In early February,
we went cross-country skiing in Yellowstone.
In this photo Jennie,
Dan and Pauline stop next to bison relaxing in the snow.
At this time of year they are too concerned with conserving energy and finding
food to take notice of humans.
We saw elk,
a pair of bald eagles
(it's mating season),
and a lone coyote.
Along the trail were what appeared to be wolf tracks and scat.
we hiked to the confluence of the Boiling River
and Gardner River
to enjoy a soak in the waters.
It was snowing hard by then so we did not take out the camera,
captures the experience well.
The strategy is to find a comfortable spot in the confluence and get
warm enough to dry off,
dress and hike ½
mile through the snow before getting cold.