The tourists have arrived!
It is always exciting when the cruise ships begin coming back and tour-busses are traveling through town! This place really is a fun environment.
Here is a picture of 'fruit' on the black birch tree. The bears & other critters apparently like to eat this stuff. I understand that they are pretty high in nutrition, are kind-of like milled flour and have a broccoli flavor...according to the forest ranger we spoke to. I didn't taste them, probably too many carbs for my diet, he he hee.
This is another beaver dam on Steep Creek near Mendenhall Glacier. These things are all over the place, the little beavers are so busy building!
This deer was walking along the road next to us and we were just sitting there taking pictures of it. Mike was trying to get it to stop grazing for a while and look up. After making several different sounds to try to attract it, he finally said, 'Look at me you stupid deer' and the deer looked up and we got this picture. Funny!!!
We watched this porcupine climb up a little tree and pose for a few pictures. So ugly he is cute. Nah, just ugly. But I am sure his mommy loves him.
Here is a video of the little guy climbing up the tree...
A young cinnamon black bear was wandering around -
- munching on some grasses and eating some new growth on the little trees as we got a few pictures... ...and this video
By the way, these pictures were taken around 9:00 pm. I am loving the extra long days we have this time of year!!! We can work until 5:00 pm and still have plenty of daylight to go play.