Wheeler Peak Summit Trail Closed
A small smoldering fire near the trail has caused the closure of the Wheeler Peak Summit Trail. park staff is observing the fire. Check back here to get an update whne the trail will open. Alpine Lakes Loop and Bristlecone Trail are open. More »
Road Work at Great Basin National Park
Road work will begin in Upper Lehman and Wheeler Peak Campgrounds. Campgrounds will be open but may be noisy and have large vehicles on the roads. The Scenic Drive is open with up to 15 min delays due to road work. Click more for details. Updated 9/9/14 More »
Travel Not Recommended - Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive Above 8,000 Feet
Snow and ice may make travel on Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive unsafe, travel is not recommended at this time. Warmer weather later in the week is expected and conditions may improve. Please check back. 9/29/2014
Snake Creek Road and Campsites Closed
The Snake Creek Road will be closed from the park boundary into the park to begin work on campsites, trails and restroom improvements. Work will continue until snow closes the project. Work will resume in Spring 2015.
2012: Photographers Ken Koenig and Lisa Rose
Ken Koenig and Lisa Rose
Now that they have both retired, Lisa Rose and Ken Koenig devote their time to creative pursuits including filmmaking, music, and photography. Both of them have been photographers since childhood and have independently gained photographic experience in different settings and with different aspects of the medium. Since meeting in 1986, they have pursued their love of photography together, traveling and photographing extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Backpacking skills have enabled them to experience and photograph many remote and beautiful places.
Their interests include night photography, nature photography, environmental portraits, and photojournalism. To bring their visions to light, they use a variety of approaches including color, B&W, and infra-red photography. Both have honed their skills by training with veteran photographers, teaching photographic skills to others, and extensively exploring the creative possibilities of the photographic medium. Lisa's particular approach involves using a photojournalistic eye to create and document stories with photographs. Ken's approach involves creating within each photograph a mood and an emotional experience for the viewer. Their goal in Great Basin National Park has been to "create visual stories of this unique place that draw the viewer emotionally into the experience of being there."
Lisa and Ken live in Santa Cruz, California. For two to three months a year they and their cameras wander the west in their little Scamp trailer or journey to foreign lands.
Did You Know?
Great Basin National Park is home to Lexington Arch, one of the largest limestone arches in the western United States. This six-story arch was created by the forces of weather working slowly over the span of centuries. This type of above ground limestone arch is rare.