Coming down off Hwy 150 with Evanston in our sight we make the Bear River State Park our goal. From the info I was able to obtain from internet this is a free state park with not only paved walking/biking trails that follow the Bear River, but unpaved hiking trails as well. It’s been called one of Evanston’s biggest gems.
I easily find the park. It is threatening rain, but I head out with The Chiweenie Brothers anyway and we follow the unpaved path until we feel the first drops of moisture. We scurry back to the van and head for Walmart..
I spend time in the store stocking up on supplies then trudge back to the van and put it away. It’s not raining too hard, but enough that neither the boys nor I want to be outside. I settle in for some reading, and the boys nap.
Next morning we try the unpaved trail again, and we make it pretty far back, the boys enjoying the new smells and time outside without getting wet.
LOVE this guy!
I couldn’t get back far enough to get this in one shot without going in the drink, but imagine the two photos above as one. Wouldn’t it be beautiful to see water cascading down over the little protected area in the bottom photo? I keep this spot in mind in case we are surprised with a downpour.
Within the park is also a large enclosure with a small herd of buffalo and some elk. I did not see the elk, but the bison have calves! What a treat to see!
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