Glacier National Park ranks number one in the parks we’ve seen. Part of it is easy access on roads with beautiful views–especially Lake McDonald–as opposed to Yosemite, where we seemed to drive endlessly in deep forest and dark (and it was dark, because it took until after sundown each day to maneuver ourselves out of its vastness). The other part was the wildlife sightings. While we’d come up pretty dry in Yosemite, in addition to little critters such as ground squirrels, a mountain goat openly posed for scores of tourist paparazzi in Glacier,
and Keith spied a bear cub on the loose.
After leaving GNP we moseyed south to check out the National Bison Range. Once again, we were rewarded with a sighting. This 2,000-pound resident was ten feet from the car. Keith started snapping photos.