|Never seen a laminated line pole before!|
We bought gas filling up the extra 5 gallon can on top of the van and refreshed the cooler ice in Gardiner, MT around 6pm. We sat in the parking lot for a while on the internet trying to figure out where to go and how to get there with the road closures. An elk cow and her baby came walking calmly down Main Street past the gas station. Past cars and people walking their dogs.
|And there's baby.|
We talked to a local who pleaded with us not to camp near town because of the grizzlies. They were thick. And fearless from feasting on field dressing remains and entire animals stolen from hunters. Gun shots were their dinner bell and they would show up within 10 to 15 minutes.