We were camped several miles east of Yellowstone National Park, but today we were going to make a long drive into and around the park solely to look for wildlife. In addition to elk, bison, pronghorns, otters, marmots, beavers, muskrats, and more, we finally got to see bears (which eluded us last year).
This was the second time we've done this paddling trip. Both times were great, but today was without the thick wildfire smoke that we had last year, and the views were exponentially more stunning.
We did this same paddle last year, but the view of the Grand Tetons was obstructed by smoke from wildfires. This year, the view was clear and magnificent.