Rain had us running for tree cover but an almighty clap of thunder had us moving toward rocks! We ate our dinner overlooking the lily pad-filled Cub Lake. A lone duck swam over immediately as soon as we sat down. He waddled right over to Michael and began pecking at his feet, begging for food. Clearly he was well-trained in the ‘humans sitting down, food likely’ notion. It was pretty amusing although the younger kids weren’t so impressed by his aggressive nature.
On the trail back down, we rounded a corner to be greeted by a huge herd of elk. Elk are a common site throughout this Park but to see so many in one meadow was impressive. We watched them wade through the water and continue on their way.