Thursday, June 4 was a day full of blessings.
For one, there was blue sky and sunshine! We were a bit giddy with it after all the rain of late, and snapped gobs of photos of the Grand Tetons on our way to Jenny Lake. (Tetons 1, Tetons 2)
At Jenny Lake we took the ferry to save a couple miles of walking, and did the steep and rewarding hike to aptly-named Hidden Falls, and Inspiration Point. I was delighted to see both yellow-bellied marmot and especially pika. Those guys are too cute!
A highlight of the day was in the middle of the afternoon as we were heading back out of the park. There was a young moose right near the bridge at (how apt) Moose Junction. I took far too many photos and movies of him (but missed him 'charging' the blackbird) but I shall restrict myself here to only two. (Moose 1, Moose 2)
In the evening we went out to areas of the park recommended by the rangers for seeing moose. Which means of course that we didn't ;) but I don't regret the evening in the slightest. There were elk, I got close to lots of beautiful lupine, but best of all, I got to see a Mountain Bluebird. Thank you, God! I've been wanting to see one since I learned of their existence, but every time I've been in the mountains since my first time as a 17-year-old, I've never seen one. Until June 4, 2009. My photo is far from stellar, but I have to have it up here, for joy's sake.
Ah, what a wonderful day!
A lot of the animals were looking a little ragged since they're getting rid of winter coats about now. Glad you liked the bluebird photo!
Well, it's back to Minnesota today, and then lots of catching up. Thanks for dropping by! *hugs*