Day 9 of my adventure to Yellowstone NP and grand Teton NP

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We left early to go to Jenny Lake, and we suddenly saw a bear in the meadow. It was a cinnamon black bear! We were the first to spot it, create a bear jam, and have the rangers come. The bear was taking a stroll in the meadows on a hot day. I saw the bear look for food and looked at us! I asked the ranger that came to control the traffic where can we find moose. He said to go to a place labeled, Moose Wilson. Moose Wilson was along the way to Jenny Lake, so we went there. Since Jenny Lake was too crowded, we just went to Moose Wilson, and we saw two female moose! We saw one in the water and one eating willow. We came to Willow Flats after the moose sighting and saw what the elk was doing. The elk was now cautious and very smart for what they planned. They went up the hill because they know the bear will lose energy as it goes up the higher elevation. We saw a glimpse of the bear, but it was too dark to see. The bear was very determined to get a baby elk. The last day of my trip can be one of the glorious moments to view wildlife in their natural habitats.

MOOSE

Day 8 of my adventure to Yellowstone NP and grand Teton NP

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It was a cloudy day, and we wanted to go canoeing. After it rained for some time, we rushed to the canoe rental shop and rented a canoe. They gave us a map, lifejackets, a boat, and three oars. When we went, the water was pretty calm, but when we came back, that’s a whole other story. There were a lot of bald eagles πŸ¦… around because there is a sanctuary there for bald eagles. It was full of suspense and scenery. When we wanted to come back ashore, there were swells and waves just coming and coming and never stopping. At one point, the canoe almost tipped over. Thankfully, we made it back to the dock safely. After that, we went to the Willow Flats Overlook to spot some bears. There was a herd of elk, and they were always running away from the bushes. Therefore, precisely 9:45 PM, the grizzly came out the bushes and ran to hunt the elk calves, but the grizzly didn’t catch one. My mom got so excited that she left her slippers there! I got too excited that I ditched my phone on the car’s sunroof. Thankfully, it didn’t fall off and I was able to retrieve it. I couldn’t stop dreaming about the adventures I had today.

No words to say…

Day 7 of my adventure to Yellowstone NP and grand Teton NP

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Today we departed from Yellowstone and went to Grand Teton National Park to stay in Colter Bay Village for a couple of days. We drove around to glimpse at some wildlife, but nothing was there. Since I couldn’t find any wildlife on this day, I felt bored throughout the day. On the other hand, there was beautiful scenery around Grand Teton.

Before Grand Teton NP

Day 6 of my adventure to Yellowstone NP and grand Teton NP

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Today my parents and I chose to go to Fairy Falls and also see the grand prismatic overlook. I saw the first elk calf ever with at least 20 elks near my old cabin. We got prepared to go hike, so we drove to Fairy Falls. Along the way, not far from the other elk herd, three bull elk were chilling together. Two of them had ten-point, and the other one had twelve-point. During the 6-mile hike round trip, we saw chipmunks and ground squirrels. And of course, the Grand Prismatic Spring. I became exhausted, and I was striving to walk. But the falls were worth it!

Fairy Falls

Day 5 of my adventure to Yellowstone NP and grand Teton NP

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Today we were going to do horseback riding around five o’clock. We woke up late and directly ate lunch at Canyon Village. When we arrived near the horseback riding place, a black bear was hiding in the grass and just settling down. During the horseback ride, there was a herd of elk and some bison. To me, it was kind of lame since I’ve been on a lot of horseback rides and this was probably the worst one. Because there was nothing to see, I was bored during the journey. After we finished the horseback trip, we observed a bluebird. It was a pleasant sensation to view. We also saw another black bear when we were returning to the cabin. We came through Hayden Valley to get to the cabin, and we saw two wolfs playing with each other. That was an extraordinary way to end my day.

Mountain Bluebird

Day 4 of my adventure to Yellowstone NP and Grand Teton NP

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Today we went to the north and northwest side of Yellowstone to look at Mammoth Springs and Tower Falls. There were occasional surprises along the way. First, we went to Mammoth Springs and saw an intriguing texture on the eroding rocks. When we were going to the car, we saw four female elks nearby and posing for us. After we went to the car we were heading to Tower Falls (which was closed down due to a sinkhole that damaged the road), we saw two coyotes playing and then hunting. It was far away but close enough to see clearly in the binoculars. After we realized that Tower Falls was closed for two more years because of the sinkhole, we went to Lamar Valley to observe wolves and bears, but we didn’t find any. I was dejected and sad that we couldn’t grab a perspective of any. On the flip side, I saw thousands of bison running from something I did not view. We also saw a pronghorn that was about to cross the road. I would say yesterday was more satisfactory than today. Although, animals are a gift in life and I must perish them and keep them safe. After all, my name means Earth (born to protect animals of all kind).

The wonderful Coyotes

Day 3 of my adventure to Yellowstone NP and grand Teton NP

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Today my parents and I planned to go to The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Before we left, we got breakfast and sat with the elks nearby. After we finished eating, we checked out from our cabin to a new one. Then we hit the road and we navigated our way to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Along the way, there was a mini-hike I wanted to do. It was a stinky sulfur hike. We went to the mud volcano area and saw the Dragon’s Mouth Spring, the Mud Caldron, Sour Lake, Sizzling Basin, Churning Caldron, and Black Dragon’s Caldron. After that we finished strolling around bubbly mud pits, we went to the Canyon area and saw the Lower Falls via Artist’s Point and the Upper Falls via an outlook. In the overlook of the Upper Falls, we saw two mule deer eating together. After that, we decided to head back to our cabin and sleep. Fortunately, two animals stopped us. A 12-point bull Elk and a Grizzly bear! They were just a fourth of a mile apart. They foraged near the road and ate an evening snack. The bear and the elk sighting were a breathtaking way to end my day!

Juvenile Grizzly Bear

Day 2 of my adventure to Yellowstone NP and grand Teton NP

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Today I saw some more elegant bison and elk. I arrived at Storm Point, where you can see the Yellowstone Lake from an outlook. As I was walking, there were a lot of bees and wildflowers. Although it was pretty, I was traumatized at the sight of so many bees. When I arrived at the outlook, I saw a marmot family. They were looking at me in curiosity. I guess they get a lot of visitors, so they were used to people. The viewpoint was pretty, but I always focus more on wildlife rather than the scenery. As we came back from the standpoint into the bee terror trail, we saw a juvenile rubber boa snake. To end the day, we saw a large elk herd and elk running in the water from some predator. We couldn’t see the predator, but something spooked them for sure!

The majestic but dangerous Bison

Day 1 of my adventure to Yellowstone NP and Grand Teton NP. July 5, 2020

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During my first day in Yellowstone, I went to see all the popular tourist attractions. While I was heading to Old faithful with my parents for lunch, I saw some bison nearby. I ate a fish burger which was pricy but delicious. Then we waited to see the Old Faithful erupt. After I saw the old faithful erupt (humungous in my perspective), my parents and I went to see the Grand Prismatic Spring at a closer look. I could see the rainbow-colored spring right before my very eyes. These are created by the archaea bacteria when the sun rays hit the bacteria. When I returned from the spring to my cabin, I saw the first elk in my entire life. The elk looked very majestic and big.

How did the community support each other during covid-19?

      You have to stay six feet apart. This is called social distancing. Did we follow their orders? There were some mixed reactions in some people not appearing to follow the recommendations and others were more serious in following them. During quarantine we still support and help each other during the coronavirus. This includes providing free testing sites, giving out masks and honoring the medical field. 

A school district known as Katy Independent School District (Katy-ISD) provided a free testing site area. The Texas government supplies free testing kits in certain places of the county. The only problem is though there aren’t enough places that will allow the government to do free testing. That’s why a school district allowed them to test on their property. Other places started doing the same. NRG stadium bought many hospital beds for around a million dollars. Unfortunately the money got wasted because there weren’t as many cases as expected. This proves that the community supports everyone no matter what during the Coronavirus.

         For example, the app Nextdoor provides people with the resources of selling masks to customers who did not have and needed masks. These people are helping others like my family and I, so the risk of spreading coronavirus is decreasing. Gallery Furnitures so far has had two mask giveaways for people who don’t have one. One mask per person in the car was the rule. Jim McIngvale, the owner of Gallery Furnitures was the one who gave out fifteen thousand masks. This is an example of how the community supported each other during the pandemic crisis.

        The government in Texas honored people working in the medical field because they do a lot of work to put a stop to the pandemic. The Texas government honors and encourages them by flying Blue Angels planes across Texas to show the tribute they have for doctors, nurses, etc. This proves that the government admires the medical field. 

To conclude, even though we have social distancing we still assist others for their needs. We can aid the community by doing money giveaways, blood donation, giving funds, and much more. The actions of doing something small for the community can evolve into something major for the entire community.