Ahhh... Spring hiking in Yellowstone - LOVE IT! After a long hiatus, it felt particularly good to get out there. (I tweaked my knee skiing this winter and had been taking it a little easier.)
This hike was about 10 miles mostly around the Cache Creek Trail - with some divergence for sightseeing overlooks, river walking, a grizzly bear and a couple large ornery bull bison.
Gorgeous willow colors
The first ground squirrel I've seen out of their underground burrows this Spring...
Hiding and 'peeking' at me.
View of Lamar Valley
A grizzly bear - newly up and at it!
We made sure to keep our distance (I have a good zoom).. but he was in the open fields where we could see him for quite a way....
Fresh grizzly tracks in the snow (beside my foot for scale)
Grizzly trotting off...
These tracks really show his claw marks in the snow.
View of Cache Creek and Lamar