Tuesday, June 5, 2012

We're in Yellowstone and I'm working with Blogger the first time to see how I like it...Lots of spring animals abound this time of year and Walt and I love riding the Northern Tier looking for great shots.
These are two cubs that were playing around while mother was working hard to get some grubs and such to eat.  It's great to be young!

 There's nothing more fun that the cute little foxes that scamper across the landscape.  This vixen had a hidden stash she raided to take back to her kits at the den.
We took a hike around the Lava Creek Trail Head, which passes behind the residential area at Mammoth.  We had heard there was an eagle's nest behind the residential area and this would be the perfect area to look down on the nest.....at least that was our plan.  Unfortunately we didn't find the nest but got a great view of the Yellowstone River.  Unfortunately we happened upon two fawns with their moms and scared the daylights out of them....from then on I was a constant yacker so the elk could keep up with where we were. 
Sunday we took the Beartooth Hiway, one of our favorite scenic trips and it's just opened as of June 1.  You can see why, as this is the depth of the snow that had to be cleared to make the hiway passable just recently.  The temp start at 80 in Yellowstone, 55 at the Beartooth  Pass and 85 at Billings.  This is always very strange for me to pass from hot to cold in such a short time.

But the great payoff, was at the end....in Cooke City where there was another cute fox:
Aren't they the cutest?  This one was hunting around for something good to much on. He found it and immediately buried it.  You can never be too careful.

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