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03 July 2009 @ 10:25 pm
The two weeks in the American west went very well. Some of you reading my (infrequent) updates on twitter may know what animals were seen, but here's a list anyway: 7 wolves, 4 grizzlies, 4 (wild) black bears (and 4 black bears in captivity), moose, coyotes, fox, badgers, beaver, muskrat, and countless elk, chipmunks, squirrels, pronghorn and bison. While Glacier National Park and Grand Tetons are very wild and perhaps untamed, Yellowstone is incredible. From geothermal features to meadows and mountains teeming with wildlife, Yellowstone has to be seen to be believed. Really. It is going to take a long time to put together the images and words from the trip, I guess. :-)

Meanwhile, Happy Independence day to all the Americans! This photograph is for you folks.

American Mustang. Monument Valley, Utah.

Kathy Walkerkatbyte on July 4th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
See!? I knew Yellowstone would be wonderful for you. We spent two full summers working in Yellowstone. One year we were parked in West Yellowstone and the next year we worked at Canyon.

You got lucky if you saw Grizzlies. We saw lots, but the rangers told us where they were usually, and one came through our campground a few times in the late season.