in this area for a couple of months gave me several opportunities
to get out and drive through the park - once is just not enough
for this type of beauty!
Summer - bright and cheery yellow flowers in the foreground of these
incredible mountain ranges - what a sight!
always yield for deer - my favorite animal of the forest!
know when you run across such backups that there's probably an interesting
animal around - either a bear or big buck that people want to see
and to hell with the traffic.
case it was a bear in the woods right off the road!
soon a ranger came by with a slingshot - to provide some "negative
stimulus" in an effort to get the bear not to get too comfortable
with humans. In this case, the bear was tagged as a prior offender.
It was sad to hear that he'd probably have to be put down because
they just can't risk it.
Sunsets - I was blessed to see two of them during my stay.
was my favorite - at the end of an amazing day to see the sun set
and be reflected in the lake below.