On the ledges....then we saw them on the boardwalk around the visitor's center....
This guy came out of the bushes, walked along the boardwalk a bit, then back into the grass for a bite.....
Here comes the exciting part....big horned sheep! First we saw them where you would normally see them, on the side of the mountain.
|The big horned sheep have very yellow eyes, they look creepy when you look at them!
We saw two of them in the parking lot and then several of them across from the parking lot. They were awesome creatures.
|The bachelors hanging out but not for long, they'll be competing for a mate soon
I think we are going on a drive later today looking again for moose, bear, and eagles when the crowds thin out from the weekend. There are two distinct sides to Glacier National Park--the western side which gets ample rain, and the eastern side which doesn't. It's more like a high desert area on the eastern side. Since we've made it to Logan's Pass and a little down the other side, we'll probably head out for the eastern side today....We might ride the shuttle buses which help cut down on park pollution. They run from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on the western side and make 16 stops along Going to the Sun Road, so that's a great way to avoid additional clogging of the roadway-park your car in the transit center parking lot at the park and ride the shuttle all day FREE! I believe the east side has a slightly different shuttle system and a fee might be involved.
There are a wide variety of things to do in the park besides hike and drive the main road. You can take a guided boat tour, you can fish for trout, whitefish, Kokanee salmon and Artic grayling. You can bike in Glacier, but it's restricted during busy summer months and from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM in certain areas. You can rent bikes if you don't have your own or you can go horseback riding. Wait, there's more! How about river rafting? That's on our bucket list, but not right now....(Sparky is holding out for Colorado)
Hope you have enjoyed the "zoo" tour today.....That Red Bus Tour really takes the cake!