There are a few trails out of West Yellowstone, Montana that are used as ski trails during the winter and hiking during the summer. One such trail is the Riverside Trail, I took an early morning hike on the Downriver Loop of the trail that takes you through the forest, across open meadows, then along the Madison River. Here are moments from my hike. (Click any pic to enlarge or watch video)
It was an awesome morning. A solo hike is a great way to relax and clear the mind. Yes, I took my bear spray and was nervous for the first mile or so, after that I let that go and just took in the beauty of the forest around me. Well, with one hand on the bear spray trigger!