I think we only had to wait for the 2nd bus to find the 4 seats we needed.
The bus stops to watch a bear do just that!
Sadly it doesn't. Because the park is so big and the buses control our movement we realize we can't get back to Geode with enough time to really hike it.
Instead we hike up where we hiked two days ago and go further on.
This is where we hiked to last time and it was just a mile or so up to this peak, today we keep following the ridge up higher and higher.
I was a little panorama crazy today! Hiking off trail is great we each find our own way higher and higher.
And with some decent weather we get all kinds of great views.
These sheep were in the way!
We had heard a girl talk about scree skiing but we thought she was kidding.
And it was an easy way to drop a lot of altitude quickly. We didn't want to risk going all the way back the way we came and get home too late.
You can see Will in the panorama!
All the way down we did our best impressions of Ranger Monica calling out "Hey Bear" which tells the bear you a human are coming and gives them time to get out of your way.
Rainbow on the way down.. I saturated the picture a bit so you can see it better. That is the park road on the right.
We are almost down the knob too!
Will and the rainbow!
We made our way around a small willow forest avoiding a place we could be surprised by a bear.
We caught a bus just as we got to the road and it had enough seats!
What a fun day!