Woke early to capture the historic Moulton barn and braved -12 temps and a chilly wind out of the North. Focusing a large format camera in this sort of cold without gloves on can be a bit of a challenge, on the bright side the end results are a tack sharp photograph captured on film.
Grand Teton National Park, WY
T.A. Moulton Barn is a historic barn built in 1912, in an area of the Grand Teton Park known as Mormon Row. This particular barn, according to Flickr, is the most photographed barn in the U.S. We felt the need to help keep its popularity growing. #moultonbarn #grandtetonnationalpark
Chunky had his first walk ever today! Josh and I decided to take him to moulton falls, one of our favorite places to walk. He did awesome and gave everyone he met kisses.
It's nearly impossible to imagine life in the Jackson Hole area in the winters of the early 1800's. Just staying warm, even inside, without the benefit of central heating and a good down puffy would be hard when it's -20° with a stiff wind blowing the snow into deep drifts. But imagine walking with a sled for a mile to the Snake River, and chopping a hole in the ice just to fill the water cans for your family and livestock. Every day. All winter long. That was the life of Thomas Moulton and his family, and the other Mormon settlers who scratched out a living in their tiny religious community in the mountains.
Did they appreciate the backdrop of the Tetons like we do? Or was it all simply a part of the fabric of their lives -- beloved as the landmark that registers "Home" in their hearts and souls, but perhaps no more so than the barns and lives they built with their neighbors? I wonder about that...
It's tempting to romanticize those simpler times, when you counted on your neighbor completely, and expected nothing from your government. The rest of the world was far away, and you knew where you belonged.
But damn it would have been cold...that's all I'm saying.
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Early pioneer homestead - 2018. The Mormon Row Historic District was added to the National Register in 1997. This preserved homestead from the late 1800s includes the Moulton Barns. Set at the foot of the Grand Teton Mountains, it's no wonder they chose to settle here. Get out and enjoy one of our national parks. Protect, preserve but enjoy as well.
Moulton Barn on Antelope Flats - 2018.🏔 I am drawn to a David Hume quote, "[people] are not able radically to cure, either in themselves or others, that narrowness of soul which makes them prefer the present to the remote."🏔 I realize it wasn't directed to environmental concerns, but the principle is applicable.🏔 Nowhere is this more true than at the confluence of development and preservation.🏔 Can you imagine this skyline hewn down for a few ounces of precious metal?🏔 It happens because of antiquated laws.🏔 Can you imagine the surrounding water being poisoned due to runoff?🏔 In an EPA report ten years ago it found 40% of watershed headwaters in the western U.S. contaminated by mining operations.🏔 Yes there are commercially viable uses for precious metals.🏔 No it isn't feasible to think we can completely stop mining operations.🏔 But we can be better stewards of our natural resources.🏔 Personal changes lead to global results.🏔
t.a. moulton barn | pentax 67ii | fujifilm acros | pentax red filter
Mormons Way, The Grand Tetons, Wyoming, US