After a good night's sleep in Gros Ventre campground inside the park, we were ready for a day of awe-inspiring scenery.
Then she suggested we hike to Taggart Lake, 3 miles out and back or 4 miles if done as a loop with Beaver Creek. Much of the hike out is through a previously burned area which allows great views and, luckily, the clouds had dissipated some.
While Diana returned the way we came, Ron and I continued on the loop which was nice, but didn't have the spectacular scenery. I found myself being distracted by pretty boulders like this one.
We passed a pond where this Canada Goose was on guard.
When we searched a bit harder, we found his mate who seems to be on a wet nest.
And we were passed by two groups of NPS pack mules in training.
Funny how one set was all light colored and one all dark. I guess they don't believe in mule integration.
Back at the campground, this group of male deer in velvet showed up at dusk.