With the day off I decided to go to West Yellowstone and track down a dentist (I cracked a molar) and try out the internet cafe. I left Canyon at 8:30 and stopped at Fishing Bridge and then proceeded on the south loop over to Madison Jct. and then west to West Yellowstone. About 2 miles west of the junction I came across a couple buffalo wandering down the middle of the east lane. I got by easily but there were 75 - 100 cars and buses stuck behind the meandering buffalo. Once in West Yellowstone I stopped at the visitor center only to find out that West Yellowstone does not have a dentist. Then it was off to the internet cafe with plans of uploading pictures onto this blog. The employee was helping me get all set up but for some reason I could not get on the internet. I struck out twice in West Yellowstone.
I went back into the park and about 1/2 mile from Madison Jct. I stopped to watch a coyote moving around the fallen trees. He was obviously looking for some little rodent to have for lunch. I decided to head north, something I really didn't want to do because of the possible 30 minute delay for road construction. I ended up cruising right through it with only a 5 minute delay. I went all the way to Gardiner in search of a dentist. I stopped at the Chamber of Commerce only to learn that Gardiner also does not have a dentist. Another bust. Tomorrow I will locate one in Livingston and make an appointment for next week.
On my way back into the park I stopped to watch 4 adult female big horn sheep and 3 little babies crawling around the rocky slopes. It's like the they have suction cups for feet to hold them onto the side of the mountain. I headed east where I came across a whole other herd of big horn sheep by Tower Falls. At this point I've decided that I won't continue on with my big horn sheep count on my wildlife sightings. But I'll certainly mention when I see them. Further on from Tower, right before Dunraven Pass, I came across a huge grizzly digging around on the side of a hill. It was incredible and the closest I've come to one (I was in my car). Unfortunately, I couldn't stop and had to keep moving without getting a picture of it.
Jackie and John invited me to their RV this evening to use their Verizon internet connection. Thus the picture of the wolf I uploaded. They are nice people from Missouri and they brought their 2 dogs with them so I got a few nice sloppy kisses from them. At their RV they have a place to have a campfire so we are planning on having a fire and roast hot dogs when the weather is a little warmer. They said I can use their internet whenever so I'll try and upload some more pictures in the near future.