My grandson and I just got back from our annual June tent camping trip. We stayed at Tower Campground June 20-21 and then at Bridge Bay Campground June 22-25th. It was the first time we stayed at Tower and we really enjoyed it.
Our wildlife count wasn't as good as last year's bonanza but we still did pretty well. Final count was 9 grizzlies, 11 black bears, 4 coyotes, 1 wolf, 2 badgers, 2 pikas, 3 snowshoe hares, 1 fox, and 2 beavers. We don't count bison, elk and other assorted animals.
We went on quite a few hikes totally about 40 miles. The two more spectacular hikes were Bunsen Peak with a side hike down to Osprey Falls and off-trail hiking to a cliff atop Speciman Ridge. We had planned on hiking all the way to the Petrified Forest but it was really hot that day and there was not shade so we decided to turn around.
Here are some of the over 2000 photos we took over the 6 days.
A video of our badger encounter. It was taken with my little point and shoot.
Our next trip to Yellowstone will not be until October. We are going to Glacier for 6 days of hiking starting July 21st so that will cut into our YNP trips a bit.
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