Here is a shot Mike took during our summer 2015 trip to the Tetons
Surprise Lake is tucked into a small depression below Disappointment Peak. It is one of the popular Teton hikes that starts at Lupine Meadows Trailhead.
Now available: a collection of Joe’s best Teton mountaineering on-site works and studio paintings. They are arranged by elevation so that the reader sees the views and sites one would see in making an ascent in the Tetons. Combined with quotes by mountaineers, artists, poets and philosophers, it’s a marvelous portrait of the high peaks. […]
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Celebrate the best of Wyoming. When a Joe Arnold original hangs on your wall, you will have a window into another place. Have you been to Wyoming? Have you hiked these trails? Celebrate the best of Wyoming with an original artwork by Joe Arnold.
This is a picture of Zac Harlow backcountry skiing above Death Canyon.
As it was common practice to climb the highest peaks in the neighborhood to get a view of the country, mountaineering was an essential part of the early exploration of the frontier west. The journals of exploration and surveying, such as Captains Fremont and Bonneville, and later Frederick Hayden, contain vivid and gripping accounts of first ascents of the peaks of the West. The first climb of the Grand Teton in 1879, was done by members of the Hayden survey of Yellowstone.
Irene’s Arete is one of the classics of Teton Alpinism. After approaching the route via Lupine Meadows trailhead, you will leave the crowds behind in the valley and gain a wide view of the South Teton, Nez Perce, and the Middle Teton. Climbing is stout, and one wonders how Irene managed this route on first ascent in outdated boots.
A bivouac on Table Mountain gave us the primo view of the August ‘supermoon’ rising over the Tetons. This was followed by an ascent of the Grand Teton in dramatic conditions with great mist, clouds and alpenglow.
On this trip I was helping instruct and guide fourteen students. My son, Jason and two other Solid Rock instructors had the greater responsibility, so I had the luxury of getting in some pasteling in this amazing and colorful country. This first pastel was done as we were first descending off the rim. I worked on it about 45 minutes but had no trouble catching up as this group was painfully slow.
In this series of original artwork, Grand Teton National Park is shown here in natural colors and light. Medium: Oil on linen and Pastel. Over the past 35 years I have taken the mountaineer’s view as my subject. I have always been drawn to the vast, the epic, and the untrammeled, an impulse I share […]
A party of five is pretty unwieldy, but we were all relatively confident on a rope, so it was that someone (I’m not sure who) piped in, “Lets climb Irene’s Arete”.
The Alpine Club is the first club of its kind, founded in 1857 in London. They have a collection of 600 artworks on the subject of mountaineering, extending back to the 18th century. A nice assortment has been compiled by Peter Mallelieu, the “Keeper of the Pictures” and featured in the book The Artists of the […]
On this trip I was helping instruct and guide fourteen students. My son, Jason and two other Solid Rock instructors had the greater responsibility, so I had the luxury of getting in some pasteling in this amazing and colorful country. This first pastel was done as we were first descending off the rim. I worked […]