Last Tuesday the park service offered a First Aid and CPR course. Myself and three park service employees took advantage of the first class offered. It was an all day class and I immediately noticed that CPR methods have changed since I was certified about 12 years ago. I never had to use CPR (except once on a cat) and hopefully my new certification will never be needed. But in case someone falls to the floor next to me I will be prepared. I also learned how to use the AED, another thing that has been vastly improved from the gel and paddles from years gone by.
My weekend in Lamar was fairly lackluster. I managed to watch a coyote by Floating Island as well as the regular guys (that would be the elk) hanging out on the Blacktail. Monday was even a slower day. It was my first day out in three months were I didn't even manage to see a coyote. I did, however, stop on a overlook in Lamar and listen to wolves across the Lamar River. I never saw them but they made wonderful music.