Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – Day 1, Part 2

The drive to Riding Mountain National Park takes approximately 3 hours, but the clock stops as soon as I pass the East Gate on the way in on #19.

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I can see the gate!
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Getting closer!
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Bearly in the Park – first sighting.  (spelling is intentional)

The Black Bear was quite a distance away when I saw him and I stopped the car immediately while he stood beside the road.  As soon as I picked up the camera, he started to run across, so I managed one picture with hardly any zoom to get this.  The picture is cropped quite a bit, so we can actually see him.

As always, I stop at all the water and scenic views and there is always a possibility of seeing a critter at any time.  If no critters around, there are still scenic picture to be taken.  Fall colours are just starting to show up.

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A very short drive along #10 highway, once I reach it, is The Wishing Well, and I had to stop to visit this beautiful location.  The sprinklers were on and not much wandering around was in store for me this time.

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Even the Bear family was being watered!
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The flowers were gorgeous!

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A Gull flew by for a quick picture.

Time to head over to the Bison enclosure, but that will be in tomorrow’s post.