OK, I'm messing with you. This really isn't about the wolf who recently emigrated to California. But I believe he may be trying to get to Chico, only two counties away from his present location, to get himself a Pale Ale.
I can't buy this fine brew here in Mammoth, and you wouldn't believe how much it costs to have it shipped (yes, I checked). A friend went to Bozeman yesterday and picked this up for me. She brought it to breakfast this morning and sat it on the chair next to me. As I was eating, my eyes kept drifting over to that lovely pale green box.
A bus operated by the company which gets me back and forth between Minnesota and Bozeman crashed this morning, killing or injuring everyone on board. It was farther west than I've gone yet, just east of Missoula where I may travel on my next break in October.
If you've read this far, I'll finally reward you with a good Yellowstone ecology story about how our limited snow has caused one wolf pack to venture into other areas of the park, and the canine conflicts which have resulted. The sidebar mentions the pack which has been howling in my neighborhood. And if you click the discussion tab, you'll find several examples of the ignorance and wolf hatred which is unfortunately very common in this region. .