On that same day, upon our return from Giant Forest there were three beautiful full-grown mule deer on a bluff overlooking the highway. Used to cars, I guess, they eyed us, and then continued to browse.
That’s how it is. The way people get to enjoy wildlife is by being in a good spot to get a glimpse. And that’s the great wonder of our National Parks. Big enough to preserve habitat, big enough to take long hikes in the back country and not trip over a hundred other folks. On some days, even those of us driving in a car get a glimpse. We are darned lucky.