July 18, 2015 7:35 a.m.
We broke camp early and said & tearful goodbye to Yellowstone. What amazed me was the continuance of “Be Bear Aware” signs. They were everywhere. For 3 days we secured our items overnight in the “bear box”, being sure no food, no scented items were left out over night.
The “Be Bear Aware” signs are a stark contrast to my hometown environment, where we are cautioned to “Be Weather Aware”. In a different part of the country, the safety priority is totally different”
As were leaving I took a photo of Bridge Bay Campground (across from Yellowstone Lake) I realized had not fully taken it all in. Now that we were leaving I had missed so many moments. Yellowstone Nights were cold and busy. And at night the priority was keeping warm, prepping dinner or cleaning up. Likewise, Mornings were busy, sleepy and rushing to get ready for the day. Now that we were leaving, I was sad that I hadn’t taken more time to make more careful observations of my surroundings.
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