"Wapiti Lake Pack" by Curt Howell: Heading into YNP on an early morning Bombardier run with fresh snow and fresh wolf tracks. This morning the Wapiti Lake pack was hunting its namesake bull elk (wapiti). At first it was just a glimpse of a ghost standing in the road and then breaking for cover, and finally two more, and soon it was 16 wolves howling back and forth. At last the pack came out of the dense woods and walked along the Madison River.
There are a few simple things that never fail to make me happy. Like trees growing over top of a back road, when the dog comes home covered in dirt smelling like the rich earth, or when this fox smiles at me.