Today we went on a 12 hour, 250 mile "expedition" to Yellowstone.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
Three animals were hit and killed by cars in the last 24 hours, one pronghorn and two bears. The loss of any of these animals tears at our hearts but one loss was especially painful.
You have probably read our comments about grizzly bear 399, perhaps the most photographed bear in the country. She came out of her den in April with one white faced cub. A local photographer named Bernie provided this photo.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Two couples we know from the Shalom Roamers group are visiting Grand Teton and we were eager to show them around. We started with a wonderful Shabbat dinner. Dave & Myra are next to Carl. Geoff is behind the camera and Ellen is next to Sandy.
At Schwabacher's Landing we saw the usual glorious mountain vistas. Geoff was here at 6 AM for even better light and almost still water.
Lots of critters around; this ground squirrel dove into his burrow as we approached but was too curious to stay inside.
Large numbers of this beautiful Melissa Blue butterfly had recently hatched. This photo is a screen shot from our iPhone Butterfly app.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Pretty quiet on our three patrol days this week. Just two Grizzlies (mom and cub), two black bears and assorted moose, elk and pronghorn. Many of our "jams" we're people hoping the bears would come back. It was a little weird to roll up on 25 cars parked along the road with no animals in sight.
We worked a couple of 7am to 3 pm shifts this week. Getting out at 7 was hard but getting home at 3 was really nice.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Opened in 1919, this dude ranch was the third in Jackson Hole. Long out of business, this 14 building historic complex is being restored.
Friday, June 3, 2016
While in town Thursday doing errands we spotted this beat up log cabin sporting a Direct TV antenna. Quite a contrast.
After a picnic lunch we hiked the road to 4 Lazy F Ranch. Clouds had developed over the mountains but the arrowleaf balsaroot was blooming
and unlike previous years there was no construction equipment parked near the barn to clutter the pictures.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
After our morning orientation session we got a PO box.
PO Box 96
Moose, WY 83012
if you need to send us "snail mail".
We then went exploring down Moose-Wilson Road.