The next thing I knew after placing my head on the pillow last night was I woke and it was 5:15 am. I slept through the night! Amazing! I laid there for about 45 minutes and just listened to the peacefulness. I heard Agent-X rustling around out side so I came out to see what she was up to. She was already starting her day. I walked to the washroom to clean up then returned to have coffee and breakfast. We began to clean up the camp site and put everything away but when we were just about complete, K2 who was at another camp site over, voiced a quiet urgent alert! "BEAR!" The black bear was smelling around the campsite next to ours and was starting to work his way towards ours. Agent-X grabbed a few last things and said get into the car. I got into my car and she got into the other car. The bear came to the back of my tent and was sniffing around. At this moment I was petrified alone in my car so got out and went to join Agent-X as she jumped out to grab another last thing off the picnic table. What an adrenalin rush! We sat in the car, the bear came over to my window, for a split second I couldn't look and then when I did, I swear the bear smiled at me! It smelled around for a bit and then walked across the road. I was snapping pictures now left and right but could not get a really good photo. This was the best I could do. I could hardly wait to tell our other buddies whose base camp was down the road. This was a definite high-light of the weekend!
This is Waterton townsite on a quiet, overcast, Sunday morning. I took this photo from the lawn of the Hotel.