We've been in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park a lot over the years, but today we had our best Black Bear sighting - a sow and two tiny cubs. And we followed that up with a waterfall hike and a scenic drive.
Today we made a little road trip to visit Waterton Lakes National Park in the southwest corner of Alberta in Canada. Waterton Lakes is connected to Glacier National Park, and today we took a boat tour from one park to the other and did a short hike in the northern reaches of Glacier in the Goat Haunt area. We had some lovely scenery and a couple of bear sightings in Canada.
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).