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June 19, 2015 – Farewell to Lamar

June 19, 2015

This morning our team hit the road at 5 am to bid a final farewell to the northern range of Yellowstone National Park and our beloved animals of Lamar Valley.

We were greeted by hundreds of bison who were right next to the road, and we got to see newborn calves up close. Some of them still had their umbilical cords attached, and one had just been born and was still wet! They bid us goodbye by honoring us with a bison parade and surrounding us on all sides as we traveled together down the road as part of their herd.

 

Newborn bison calf in Lamar Valley

Newborn bison calf in Lamar Valley

 
While we were sad to be leaving we were all excited to discover what wonders and adventures were waiting for us!

We had hardly begun when we spotted a large grizzly bear! For almost an hour we watched in awe as Scarface, the oldest grizzly in the Park (27 years) traveled across a valley and up through a meadow. We were amazed at how massive he was and how quickly he moved. What a magnificent animal!

Now we’ve entered into a new phase of our adventure – exploring the southern portion of Yellowstone and experiencing the amazing thermal features for which the Park was originally set aside. But we will not forget the way that Lamar Valley and the wildlife of Yellowstone has touched and changed our lives. We hope to return soon.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Hervie Honeycutt permalink
    June 21, 2015 12:43 pm

    Hey Angel, looks like you are having an amazing time. Ready for you to be home. Love you. Daddy.

  2. Carol Honeycutt permalink
    June 21, 2015 12:44 pm

    Hey Megan, looks like you are having a blast. It is so beautiful there. Can not wait to hear stories. Love you Momma.

  3. Carol Honeycutt permalink
    June 21, 2015 12:46 pm

    Megan, it is beautiful there. I can not wait to hear stpries of all the amazing things you have done. Love ya, Zack and Rand Kaye.

  4. Debra McMillan permalink
    June 21, 2015 12:48 pm

    Megan, I have loved reading all the adventurous stuff you have done. I can not wait to hear about it.

  5. Jennifer Jackson permalink
    June 21, 2015 6:51 pm

    Glad you had such an awesome adventure! Hope to see you soon, Megan F.!!

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