Grand Teton’s didn’t disappoint today. 149 pictures were taken and after looking at them, it will be extremely difficult to whittle that number down. I’m starting to think I’m becoming a professional photographer. It’s too easy when you’re surrounded by all a national park has to offer. We started the day with a huge bull moose sighting. In less than a minute, it disappeared into the woods. Wanting to see more, I decided to track it down. When I finally found it, I was standing directly above it while it laid in the pond below. All was good until I heard snorting close by. I turned around to find his mate twenty feet from me. A little scary! Drove the whole park today, stopping in at every lookout along the way.
Twice today we came across a herd of Bison at least a hundred strong.
We watched as these huge beasts jumped over a four foot fence like nothing. The last of the bunch was a mom and baby. The mom was about to jump but realized her baby wouldn’t be able to make the leap. They walked down the fence line until they found a lower section and the baby followed the mom over the fence where they quickly caught up to the group. I always thought that green roof’s were a new concept in the movement to conserve energy and reduce runoff. Green roof projects are literally sprouting up around the globe. I have to wonder why it took so long? Here is a homestead I saw today built in the late 1800’s. The literature didn’t call it a green roof but simply ‘a roof with soil’.
Tomorrow we’ll start the day in Grand Teton and the afternoon in Yellowstone with the hopes of seeing a bear.