Mama black bear in Yellowstone
zoomed in on this one to show you the claws!
Sitting at the boat dock
Since it was raining in Glacier we headed south towards Missoula. We had some bad weather; lightning, rain and wind so traveling was slow. We camped on the Clark Fork River at Beavertail Hill State Park. It was a nice spot and we finally scored cherries at a stand along Flathead Lake. Fishing was a bust for Meriwether with the rain. We had an unplanned stop at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park where he got a mountain bike ride in. We camped south of Livingston, MT at a KOA. I was desperate to do laundry and we had a nice dinner in Livingston, at a real restaurant. Then we spent the next 3 days traveling in and around Yellowstone putting mileage in on the truck. The second bear sighting was yesterday and we got up at 4 am today to head to Lamar Valley to see wolves. We did see one but it was too far away for a good photo.
Looking down from the Calcite Springs Overlook
we watched a mama bear and cub below eating berries
So fun to watch her
The cub stayed mostly hidden under other bushes
Bison grunt a lot (digestive problems?), have a lot of nose snot
and I have a lot of bison pooping photos
... you don't want to see those
Saw hundreds of Bison, and cars ... trying to get around the bison
This particular backup was about an hour delay
Tomorrow we head towards the Tetons because we think we can squeeze in one more National Park.