First stop was Glacier National Park. An early start to avoid the crowds and we hit the Going to the Sun road.
At the top of Logan Pass we set out on the Hidden Lake Overlook "trail." Presumably, there is actually a trail under all the snow. We saw Bighorn Sheep trekking across the snow in the distance, then there were Mountain Goats in the not-so-distance. There were probably two dozen of them running all around up there.
The views were incredible and there were even more critters that visited us on the trail.
We headed down the eastern slope to the Many Glaciers area. There was a lineup of cars and we got out to check out the cinnamon-colored Black Bear wandering around.
Once we got parked, we saw another cluster of folks looking across the way. That was where we saw bears 2 through 4 of our trip. A mom with the same cinnamon coloring and two little cubs. Definitely this year's model.
We took a walk around Swiftcurrent Lake for some more gorgeous views.
Heading back up over the pass, traffic is snarled at the visitor's center...as usual.
"Actually, I think there's a deer or something," Tina says looking up the road. "Wait, that's no deer..."
It was a Bighorn Sheep...and his thirty-odd friends and relations.