Yellowstone Day 2, Let's pepper spray some bears

Trip Start Jul 12, 2013
Trip End Feb 21, 2014

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Flag of United States  , Montana
Saturday, August 10, 2013

Day 2 of our 4 nights of camping in Yellowstone.
I have finally succumb to all the warnings about how this is bear country and purchased a $40 bottle of bear pepper spray. At such a high price i have taken the executive decision that Leslie can survive without a bear deference system.

Completely gysered out from yesterdays adventures, today was all about hiking to the Fairy falls, a 6 mile round trip which the book assured me was all flat. So with peanut butter sandwich and bear pepper spay in hand he set out. The walk was indeed an easy one but a lot more crowded than expected, no matter how big Yellowstone is, there is no escaping the French (they are everywhere). Les informed me that these are probably French Canadians, but to me they are still French. I don't know what they are saying but I'm sure it's about me.

Nice waterfall, it's just a shame they wouldn't make a road directly to it, rather than make everyone walk all that way. I'm afraid with all the magnificent sights we have seen in the last month, i have become rather blase to the wonders of nature. One fun part about hiking is a new game i have devised. I call it "Chirpy English Bloke". The game is simple, every time  i see someone on our walk i greet them with a "Hello there, nice day for it" in the most enthusiastic English accent i can muster. The challenge for me is to beat them to acknowledging us, which is not hard since it seems that people out on hikes want nothing less than fellow human contact, that's where the chirpy English accent comes in. This seems to extra piss people off. So far i have a 100 percent record at recording the first hello as i spot someone on the horizon, i also block there path until the hello is reciprocated.

On the walk back from the falls we met Graham and his wife Kristie from Wigan. Had a nice chat with them about football, and how mental American drivers are.

On the way home we drove the "Firelake Drive Loop". Needles to say there were Gysers, Thermals Pools and Steaming Water blah,blah,blah

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