Being Bear Aware At Bridge Bay: Yellowstone: Day 4

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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Specially designed “bear-proof” garbage cans. Bridge Bay Campground. Yellowstone National Park.

 

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This is “bear box”. We were instructed to put scented items, like toiletries, in the box overnight to preempt bear visitation. Food storage was in the van. Food waste was properly disposed in “bear proof trash cans”

 

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This sign was posted on each table in the campground. Bridge Bay Campground. Yellowstone National Park.
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Bridge Bay Campground. Yellowstone National Park. Near Yellowstone Lake.

 

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Campsite at Bridge Bay camp ground

 

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