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    Quick overniter to Elk Island

    Went out last night with my buddy Bill for a guick one nighter. Hiked 4km into Oster Lake campground in Elk Island National Park. For those that don't know bison roam the park freely. We ran into many on the way in, at the camp and on the way out.
    It was windy but clear, dropping down to just above freezing through the night. It was a bit warmer when we woke up this morning and the sunrise looked promising but faded out as the clouds rolled in.
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    such a beautiful majestic beast!!! glad you had a great time!! love the pix of the crescent moon through the trees..
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    Awesome! Has anyone ever had a problem with the bison? That's so cool to see such a huge animal walking around out there.

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    Wow how cool! Shoudda let one of your pet bisons carry your pack for you. Great pix.
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    I'm guessing that they are fairly docile beasts Scott, I'm hoping that they are anyway, they look BIG. Great pics too, looks like a nice spot for a quick getaway.

    We ran into many on the way in, at the camp and on the way out
    You might have to clarify that one, I have a picture of you walking along, not seeing one and bouncing of its side by accident

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    truly majestic beasts! +1 on the great shots. Glad you had such a great spot and enough time to get away.

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    Great pics Scott. The Bison must have been a treat. I wonder how well bison chips burn

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    Wow nice pictures. Nice to see those big guys roaming around.
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    Nice pictures and sounds like it was a great time out! Thanks for posting!
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    It's amazing how close you got to some of them based on your pictures. We couldn't get that close to them when I went to Catalina Island - only place that I know of in Southern California where Bison still roam freely.

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