My friend and I had this idea to try and find the exact spot Ansel Adams stood when he took a pair of photos inside Rocky Mountain National Park. One of the spots we had a pretty good idea where to find, the other was more of a mystery and thats the one we started with. We found the right valley pretty fast, that harder part was finding the right spot. The landscape has changed quite a bit, and buildings and roads exist now where they didn't before. We were pretty confident we found the right spot after a few hours of hiking around, but on the way to scout the second photo we got lucky. I happened to look out my window right at the perfect moment to see what we missed the first time. It was right there, just off the road in a place people wouldn't have a reason to notice. We hit the breaks and jumped out with our gear, and when we held out the framed Ansel photo it was a perfect match. The second photo was a lot easier, in a spot we'd been before during sunrise. Not much had changed over time, and it was easy to imagine him standing on the roof of his car with his camera tripod. So many people drive by both spots every day without realizing the history tied to a pair of photographs. Even if we weren't as close as we thought we were, It was still pretty fantastic to be part of that.