I can say that I’ve seen plenty of Bison in my time, but none in a setting quite like this.
Makes me wanna sing “Home On The Range” in the worst way. Which would be in the worst way because I can’t sing worth crap.
Seeing bison was cool and all but I’ve never ever seen a bear in the wild till this trip.
All these years I’ve been feeling kind of jilted. You see, even though my stomping grounds were North Idaho and Northwestern Montana I’d never ever seen a bear. Oh, plenty of signs of bear while riding horseback in the summers or while huckleberry picking (thank you God I didn’t see any during either of those times) but I never caught sight of a bear. You can imagine my excitement to see a Grizzly bear at such a nice distance!
By the way, while I’m on the subject, I also got to see my first live wolf too. (I’ve seen plenty of road kill ones on Hwy 2 in Northern Michigan and Wisconsin – I know, crazy). The female wolf I saw was at too great a distance for a decent picture but it’s eerie form and movement is forever in my mind.
If I could get away with pitching a tent right there on the left I could live happily ever after…
…that is until winter kicked in, then I’d be begging to come back home.
But I’m up for late Spring, Summer and early Fall. I’m not picky.
The new Visitors Center…
…with wonderful benches sitting under the over hang.
The Old Faithful Inn is at the background and to the right out of view.
Old Faithful early in the morning.
Biscuit Basin with all it’s steam rolling forth from geysers.
Another gorgeous location for a sturdy tent.
Maybe a nice yurt would be best. With a solar powered espresso machine. And down comforters. Let’s throw in a wood stove for fun too.
Midway Basin – Grand Prismatic Spring.
Midway Basin – Grand Prismatic Spring off to the left.
Raise your hand if you love the smell of sage brush.
My husband doesn’t know it yet but when I get home I’m ripping up the lawn and planting sage brush. I didn’t know I missed the smell so much!
I just had a thought: If I carry through with that lawn remodel I should think about pricing a yurt built for one.