Day 3 in Yellowstone

February 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Three Dog Day!! We set out early to check out a new bison carcass in the hopes of finding wolves feeding. On the way we encountered moose, an otter, and a coyote on the carcass. On the way back across the valley we stopped at turnout to eat our cold lunch... to find a fox who not only trotted around but curled up to sleep (conveniently while we were eating) and then moused a few times before disappearing in the trees up the mountain. After that we heard that another bison had been brought down by the Junction wolf pack (11 wolves) and that they were feeding down the valley. When we got there everyone was gone so we assumed that wolves had moved on. We decided to hike the half mile through snow to the vantage point and were rewarded for our perseverance! Extreme range but we were able to watch all 11 wolves nap, howl (I got an audio recording - eerie!) and then move on over the hill. Now we’re back in the cabin and it’s time for a beer (or three)! Oh, and it snowed on an off all day and hovered around 3 degrees. WORTH IT!

 


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