LOL!! Very funny!
Just shocking! This plan could completely backfire on the park service. With fewer geyser eruptions, there will be fewer tourists coming to the park. Thus fewer tourists for the grizzlies to eat. Thus the park service will have to provide supplemental feeding for the bears, an expense that will completely wipe out the savings on water.
good point TetonBill!
This is an April Fool's joke, right? It has to be.
TetonBill, I thought they rounded up the grizzlys every night on a big yellow bus then they reported back in each morning for their work assignment for that day. I assumed they had passes to the employee cafeterias already.
D0bby, you may be correct about that. Seems to me that when our kids were real little, I read them stories about bears that took bus rides and bears that went shopping.
Seriously, though, I know when they turn off the main valve for the geysers (generally at night to do maintenance) because the water pressure at our house suddenly gets better.
I'm dying here laughing...just thinking about the grizzlies sitting in front of the camera at the check in office to get their picture ID's!!
Glad there is a bonus for you out of all of this Bill!
I understand budget cuts in GTNP have closed the road to the top of the Grand Teton until at least July 2013. Not so much of a big deal, but for cowboys like yourself, you may have read that National Forest is no longer allowing the Jackson Hole Tram to carry horses up the tram via below belly belts for easy access to the backcountry.
My horse will be happy to hear that, since she hates dangling below the tram in a harness.
OMG....should not be drinking coffee and reading this thread. I am glad your horses are *off the hook* so to speak for this summer.
BBD, I will have to cancel my planned trip to Driggs as I was hoping to drive to the top this year with you being the navigator. I hate heights so I would be driving with my eyes closed, making your navigator job a wee bit more difficult. I do have 4WD so I hoped that would help.