|Crossing the Absaroka Mountains on|
|Yellowstone Lake still ice covered|
on May 21
Our hiking options were limited because most trails were still closed due to snow until recently. We have had a few hikes now as the snow is quickly disappearing other than at higher elevations. The wild flowers are starting to pop out in numbers and the birds are arriving back.
|Whits Lake - an alpine lake in the|
Gallatin National Forest
|Field of White Mule Ears|
So I go on an 8 mile hike in the back country hoping to see wildlife and all I see is one deer and the normal ravens and small birds. Lots of scat, but no critters. Then while driving home along the Madison River there is a pair of Bald Eagles just hanging out. Go figure.