Baby animals are starting to show up

Can’t really see well in the in picture, but it was two baby bison playing in the river.

Mamma and baby out for a stroll.

Wished I had gotten the babies face.

If you zoom in on this picture the black dots in the center are a mamma black bear and a cub.

 

This is a staircase that will lead to somewhere when the snow melts. If it ever melts.

A baby bison just outside the north entrance.

Hard to believe that that little one will grow up to be like this.

Back at the house the view is beautiful with the white snow, green grass and blue sky.

May the 4th be with you!

Beautiful Morning

Felt like I could touch the clouds.

The bacon strip (Janet’s name for it) in all it’s glory.

View walking between buildings. With the elk it felt like a living postcard.

Ah the joys of working in old government buildings.

I can’t tell you how many times I have hit my head walking around in this room. It was built for hobbits. It is lovely referred to as the snake pit.

Got a report of the first buffalo attack of the season. Lucky the person wasn’t killed, but they did end up in the hospital.

Snowhat?

Well we went from mid 70’s to this:

On the work side today was the National Park Service’s version of Black Friday. All of the dates for 2019 opened in the system today. To say the phones were ring off the hook was an understatement. The craziest one I heard was that someone booked a room in Lake Hotel, which runs ~$350 and up a night, for 4 months straight. By end of day Old Faithful Inn was about 90% booked for all of 2019. Roosevelt Lodges were basically booked for all of 2019. It was a crazy day.

A resting day

It was good to be back in church. I had missed one men’s prayer breakfast due to work and then another and last Sunday due to a cold that killed my energy. Glad I made as they had sign up times for National Day of Prayer. They are doing 28 hours of prayer for the event with people signing up for 30 minute blocks. Also having a pray over Gardiner event Thursday night up the road to Jardine road so everyone will be above the city.

Now back at the house….

While Peanut thinks I am looking he is all ” I am there for you bro” to Leviticus.

When Peanut thinks I am not looking he moves to the right hook on Leviticus.

Then they played hide and seek. I don’t think Leviticus understands the game fully.

BTW is was a gorgeous day.

Met the legend Steve Fuller

Back out in the park doing work. I met the legend Steve Fuller. He is the winter keeper at Canyon and has been sinceĀ 1973.

You can read or watch more about Steve here:

http://mountainjournal.org/twilight-of-the-yellowstone-winterkeeper

Going out to Canyon

Felt like I was on the set of Mad Men.

Cool image behind the registration desk.

Hey look the snow is still here.

Some snow fell off the roof and the force of it pushed a locked door in and pushed snow into the room. Scary to think of the force of just a mini-avalanche.

Saw this fox on the ride home. Very cool looking.

But not at work

This was my view into work today.

It was a wet snow which is odd for here.

Had a big meeting with NPS. Went over a lot of things. Two items that stuck out for me was that every year someone who works in the park dies and that it cost $64,000 to airlift someone out of the park to the nearest hospital. Very sobering thoughts.