Another Lovely Weekend (Yellowstone Redux)
Today I’m trying to get back from a nice, event-filled weekend. Friday we had a chance to walk around downtown Bozeman and go to the Emerson for an art opening (for another post!). Saturday Paul’s friend came in to town, so we went to Hyalite and Yellowstone. They went on another hike this morning, but I slept in–I’m exhausted! Here are a few of my favorite pictures. Hopefully I’ll post some more on flickr, but this week I need to kick myself into high gear. Lots to do around here!
We had a picnic lunch by Yellowstone Lake (the largest lake in the contiguous 48 states). It was chilly so I broke out the birthday cake hat I made for myself (it has sequins!). It is so, so peaceful by the lake.
We came upon bison and more bison, with each herd being bigger than the last. This is by far the biggest herd I’ve seen in the park, it stretched across both sides of the road. I loved all of the changing colors of grass in the hillside, and in landscapes throughout the park. Winter is coming!
We met a few coyotes along the way. We saw one hunt successfully (he didn’t stop to savor his meal) and then we ran into this guy. They both seemed remarkably unphased by us. We let him cross before we moved on.
At the end of the day, we went by Mammoth Hot Springs. The spring flows over an entirely different area than it did last summer, which seems strange. They even had to change the walking path.
Driving out of the park, near the springs resort, we saw an entire herd of elk, complete with the bull. He corraled his group of females and we heard him make his call. It wasn’t something that could be captured in a snapshot. The park never ceases to amaze me, and I hope that never changes.