Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Let it Snow!

Since our last entry the weather has changed. It cleared up in the afternoon, and we could see our first full view of the mountains. We drove around the park looking for animals and found more bison, moose, elk, deer, and pronghorn. We also saw a golden eagle and a sandhill crane. All in all it was a nice afternoon, and we returned to eat Chinese food in town. On our way back to camp, the clouds were dimly lit in blue twilight, while the mountains were backlit by the glowing horizon to the west. It was a peaceful time before dusk and rather pleasant. The night promised to be cool, so we took appropriate measures and went to sleep.


When we woke up this morning, the wind was howling and it was cold. We popped our heads outside and saw snow! Several inches had accumulated on the sage and the truck! I was expecting a little precipitation, but the snow still managed to surprise us.

Our fingers froze as we packed up the tent, but we eventually managed and went into town for another Bubba's breakfast. (We really meant to post pictures, but when the food came, we forgot all about it and dug in. By the time we remembered all the food was gone.) After a hot breakfast, we went next door to Joe's Gourmet Coffee, my new favorite coffee shop. It has good coffee, good prices, free wifi, and comfy couches. If you're in Jackson, I highly recommend it.

The plan for today is to head north into Yellowstone and try to find bears and wolves, from the safety of our car of course.


Anonymous said...

ia am running 10 miles a day in 95 degree atlanta, you have snow, i hate you.


Jason Lewis said...

If it's any consolation, the desert section was hotter than 95 degrees with blowing sand.