Tetons visit ended on a very good note. I didn’t see any moose, but saw a fox with 2 prairie dogs, and 2 otters swimming in the Gros Ventre River. They were too far away to photograph, though. Later in the evening I took a drive in hopes of capturing a good sunset and was really rewarded.
Tuesday afternoon I found the local (to the campground) bull moose and got a good variety of photographs of him. That night was very clear (though very cold) so I went out to take some night shots. The Tetons by starlight are impressive and when I looked to the east there was the Milky Way. I sure don’t see that at home in FL so I was thrilled to capture it.
Drove up to Yellowstone today, to Madison campground. Saw quite a bit of snow in the woods and on the side of the road, a reminder of a harsh winter. Can’t get any signal at all at the campground so will have to drive 14-16 miles to get online. I was assigned a site in the first loop, where all the workers are so it should be pretty quiet. Site is a paved pull through that is really nice and level. It will take the dogs a bit of time to realize that there is no point in bursting out the door to catch a prairie dog (our last campsite had a resident PD who wasn’t at all upset that we had moved in temporarily).