I finally made it to the Tetons for its peak fall colors. But a few days of early snow and strong winds made the shooting a real challenge. Fall foliage was battered in many places of the park but there were a few exceptions, including especially Oxbow Bend. On October 1, the day the government shut down, the winds stopped and the clouds parted for about an hour just before sunrise, revealing the Mount Moran and the Teton Range covered in fresh snow as the aspens peaked. It was a perfect morning - until the government forced everyone out of the Park.