Today would be our last full day in Yellowstone National Park. Our plan was to hike the to the suspension bridge over Hellroaring Creek. Glenn decided to get up early, but Zach and I slept in. I wish we would have gotten up early because Glenn saw some of the most amazing wildlife scenes. He came across some bison herds that had crossed a river in the morning fog. After that, Glenn stopped in a pullout and saw a mama grizzly bear with 2 cubs walking towards the road side. After they crossed the road heading towards the river, he saw the 2 cubs standing on their hind legs playing with each other, and then they swam across the river. Glenn was amazed at how fast they moved. He came back, and we checked out his pictures and got ready for our day.
Our 1st stop was the Hellroaring Creek trailhead. It was very warm, but this hike provided some magnificent views. There were not very many hikers on this trail. The water in Hellroaring Creek was such a pretty turquoise blue. It was fun walking across the suspension bridge. I would have liked to continue on, but Zach and Glenn were ready to head back.
Undine Falls was our next stop. On the way, we saw some people stopped so we decided to take a look. We needed our binoculars to see it because it was so far away, but we saw a grizzly bear walking towards a tree where he decided to take a nap in the shade. Since he wasn’t going to move for a while, we headed on down to Undine Falls. It was very pretty and I’m glad we had a chance to see it.
We headed back to the cabin to freshen up, get something to eat which would include my last huckleberry ice cream of the trip. We then set off for Hayden valley for animal watching. We first saw a large herd of bison. We pulled off at another stop where we saw a bald eagle perched on a dead tree. After that we stopped at the area where all of the Hayden Valley wolf watchers hang out. We saw many wolves, a coyote, some elk, and a mama bear with 2 cubs. All were at very far (safe) distances, but we could see them with our binoculars. One watcher let me look through his spotting scope for a while. We couldn’t have asked for a better final evening in Yellowstone.