Elk Fork Of The Shoshone

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D70s
State/Province/Region
WY
Country
US
Nearest Area
Shoshone National Forest
Town
Cody
Brief Directions

Travel west from Cody, Wyoming on US Hwy 14-16-20 about 35 miles. Just west of the Wapiti Ranger Station is the bridge crossing the Elk Fork River. Carefully pull off the road at the entrance to the Elk Fork Campground, and walk out onto the south side of the bridge, facing upstream. The bridge roadbed has wide shoulders but be aware of any traffic.

Notes

This highway leads to the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, and is designated as a scenic highway. The best time for fall color, mostly aspen, willow and cottonwood trees, occurs during the last week of September and the first two weeks of October each year. Nikon D70s; 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 at 18mm; 1/250s @ f/4.5 manual exposure, ISO 200; six vertical frames, stitched in PS CS6 and adjusted for contrast. October 4, 2008, 4:00 PM MDT.

Description

I had borrowed my cousin's Nikon D70 and lens to play around with on an overcast October afternoon in 2008. On the Cody Road To Yellowstone (US 14-16-20) I stood on the bridge over the Elk Fork, a tributary of the North Fork of the Shoshone, and swept a 6-exposure panorama. The view is to the south, and includes a local rock formation on the skyline called "Four Men On A Bobsled." This is the only spot on the highway where this rock formation can be seen.

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Date Added
September 18, 2015
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September 18, 2015

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