Thursday, September 30, 2010

Season ends

Here are a few photos from the end of the season and a couple of bear shots that got forgotten earlier.

For friends Nan and Rochelle, who think moose only exist in the form of a chocolate dessert, this handsome fellow was below the bridge on the Snake River in the town of, yes, really, Moose, WY.

Grey Jay

This grizzly was along Mary Bay on the north shore of Yellowstone Lake during my friend, Rochelle's, visit.

Grizzly cubs wrestling. This was on Dunraven Pass, also while Rochelle was visiting.

I finally rode the boat across Jenny Lake in the Tetons. Bit of smoke in the air, but the peaks are still magnificent.

Aspens in the Fall in the Tetons. There are aspens in Yellowstone, but not nearly as many as in the nearby National Park.

Fire is part of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem and plays an important role in keeping grasslands for grazing animals like elk, bison, deer and regenerating the lodge pole pine forests,and keeping pine bark beetles at bay. Still, they are frightening to watch. This fire began as a lightening strike. My cousins, Sharon, Bonnie, Glende watched with me as huge towers of flame shot up as the fire reached new fuel. This was taken on Dunraven Pass on the day we all headed over the Beartooth Hwy for a day in the high elevations and a night in Red Lodge. A couple days later the park service closed this road to through traffic due to smoke and fire equipment.

The next post will be from somewhere on the road.



Don Peterson said...

I surely enjoy your photographs. It's fun to follow your travels.

Tom & Nancy Doyle said...

Beautiful photos, Betty. Makes us wish we were there again this fall. We have such great memories (and lots of photos) from our visit to Yellowstone last year. Your photos are amazing!!

Thomas said...

Wonderful to travel with you through your photos. Congrats on your published articles!!
Tom & Shaneen

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