Today we were up EARLY! Earth campers had the choice of sleeping in until 8am, or getting up at 4:45 am to go look for wolves. Everyone voted “Wolves”! and we were not disappointed. We met up with NPS biologist Rick McIntyre at Hayden Valley and got to see the pack, including pups rolling around and playing. Rick captivated the group with stories of Yellowstone’s wolves for over an hour – many students (and instructors!) had tears rolling down their faces during many of his stories. It was a great way to start off the morning.
After this, the group split up – one group headed to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and the other hiked up Mt. Washburn. We all left Yellowstone in the evening to get back to the Tetons for the rest of Earth Camp.