Continuing south, I was looking forward to our next hotel. We had reservations at the Northern Rockies Lodge again. I love that place. Here is a group of buffalo grazing on the side of the road.
We always see buffalo along this part of the road. I love them. They are so big and every time we pass through here we see baby buffalo. Of course, we have only been here in May and June. Here is beautiful Muncho Lake.
This sign explains why the water seems green.
The colors of nature are so beautiful. We love this drive because we see so much of nature, untouched by humans. We have arrived.
This is the view from the balcony of my room.
It seems like we always need to go somewhere and can only stay here at Northern Rockies Lodge for one night. But we do spend more time here the next day, so everything is good. We stay in the main lodge, but there is a camp ground and several cabins.
Mom takes around the lake. There is so much more open water now compared to when we stopped here going north. The ice is melting.
We just love the reflection of clouds and mountain in the lake.
The colors are so vivid. Just beautiful. It is a sunny day so mom has us, ducks and Chloe, by the lake. Soapy’s mom is getting food from the restaurant and we will have a picnic by Muncho Lake.
We are at the table, just waiting for food.
Soapy’s mom brings the food. We eat and enjoy watching the lake and shore, but what is this??
Coming around the bend in the shoreline, a black bear strolls into the lodge grounds. We were just walking there about 30 minutes ago. That is the same curve we saw behind Soapy’s mom carrying our lunch. Did the bear see us, Colorado Traveling Ducks and Chloe? Did he smell our lunch? The bear keeps heading towards us.
Mom used the camera’s zoom. He was close, but certainly not that close. But he looks so cute and cuddly. Then he turns and goes between the cabins. We decide is time to leave the lake area and head to the lodge. Our Chloe was very cool. We know she saw the bear, but she just acted like she saw nothing. And the bear also acted like he saw nothing. This definitely is bear country. We saw 13 bear by the road as we drove here yesterday.
We walk back to the lodge and many tourists are talking about the bear. He walked through the cabin area, using one of our favorite paths, crossed the road and wandered into the woods and out of sight.
This is a path, the one the bear used. Well, lunch is eaten. It is time for us to head south again.
The lake is so pretty! It’s interesting why it seems to be so green. There have been a lot of bear sightings near us lately and we live in a town! I still think they are so pretty. 😃
We loved learning why the lake has such a great green hue. We loved seeing all the bears, but agree, I also live in town and do not want bears wandering around my neighborhood. They are perfect in the nearby mountains.
I want to stay at that lodge.
It is beautiful. Let’s go!
That is a close encounter! The views of the lake and mountains are beautiful.
It is a beautiful place. But I agree, I was not too happy to see the bear coming around the bend and then wandering between the cabins. People in the campground said it happens fairly often. Love to see the bear but I don’t think lunch and a camera are a great means of protection. But all ended well.