|Once the gates were opened, in ran the grizzlies.
What you can’t see is a large ditch between the
spectators and the bears. It was unnerving to see
them run directly at you with no fence!
|At the West Yellowstone Grizzly discovery center,
kids were able to hide bear treats while the bears
were out of the exhibit. This isn’t a zoo, but an
education center with bears that are injured.
|The crows were interested in the peanut butter/
seed balls, too. The birds were as close to the
bears as they dared, in order to get their fair share.
|These are “bear proof” containers that didn’t quite
do the job. The bears on site do a great job testing!
|At up to 4,000 ft. deep and 1,200 ft.
wide, you can see why they call this
the “Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone”
|Standing RIGHT over the falls. Deafening!
Check out the little patch of snow left.
|We look tan, but I think we actually just needed
a shower – layers of dirt and sunscreen.
|Hot spring activity over the ages has altered the
lava rock to produce beautiful color variations.
There are still active vents and geysers on the walls.