Today's walk was supposed to take us around Norm Schoenthal's Island in the Yellowstone River. As we all know, sometimes plans have to be made in Jell-o. Such was the case this morning. You see, with all the snowmelt, a number of places on the island were underwater because the Yellowstone River was quite high.
|Trail underwater on the island|
|This adorable bird was sitting in the nest box|
|Bridge to Norm Schoenthal's Island|
The trails on the island looked good to begin with. Susan, Darren, and I were going to walk as far as we could, then turn around and leave the island. We came to a place in the trail where there was a little water over the trail. It was easy to get around. Susan decided she didn't want to go any farther on this path, so Darren and she turned around. I decided to stay on this trail until the water was too deep to continue.
|On the island|
|Uh-oh, we found the deep water over the trail.|
This is where this group turned around.
|Yellowstone River through Billings, Montana|
|Pretty, peaceful trail|
|Ruddy ducks have blue bills|
|Watering the park|
|Unknown (to me) Volksmarchers|
Darren came down to let us know Susan was exhausted and crashed out in the room. We'll reconnect tomorrow.Travel Bug out.