Bison lounging near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming; definitely best viewed in the largest sizes. Never thought it would happen, but we did eventually get rather blase about seeing the bison. At the end of our trip, we did not get excited about them unless they were quite close to us. These guys were the first bison we saw. They were lying about five feet from the walkway that took you from Old Faithful to the Yellowstone Inn. You are not supposed to get within 20 feet of bison, but we decided that it was probably safe since they were lying down. We were ready to hurry away if they showed signs of getting up. This is probably not my best shot of a bison in the park, but I like it because of the detail you can see in the largest sizes. Hope you enjoy it.
What a grand welcome back to have my pic of the mother and baby moose #1 for the day. Sure made me feel great! Thanks so much to everyone who commented or gave the shot a thumbs up.
A bit more background on our visit to Yellowstone. We spent seven days there and three days in the Grand Tetons. We were camping in our little RV and our kids were tent camping. The campgrounds where we stayed did not offer electric hookups and we had a problem with our battery in the RV. Anyway, to get electricity for operating a computer or charging a camera battery, we had to run our generator. The park regulations only allow you to run a generator between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Because we were running around seeing things all day every day, usually leaving by 7 a.m. and getting back around 6 p.m., that left very little time to run the generator and charge all our camera batteries. As a result, I generally had to upload the pics from the camera to the laptop using laptop battery. Since I would, on average, fill about five 4GB cards each day --- I was carrying two cameras with different lenses --- it would use up most of my battery just getting everything uploaded. I have to admit that I had a bit of Internet withdrawal. The main visitor center in the Grand Tetons did have wifi, but I did not have my laptop with me when we visited there.
Visiting the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone in early June does subject one to colder weather in general. We were snowed on about half of the days we were there, although it usually wasn't significant enough to curtail our activities at all. It did make sitting around a campfire a bit less pleasant and we tended to go to bed pretty early. Incidentally, because of where the parks are located in the West, it did not get dark until a bit after nine o'clock at night.
Well, I've bored you enough with the details of the trip. Hope everyone is having a good week with nice weather. It has been beautiful, though windy, here in Colorado.
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