Topo 8 - $99 also see

    http://www.utah.com/itineraries/grand_circle.htm

  • Plan It! Map It!Great Smoky National Park Fall 2013

    Tue Oct-16

    1 Tue Oct-16North Andover to Newport, TN Days Inn in Newport - 110639298294 934 934

    2 Wed Oct-17Newport to Big Creek CG to Mouse Creek Falls to

    Cataloochee for Elk and scenery

    Cataloochie - Site 6 44 978

    3 Thu Oct-18Full day around Cataloochee - Caldwell Fork Trail Cataloochie - Site 6 0 978

    4 Fri Oct-19Cataoochie to Maggie Valley to BRP at Soco Gap -

    Balsam Road up the mountain to Mingo Falls to

    Oconaluftee Visitor Center to Smokemont

    Smokemont Site D043 43 1021

    5 Sat Oct-20Newfound Gap Road at sunrise to Clingman Dome to

    Roaring Fork Road to Grotto Falls to Newfound Gap

    Road for Sunset at Morton Point

    Smokemont Site D039 0 1021

    6 Sun Oct-21Newfound Gap Road to Clingmans Dome for sunrise to

    The Sinks and Meigs Falls to Tremont Road to Cades

    Cades Cove CG Site C65 38 1059

    Travel Calendar with Date, Activity, Overnight, Miles, Odometer

    The Sinks and Meigs Falls to Tremont Road to Cades

    Cove-Abrams Falls in the afternoon

    7 Mon Oct-22Cades Cove at sunrise-Horse in Fields or Wildlife in

    Cove to Tremont and Middle Fort of Little River

    Cades Cove CG Site C65 0 1059

    8 Tue Oct-23Cades Cove at sunrise-Parson Branch Road or Rich

    Mountain Road to Waynesville- Meet Dayton mid-day

    Chuck Dayton & Sara Evans, Waynesville 64 1123

    9 Wed Oct-24Waterfalls and Vistas With Dayton Chuck Dayton & Sara Evans, Waynesville 0 1123

    10 Thu Oct-25Sunrise with Dayton - Deep Creek at mid-day Deep Creek - First Come First Served 36 1159

    11 Fri Oct-26Deep Creek & Indian Creek Trails Deep Creek - First Come First Served 0 1159

    12 Sat Oct-27Blue Ridge Parkway Linville Falls CG Open on Sat 10/27 MM316 115 1274

    13 Sun Oct-28Blue Ridge Parkway Meadows of Dan MM180 141 1415

    14 Mon Oct-29Shenandoah National Park Big Meadows CG 244 1659

    15 Tue Oct-30Big Meadows CG to North Andover Home 619 2278

    ***** *****

    15Days Total 2278

  • Plan It! Map It!

    DeLorme Street Atlas 2014 Plus ($40) - DeLorme Topo USA 10 ($100) DeLorme GPS PN-60 for $300 includes Topo USA 10http://www.delorme.com/

  • Plan It! Map It!

    DeLorme State Atlas - $20 per State

  • Plan It! Map It!

    National Park Maps are the BEST for day use!

    You will use these most often. Handed out at the Entrance or Visitor Center

    http://home.nps.gov/applications/parksearch/geosearch.cfm

  • Plan It! Map It!

    And these Park Newspapers - also handed out at NP Entrance & Visitor Center

    Sample at: Grand Canyon Guide Newspaper