Bear or the President, who will I see first?
Trip Start Aug 06, 2009
25Trip End Sep 03, 2009
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5 am and I can see my breath! The sun will be coming up shortly but you couldn’t tell due to the heavy cloud coverage. Stop by the river to see if the bears are fishing but they're a lot smarter and slept in.
I’m heading for the high country, where I hope to see something that resembles a bear. I heard the president was in the park today, better chance of seeing him than a bear. About half an hour I run into the herd of bison eating their way through some meadow, the little one is shy.
I drive for a out a little over an hour and I decide to stop at Tower Falls, one of the parks gems. They have an observation platform and that’s OK but I’m looking to feel the spray
Still no sign of bear or wolves so I climb higher. Along the way I stop at Tower Roosevelt and get a spectacular view of the Yellowstone river. The higher I go the bigger the rocks get, and even the smallest stuff can crack 'em. A visit to any part of the park comes with its own set of geysers, this one is the Mammoth Hot Springs.
Still no signs of bears, the closest is a guy that looks like Bryan Erlacher. Since the temperature is dropping, thanks to the clouds, its time to grab a shower and do some laundry.