Proof Frontier Project: Charlie Keating, Round Two!
Posted on by Kirsten Atkinson
Around the Horseshoe Bend to Wyoming
Adventure extraordinaire, Charlie Keating took us out on a road trip! He sounds familiar, you say? That's right! This is his second Frontier Project with us! Check out his latest adventure in his words and images:
A couple of friends and I left phoenix around 5pm to head out to Lone Rock, Utah right by Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. We set up camp on the beach at Lone Rock, and then headed to Horseshoe bend to see it under the stars and get some night shots.
We were blown away seeing Horseshoe Bend under the stars and moonlight, and spent a couple hours hanging out. We then headed back to our campsite and got some sleep for the night. We woke up early the next morning and headed back to Horseshoe Bend for an incredible sunrise. We sat on the edge sipping hot coffee and eating out oatmeal.
Next, we went to check out Lower Antelope canyon and were blown away at the curves and different lights in the slot canyon. After Antelope, we made the long trek all the way to Jackson, WY (10.5 hours). We stayed at a Motel 6 that night and woke up at 5am to shoot the insane Grand Teton Mountain range.
We had rented cross country skis the night before and although it was 1 degree (F) we skied about a mile down to the snake river and enjoyed the first light on the mountains.
We were grateful to have our Proof sunglasses because the glare of the snow when skiing was brutal without them. The polarized glasses cut the glare and reflection off the snow and made our time skiing much more enjoyable. Later that day we went skiing again through the Grand Teton National Park, which is closed to car traffic during the winter, and had insane views of the Three Sisters mountain range the entire time.
We went to a cool lookout spot that night to skate and take some images of the views. The next morning, we woke up early to drive back to Phoenix but took a quick stop at Bryce Canyon on the way home. We were blown away at the structures and colors of the canyon at Bryce. We made it home safe after many hours of driving and had some insane memories to look back on from our trip.