Do you see anything interesting in this photo?
What about this Mama Bear, half way up a tree? I'm getting really good for a girl from the city. I spotted her from 1/2 mile away going 50 mph. By the way? You can click on all of these photos to make them bigger.
This big black bear seemed to be patrolling the area and we think he probably ran the sow and her two cubs up into the tree.
I couldn't get a photo of the cubs who were hidden in the top branches, but Mama is obviously worried about them and trying to keep an eye on what's happening up above and down below.
Four bears in one day is pretty special. We rolled on to our campground and were greeted by a black bear munching grass on the side of the road.
Not to bore you with bear stuff, but I feel like I have to share some photos of a five bear weekend. We saw lots of other animals - moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep - but I forgot the charger for my camera battery so I had to be very selective on this trip.
I did get a few photos of the West side of Glacier National Park (our favorite part of the Park) and the fairy tale weather we had over the weekend. As usual, we parked our camper in our favorite spot.
This is Two Medicine campground. Base camp for our hike to Pitamakan Pass a couple of years ago - the scariest hike I've ever done.
Still recovering four months after rupturing a tendon in my foot, I can't help but reflect on that hike and the fact that I made it up and around this pass -- a 19 mile loop five months after major surgery - but I can't even walk a mile down a flat road right now.
It was kind of nice to experience the Park in new ways. We took a tourist boat ride on Two Medicine Lake and drove over to Many Glacier to see what was happening there. Not much. Just gorgeous sunshine.
On a drive, we ran into a beautiful wild mare and her yearling but they turned away before I could get a full frontal. Here they are shakin' bacon for the trees.