Wolf report to the park

Here’s my response to the wolf following me in Yellowstone on December 24, 2011:

Hi there!  Hope you two enjoyed your holidays.  The last day I was in the park, the 30th, was tough!  34 degrees got everything wet and my skis iced up like I’d never experienced before.  The park always has something special on the way out.
I did hear the wolf following me into Old Faithful.  As I descended from the last turn-out before the canyon, I heard many wolves in the distance.  Over the next 3 hours, I heard them get closer until I heard a single wolf.  It was close enough that I expected to turn around and see a pair of eyes.
On my return trip to West Thumb, I found tracks and scent markings for miles up and across Craig Pass.  Oddly, I only saw one set of tracks.

Wolf scent

Wolf Scent

I never saw the animal but it was clearly there and got fairly close.  After I started turning around and flashing my headlight in the direction of the howl, the sounds stopped.
Creepy but exciting.  Please let me know if you need more information.  I have photos of the tracks and scent markings.

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