I guess I never started a What Trips/Where Are You Travelling thread for this year.
Wife and I made some last-minute decisions and took a trip to Glacier over the long 4th weekend. I've always wanted to hit Glacier after the Going To The Sun Road opens after plowing, which is usually late June/early July. It opened June 22nd.
Surprisingly, the massive amount of snow was practically gone when we got there. The volunteers and rangers were a little surprised at how quick the snow melted.
The good news was the amount of wildflowers blooming, which brought down the bears. We saw a lot of bears in the few days we were there. Thunderstorms as well, unfortunately. Expecting 80-degree weather and it's raining and 70.
7 bears; likely black bears, some bears were too far away for positive ID
1 weasel; stole a ground squirrel's baby out of the den
7+ mountain goats
1 red fox
The only animals we didn't see that we usually do were bighorn sheep and elk.
Overall, early season is much better than later season for wildlife. Crowds suck, though.
Our annual summer vacation plans are up in the air. We have a plan, but that might be out the window since our usual travel buddies have thrown their plans out the window. May entail Yellowstone, Devil's Tower, Grand Tetons... dunno for sure yet.