Into the West 2012 - Part 6

Part Six of Into the West is the continuation of a multi-part series that chronicles the journey that Shelley and I embarked on in August and early September of last year.  A journey that covered over 5,000 miles, seven states, and two provinces of Canada over the course of about two weeks.  If you missed any of the previous parts click here to get caught up.

Day Eight

Day eight began in Bozeman, Montana at our friends’ home.  The plan was to travel together up to West Glacier, Montana where the four of us would rent a cabin for three nights and two days.  This being the eighth day on Shelley and I’s journey into the west, we were in need of provisions.  One of the provisions was a battery charger for a point-and-shoot camera that we carry for logging the GPS locations along the way.  This necessitated a trip to the local photography store in downtown Bozeman.  F11 Photographic Supply is definitely a place that could consume a great deal of money, if you do not have will power, then again what photography store wouldn’t the same effect.  Luckily I was able to get and in out with only the battery charger, a new set of tripod legs, and a new ball mount head.  Oops!  I really did need the new legs and ball mount though, seeing that setting up my shots on the first few legs of the trip was taking way too long.  F11 is a great shop and has a very helpful staff.  If you are traveling through Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, or on your way to Glacier National Park, stop by and see what they have to offer.  They are without a doubt “the place” if you need something for your photography trip and you’re in the area.  They stock Nikon and Cannon DSLR camera bodies, as well as lenses (just my little plug - sorry, but when I see a local camera shop that I really like I feel the need to promote them, gotta help keep those guys in business you know).   I just want to set the record straight this is not a paid ad.  After spending a brief 30 minutes in F11 we were on our way to West Glacier, Montana.


We stopped briefly for lunch in Butte, Montana before continuing onto West Glacier.  Below are a couple of photographs that I made along the drive.

Big Sky Country