Good morning from Pebble Creek Campground in Yellowstone National Park! Today we’re going to ride to Mammoth Hotsprings and pick up a Junior Ranger workbook from the Visitor Center. It’s a beautiful day!
We ride west through the Lamar Valley-
The roads are in good repair and traffic is surprisingly light-
Holy smokes! What is that brown animal on the yonder hill? Could it be??
A Grizzly Bear!!
Looks like a young one, not that I’ve ever seen a Grizzly Bear in the wild. (I suppose it might even be an oddly colored Black Bear?) Regardless- it’s magnificent!!
Kristhawee and I were both so excited to have seen a Grizzly in the wild! Memories I’ll never forget! A little further on we saw a beautiful red fox saunter casually across the road in front of us and then stop on the shoulder to watch us ride by. I guess with no hunting in the park these animals aren’t so shy of humans. Motoring on-
Off in the distance- Mammoth Hot Springs!
Welcome to Mammoth Hot Springs! The place was packed, but no matter how dickish the parking, we always find a spot to squeeze in the Land Yacht
Mammoth Hotsprings has a really cool National Park Visitor Center. What kid doesn’t like a sign that says “PLEASE TOUCH”
A seriously pissed looking Mountain Lion… Guess I’d be pissed too if someone stuffed me and put me behind glass
Time for lunch! There’s a big general store in Mammoth Hotsprings where we picked up some beverages and picnic supplies-
Man that Grand Teton Brewing Co. Sweetgrass American Pale Ale is good stuff!!