An Icon for The Chapel of the Transfiguration

On March 16, 2016, the vestry of The Episcopal Church in Jackson Hole approved my painting an icon of the Transfiguration to be hung in the log chapel that sits in the middle of the valley beneath the Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming. The gallery below tells the story. Click on each photo to learn more. [click here to return to the thumbnails]

Feb. 8, 2016

Picture 4 of 17

We Snowshoed in the Back Way.

Second try, we got smart. From a parking spot near the employee housing in Grand Teton Park, it is only a few hundred yards to the chapel. The snow was quite deep there as well. You can see just the top of the buck and rail fence on the left side of the photo. Ron took this photo. He always likes to line up the cross with The Grand Teton in the distance. The Grand is 13,775 feet (4,199 m) and rises 7000 feet above the valley floor. That’s 1.33 miles straight up. No foothills makes The Grand appear even higher than it is. The distance from the cross on The Chapel to the top of The Grand is roughly 7 miles, as the crow flies. On foot it is a little farther.

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