More critters–including bears–and a walk along the rim.

Exploring Yellowstone National Park, August 18, 2014

These motorcycle riders are doing the right thing, getting off their bikes for the parade coming from the other direction.

2014-08-18 001 -1

Of course, motoring on through might have been just as right, but getting off and putting their bikes between them and the buffalo is better that what we’ve seen some motorcyclists do around buffalo.

2014-08-18 003 -1

We’ve come across lone buffalo, always a bull, meandering down the road leading a parade of vehicles a number of times in our past visits.  A couple of times, we’ve been in the column following one.

2014-08-18 004 -1

After we got into Hayden Valley on our way to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, we came across a critter caused traffic jam.

More bear! – 4 grizzlies!

2014-08-18 007 -1

2014-08-18 008 -1

At the time, we thought there were 3 bears, possibly 4. I determined that there was, in fact, a 4th bear after comparing several of the images that I took .   In the photo below, 3 are easily identified.  There are also 2 other dark brown areas.  In comparisons with other photos, the brown area on the left never changes.  I believe it may be a carcass the bears have been feeding on.  The brown area on the right, however,  turns into a bear in other images, with the brown area gone, though only one or other bears in the picture with it at the same time.  This is the only photo with all 4 bears in it at the same time.

2014-08-18 011 -1

2014-08-18 017 -1

This time our plan was to take the South Rim trail to Artist Point and back.

2014-08-18 020 -1

Along the way we came across a sign with some Presidential history.

In 1936, Yellowstone Park Ranger Gerald Ford (future President Ford) was stationed at Canyon.  Ranger ford met park visitors from allover the world and received assignments to greet renouned guests staying at the Canyon Lodge.

2014-08-18 034 -1

2014-08-18 040 -1

At Artist Point before heading back.

2014-08-18 079 -1

2014-08-18 080 -1

After the hike, we decided to head further north in the park, which I’ll share in the next post.

american history, critters, forests, hiking, landscape, mountains, parks, people, photography, places, safety, travel, Travel Photos, wyoming

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Hilary Sep 17, 2014

    Hi Mike – lovely to see the two of you together … and to be able to share your travels … bears and buffalo … and bike critters … Interesting to see how Gerald Ford started out life .. and how much he appreciated the wildlife and the work of rangers …

    Cheers Hilary
    Hilary recently posted…Creature Comforts: the Big C Hop … Let’s Cut out Cancer …My Profile

    • Mike Sep 18, 2014

      It’s been a pretty neat trip. One more night and then we’ll be camping near our youngest daughter for a week before heading home.
      Mike recently posted…Around the Upper LoopMy Profile

%d bloggers like this:

This site uses cookies for various nonintrusive purposes. See our Privacy Policy for how they are used. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

This notice is a European Union requirement for sites with advertising or sales. The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.