Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Friendly Visit

Some friends from Utah recently came to visit me in Yellowstone.

BisonJamHayden Valley(i)

Oh, no, wait… This guy didn’t come from Utah to see me.

But these four did!

ScenicLake Overlook

The route to our geologically amazing Friday hike took us north from Grant Village through Hayden Valley, and it was there that we all met some new friends. This particular time I was not driving through the bison jam but was a passenger, and so I got to hang out the window of the car and take lots of pictures.

These gracefully ginormous animals were going nowhere fast. We were caught in the jam for about 10 minutes, but soon Bison bison and all other creatures moved along to wherever they thought they needed to be going.

BisonJamHayden Valley(a) 
BisonJamHayden Valley(d)
BisonJamHayden Valley(g)  
 
BisonJamHayden Valley(f)
 BisonJamHayden Valley(h)  
BisonJamHayden Valley(j)

4 comments:

  1. Wonderful to have company, and be a passenger. These critters are HUGE. Really makes our beefalo look small.

    I had company too and we did the "tourist" thing. Every time I'd start to explain something to my friend I had a crowd. Once a Ranger always a Ranger. ;)

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  2. Totally true about explaining things while walking with friends - heads turn and people start listening!

    We did not see any jackalope, however. Elusive little critters...

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  3. FIRST PHOTO

    JUST A LITTLE HINT.
    TRY NOT TO TAKE A PHOTO OF A NORTH BOUND BISON FROM THE SOUTH :-)

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  4. TRAVEL AGENT - I asked several of them to turn into the camera but they were not very cooperative.

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