You Have To See The Note A Yellowstone Visitor Left
Yellowstone National Park is one of the best family destinations in the world. There is almost no way you cannot have a good time as long as you have realistic expectations. The visitor that left this note obviously did not.
In case you're having a hard time reading their scribbling, here's what the note says.
Our visit was wonderful, but we never saw any bears. Please train your bears to be where guests can see them. This was an expensive trip to not get to see bears.
Wow, just wow. This is the kind of person that really does need to meet a bear someday.
If you're serious about seeing bears in Yellowstone, here are some facts and tips from Yellowstone's website.
Where to See
Dawn and dusk in the Hayden and Lamar valleys, on the north slopes of Mt. Washburn, and from Fishing Bridge to the East Entrance.
Size and Behavior
- Males weigh 200–700 pounds, females weigh 200–400 pounds; adults stand about 3½ feet at the shoulder.
- May live 15–30 years.
- Grizzly bears are generally 1½ to 2 times larger than black bears of the same sex and age class within the same geographic region, and they have longer, more curved claws.
- Lifetime home range: male, 800–2,000 square miles, female, 300–550 square miles.
- Agile; can run up to 45 mph.
- Can climb trees but curved claws and weight make this difficult. Can also swim and run up and downhill.
It's funny that the park does not post any behaviors for the trained bears. Go figure.