Yellowstone Part I
Hi, Boo Boos! (Remember Yogi the Bear?) Welcome to Yellowstone! This was the last stop of our vacation. Yellowstone is a special place. The more you visit it, the more it grows on you. It’s huge in aerial extent. It is still very wild when away from the popular tourist pull-ins.
The bear population is strong for black and grizzly bear. The human-habituated bears lining roadways of past are no longer seen. Bears have slowly been de-habituated with humans. That’s good for both. Hiking remote sections of the park is still wild. In other words, carry bear spray and know how to use it. Park rangers only recommend hiking backcountry trails with a party of three or more.
Our short stay was just that, short. We spent our evening and early morning wildlife viewing and had some luck, two black bears and a grizzly bear with this year’s cub.
We bypassed the geysers because they were, quite frankly, too busy. We’ll come back and play in the geysers during off season. However, we did get some late evening shots of the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces.