Day six was a research day in Gardiner, Montana. The Yellowstone Research Library is an amazing resource and the librarians there are knowledgable and friendly. I'm including a photo of the library from the inside, but I also like the way it was visible through the arch as we were driving into Gardiner:
Of course, any day in Yellowstone involves wildlife. Here are two foxes we spotted in the residential area around Hebgen Lake. The elk are plentiful all along the Madison as well as in Mammoth.
And after research? More hiking of course, this time in and around Mammoth Hot Springs:
We're having such a great week here. Thanks so much for all your comments. Several of you have mentioned the fat coyotes and yes! I'm used to seeing them in the spring when food is scarce and their sides are a little hollow. They've definitely eaten well this summer.
See you tomorrow!