Numbers 6: 24-26

The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Friday, October 3, 2014

Paul Came To Visit

In our last week, Paul decided he better make a move or he'll have to wait until next year! So he came and spent 2 nights with us and we took him on a double hike in one day.

The first was to the Hoodoos and the 2nd, which is close by, was to the Sheepeater Cliffs again. Here are a few fun pictures to wrap up our hiking for 2014.

This is in the Hoodoos we had a little fun climbing around on the rocks.

Paul decided he was going to rearrange the rocks. He didn't get very far, ha!

This is the Sheepeaters Cliffs again. We'll do something different next year since this was our 3rd time here. But the area has so much history, it is fun to climb around in. Can you find Bob and Paul?

Yeah, sure, Paul's really going to dive off the cliff...

Each view is so different it's just amazing.

Okay, this is it. We were done and went back to the cabin after this.

And this draws this trip to a close. This horse back riding is something Bob has on the list to do next year. And yes, we signed up for August and September next year already.

We leave with full hearts and lots of pictures and memories. We met a ton of real nice people that checked in and out of the cabins and hope that they enjoyed a piece of heaven as much as we have.

As you read this, we are already driving back to Florida and looking forward to warm, moist air again. We hear its still abundant :)

Total miles hiked: 131

Thursday, October 2, 2014


As our time in Yellowstone draws to a close, here are some beautiful pictures Bob was able to take of the many colors from the rising and setting sun.

This is Electric Peak with the early morning sun hitting it first since it is the highest point in the Galatin Range and highest point in the NW corner of the park.

More color hitting the clouds.

Sunsets, with some really stunning color. If someone painted this I'd say it was false.

This is looking over the pond where the elk like to hang around. 

Electric Peak again with the sunset.

This was the August super moon. It was amazing the way it lite up the sky at night. Of course it obliterated the view of the stars while it was up. A fair trade off though.

This was taken out our front door. The big dipper moved straight across the mountains across the sky from left to right. It would start out level and turn to this position as the night progressed. 

Here is the super moon setting late in the morning over Electric Peak and Sepulcher. The pink in the sky is from the rising sun.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bozeman Bears

Along I-90 to Bozeman, Montana there is a place called Montana Grizzly Encounter. It's not large but the price to get in is only $7.00 so its not pricey. What you get for your money is a look at 4 grizzly bears that were rescued from bad human situations.

For instance, 2 of the bears came from an idiot in Florida that thought it would be fun to raise a couple of grizzlys. Really? As they got too big for the cages the police came in and had them removed.

One of the bears had been trained and the owners use him in controlled environments for filming. It helps to pay the bills!

The 2 guys that run the Encounter are huge into sharing information, allowing people to see the bears in a safe environment without using cages and they are a wealth of information for education purposes.

Bob and I were on the way back from a Yellowstone Association errand to Bozeman and decided to drop in for a little look-see.

Grizzlys' come in black, red brown, brown, dark brown. So do black bears. The way to tell them apart is by the large 'hump' in their back. Only the Grizz has that.

On the day we were there we saw 3 of the 4 bears. The 4th was off being filmed.

It's definitely worth stopping to see if you are ever in the area. As it turned out, we didn't see a bear in Yellowstone this year, so we learned more here and still got some nice pictures.

 I also threw in a picture of another Magpie that was hanging around.

The owners plant food for the bears before bringing them into the enclosure so they have to hunt for the food. It was enjoyable watching them walk around while getting a wagon load of information about them. All questions were answered well and we walked away feeling educated and have started referring people to visit.