Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Whitefish, Montana

We spent the day yesterday exploring Yellowstone National Park, viewing tons of wildlife and geysers. This morning we continued exploring the park for a few hours, and then headed up north to stay with a childhood friend of Gabe's in Whitefish, Montana. She greeted us with a fantastic dinner of crepes - just what we needed after many more hours on the road. Then we took a ride on her tandem around a beautiful lake in the town. The photo above is of the Lower Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone NP. Tomorrow we're going to see as much of Glacier NP as possible - part of the "Going to the Sun" road through the park is closed due to snow, but we'll be able to take the main highway and stop for a hike along the way. We'll end up in Calgary for the night.

Old Faithful

It was right on schedule and we were lucky to see an eruption just after arriving at the Old Faithful Inn, where we stayed for one night.

Bears in Yellowstone

We also had 4 bear sightings, one of which was a mother and two young cubs foraging for food.

Bison in Yellowstone

Among the variety of wildlife in Yellowstone, we saw many bison close up.