I went on a group hike today to Shoshone Lake, the largest backcountry lake in the United States. It was a nice hike through forests and meadows to a windswept lake with waves. My, it felt good to see a body of water again! My biggest regret about my time here isn't that it took me more than three months to visit Old Faithful for the first time today--it's that I haven't been able to spend time at Lake Yellowstone due to the lack of transportation or group hikes there. Anyway, we had a great leader today who told us tales of bear biology, and wolf and raven interaction, and pine marten scat, and yep, a big pile of bear scat in the middle of the trail. I'll tell you more and show you the photos when I have more time and energy. For now I just wanted to show you the weather here.
My, it felt good to see snow again!
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