Friday, August 10 - I did my first workshop today with a fantastic small group of young adults. This crew worked and learned within the park for the past four weeks. We painted for a few hours before the crew departed for pizza and a closing ceremony of their time in the park. I really enjoyed my time with these young adults and thought with our youth taking their time to educate themselves and care for our natural resoures we are in good hands.
I decide to hike in the afternoon after making attempts to purchase a fishing license in the park. I held off on the license and will attempt to purchase online instead. My hike would be to Rock Spring. A short 2 miles at most. There is a cabin set along the trail that is a bonus to see. I was not far into the hike and came across one of the biggest bear sows with one cub that I saw and one that I heard but did not get a chance to see. At that point I decided to hike that trail another day. My bear count is up to 23, seeing 5 of them today.
I'll post images of the painting we worked on soon. I did a small example for the students to see and then did a larger one during the workshop for ease of seeing the demonstration.